Within the greater body of Christ there is a spectrum of opinion on the subject. The following excerpt is taken from a transcript of the video above. Within the greater body of Christ there is a spectrum of opinion of the subject. On average, our videos receive hundreds of views. So this one in particular, 41, views.
A firestorm of conflicting opinions usually accompanies any discussion of masturbation. One reason for that is that there is no specific biblical teaching on it. It is in the Bible, although not in the verses usually used to refer to it. The main reasons that people say masturbation is sin or evil stem from the experiences of sex addicts who started with masturbation and the sinful thinking that can accompany it, and from two records from the Bible. The first record is in Genesis 38 and is about the sons of Judah, who was the son of Jacob and the great-grandson of Abraham.
I believe that masturbation the act only, not the lust associated with it is not a sin. The Bible seems completely silent about the topic, although it talks elaborately about sexual sins like fornication, adultery, incest, etc. Also the verse 1 Corinthians seems to support my belief. I'm not talking about the various English translations. There must be some verse about such interpretations of the Scriptures, just like there are verses condemning sorcery.
Is sexual self-stimulation a serious sin, or just a harmless and natural way of releasing sexual energy? What can a person do to break the habit of masturbation if he or she is feeling guilty or uneasy about it? As you probably know, masturbation is a highly controversial topic.