Sin is often the result of lust or wrong selfish desire. This fact forms the primary basis of answering this question. Jesus tells us in Matthew Matthew But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. The Bible specifically forbids adultery, fornication, homosexual sex, incest, bestiality and lust but does not mention masturbation or self-stimulation.
Is masterbation a sin in the Bible (Matthew 5:28)?
What Does the Bible Say About Masterbation Is Wrong?
What does the Bible say about masturbation? The Bible is strangely silent on this subject. The Bible is not shy at all when it comes to sexual issues, so, it is a bit strange that the Bible addresses all of these other sexual things and not masturbation. That being said we must be very careful not to be dogmatic about something the bible does not address directly. He basically says not to make the subject of masturbation too big a deal. There are issues the bible does speak directly to and we will examine those in a moment.
Religious views on masturbation
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-control , or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction. Masturbation was now valued as an adult, non-pathological, pleasurable activity. Due to this cultural change across the spectrum, even theological reassessments of masturbation as a positive sexual practice were possible — though, admittedly, rare.
Matthew But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. KJV But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Is masterbation a sin? How do we deal with such thoughts?