But every little thing thats in our hearts, minds, words, and actions count, and affect us and others, and we are accountable for them. He sees you while you’re sleeping and knows when you’ve been good or bad…oh, wait…we’re talking about God? “red jacket, gold jacket, who gives a shit” It was a poorly phrased comment on his part.
David, I am so sad for you and sad at the lies your church has taught you. It’s just a way to love yourself really, give yourself pleasure. He believes that this made him more likely to do it in the future, since it brought him to another place in his mind and made him forget his negative feelings for a while.
I think the devil will like us to focus and consume ourselves over this.
21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans -23 The only way for us to be justified before God is through Jesus Christ, that is grace.Salvation cannot be achieved by one’s works, how well or bad someone does. Florin It might be a beginning to accept yourself as a sexual human being, instead of judging yourself.The guilt behind the masturbation or obsessive compulsive behavior, often turning addictive is probably the biggest perpetuator. I know the tripe that they shovel on their members. It’s true he didn’t kill anyone personally, but he certainly didn’t help.
Do yourself the biggest favor you could possibly do and ask yourself, What If The Church Is False? Because I’m here to tell you Matt, the church is false. To add even more strength to this comment is the production of end times where good becomes bad and bad becomes good. However I just now relize is that not like a form of beastialty, that it takes away the physical element of a truely fufilled relationship.I have always loved God and somewhere along the line the churches, have told that is wrong. I have been involved in every church there is and this is the only one that makes sense to me. If God made us in the image of him than he is responsible. His mother had died when he was 8 or 9, and his father withdrew in his grief for his 22 yr. At 16, my ex was exposing himself at his window, and masturbated obsessively.I have heard that the morman’s are lettind gay’s into their churches. It can be an act of comfort, or a way to change the focus, or an act of aggression against self or others. If you control a persons sexuality you control the person. They manufacture the sin, they know everybody does it so they make all members a sinner.The reality is you can obsess about it, feel guilty and confess. As a humanist, I think sin, at it’s core, is when you treat objects like people, and people like objects.Or you can do what is natural for a few minutes, get a release and go about your day a happy person. “Sin” is measured by how you affect others and it affects yourself. Women: if your husband starts to require you to do thing with which you are uncomfortable, starts to become critical of your body, expects you to change your body, tell him it’s not okay, and if he persists, then consider dumping the loser. I’ve spent an entire life trying to overcome the damaged sense of self from having grown up Mormon.There are a lot of really good points and insights in these videos.