A firestorm of conflicting opinions usually accompanies any discussion of masturbation. One reason for that is that there is no specific biblical teaching on it. It is in the Bible, although not in the verses usually used to refer to it. The main reasons that people say masturbation is sin or evil stem from the experiences of sex addicts who started with masturbation and the sinful thinking that can accompany it, and from two records from the Bible. The first record is in Genesis 38 and is about the sons of Judah, who was the son of Jacob and the great-grandson of Abraham.
Judaism and masturbation
Judaism and masturbation - Wikipedia
I believe that masturbation the act only, not the lust associated with it is not a sin. The Bible seems completely silent about the topic, although it talks elaborately about sexual sins like fornication, adultery, incest, etc. Also the verse 1 Corinthians seems to support my belief. I'm not talking about the various English translations. There must be some verse about such interpretations of the Scriptures, just like there are verses condemning sorcery. The Bible is completely silent about masturbation.
Does the Bible Teach that Masturbation is a Sin?
It is quite the opposite of the self-control that we are constantly reminded of in the Bible. Self-control is an act of obedience to our Holy God and a fruit of the Spirit Galatians an act that requires restraint, thought, intentionality, and delayed gratification. Ah, the dreaded M-word, masturbation. It has become a hot topic in the Christian community, and, at the same time, it is still very taboo.
Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. It is often depicted in movies and other media as a release for someone in need. Our question—is masturbation a sin? The Bible does address masturbation, despite what detractors may say.