I can’t believe I am making this post about this subject, but here I am making an anti-masturbation post for the Lord Jesus Christ. This has to be addressed because most Christians are in bondage to this sin and some Christians even think there is nothing wrong with it. I can understand people who don’t know Jesus Christ thinking there is nothing wrong with it, but there is something wrong when Christians believe it is okay or even defends it.
This is a serious sin that is rarely, if not ever, addressed in churches. If it is not addressed then it definitely is not condemned. Of all the times I have attended churches I have never heard a sermon about masturbation even when the topic was on sex which is odd considering most people in the congregation are involved in masturbation if the studies are accurate. Even church leaders are caught up in this perverse practice.
Let’s take a look of some studies I have come across:
From a survey of UK Christians:
75% of Christian men view porn at least monthly.
41% of Christian men admit to being addicted to pornography.
30% of church leaders view porn regularly
10% of Christian men have paid for sex.
90% of Christians believe the church does not adequately support those struggling with porn
The Way, UK, January 20, 2015
64% of American men view porn at least monthly, the percentage of Christian men is nearly the same.
79% of men ages 18-30 view porn at least monthly.
67% of men ages 31-49 view porn at least monthly.
55% of married men view porn at least monthly.
Digital Journal, August 14, 2014
68% of Christian men and 50% of pastors confessed to viewing porn weekly in a recent survey.
Christian News Wire, June 11, 2014
In his book “The Sexual Man”, Dr. Archibald Hart revealed the results of a survey of some 600 Christian men, on the topic of masturbation: 61% of married Christian men masturbate http://www.blazinggrace.org/porn-statistics/
August 7,2006: 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography. 60% of the women who answered the survey admitted to having significant struggles with lust; 40% admitted to being involved in sexual sin in the past year; and 20% of the church-going female participants struggle with looking at pornography on an ongoing basis. From the results of a ChristiaNet poll reported by Marketwire.com Source
34 percent of female readers of Today’s Christian Woman’s online newsletter admitted to intentionally accessing Internet porn in a recent poll. Source
If one is watching pornography he or she is probably also masturbating as well. So there is a pandemic of masturbators! The practice of masturbation is so ubiquitous one would probably think you were crazy if you said you didn’t masturbate, at least if you are a male past puberty. I believe this is part of the reason why the churches in the western world are so weak because they are so bondage to sexual sins.
People are masturbating so much it is attributed to the growing cases of impotence or erectile dysfunction among men:
Italian urologists confirmed an erectile dysfunction-porn use connection via a large survey. When interviewed about the survey, urologist Carlo Foresta (head of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine and professor at the University of Padua) mentioned that 70 percent of the young men seeking clinical help for sexual performance problems admit to using Internet pornography habitually.
Another corroborating study:
Abstract: Traditional factors that once explained men’s sexual difficulties appear insufficient to account for the sharp rise in erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, decreased sexual satisfaction, and diminished libido during partnered sex in men under 40…This review also considers evidence that Internet pornography’s unique properties (limitless novelty, potential for easy escalation to more extreme material, video format, etc.) may be potent enough to condition sexual arousal to aspects of Internet pornography use that do not readily transition to real-life partners, such that sex with desired partners may not register as meeting expectations and arousal declines. Clinical reports suggest that terminating Internet pornography use is sometimes sufficient to reverse negative effects, underscoring the need for extensive investigation using methodologies that have subjects remove the variable of Internet pornography use…
The mainstream science establishment approves of masturbation as healthy but most of the people in the establishment don’t know God. The Bible reads “for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God“ (1 Cor. 3:19).
The truth is masturbation is a very self-centered act that contradicts the characteristics God wants people to have. God didn’t design men and women to have solo-sex. God created sex to be shared between a husband and his wife in the confinement of marriage which results in bearing the next generation. God also designed sex to facilitate pair-bonding and intimacy. When a man or woman orgasms it is accompanied by the release of pair-bonding
hormones such as oxytocin and vasopressin or neurotransmitters such as dopamine which increases the desire for your significant other. All of this is messed up when one indulges in masturbation. Who is one pair bonding with when one masturbates? Satan, the one who deceives the whole world (Rev. 12:9), wants to corrupt, pervert, and twist everything that God has made and its purpose and he has surely has done that in the realms of sexuality.
