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|NASB||Matthew 5:28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.|
|Matthew 5:28 but I say to you that everyone who [so much as] looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.|
|Bible Question: dose the bible say masterbating is wrong|
Bible Answer: "If we add to Scripture and weigh [people] down with even more unwarranted guilt, we become like the Pharisees."
"The fact that the Bible doesn’t specifically mention masturbation implies that we should approach this topic with sensitivity and caution. Most teenagers and single adults face an enormous struggle coming to terms with their sexual longings. Often the individuals who are most conscientious about their sexual feelings are the ones most likely to be tormented by unrealistic guilt. If we add to Scripture and weigh them down with even more unwarranted guilt, we become like the Pharisees and their legal experts. To protect holy principles, they added their own laws to Moses—like fences around fences—and in the process they heaped on others burdens that they themselves were not willing or able to bear (Luke 11:46 )."
"Any belief that our sexual desires and feelings are evil in themselves is based in the Gnostic denial of the goodness of the body and the natural world, not in the teachings of Scripture."
Before anyone submits questions or comments based on the above quote, I urge you to read the entire article. You will find it by going to:(www.gospelcom.net/rbc/questions/). Then click on "Personal Struggles" for the link to "Masturbation."