September 12, 2018

Masturbation is not sin

September 12, 2018

Any man who has had blue balls knows.

Fortunately there is not a scripture in sight that has anything to say about it. Actually I tend to think there is one

…and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught. (Isa. 29:13 ESV)

Much of the tradition has absorbed quite a few abstract rules. If you think about the female body. Thought sin? How do you define that? It was Paul who said sin is known by the Law. And this Law is objective 100%. If you should uncover the nakedness of a female relative after your own flesh. As in, literally.

Can you imagine constantly battling your mind to keep it within abstract lines? Because you never really know if you’re sinning or not? And because you never really know, you are told to always presume you are sinning? And this, while telling you to believe you are set free? Talk about a black hole of death.

Nor did Christ say “if a man looks with lustful intent at a woman,” but rather, “with great desire”. But even lustful “intent” means the lines are ambiguous. Regardless, not one man ever got married to a woman without thinking about her in exactly that way first. Not one. Unless he was a bonafide idiot. Thankfully, what Christ was talking about was adultery–something only possible if you are owned or she is owned, else no man could have ever had multiple wives lawfully.

This is the first instance of adultery in Scripture:

And God cometh in unto Abimelech in a dream of the night, and saith to him, ‘Lo, thou art a dead man, because of the woman whom thou hast taken — and she is a beulat [passive participle – owned] of a baal [owner].’ Gen. 20:3 YLT Literal

This is how men, members of the Church, can be called adulteresses

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4 NASB

 

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