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Can a Christ follower masturbate?


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Well I'm planning on staying single the rest of my life and devoting my life to spreading the gospel, God called me to the mission field two years ago, but I struggle with something kind of embarrassing and it sounds like a middle school, health class, question. "Is it wrong to masturbate?" I'm not addicted and can do it without having lustful thoughts, but I just want to know if I'm upsetting God or not.
 
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Well I'm planning on staying single the rest of my life and devoting my life to spreading the gospel, God called me to the mission field two years ago, but I struggle with something kind of embarrassing and it sounds like a middle school, health class, question. "Is it wrong to masturbate?" I'm not addicted and can do it without having lustful thoughts, but I just want to know if I'm upsetting God or not.
Do you not recognize the spirit of a lustful devil at play through masterbating?
No, your question doesn't offend me. I hear a lost soul. Read the Word, the answer is WITHIN.
Is masterbation not a pleasure of the flesh, young one?
All praise be unto God. Amen
 
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Brother sosrya31 at your young tender age of 18 I know the pains well in this area when i was as young! And make no mistake about this either,it is not just males who struggle against this!! Here is what we know bro,and I will let you decide! Gal 5:17-21 I used to look to lie to myself about allowing myself this ah so called freedom. The problem we find out, and I am sure this is why you ask the question,that there has become more of a need to do this, then there used to be at the start of this.

The flesh brother is never full in and of itself,it is very much like a roaring lion who seems always hungry, even after it has been fed.The action which really seems to be a genuine need at the time,turns into condemnation. I have found the reason for this brother,is that every time we look unto our own flesh to satisfy our need,it only does so for a short time. We entertain the thought of doing far to long which always leads to the action associated with it.( 2 Cor 10:4-9!!!)

And we come to find brother that this desire in the flesh becomes a very large fortress in our mindset! We look to reason this as like a pimple on our face,and when we pop it,we feel so much better. But this pimple is far different brother,as you are finding out. What helped me greatly was when the temptation arises in the mindset,we quickly replace this temptation with scripture,even speaking a scripture out loud!

To prove a point to you,in your mind count from 1-20 after you get to about 5 or six, speak out loud your name! You lose count! By doing this you arrest the fortress from overcoming your mindset, and consider Phil 4:7-8 instead.( just an example of focusing ones mind upon something other then what your flesh desires.) We are a work in progress my brother, ( Phil 1:6) It will indeed take strong discipline, or what I call self control,part of the fruit of the Spirit!( Gal 5:22-25) verse 23! May this give you comfort from the pain of adulthood,and remain in peace upon this lasting truth, which has caused me and so many to be able to overcome against such a Goliath! The Word of God is not only to be read, but also spoken!! Ask Jesus when he himself was tested!!( Matt 4:1-11!!!) Blessing to you!
 
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1 Corinthians 7:2-5. "But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way , the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. "

I'm convinced that this Scripture alone addresses your question.
Notice that this doesn't say abstain from it, but rather you must have mutual consent from your partner, because your body is no longer only your own. If you are not married, I would assume the right thing to do would be to abstain, because the Scripture does imply that this is sexual immorality. Because God made whoopie sacred between man and wife , anything else would be sinful.
1 Corinthians 7:9 "But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion."

Please keep this Scripture in mind as well, because it speaks volumes.
1 Corinthians 6:20 “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
 
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Do you not recognize the spirit of a lustful devil at play through masterbating?
No, your question doesn't offend me. I hear a lost soul. Read the Word, the answer is WITHIN.
Is masterbation not a pleasure of the flesh, young one?
All praise be unto God. Amen
Not a lost soul, just working on myself. Trying to be sure what I do is Godly.
 
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I think god made it a way to relieve ourselves without sinning. People also completely misinterpret what Jesus meant by look with lust also. Read this link
Is masturbation a sin?
Still don’t use porn. The people having sex in it are sinning so enjoying that is sinful.
 
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Greetings,

I think god made it a way to relieve ourselves without sinning. People also completely misinterpret what Jesus meant by look with lust also. Read this link
Is masturbation a sin?
Still don’t use porn. The people having sex in it are sinning so enjoying that is sinful.
You will live without it.


Bless you ....><>
 
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Technically a Christian follower can most definitely masterbate!!! God gave us free will however.... you shouldn’t. It’s when we GIVE INTO temptations & don’t resist the Devil, is when it becomes full blown sin.

“Masturbation is committing sexual immorality in the mind and if in the mind, it is the same as with the body”

Most people even myself have explored the body we have. However it’s not even ours, it’s gods. I stuggle(ed) even now trying to understand why it’s not something he wants us doing.
 

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