Last updated on July 18, 2023
I came across your website and found out that masturbation isn’t a sin when is done correctly, but when someone is talking against masturbation, I feel that the strongest argument against it is this: whatever the Father does the Son also does. So even imagining Jesus doing that is similar to blasphemy.
I would like to see your reply. God bless
Throughout my discussions of this matter, I have regularly pointed out that no one is required to masturbate. Rather, the difficulty comes from the fact that the male body is designed to ejaculate semen periodically. This requirement is not optional. Some have wet dreams when the seminal vesicles get too full. Those wet dreams are often accompanied by erotic dreams. Yet, I don’t know anyone who accuses the person who just had a wet dream of sinning. We understand that dreams are not really controllable and releasing semen is not a sin. A few guys produce semen slowly enough that the overflow of semen drips into the urethra and gets flushed out when they urinate. But there is also a large number of males who are unable to have wet dreams and their bodies produce semen too rapidly to be managed by dripping. These males, without ever being taught, instinctively learn to masturbate.
The problem that arises is that guys discover that ejaculating feels good and then they chase the pleasure. They look at inappropriate images to get themselves aroused so they can ejaculate more often. Thus, they delve into sin to satisfy their cravings. Chasing after lust is wrong (I Thessalonians 4:3-5).
Thus, eating is a necessity but overeating is gluttony. Drinking is a necessity but indulging in alcohol leads to drunkenness. What I’ve been pointing out is that what is wrong should be clearly stated.
What you did was lift a line from Jesus’ discussion about the fact that he is the Son of God.
“But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God. Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes” ” (John 5:17-21).
Jesus is not talking about physical life. He is talking about the miracles he was doing. Jesus ate and drank, but this does not mean the Father partakes in meals. The Jews were upset that Jesus was apparently breaking their Sabbath rules by doing miracles on the Sabbath. But Jesus’ argument is that God works on Sabbaths and Jesus also does what the Father does.
Jesus bathed, he wore clothing, and he would have urinated and had bowel movements just like any other human. We don’t talk about those things, even though we know they happened, because they aren’t important to the Bible’s message. But at the same time, to draw the conclusion that God, the Father, would do such things is false because God is Spirit. Jesus did these things solely because God, the Son, took on physical flesh for a period of about 33 years.
Jesus was male. How he dealt with the need to ejaculate is something we don’t know because it isn’t that important. What we do know is that Jesus never sinned; thus, he never got involved in lust.
If you think about it, we don’t know how most of the people mentioned in the Bible dealt with the physical needs of the human body. Yet, we know that women had monthly menstrual periods and men had to deal with ejaculations, before marriage and after marriage (Leviticus 15:16-24). It is the way God designed the human body. Those things are not sinful of themselves, though they can and have been used sinfully by countless generations.
Thanks for your reply. Everything was explained correctly, and it was very easy to understand.