Should Christian Couples Have Sex Only in Missionary Position?

Should Christian Couples Have Sex Only in Missionary Position?

Lots of emails have rolled into my inbox concerning this topic. Many people want to know the truth about what is actually right for practice and what shouldn’t be done on the Christian marriage bed. Sex is holy, therefore, unholy practices should not be practiced in a holy matrimony. In this world where many people learn the act of sex from immoral sources like pornography, premarital sexual relationships, sexual orgies, etc., it is very important to state clearly what is morally right and what is immoral. Hebrews 13:4 says “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

Missionary Sex Position:  This is face-to-face sex position with the man on top. It is called “missionary position” because missionaries of old taught their converts that missionary sex position is the only morally accepted position Christians should have sex.

Although it is not written in the Bible, in the wisdom of the missionaries of old the teaching of having sex only in missionary position was adopted. This, in a way, was to set a standard and landmark for marital sex for their converts, many of whom, were into different types of sexual practices. These new converts were from different religious and cultural backgrounds with different immoral sexual practices. There was the need to set a “standard” for the new converts and make them get rid of immoral and animalistic practices.

My View on Sex Position: Before I air my opinion I have to state very clearly that some of the early missionaries were wrongly influenced by the Roman Catholic Church false view of abstinence, purity, marriage and sex. The Roman Catholic Church is a mixture of pagan practices and modified practices of the Holy Bible. For instance, many of the teachings of St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, are not correct. He taught that sex in marriage should be had only for the purpose of procreation,[1] encouraged married couples to refrain from sexual intercourse as a way of exercising spiritual discipline[2] and as a way to hasten Christ’s return[3], he connected the original sin to sexual intercourse[4] [5], etc. Early fathers like Tatian the Syrian (ca. 120-180)[6], Clement of Alexandria (ca. 150-215)[7] and Irenaeus of Lyons (ca. 140-202)[8] all held some wrong views of the original sin by connecting it to sexual intercourse. These are unbiblical and heretic.

Many early and a few modern teachings present marital sex as “necessary evil” that must be had for the sole purpose of procreation. The unfair repression of the gift of sex to humankind has led to confusion and “rebellion” among Christians who later find out that some of these teachings are manmade. The bad side of it is that, since many Christians feel that the Church is shying away from the truth they turned to different sources of information, of which many contain unbiblical practices that are even against nature.

Sex is holy and it should be had in a holy manner, and not to fulfill the lust or cravings of the flesh but for marital fulfillment and natural purposes. The Bible says: “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Co 14:40 KJV). We as God’s children should know that “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God” (1 Thess. 4:3-5 NIV).

It is very true that some modern Christians no longer attach any sense of morality to the types of activities they carry out on their matrimonial bed. This is wrong! This is partly because some of them learn the act of sex from sexual immoral acts like pornography, Karma Sutra and the like. Quickly, I need to also add that it is not right for a Christian to read or practice Karma Sutra because it is a religious sex book that contains a lot of immoral practices that are against our Christian faith.

Generally speaking, sex position is determined by various factors ranging moral sense of judgment, personal health to what couples deem suitable and enjoyable. Sex is a gift from God enjoyed in marriage only. Personally I don’t see anything wrong with couples having sex in different positions other than missionary. However, I must not fail to stress that sex is holy and it should therefore be treated as such. Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” Sex should be had respectfully and not in a way that should humiliates a partner or in an animalistic manner. Positions that are animalistic, injurious and abusive should not be taken to the bed of a holy marriage. It is sinful to lose the sense of morality in course of pursuing pleasure. Also, sex positions that are practiced to release spiritual energy and are ritualistic (as taught and practiced by some religions) should be avoided.

Sex is not a dirty act that we should regard as “necessary evil” but a gift from God created not just for procreation but also for the enjoyment of humankind in a holy matrimony. Limiting sex positions to only missionary could lead to several complications. For instance, missionary sex position could be impracticable for a man with deformity, couples with ill health, fat couples with their stomach getting in the way, etc. Unfair repression of morally right sexual pleasures in marriage leads to adultery, sexual repression, guilt, quarrels in marriage, lack of intimacy, divorce, loss of faith in Christianity, search for knowledge from unchristian sources, etc.

