So the other day I was delighted to reunite with the man behind the song "White Lies" that I had made a couple years ago.
It had been awhile since I last spoke to him but I relate to him both as a musician and as a friend which helps me to bring up topics I can't discuss with other friends I have.
Like sex and religion. We all question it and we all wonder where to draw the line. Is masturbation something to be against? Is sex before marriage a sin?
We were put on this Earth to procreate in some people's eyes but in my eyes, it's far deeper than that. We were put here to help and help we shall.
Personally, I've always felt weary when putting sex and religion together in the same sentences. I guess it's just the whole idea of what could potentially be considered a persons hardest addiction at times.
For me, sex before marriage isn't right but then again, I follow most of what Jesus told us in the scriptures. I say most because everything else; I'm still trying to learn.
Masturbation is a sketchy topic because so many people not only do it but advocate it too. I can see where people find it sinful because you are basically murdering a potential creation.
So is it a sin? While it isn't direct in the Bible that masturbation was even an issue that God recognized, many believe that if it comes from sexual fantasies (which are not of God's teachings) that it is in fact; sin.
I'll let you judge for yourself with this verse from the book of Matthew:
Matt 5:28-29 (NIV) [Jesus:] "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."
Clearly this verse can be interpreted in several ways. Take for instance the last two sentences. Some could see it as a means to promote manslaughter while others could see it as a means to dismantle the use of "self" explorations.
It is clear however that lust is a major issue in our world. From a young age we're taught that sleeping with someone is an action of love but little do we understand; God has a specific way of going about that love with someone. Sex before marriage is wrong so therefore; for anyone to sleep with someone without holy matrimony, they have sinned and must repent unto him.
But that's what I've taken from it. Call me foolish but I have my own way of thinking on these topics.
You can read more about this issue through this link.
Though my friend George brings up a good point. Why is sex so enjoyable?
For that question; I'll leave it up to you to decide that. I personally am finding that since I've given up on sleeping with anyone; I've been able to see things clearer and to feel more love than I could with another person next to me.
It's God that shows you that you don't need another person beside you to feel loved because God loves you and I more than that person ever could and hopefully someday; you and many more will see that beautiful love that God has gifted us.