Satan also came to say God is lying to you and He’s hiding something that’s very good from you. You’ll not die when you eat the fruit but have so great knowledge that you’ll be like God. (Read Genesis 3:1-19)
When Eve ate the fruit we all know it was deception and we’ve all seen the fruit of the rebellion against God.
So no matter how the world justifies what God has declared to be bad you must stand with God. That’s what the Bible calls as Obedience. It is better to Obey God rather than men.
Check carefully with your Bible. Do you take your ideas from the world or the Bible?
What is your standard for moral purity? Do you follow the crowd or god’s word? The answer to these many questions is the bible(God’s word).
We’re living in a world where people have distorted views and corrupt discernment. Masturbation is not acceptable, let me say NEVER acceptable in God’s word. The Bible condemns masturbation, sexual lust. Remember the bible said the carnal mind can NEVER please God.
“Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
The Bible said run from sexual sin. Masturbation is sin, committing adultery in the heart. It was this sin Jesus was rebuking in Matthew 5:27-30
Matthew 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Sin begins in the heart. Imagining and desiring a immoral sexual act is sin. This is what masturbation is about and not how the world paints it. The world says pork is good, snail is good but God emphatically says Thou Shalt not eat them not even touch their carcass. The plain truth is the god of this world is Satan(2 Corinthians 4:4) and he has deceived the whole world to sin against the Almighty God.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
In addition, you could see that any thing the world embrace is a sin. Gratifying the carnal heart desires is being at enmity with God.
Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
You cannot please God while you’re living this immoral life(masturbation) without repentance but rather justifying it… God’s law condemns this lasciviousness.
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14 “James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
We should flee from masturbation. live for jesus and not the world’s lust.
“Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.