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[1] St. Augustine, “The Good of Marriage,” in Theology and Sexuality: Classic and Contemporary Readings, ed. Eugene F. Rogers Jr. (Malden: Blackwell, 2002), 71.

[2] St. Augustine, “The Good of Marriage,”73.

[3] St. Augustine, “The Good of Marriage,” 79.

[4] Pagels, Adam, Even and the Serpent, 80.

[5] Pagels, Adam, Even and the Serpent, 109.

[6] Pagels, Adam, Even and the Serpent, 27.

[7] Pagels, Adam, Even and the Serpent, 32.

[8] Pagels, Adam, Even and the Serpent, 32

Is Sex Holy Or Dirty?

Is Sex Holy Or Dirty?

Is sex in itself a dirty act? Sex is one of the most wrongly defined things in the world today. This is because many people don’t really know what sex is.  Many people don’t like to address any topic that concerns sex because they feel sex is a “dirty thing” that shouldn’t be discussed. Is this right?

God, through His grace, has made me a very strong voice in the Church against sexual immorality. As a result I address sexual issues a lot. One of the challenges I have is that many people see me as a “sinner” for addressing such a topic.

Is sex really “dirty”? 

God is a Holy God. The man God created in His own image and likeness, in whom God put His very life (breath) during creation, is also a holy man. It is for the same man God created sex. Through sex man participates in God’s work of creation by “creating” holy human beings who look exactly like the first man God created out of dust, who was like God Himself.

The simple answer to the question is: sex is holy. The Bible says this concerning sex:

”Marriage is honourable in all, and the BED UNDEFILED: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4).

“Undefiled” here means holy. “Bed” (“or marriage bed”, as some translations put it) here represents “marital sex”. This simply means that God created marital sex (marriage bed) for the a man and a woman that are lawfully married. As a result, the “bed” must be kept “undefiled”, holy, without spots, because the act itself is holy, “undefiled.”

God is a holy God and He cannot give an unholy activity to a holy man which He created in His own image and likeness (Gen. 1:26-28), in whom the spirit of God dwells comfortably – God’s holy temple (2Cor. 6:16), with which and upon which we offer living, holy and acceptable sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1).

The Spirit of God lives in our bodies constantly and we are never told by God that His Spirit leaves the bodies of His children whenever they are sleeping with their husbands or wives. What makes sex dirty is when it is had in an unholy manner. Sex is a holy gift from God. But when people abuse sex it becomes unholy, which leads to defilement of both their bodies, spirits and souls. Sex does not drive away the Spirit of God from man but sexual immorality does. Sexual immorality like fornication, adultery, bestiality, homosexuality, etc. drives away the Spirit of God within a twinkle of an eye.

Here is what the Bible says concerning this:

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor. 3:16-17 KJV).

People see sex as an unholy and dirty act because majority of humans on earth abuse sex, before and in marriage. This makes them have wrong views about sex, and as a result they are laden with guilt in their hearts perpetually. This is one of the reasons we must keep to the standard the Bible dictates to us, which is SEXUAL PURITY.

Watch this street interview on premarital sex:

Is It Right For Couples To Have Video Sex?

Is It Right For Couples To Have Video Sex?

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A married man emailed me and specifically requested me to pray to God to get answer from the Lord for him, if it is right in the sight of God for couples to have video sex and masturbate. He explained that he works hundreds of miles away from home. They both engaged in it as a means of satisfying their sexual needs since his job keeps him at a distance of hundreds of miles away from his wife.

I prayed about this issue and inquired from God if it is right for a husband and wife to have video sex. God told me it is totally wrong.

God described it as, “an act on which hangs many other wrong and unholy activities that God hates.”

God told me that sex is one of the three main engines on which marriage runs: sex, God’s holy ordinance and love. Sex should therefore, be had in a manner that is natural without deviation and perversions.

WHY COUPLES SHOULDN’T HAVE VIDEO SEX

On my own I decided to bring out some of the reasons couples should not have video sex. (You are very much free to share your views in the comment box below).

