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Masturbation Is Not A Sin – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome [Video]

For people worried about offending God on the issue of masturbation, yours truly renowned man of God of the Christ embassy Pastor Chris Oyakilome reckons it is not a sin to masturbate.
In a television broadcast of Pastor Chris Live, a viewer from Ghana sent in a question asking how one can overcome masturbation.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome kept his cool and tackled the questions head on – even though his answer must have got a good number of viewers going OMG!

“The reason you want to stop this is because of what you think it is,” he says. “You think there’s something wrong with this. Get this straight, in itself it is not a sin against God but satan uses it to oppress our minds to make us feel ineffective and inefficient in the things of God. God has got nothing to do with it, he is not offended by it unless it takes a hold of your mind.”

Pastor Chris likens masturbation to playing football. It’s a habit, he says, and if you want to stop it, replace it with another habit.

Ok, so certainly, this must come as a relief to many!

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194 Responses to Masturbation Is Not A Sin – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome [Video]

  1. Prevailing Prayers Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
    3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

    7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

    9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.James 3:1-12

  2. PONYO Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

    PASTOR CRIS AND I WE DO WANKING EVERY DAY I DIDNT KNOW THAT IS THE SIN SO TO DAY AM GOING TO TELL HIM THAT WE SHOULD STOP IS THE SIN

  3. Am Lost Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    @ Prevailing Prayers, well said, but what’s your point?

  4. whatyousee Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    James 1:14-15

    But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

  5. NTABA BODZA Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    whatyousee, send this verse to Chris. I think he is one of these popular but false men of god not God

  6. mama Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Bad habit! From there, someone will feel its not enough. They need something real then what? A 12 year old girl whose mother is not around right??? Then strangle her! Pastor Chris, whatchu thinking saying that? Sin begets sin…its an endless chord of misdeeds.

  7. I am confused Reply

    February 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Pastor chris really may you try to refresh your mind and ask God to lead you once again to this sermon once again?
    I know your are a man of God and pliz ask God to lead you once again and preach on this sermon again.
    I am aware that this is not a sin but it is a sin because it makes the doer to be selfish with his/ her organs. God said we should use them for reproduction but if one is masturbating himself or herself is sinning because he is refusing to obey to what God said. Pliz really I know God will be with you in your second preaching.

  8. chichi Reply

    February 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Ba chris shame

  9. joe Reply

    February 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    iam not surprised that he can utter such trash shame on you hope ure God choosen pastor-ati pastor who lol

    try farming boyi

    JOE STAG//

  10. Ezekiel Atang Reply

    February 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    There is a book on WINNING THE BATTLE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, insight on how to overcome masturbation and sexual addictions.
    Masturbation is a sexual addiction just like sex itself. It is fueled by the bombardment of the mind by immoral pictures and scenes, and if the mind is polluted the Holy Spirit is grieved. It is no different from lust which Jesus describes as adultery.
    By the way the young man who asked the question like many others was nit told it was a sin ,his conscience convicted him against it. And the HolyGhost works with our conscience all the time,even when we do not get to know what the word of God says about any topic.
    The man of God said it was his body; not totally true,because 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 clearly states that our bodies are Gods Temple, “therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit,which are God’s”. The body of a child of God is not he’s but God’s. The body is to be presented as a living sacrifice to God, which is our reasonable service,Romans 12:1.
    The young man felt bad not by the devil but by the vonviction of the HolySpirit.
    We need to pray for aout spiritual leaders.

  11. MIKA Reply

    February 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm,Guys it is not your role to condemn the man of God, God has not appointed a spokesperson on earth,LEAVE THIS ISSUE ALONE!!!!!

  12. Jones Darko Reply

    February 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I think one characteristic of sin is that it depends on the one who thinks he has committed it. The Holy Spirit understand and knows all things and hence convicts us of sin for the purpose of leading us to repentance. To one it may be sin to another it may not depending on His conviction.
    whether habit or sin the young man thinks he does not like it and wants to come out. He did not ask for God’s stand on it. May be he found out that it may lead him to sin. If any part of your body will cause you to sin cut it out for it is better to go to heaven without that part than to have your whole body cast into hell

  13. BIG WANKER Reply

    February 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    AFTER ALL HE IS ONLY HUMAN,THERE ARE GOOD EXAMPLES OF PASTORS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR WAY,WE NEED NOT TO GO BEYOND THE BORDERS LOOK AT NEVER’S & PULE,ESPECIALLY PULE! SINCE THE OTHER GUY IS ONLY POWER HUNGRY!

