Sorcerers, Murderers & Masturbators
I’ve heard and read many arguments in favour of masturbation. Yes. That’s right! In favour of masturbation. Are you surprised? It’s actually true. Logically, if someone argues that there is nothing written in the Bible against it, then that person is really trying to say that he/she is in favour of it.
Let’s read Jesus’ words to the Apostle John in the book of Revelations, where Christ revealed Himself to John, some years after ascending into heaven. In short, the Amplified version of the Bible in Rev. 22.11-12 says “He who is unrighteous…filthy…let him be (so) still; and he who is righteous…holy…let him be (so) still. Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring my wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.”
Now, wages & rewards are given to those who work towards and/or act justly towards something. One is paid wages for work done. One is also rewarded for good work, saving lives, or doing service to others. Basically, if one chooses to work or do service, he/she will be paid or rewarded for it. So Jesus says he will reward us for our righteous and unrighteous works. But, He is merciful and offers another chance to be righteous in verse 14-15. “Blessed are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have authority and right to (approach) the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city. (But) without are the dogs who practice Sorceries (magic arts) and Impurity (the lewd, the lustful, adulterers) and Murderers, idolaters and everyone who loves and deals in falsehood (untruth, error, deception, cheating).”
Previous chapters in the book of Revelations talk about turning away from error, obeying God’s word, overcoming and receiving a new garment (the bridal garment) so that you can be part of the wedding feast when you enter the gates of heaven. Well, Christ says it plainly here. If you choose not to keep your new life, your garment, clean and practice impurity and falsehood, you will not be allowed to enter. You will be ‘without’ (outside) the gates.
Masturbation is usually coupled with impure thoughts. Most people can’t do it without having pornography in front of them. And porn is impure on many levels. Just as an example, most of the ‘actors’ are victims of human trafficking or traffickers themselves. Porn is also false. It is a false representation of love & passion.
So! Dear reader. I guarantee that your parents, family, friends and even strangers have offered you their opinion on this so called ‘taboo’ subject of masturbation, which in turn has brought you to make your own decisions on the matter.
The Lord’s Word and decision on masturbation is clear. If you practice, you’ll stay outside. Nobody wants to stay outside while a wedding feast is going on inside. Nobody wants to stay outside – forever.