  1. Sex is a physical act: Sex is an undefiled bodily union between a man and his wife. Video sex does not involve physical body contact, which is a deviation from what sex is originally. Video sex allows you to have sex with the image of your spouse in your imagination and not with his or her body. The husband and the wife are only permitted to give to each other their bodies in sex not their images.

“The wife hath no power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife” (1 Cor. 7:4).

  1. Sex should be private: Marital sex is strictly a private affair. It should start and end with the couple alone without the intrusion or involvement of any third party. Video sex removes this privacy. Your (internet) service provider who transmits your actions and conversations may have full access to all the sexual activities you both perform. This violates the nature of marital sex. You must not forget that one of the disadvantages of modern internet technology is spying on the privacy of users and eavesdropping on the conversations of users.
  2. Risk of being blackmailed: Your sexual activities could be recorded by your service provider who could use it against you. There is nothing done over the internet or transmitted through secured encrypted transmission that has 100 percent privacy. Even our phone calls are being recorded. Spies could use this against you.
  3. Video sex is pornography in disguise: Pornography is a movie, picture etc. that shows or describes naked people or sex in a very open and direct way in order to cause sexual excitement. When you have video sex with your spouse do not forget that most devices automatically record video calls and chats. Even a lot of people may like to record such activities so that they could play it over and over again whenever they want to. This is pornography! The tendency of acting out what you watch will become high with time, hereby leading to masturbation and lust – becoming pre-occupied with sexual thoughts.
  4. 5. It could leak into the internet: Unfortunately, such a video could leak out of your phone or computer and land on the internet! You would be surprised to find out that what you thought to be helping you to “stay away from adultery” would be feeding the lust of millions of people who surf for pornography over the internet. There are thousands of such videos “recorded innocently” that are being circulated online and offline. Such mistakes should not be made by Christians. Many people have committed suicide (and gone to Hell Fire) – because of such careless living – after they found out that thousands or millions have watched their recorded sexual activities. Remember that we are to let our light shine before all men so that when people see our good works they will glorify our Father who is in Heaven (Matt. 5:6), and not do things that will bring shame and disgrace to us.
  5. Such practices could lead to masturbation addiction: Masturbation addiction is a monster headed challenge on its own. This habit could in turn ruin your healthy sex life with your spouse.
  6. Tendency to watch pornography: If you introduce video sex into your marriage, you could be inviting the temptation to patronize pornography.

My Recommendation

  • One of the primary purposes of marriage is to avoid fornication. Hence every man is to “have his own wife and every woman have her own husband” (1 Cor. 7:2) but if your job creates distance between you and your wife for a long period of time, you are to rely on God’s providence of grace like Paul (1Cor.7:7; 9:5). If I may ask, “where there no faithful Christians who worked far away their matrimonial home before the arrival of video calls-enabled technology?” YES.! They existed! The same grace that saw them through is still very much available in our days too.
  • If it is convenient enough for you, you can also do it the way some of the Apostles were able to handle the challenge of physical separation by distance. Some of the Apostles traveled with their wives (1 Cor. 9:5).
  • It is also very necessary to communicate over the phone. An ordinary video call could even do better. This will go a long way to bridge the distance.
  • Pray together on phone. Some families separated by distance have their daily devotions together through the help of voice or video calls. This keeps partners close, though apart. This helps to give lots emotional satisfaction.
A Warning from God: Sexual Purity | Idolizing the Body

A Warning from God: Sexual Purity | Idolizing the Body

This is the message God gave me. God wants us to live a holy and sexually pure lives.

The Bible makes it very clear that “God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness”  (Thess. 4:7).

A Call for Sexual Purity

Here’s the message:

“Blessed are they that keep themselves from defilement, for they shall have their place among those who have been sanctified. Their name shall be written in gold. For those who live the ordinary life, they shall be among the commons.

This one I hold dearly, he who lives above his fleshy desires and is able to lead his flesh.”

Warning Against the Worship of the Flesh

“There are many today who have set up idols for themselves, to whom they subject and yield their bodies and ultimate desires. Pleasures, sexual pleasure in particular have become a god that is enthroned in the hearts of men, and given pre-eminence among men’s desires. This, I will judge, for it is written, ‘you shall have no other gods before me.’” (Exodus 20:3).

