Saturday, January 2, 2016

Masturbation is Not a Sin!

Hello Aunty Amara.
I have been worried for sometime about the issue of masturbation. I am not sure if its a sin or not. I'm an 18 year old boy and I've been doing it for the past two years plus now. I've checked the Bible and found nothing written against it.
I've prayed and I've fasted for God to show me whether it's his will for me to masturbate or not.
To my own understanding, masturbation is not a sin when one doesn't do it with lust in his heart or the physical use of pornography.
Some people and some men of God keep saying its a sin, no matter how you do it. That's why i'm confused and I've come to seek for your advice. Thanks.

I appreciate your sincerity and your eagerness to know the truth about God's word and to understand the mechanism of your own body. 
Please relax your mind and be at rest because I am not going to condemn you or preach to you or even try to convince you of anything but I will only give you a simple education and then we can discuss further about this and what you think would be the best option for you to take. 
My Biology teacher taught me about the penis and the vagina and how they work. He also said something about puberty, I don't know if you still remember that. 
He said that puberty is the stage of a child's life when there are some crazy changes in the body of the boy. 
He begins to develop broad chest, and then his voice becomes deep and you see the hairs growing down there then your testicle gets bigger.. Lol guess it happened to you too. 
I was also informed that when the boy now wakes up, his penis will be erect and you know that it can be embarrassing. 
Well you told me that when you masturbate that you do it with a pure heart. It made me laugh because if your heart was indeed pure, what then do you enjoy when you masturbate. That intense feelings that makes you want to rub your penis harder and harder making you to release something that's whitish in colour, what's that again please? Sperm, yes that's it. If that's what you experience since you were 16 years, as your own sister, brother, aunt and mother I will tell you in all sincerity that the devil is manipulating you using masturbation. 
Let me give you one clear example, whenever you masturbate, do you invite your dad and mum to share with you? Why do you hide to masturbate? Do you remember thinking straight whenever you masturbate? The answer is no. 
It cannot be right and God won't literally write it down in the Bible. 
Do you know that masturbation can damage some of the veins of your penis and make you unable to become a dad in the future? 
I decided to give you some biology education so that we can be on the same page. 
I don't know if you have ever come across the word as sexual immorality in the Bible before now? 
Let's study 1 Corinthians 6 vs 18 
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
What do you think God meant when he talked about sexual immorality? Were you thinking it was about sleeping with girls alone? 
You see when God said sexual immorality, he included masturbation because He knew that indulging in it will destroy your own soul, make you feel depressed and then reduce you to the slave of your own body. 
Have you ever imagined how much time you invest in stimulating your penis and the pains and disappointment that comes when you have released the sperm only to realise that you don't feel happy.
You don't need to watch a pornographic video or lust for masturbation to be sinful, every abuse of what God has designed is sinful whether you know about it or not. 
Why did God design a penis? Have you thought about that? 
If he designed it for masturbation, do you think that there will be any need for marriage? 
My son, masturbation is sinful because you abuse the body God has given to you and you make mockery of God's purpose for your life and destiny. 
When you masturbate, you invite the devil to destroy your life by giving you strange desires and passions thereby making you unable to serve him with your strength and talents. 
1 Corinthians 6 vs 19 - 20 says :
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
So let me ask you this simple question, when you masturbate, are you glorifying God in your body? I doubt if you are because if indeed God wanted us to glorify him by masturbating, we will all be doing it inside the church before offering but who really does that? 
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 says 
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
The greatest treasure you can give to yourself is not masturbating because your penis is erect or because you don't want to touch a girl you now choose to release sperm in your bathroom but to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. There is no benefits in allowing the devil to possess you through masturbation and whether you choose to believe it or not, masturbation cannot be Godly, and God never designed our body for masturbation. He had a greater purpose for our body than to abuse it through masturbation and fornication.
Surrender to Him today and decide to let go of masturbation before it destroys your destiny and life in future. 
Honour the Lord with your body and save yourself from the slavery of masturbation. Your future is so bright that you don't want to tarnish your destiny because of masturbation. 
I understand your reasons but today you will agree with me that the life you live today is a gift from God and the same with your body. Whenever you hear sexual immorality, just have it in mind that masturbation is part of the sexual immorality. 
Whatever you do with your penis outside marriage and urinating is simply put a sexual immorality.
Also read "Is Masturbation a Sin?" (Here)!, and "I'm addicted to Masturbation" (Here)! 
I hope that you will be patient enough to read through and share your thoughts with me.


  1. Thanks for taking your time to explain in details Aunt Amara.. You are a life saver... I have been struggling with masturbation for some time now cos i wasn't sure if it was a sin or not until i came across that verse in the bible that talks about sexual immorality.. Now i know better and by God's grace i am free.. God bless you ma.

  2. Aunty Amara, this is it! You nailed it!! God bless you real good!

  3. Madam AVL, Yes!!! You are too much. Masturbating with a pure one killed me right


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