In the end, they become merely the medium through which he increasingly adores himself. Lewis once wrote in one his letters,. You must be motivated by a fear of the Lord. When asked a question about sex education in public schools, she stated: A double burden can then be imposed when this Christian boy discovers the pleasures of masturbation and feels guilty and ashamed for doing what he believes is a sin since nobody ever told him otherwise but is basically powerless to stop. God created sex to be an expression of our love for our spouse and a way to create intimate bonds with one another.
There is no calling more wonderful. The earth moves, oceans swell, and storms rage. How would such a view of masturbation play out in real life? It falls within the parameters of "normal" and often expected behavior. Male passions are aroused by a male himself, and female passions are aroused by a female herself. I believe, however, that on the issue of masturbation, especially as it affects young, unmarried Christian men, that to call it sin, in the same category and sentence as homosexual acts and premarital sex, is to go 'beyond' Scripture. Those were dark days when I hated myself.
Masturbation and the Bible
My second argument for calling masturbation sinclosely related to the first argumentis that masturbation is a form of idolatry. Is it sin to masturbate? The importance of dealing with the inner idolatrous roots of our sexuality is the subject of Leanne Payne's book, The Healing Presence: In this time of increasing secularization, our traditional views of sex have fallen by the wayside. This post is the first half of a two-part series. Not to mention that these are permissions from Paul and not commandments. God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything and brought under its power, allowing it to control me. It makes me feel absolutely horrible and worthless and yet I still fall short. I really commend your desire to honor the Lord and to love your husband. But you may already know the Bible doesn't approve of this and you still do it. We are not victims of our sexual desires. I interpret that passage differently, but I respect your opinion.