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IS MASTURBATION SIN?

IS MASTURBATION SIN?

This is a hot topic that is splitting the Church of Christ, stirring up arguments. The argument whether of masturbation is a sin or not according to the biblical principles is an age long topic. Some teachers have come out openly to say “yes it is a sin.” Others have say “no, it is not,” while another set of Christians are just silent about this issue saying nothing but upholding their silence.

For instance, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome openly defended masturbation that it is not a sin. (You can watch the Video here). Pastor E.A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God responding to this false teaching while addressing his ministers and workers in Jos, north central Nigeria said: “The pastor of Christ Embassy was quoted by the press as saying there is nothing wrong with masturbation.

“I want to tell you that everything is wrong with masturbation, it is a sin against God and against human nature. Anybody that practises it will go to Hell and it is a bad habit you must not get involved as a Christian or as a pastor or worker in the Redeemed Christian Church of God!

“It is a sin against God and your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, masturbating is a way of defiling the body (1 Corinthians 3:16-18).”

There is no other person or book that can best answer this question except the Holy Bible itself. The challenge that many have with answering this question from the Bible is that there is not a single mention of the word “masturbation” in the Bible. Is this an indication that the Bible sanctions it or that God doesn’t concern Himself with so little a matter such as masturbation? Despite there is no mention of the word masturbation in the Bible we all know as Christians that there are laws guiding man’s sexuality. The fact that God gives us laws concerning our sexuality shows that any issue that has to do with human sexuality is not of small concern to god Himself. The seventh of the Ten Commandments addresses the issue of sexuality – adultery. There are other laws given at different times by God to address the issue but not just adultery and fornication alone but also of sexuality generally.

 

WHAT IS MASTURBATION?

Etymological meaning of masturbation: Masturbation is from the Latin word manstuprare, from manu, ablative of manus “hand” + stuprare “defile” (oneself), from stuprum “defilement, dishonor” (Online Etymology Dictionary). manusturpare means “to defile with the hand”.

Meaning of masturbation: Masturbation is the erotic manual stimulation of especially one’s own genitals in order to produce sexual pleasure following generally by orgasm. Masturbation is also referred to as “self-abuse”, “Jacking off”, etc.

Masturbation also includes one voluntarily receiving sexual pleasure from another person(s) touching his/her genitals. When it is done by one person to one’s self it is called solo sex, meaning sex involving one person making love to himself/herself. Masturbation is undoubtedly a sex act.

 

WHY PEOPLE MASTURBATE

In our contemporary world, the reason for an action is considered important when the issue of whether it is morally right or wrong is concerned. Although, there is no reason for doing wrong that can justify a wrong deed to make it right, I think also that we should look at some of the reasons people masturbate before we search the scriptures.

Many people masturbate for the following reasons:

  1. To experience sexual pleasure: This is the major reason people engage in masturbation. They masturbate because of the sexual excitement they derive from the act.
  2. To relieve stress: To some, masturbation is a way of easing themselves of stress.
  3. To engage in sex when a partner is unavailable or does not want to have sex. Married and sexually active persons may masturbate when they cannot have sex with their partner. To them it is a way of satisfying their sexual needs when their partner is not readily available.
  4. A means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases: Many, especially single youths engage in solo sex to get sexual satisfactions and avoid sexual contacts with others so that they themselves will not contact sexually transmitted diseases.
  5. To ease tension: Some see masturbation as a means of relieving themselves of both sexual and general tensions.
  6. To induce sleep: Orgasm is found to relax nerves hereby inducing sleep. For this reason some masturbate before they go to bed. Research shows that men feel sleepy after ejaculation because of the release of a hormone called Prolactin.
  7. A means of avoiding pregnancy: Since pregnancy results from sexual intercourse or semen accessing the female sex organ, some use solo sex as a means of preventing pregnancy.
  8. A means of “preserving virginity”: This may sound funny to some persons but many believe that masturbation helps them to preserve their virginity. Quickly, I have to add that virginity is more than an intact hymen. Masturbation does not preserve virginity but it corrupts virginity.
  9. A means of discovering one’s sexuality: Some sexologists say masturbation is a means through which one can discover his/her sexuality. They argue that through pleasuring one’s self one will be able to know what one likes or dislikes. This is dangerous because masturbation itself can lead to not being able to achieve sexual satisfaction with one’s wife or husband. Masturbation and premarital sex programme your sexuality. When one’s sex organ becomes used to a certain pattern of stimulation it becomes customary to the brain to be pleasured in that way. For such one to get sexual satisfaction, he or she had to be stimulated in that pattern. My question is “why programme yourself ready for someone unknown (future spouse), who may not be sexually compatible with your programming?”
  10. Extreme shyness and low self-esteem: Some persons feel too shy or/and that they are not good enough to have sex with another person. They therefore resort making love to themselves.
  11. Peer influence: some young adults are influenced negatively by their mates to engage themselves in masturbatory activities.
  12. Media: The media has a lot of influence on today’s generation. Some persons masturbate because of what they may have seen, heard or read over the media.
  13. Wrong Teachings: Masturbation is widely taught today as a child’s normal way of life as against what our grandfathers said about this act.

