Is unfortunate that many Christians are addicted to pornography and masturbation. With the world of internet, social media, uncontrolled television ads, nude music videos and movies, etc., is it highly impossible to avoid sexual content. Sex has become a major brand marketers use to promote their products regardless of the consequences on the society.
Is masturbation intentional. Of course yes! The bible makes an intriguing statement in James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
Masturbation is as a result of our sexual desires and lustful thoughts. The more we feed the thoughts and desires, the more it controls us. Addictions creates a temporal relief after but later we regret giving in.
So yes, is a conscious effort we make to fulfill our lustful desires. It takes effort to break free from these addictions.
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