Is Masturbation a Sin?

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?

2 thoughts on “Is Masturbation a Sin?”

  1. Good post. Catholics are not required by the Church to believe the revelations of any visionary. But, for what it is worth, one of the visionaries was supposedly given a vision by God of souls falling into Hell. She said..”I saw souls falling into Hell like snow. More souls fall into Hell for sins of the flesh than for any other sin.”


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