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Is masturbation a sin? Asking for a friend.

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I grew up in a culture where is was looked at as a sin. But as an adult I don't really think so. I have heard that because of what Onan did in Genesis 3:9-10 and God killed him for it makes it a sin. It's kind of obvious that God wasn't happy with his attitude and it wasn't so much what he did.

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https://www.gotquestions.org/masturbation-sin.html
a very good treatise on the subject. 

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Oh dear.

It doesn’t do harm to another, so maybe not.

 But if your “friend” had to ask, maybe he is watching something that is sinful. 

 

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2 hours ago, Bawcash said:

I grew up in a culture where is was looked at as a sin. But as an adult I don't really think so. I have heard that because of what Onan did in Genesis 3:9-10 and God killed him for it makes it a sin. It's kind of obvious that God wasn't happy with his attitude and it wasn't so much what he did.

This topic has come up before. However, since you've mentioned Onan in particular, it wasn't the case of  what used to be termed as, self abuse. Onan failed to follow the command for him to procreate, and it displeased the Lord. In Latin or medical terminology it's called, coitus interruptus. Here's the scriptures concerning this, and it's pretty well evident.  

 

Genesis 38:8-10 8And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

 

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God killed Onan because of greed.

He was instructed to impregnate his dead brother's wife so that the first born's line would continue.

If his brother, Er, whom God killed for reasons we don't know - just that he was evil - If Er bore no children, then the double portion intended for Er would go to Onan.  But if Onan took Tamar and impregnated her FOR Er, then he would neve see the double portion of inheritance.

It was all about greed.

As far as masturbation, there's too much lustful fantasizing involved for it to be something that God could condone.

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12 minutes ago, Jayne said:

As far as masturbation, there's too much lustful fantasizing involved for it to be something that God could condone

What if fantasizing about your spouse?

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Self control is a good thing, even within marriage. It honours the sexual relationship as being about expressing love primarily, rather than gratification of urges.

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2 hours ago, ReneeIW said:

What if fantasizing about your spouse?

It's just my opinion, but the whole point of fantasizing is about it NOT being your spouse but:

  •  the naked girl on the page
  •  the people having sex on the porn film
  •  the perfectly chiseled hero in the love story
  •  the milkman
  •  the ........you get the picture

 

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9 hours ago, Jayne said:

It's just my opinion, but the whole point of fantasizing is about it NOT being your spouse but:

  •  the naked girl on the page
  •  the people having sex on the porn film
  •  the perfectly chiseled hero in the love story
  •  the milkman
  •  the ........you get the picture

 

So it is the fantasizing that is wrong and not the act. So if you are married and you fantasize about your spouse or if you are single it could be a generic person who is your future spouse.

Not all couple are on the same page sexually. Maybe medical reasons one is unable to have sex while the other is at his or her peak. Better to solo than cheat or grow resentful.

If you are single and you still have the desires a normal healthy human has, Paul says to marry rather than burn. Well marriage isn't an option for a lot of people, and getting married just so you can have sex... not a good idea. So taking things into your own hands :rolleyes: is most likely the best option.

You can still say but self control, self control, self control. Self control means things don't get out of hand and start to interfere with your life and your relationship with God. You can eat donuts, it isn't a sin, but if it gets out of control and that is all you want to eat, then you have an issue that needs to be addressed and self control needs to come into play.

Oh and what is a milkman?

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2 hours ago, Bawcash said:

So it is the fantasizing that is wrong and not the act.

It appears you're beginning to understand this aspect. 

2 Corinthians 10:5 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 hours ago, Bawcash said:

Not all couple are on the same page sexually. Better to solo than cheat or grow resentful.

Many would be of the opinion, that an experience apart from being a couple would be considered an act of unfaithfulness. Husbands and wives need to work things out between themselves, as issues of intimacy are a personal matter. The Word does say this, however. 

Ephesians 5:22-23 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
 
2 hours ago, Bawcash said:

Oh and what is a milkman?

Ah! Back in the days, and even throughout the 1960's, one could contract through a local dairy, and persons known as milkmen, would make scheduled and/or often daily early morning deliveries directly to your doorstep. It was fresh and convenient for customers. Pretty much a bygone era now in the US, at least as far as I know. 

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