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Answers from Scripture and common sense to the arguements against Masturbation.</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" /> </head> <body id="top"> <!-- Header --> <div id="header"> <h1><a href="/index.html">Christians and Solo Sex</a></h1><br /> <p>Stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1</p> </div> <!-- Header end --> <!-- Menu --> <div id="menu-box" class="cleaning-box"> <a href="#skip-menu" class="hidden">Skip menu</a> <ul id="menu"> <li><a href="/index.html" title="Homepage &#38; A Theology of Solo Sex. Nowhere in Scripture is masturbation prohibited in any way">Home</a></li> <li><a href="/scriptures/introduction.html" title="Scriptures. My thoughts about a number of Scriptures that are often referenced when Christians discuss masturbation.">Scriptures</a></li> <li><a href="/history/introduction.html" title="History. The history of Masturbation is fascinating. 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However, there are things that concern me about those who take a strong stand against solo sex.</p> <p>First, it is nowhere condemned in the Word of God.</p> <p>Second, if the Word of God does not condemn something those who do so just may be guilty of forbidding something that God not only allows, but of which He also approves. That makes me more than concerned. It scares me. It scares me because the religious leaders of Jesus day put heavy and unnecessary burdens on God s people, and He soundly condemned them for doing so.</p> <h3>Do Not Submit!</h3> <p><span class="firstletter">T</span>he Apostle Paul not only condemned the legalists, he took it one step further. He rebuked those who submitted to such ungodliness.</p> <p>Colossians 2: 20  23  Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations  Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle, which all concern things which perish with the using according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh."</p><div class="calloutboxright"> <p>When leaders tell us<br />not to handle<br />or touch ourselves sexually,<br />they are imposing<br />their own rules,<br />not God s.</p></div> <p>When leaders tell us not to handle or touch ourselves sexually, they are imposing their own rules, not God s. It seems like  wisdom, but it is merely  self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, and no good can come of it. Your body was designed by God to want pleasure and sexual release, and instead of submitting to and fulfilling these desires here you are instead submitting to man s dictates and neglecting the body God gave you; even declaring that your natural God given inclinations are wrong. And we do so with a desire to curb the  indulgence of the flesh. It would be better to save that energy to resist something worthwhile, like that extra piece of chocolate cake.</p> <p>In spite of the fact that these teachers of such religious law are wrong, their flawed logic and impaired arguments can have a negative effect on God s people. Because of this I want to examine and answer the anti-arguments as best I can and give a more positive perspective on the private pursuit of personal penile pleasures. (How s that for a sentence!)</p> <br /> <div class="ornament">&nbsp;</div><br /> <h3 class="center"><a href="/answers/adifferenttime.html" title="A Different Time.">Next</a></h3> <img class="centerit" src="/img/galatians5one.jpg" alt="Feedback welcomed." /> <hr class="noscreen" /> <div class="cleaner">&nbsp;</div> <hr class="noscreen" /> <div class="cleaner">&nbsp;</div> </div> <!-- Column left in end --> </div> <!-- Column left end --> <hr class="noscreen" /> <div class="column-right"> <div class="column-right-in"> <div class="contact-leaf-body"> <div class="contact-leaf-top"> <div class="contact-leaf-bottom"> <h3> M Answers</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/answers/introduction.html" title="Introduction to Answers. Answers from Scripture and common sense to the arguements against Masturbation.">Introduction</a></li> <li><a href="/answers/adifferenttime.html" title="A Different Time. 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