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Pastor Chris blasted over masturbation in christanity

AS many Nigerians had predicted, Nigerian Pastors have begun lambasting Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy over his comment that masturbation is not a sin against God but a mere habit that God is not angry about.


Since the controversial Chris Oyakhilome recently made the comments on masturbation, angry reactions have been pouring in from Christendom over what they called heresy, being preached by the pastor, which negates the words of God.

Pastor Chris was answering a question about how to overcome masturbation. He replied that:

“The reason you are thinking of stopping it (masturbation) is because you think it has become a habit for you… masturbation is not more than a habit than any other habit.

“So once you make up your mind that you want to break a particular habit, you just do it, you make up your mind… in fact the best way to break a habit is to replace it with another habit.

“There is one thing I would like to bring to your mind that may be of help to you because the reason you are thinking of stopping this is because of what you think it is.”

He further added that:

“No matter how wrong you think this is in your mind, get this straight, in itself, it is not a sin against God,”

He said that as a result of this belief that it is a sin, Satan used it to oppress people of God “making them feel ineffective and inefficient in the things of God.”

Reacting to Oyakhilome’s comment, the Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Ola Makinde said there was only one way of having sex permitted by God in the Bible, which is only through marriage.

“There is only one way of having sex in the Bible which is natural. Masturbation is unnatural and unethical. Whatever is unnatural and unethical is abomination. I leave him to his own opinion,” he said.

According to Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly, every believer must be able to subject his body to control because it could lead to something else.

Popular Evangelist, Pastor Akin Fasawe said Masturbation is a sin as stipulated in the Bible, saying that death was even recommended in the Bible for those who practiced such things.

“Masturbation is a sin because when you masturbate, you will release. If the minister of God said masturbation is not a sin, he can easily tell his church that fornication is not a sin. The Bible recommends death in the Old Testament,” he stated.

According to Primate Elijah Ayodele of the INRI Evangelical Church, it is stated clearly in the Bible that masturbation is a sin against God.

“That is his own view. Where did he see it in the Bible that masturbation is not a sin? Maybe he has his own Bible. It is a bad thing. Maybe it is in his Bible,” he laughed.

Pastor Akin Akande of the Men of Purpose Ministry stated that masturbation is a sin.

“It is like abusing the gift of God. It is heresy. The Bible says it is a sin to derive pleasure outside the content of marriage,” he added.

Pastor Leke Akinola of the Upper Room Baptist, said self-induced masturbation is a sin against God and that it is heresy for any minister of God to say it is not a sin.

According to Rev. Sam Ogedengbe, “masturbation is a sin and it is unbiblical. It is demonic and anyone engaging in it should know that it has spiritual connection.”

Reacting to the issue, majority of InformationNigeria readers indicated that they did not support Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s view on masturbation through their comments on an earlier article on the Oyakihilome’s statements. www.informationnigeria.org



0 #48 gashu 2013-05-23 14:04
:roll: IT is unbelievable if it is true that the Pastor chris teaches that masturbation is not sin
think about it again pastor
and repaint GOD is MERCY FULL
0 #47 Jon Xmith 2013-05-18 04:55
The bible warns us against anything we can' t do without - something we do habitually, an addiction, because we should allow only the things of God to rule or addict us. For some its pounded yam, others phones, others Internet, etc. we should cut down when excessive. Bottom line? Let your MODERATION be known to all men - anything you aren't moderate in, becomes and idol and distracts you from God.
0 #46 Jon Xmith 2013-05-18 04:53
What really is sin?
Is it a sin to have sex with your wife?
Is it a sin for your wife to stroke your penis during the sexual act? And if she isn't available (away, heavily pregnant, very ill or dead), is it sin to stroke it yourself while imagining her?
Now is it a sin for someone who is diabetic or at diabetic risk (by virtue of family history) to take soft drinks, cakes, sweets, chocolate (which may worsen diabetes and destroy his body organs)? What about someone with heart disease who can' t do without fried foods? Or someone with hypertension who can't do without coffee? There is no difference between these and smoking or drinking in excess, or taking hard drugs (which no one knew could be harmful, unil recent medical knowledge advances. All these things stimulate the pleasure areas of the brain, and that is what an enjoyable habit does - stimulate brain pleasure centres. They may be harmful to the body if excessive.
0 #45 Sammy mcchrist 2013-03-07 12:48
I pity all those in support of masturbation, aint judging anybody but you should know for a fact that it's a sin to masturbate... It's easy for the rest of you to say it isnt probably because you've never been enslaved by it and attacked by the enemy because of it, stop acting like mere infants in christ and open your eyes. Masturbation is no different from lust, fornication and lack of self-control... Truly if i really wanted to i'd debate with you over this topic and blast scriptures in your face to shut you up but it's not worth it, GOD knows his own and he reveals surpassingly great revelations concerning topics like this to his chosen ones... I pity you, may your eyes be opened
0 #44 SHEMA FRED-Uganda 2013-01-02 10:11
I thank pastor Chris for his rare revelations that r helping sinners come to God. Let me Help pastor Chris for jst this moment...There is only one answer to all your complaint, Your MOTIVE of doing somethng. Ask urs self for aminute, when did u knw Masturbation was sin and why do you thnk it IS.
0 #43 SHEMA FRED-Uganda 2013-01-02 10:11
I thank pastor Chris for his rare revelations that r helping sinners come to God. Let me Help pastor Chris for jst this moment...There is only one answer to all your complaint, Your MOTIVE of doing somethng. Ask urs self for aminute, when did u knw Masturbation was sin and why do you thnk it IS.
0 #42 Dominic I.S. Kargbo 2012-10-19 22:09
:eek: Pastor Chris I pray that humility will enter your heart to humbly repent to God and men for such heretical teachings you are propagating.
0 #41 chidndu 2012-09-07 22:46
i really thank God for our men of God.as i was reading the opinion of people about masturbation,th e answer to this droped in my mind.wether masturbation is a sin against God or against your body,the truth is that your body is not your own,it is the temple of God which means that you cannot defile the inhabitation of God and say that you have not sin against him.
-1 #40 Ariel ben Tzuar 2012-08-23 13:02
The specifications in the Torah by HaShem indicates a total disapproval of that act and hence shouldn't be practiced amongst his people.Pastor,the torah holds true at all time.AMEN.
0 #39 Nanzhwan 2012-06-20 00:42
Pastor Chris is preaching another gospel, not the gospel of Christ. Masturbation is sexual immorality, it is shameful, it is unclean, it is unnatural sexual exploitation. The Bible speaks against all these. Galatians 5:16 - 21, Romans 1:24 - 26,

Read the following passage from 1 Cor 7: 2 - 9 and see that God's answer to sexual desire is marriage, not masturbation.

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