I once heard a young man in his 30s saying that he was taught that if a male does not have sex nor masturbates his sperm would congeal. But this is a big lie because sperm is mainly proteins. The body doesn’t store proteins but they (sperms) are absorbed and are used up by the body.

  1. Depression: Depression can lead to different types of addictive habits, one of which is masturbation.
  2. Loneliness or boredom: When some people feel lonely they engage themselves in this unhealthy habit.
  3. Spiritual Reasons: There are spiritual reasons that make some people to masturbate. Some believe it is a means of acquiring spiritual energy. Some of such reasons for masturbating are cultic.
  4. Addiction: Masturbation is addictive. Many who masturbate no longer do it for any of the above reasons or any other but for the sole reason of being addicted to the habit. Compulsive masturbation is a psychological disorder that one that is addicted to masturbation suffers. This mental disorder makes the sufferer to have less control over one’s will and restrain himself/herself from masturbating. Such one becomes a slave to the habit.

 

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THAT CERTIFY THAT MASTURBATION IS A SIN

  • 1) Lust is a sin but can anyone masturbate without lusting:

We will all agree that lust is a sin. Matthew 5:28, says, “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.“… the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16), “… the lust of the eyes” (1John 2:16; Job 31:1) and the lust of the heart (Matthew 5:28; Proverbs 6:25) are all forms of the manifestations of lust that the Bible condemns. Even if there is no verse in the Bible that says directly that masturbation is a sin, the above scriptures condemns lust. It is impossible to masturbate without lust!

For an effective sexual arousal to take place there must be something that stimulates the brain sexually. This may be visual, audio, physical touch or mental. In the case of the masturbator who is alone yet desires sexual excitement and possible orgasm, there is the need to create a mental sex partner and fantasise having real sex with an imaginary human being. This may be someone they once had a sexual relationship or at present but absent or someone they find sexually attractive. This is lust and adultery of the heart! Some go beyond fanaticises but watch pornography in order to heighten the sexual mental excitement.

  • 2) God Created Sex to be enjoyed only in marriage.

This is a fact that every Bible believing Christian agrees to, that sex is for married couples only. There is no verse of the Bible that says humans should experience sex or enjoy sexual pleasures outside marriage. Masturbation is solo sex – one making love to himself. This is not the purpose of God for creating sex.

  • 3) Sex is not a lawless gift

God is the creator of sex but He didn’t give sex to man without guiding it with laws. Various laws in the Bible warn against the misuse of sex against its natural use.

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of                              their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves… For                  this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did                             change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also                                 the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one                              toward another;  men with men working that which is unseemly, and                                   receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet                          (Romans 1:24, 26,27).

  • 4) Sex makes two fleshes to become one.

It is the sexual union of a man and a woman that makes them both to become one flesh. It is written: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife:  and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24). This is the question: if sex is for making two persons (man and woman) to become one, what will the one who makes love to himself/herself be unified with to form one flesh? Is it possible for one to become one flesh with a lifeless sex object? The answer is NO!