If you are true Christian the Holy Spirit should convict you of masturbation. I remember when I was about 12 years old before I got saved I used to masturbate. Even then I felt awkward doing it. After I received Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit He convicted me of doing it. I felt like God was telling me something like “you belong to me now, stop masturbating.”
I was born in the 80s and I remember growing up as a child or teen there was a level of shame or embarrassment even talking about masturbation or about watching pornography. Today our culture is saturated with pornography and it seems millennials are absolutely fine with masturbation and pornography. I can only imagine the troubles that generation will face.
However, there is a growing movement on the internet, which is largely secular, which is about giving up pornography and masturbation. Many people in the movement reveal the negative effects of masturbating such as lethargy, brain fog, social anxiety, depression. They attribute it to biochemistry and that may be the case to a degree but there is a spiritual component to it. When you practice sin you open yourself up to the enemy to oppress you or come inside your vessel.
Masturbation is demonic? Really? Absolutely! Even to this day when I feel tempted sexually I would have demons physically touching my private parts during sleep paralysis trying to stimulate me. This would go on while other demons would hold me down. They know when I am feeling when weak and fighting the urge and that is when they strike. Dirty devils! I also had experiences where I am about to go to sleep and a spirit would hover over me and project lust into my thoughts and I would reject it and then it would move on. If it is not demonic then why are demons tempting me to masturbate?
Here we have Derek Prince reveal how he expelled a demon of masturbation out of someone:
If masturbation wasn’t demonic there would be no deliverance of demons of masturbation.
There are testimonies from people, such as Philip Mantofa, who have claimed to have visited hell and one of the sins that brought a person there was masturbation. Is his testimony credible? It’s up to you to decide.
I have heard some people say “masturbation is not in the Bible so therefore it must be okay.” Although masturbation is not specifically mentioned in the Bible it surely is a sin in God’s eyes as there are scriptures that easily applies to it. Let’s read some scriptures that would forbid a follower of Jesus to engage in it:
Romans 6:16 “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
Are you a slave to your lusts? Can you really quit masturbation if you tried?
Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
You don’t have self-control if you are unable to quit masturbation.
1 John 2:6 “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
I seriously doubt Jesus practiced masturbation.
2 Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Can you really accomplish this when you are masturbating fantasizing about someone?
Romans 13:14 “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Aren’t you feeding your flesh and fulfilling its lusts when you give in to masturbation?
Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
You have to be seriously lost if you think can masturbate in the name of the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:2-5 “for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;”
Amen. Are you really possessing your vessel in sanctification and honor and not in the passion of lust when you masturbate?
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.“
Let’s be honest, no one is thinking anything pure while masturbating. One is probably fantasizing about a porn star, that attractive person from the gym, or the hero of a romance novel.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
The Corinthians 6:19-20 scripture I can totally identify with. I unmistakably felt the Holy Spirit telling me what the scripture reads when He convicted me of masturbation.
If you are a masturbator you need to STOP IT! Fight this sin tooth and nail. It’s easier to fall into this sin because it is easily available to indulge in it and it is free unlike something like drugs.
Cut out all the things that feeds the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes that will tempt you to masturbate. Stop actively and willfully looking at other people in a lustful way (read Matthew 5:28) and avoid looking at their certain body parts you know that will feed lustful thoughts. Go on a fast to weaken the flesh for several days. Most importantly stay in the word and prayer. Cry out to God and He can surely help you break this bondage. Remember God will not have you be tempted beyond which you can handle (1 Cor. 10:13). Most of the struggle starts within the mind. Cut out all lustful thoughts at the bud before it grows and leads to sin. Rebuke those thoughts in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior I would invite you to know Him. He loves you and wants to save you from your sins. Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, said if anyone comes to Him He will not cast out. Call upon Him in repentance and ask Him to come into your heart and for Him to be your Lord and Savior.
You may be interested in the video Pornography is Really of Satan
If you need prayer then feel free to reach out to me.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”