Christianity --Youth Issues/masturbation

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is it wrong for christians to masturbate? if so why?

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Hi J

Thank you for this very common question.  It is amazing how many young people ask this question of me on the internet.  Here is what the Bible teaches:

Matthew 5:2730 (AV)
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.


Sexual fantasy is wrong.  Jesus seemed to tie this fantasy in with the eyes and the right hand which looks like masturbation to me.  I believe that masturbation is a vice to be resisted because the more one gives in to this vice, the more it will control your entire life.


I hope that this helps you.

In Christ
Pastor Don

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Pastor Don Carpenter

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I believe that every word of the Bible is God- Breathed. This blessed book is the foundation of truth for faith and practice. If you ask this volunteer a question you will receive an answer from the Bible that is based upon a literal, normal interpretation, taking into account the grammar and culture of the time.

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I have been in the ministry 20+ years. During that time I served as a youth pastor, christian counselor, assistant pastor, church planter, and a senior pastor.

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Revival Baptist Chronicles
The Fundamental Baptist Voice

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BS in Bible, from Baptist Bible College in CLarks Summit PA

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