What Does The Bible Say About Masturbation?
What does the Bible say about masturbation? This is a frequently asked question and it is a difficult question to answer because the Bible never mentions masturbation. So lets examine this subject.Isn't it better to masturbate than to commit fornication? Yes, but this is in regard to singles, married individuals should have no real need to, if there is a problem, seek help!
Masturbation only relieves the sexual desire for a short time, in the long run it only creates a deeper desire and capacity for it, which in turn will lead to more masturbation. If you are not careful you will find that you need to masturbate more and more often. This creates a vicious circle of dependency, like the alcoholic who craves another drink. The more he indulges in his dependency, the more ensnared by his addiction he becomes. And this is the nature of all sin, and that is why Christ stated that all who sin become a slave to sin (John 8:34).
Another thing is that masturbation usually involves fantasy, visualization, or pornography. The Bible is very clear regarding these areas of lust. It teaches that we must not look lustfully at each other and nor should we behave in such a manner as to cause others to lust after us.
Sexual urges are not wrong, they are natural and God given, they were created to be used.
While the Bible warns against impure thoughts and sexual immorality in general, it is silent on masturbation. The key thought here is to not let yourself get out of control, or, of having unclean sexual thoughts.
So does masturbation hold the appearance of immorality? And what effect does it have on our bodies, keep in mind that masturbation is highly addictive, which in turn causes one to lose self control, and eventually can turn to sin?