JOJ650s wrote:I prayed for some verses and this is what I got.
Eph 5:1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
Eph 5:2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us [fn] and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
Eph 5:3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God's people.
Eph 5:4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.
Eph 5:5 You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.
Eph 5:6 Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him.
Eph 5:7 Don't participate in the things these people do.
Eph 5:8 For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!
Eph 5:9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.
Eph 5:10 Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.
Eph 5:11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose
Eph 5:12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.
Eph 5:13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them,
Please take the time to read all of these.
I am pretty disappointed with some the posts posted here.
Truthseeker wrote:I don't know. That Bible verse only answers anything if you've already decided that masturbation is sexually immoral or impure. Nothing in there suggests that conclusion, however.
Truthseeker wrote:But couldn't you pick up almost any book in the Bible and find something condemning sexual immorality if you read for long enough?
But let's just accept that God lead you to Eph. and Eph 5 was the passage He meant for you to find. Does that necessarily mean the answer you think it does?
Your premise seems to be that if we ask God if masturbation is sexually immoral and God directs us to a passage that tells us to stay away from sexual immorality, then that is God's way of telling us that masturbation is sexually immoral. But is that premise necessarily true? Are there other ways of interpreting Eph. 5?
Truthseeker wrote:What makes you think God wants to limit bodily functions to a single purpose? Maybe that bodily function was primarily designed for procreation, but God knew that other uses were possible and He was fine with that. Why rule that out as a possibility?
JOJ650s wrote:Truthseeker wrote:What makes you think God wants to limit bodily functions to a single purpose? Maybe that bodily function was primarily designed for procreation, but God knew that other uses were possible and He was fine with that. Why rule that out as a possibility?
Why did God not limit speaking to only the truth?
Does that mean telling lies is ok?
God gave every one a free will,
It's up to every one to use what they can do for right, & not for wrong.
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