In the above quotations, Mrs. God's loyal-love hesed is patiently committed to seeing to it that we become whole and fulfilled no matter how much extra grace we may think we need. Is it truly abusive, in and of itself? All of us are sinners and we are only sinners who have been justified by God and made--by grace--worthy members of the kingdom of God. It means teaching them that, separated from God, sexual intercourse or any other sexual activity burdens the conscience and undermines honest relationships.
Masturbation Sin: A Cause of a Multitude of Diseases
Nonetheless, the Fathers base themselves on empirical data, modern physicians on untested theory. Medical textbooks prior to the 18th Century seldom mentioned masturbation at all. The Church does not have a secret police that monitors our every move. Come to think of it, there are likely a lot of details that the Bible writers gleaned from their own observations or from the testimony of others, instead of obtaining them directly from God. Apart from such a relationship a person can not please God in the first place. If we are really eager, as the Apostle puts it, to struggle lawfully and to be crowned 2 Tim:
Masturbation and the Bible
It seems masturbation evoked more guilt than dishonesty or injustice. You mean I can be with my Christ right now? They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. Human sexuality is bridled. Physiologically there seems to be no harm in masturbating, though most psychology text book writers admit that associated guilt and shame afflict millions, especially during adolescence. It is a subject which demands not only careful study but tremendous pastoral discretion, especially with regard to adolescents. Our fallen natures are today often infected with lust and covetousness and envy.
Preoccupation with sexual fantasies tends to substituted imagined relationships with real-life experiences with real persons. Furthermore, those of us trained in more traditional psychology are perfectly aware that masturbation has profound effects on the psyche and, thus, ultimately on the physical body. Of course, we should not make up demands that restrict sex beyond what God requires. Sexual expression in any other context is destructive to wholeness. There is never a right time to masturbate. Non-Christians and moral relativists do write me less frequently.