  • 5) Taking the unnatural for the natural

Sex is a natural act which involves bodily union between a male and a female but masturbation is against this. Some of those who engage in this act use inhumane object to replaced the position of the husband or wife. The sex object becomes their “wife” or “husband” as the case may be. Here is what the Bible says concerning unclean practices:

in the Bible warn against the misuse of sex against its natural use.

                “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of                              their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves… For                  this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did                             change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also                                 the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one                              toward another;  men with men working that which is unseemly, and                                   receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet                          (Romans 1:24, 26,27).

  • 6) What form of masturbation is right?

Many of those who say that masturbation is not a sin fail to tell their listeners or readers where to draw the line between what is biblically (in their own eyes) and morally wrong or right.

It is no longer news that those the Bible refers to as “INVENTORS OF EVIL THINGS” (Romans 1:30) are actively inventing things that will help man get drunk with “the wine of fornication” (Revelation 17:2), be enslave to sex and to offend God continually. Those who buy sex machines with hundreds of Dollars equally use them for masturbation. Satanists that promote the worship of sex and modern sexual revolution produce sex robots (many of which are covenanted to demons to possess those who use them.) Is this not a sin too? When Christians say that masturbation is not a sin, they give license to those in the world who raise sexual wars against the Church of Christ to operate freely without being hindered by any holy doctrine.

  • 7) Sex – a god of the new age.

Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s sex had been even more deified and raised to the position of a hedonistic god. The Bible says that Satan will make the whole nations of the world to become drunk with “the wine of fornication” (Revelation 14:8; 17:2,4: 18:3; 19:2).

  • 8) Sex is holy but masturbation is not.

       There is nothing that God created that is unholy. The Bible tells us that sex is a holy act.

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: 

but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4).

This means that sex is holy and the marriage bed should not be made unholy. We cannot boldly say that masturbation is a holy act. Instead, it is classified as uncleanness.

  • 9) Can masturbation draw man closer to God?

There is nothing like masturbating in order to draw closer to God. Instead, masturbation quenches the Spirit’s fire and open up your life for addiction and lust that draw you farther from God. Masturbation cannot draw one closer to Jesus Christ nor make one grow spiritually.

  • 10) Is masturbation work of the flesh of fruit of the Spirit?

Galatians 5:19-21, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;  Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like” while “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:  against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

Temperance, which is self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. Many who are addicted to masturbation lack self-control. Self-control gives man the will-power to say NO to sexual urge but lack of self-control moves him into gratifying every bit of the lust of his heart.

  • 11) Will masturbation cause people to glorify God?

Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. The question is: is masturbation a good work that makes people to glorify God?

  • 12) Masturbation is self-abuse:

For hundreds of years till today, masturbation is known and widely called sel-abuse. Abusing oneself is condemned by God in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV) records this: “…abusers of themselves with mankind.” This means that those who abuse themselves through masturbatory activities are equally breakers of God’s law.

  • 13) Is masturbation sex?

This a question that attracts opposite answers from different people. Some may say “yes” while others may say “no”. No matter from what view people give their answer one thing remains clear that “masturbation is a sexual activity”. Is anyone says masturbation is not sex it will be good for them to understand that it is also called “solo sex” – sex involving one person. Masturbation is sex but it is a perverse and selfish form of sex.

If masturbation is sex, is it fulfilling the natural use of sex? Can it reproduce? Can it make two flesh to become one flesh? For the fact that it doesn’t play the natural role of sex it is wrong.

CONCLUSION

The sexual revolution of the 1960s opened a very wide door for humanity and brought into existence unrestrained sexual “freedom” that is nothing but enslaving and depraving. If there is any time to curb the sexual urge of man it is now! This is a sex crazy generation. The culture we live in now is a hyper-sexualized culture. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is good and what is bad, except one looks deeply into God’s holy Word – the Holy Bible. Masturbation is not just a sin but it leads to other sins like lust, fornication, adultery, rape and enslavement to the power of the flesh.

Colossians3:17 says, ”And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” If the Bible commands us to do everything in the name of the Lord, we should abstain from anything that we cannot do in the name of the Lord. Here is God’s word in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”