Posted by rayww on December 10, 2004, at 14:42:23
In reply to Is masterbation wrong, posted by liberty2004 on December 9, 2004, at 23:30:32
<<could someone tell me a biblical answer whether masterbation is wrong as long as you are not thinking lustfull thoughts and you only think of you husband/wife. I am very concerned about this matter.
>>When a person is masterbating aren't they only thinking of themselves? At what point does it become an addiction? Here is one reference from the Bible. http://scriptures.lds.org/rom/1/24-32#24
Sexual addictions will drive you. In life do you want to be the driver or a vehicle?
Here is an opinion that I have trusted since my youth: (I planted these seeds of faith when I was a child and they have proven to be fruitful, safe, secure). Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle, p.174 "The early apostles and prophets mention numerous sins that were reprehensible to them. Many of them were sexual sins -- adultery, being without natural affection, lustfulness, infidelity, incontinence, filthy communications, impurity, inordinate affection, fornication. They included all sexual relations outside of marriage -- petting, sex perversion, masturbation, and preoccupation with sex in one's thoughts and talking. Included are every hidden and secret sin and all unholy and impure thoughts and practices."
The problem with interfering with natural law is that it offends a God who will not be mocked in the latter days. http://scriptures.lds.org/2_chr/36/16#16
If marriage were re-defined, how would you interpret the quote by Spencer W. Kimbol?
How important is it to have faith? Anything that takes the place of God as center is wrong and distances us from His presence and influence.
What are the most important things in your life? Do you desire faith? Faith is grown from seeds of truth. It takes faith to turn a life around as taught by Spencer W. Kimbol. You identify truth by testing it. Only by knowing truth, can we free ourselves from error.
God has obviously been mocked a lot in the past, but the scary thing is we are in the latter days, a time when the mocking will soon be over.
Please choose wisely.
People of my faith believe masterbation and other sexual deviation is wrong. Even so, we condemn the sin, not the person.