When I was with the Marion Boys Club in Marion, Indiana, we held a Ministerial Rap Session with four clergy. We had a Roman Catholic priest, a Wesleyan Methodist pastor, a Methodist pastor, and a Presbyterian minister. When the question of masturbation came up, the Catholic and Wesleyan said it was a sin while the other two disagreed. The Presbyterian even prompted them to be honest with the boys.
The Wesleyan peered out from under his glasses and said, I stand on the word of God. The Catholic concurred. 50-50? No! It is a sin. Is masturbation forgivable? Of course.Did you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? It is another gift you have received from God who gave you another gift that was wrapped in swaddling cloths. YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN. Flee sexual immorality! Keep your temple clean and holy. Thoughts?