“I’m not hurting anyone.” I have offered this as justification for my own sexual sin, and have heard it repeatedly these last few days at the United Methodist General Conference.
I felt God nudging me to share something I wrote several years ago after finding victory over another “harmless” sin, masturbation, the most private and culturally acceptable sin. The truths found here are easily forgotten or ignored but are essential, I think, for any ongoing debate or conversation around sexuality. This is in large part because we have forgotten that our bodies are not our own to do with as we please. Coming to a shared understanding of this is crucial before building something new as a church.
Please read and share: “The Sin of Self Gratification.”