  14. tracy Reply

    March 1, 2012 at 2:42 am

    U all condemnin are u sayin u are born again? Cos a beliver wil neva insult a pastor,all u insultin pastor go work out ur salvation cos he is workin his own.pray for wisdom.cos d person who ask d question has stop it by ds teachin.cos e now kno dt d devil was using it to accuse him therefore he was ineffective n inefficient to God,so rit now e has replace dt habit wit d one devil can neva use to accuse him.he is nt a sinner cos sin is nt a factor.

  15. Milk Reply

    March 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    This is strange to hear. let us not foreget scripture. “many will call me Lord, But very few will enter Heven”. Christ said ” If you look at a woman lustfully you have comited adultary”. To one who is comiting the act of masterbation, What gose in his mind is lust or ponographic issues. Let us not take this issue lightly. we might miss lead the weak. Sin is sin no two ways about it. When we stand to minister to people, let us speak the mind of God and not our minds. Let’s put to proper use the members of our body for it’s the temple of God.

  16. Ade Reply

    March 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I think some1 should come up with concrete answer and help dos who ve ds problem and not accussng d speaker..

  17. Bams Reply

    March 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I am really surprised that many people are surprised at this man’s utterance. Jesus himself said that in the last days, wolves would come in sheep clothing to deceive the sheep. People who are JUST motivational speakers and not inspired by God’s spirit would say all sort of blasphemous things so as to make headlines and stay in focus. Col 3:5,6 says,”Mortify(deaden) therefore your members which are upon the earth as regards fornication, uncleanness….which is idolatry on account of those things the wrath of GOD is coming”. Those who people actually look up to are those leading humans from the creator. The common people can know God if only they take the bible, pray to God for his spirit to direct them and read it. Jesus said, “not everyone saying Lord, Lord would enter into the kingdom of God”. There is a small group who actually teach the truth, I shall not mention their name but from my research I have concluded that they teach truth based on the bible ONLY. it’s left for who is willing to ask God to guide him to true worshippers of his.

  18. guillermo mentz Reply

    March 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    shalom, todo hombre comete errores,no es razon por la cual debemos juzgar el hombre de DIOS,mucho cuidado,si no estamos deacuordo con esta enseñanza porque como todos creo que la masturbacion es un pecado,un insulto,una blasfemia contraJEHOVA DIOS,porque por este medio (la masturbacion)le dice a DIOS que la semilla que te dio para sembrar en tu mujer y que tengais hijos segun su voluntad no te sirve y que es un error de su parte…. Bien que debemos hacer:ORAR por el siervo de DIOS y perdir que el SEÑOR clarifique esto mediante su SANTO ESPIRITU.Se que es escandaloso una decleracion semejante,pero debos orar y no jusgar.
    Sigo creendo que pastor chris es un hombre de DIOS y le respeto no solo a el sino tambien la uncio que DIOS a deramado sobre su ministerio.

    REV.G MENTZ

    EQUOTORIAL GUINEA

  19. oge Reply

    March 23, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Its like seperating the word from the holy spirit. All scripture was sinspired by the holy spirit. They go together. Neva inseperable. Is it possible 2 seperate ur body with the mind. Masterbation is sin period. The bible says ‘ who is fit 2 enter into d presence of the most high’ n the repl in dat verse is ‘ those who are clean in the body and mind’. Masterbating does not offer one as a holy sacrifice b4 God. It renders u with stains of sin and uncleanliness in mind. Brethren let’s not be mislead, the holy spirit as d bible says is a comforter and a teacher amongst many things. Wen jesus was leavin the earth , he told his disciples, u’ll know wat to do wen d holy spirit comes upon u. For those who are sincerely. Wanting honest biblical based answers, I say to u ‘ its a sin dat grieves the holy spirit and we crucify Jesus a second time everytime we steal, lie, kill, or even masturbate. God has a higher callin for us dan just sittin in our rooms and masturbating. That higher callin can trully be deiscovered only when we key in into wat the holy spirit is sayin. And trust me he won’t tell u to masturbate. Let’s not challenge God with our actions or deaden our ears to his voice nor our hearts to his voice. He who have ears , let him hear wat the spirit of God says. The 2nd coming of our lord is @ hand and let’s strive to be holy cos without holiness, no one can see God.

  20. Theophilua Afe Reply

    March 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Pastor Chris should be taken to a medical centre for check up. Nobody masturbate without thinking of the opposite sex. St. Paul said if u can’t keep your self, get married. Masturbation is a gate way to rape. Members of his church should not keep silent. Pastor Chris should step aside as a pastor. He is not a true follower of Jesus Christ

  21. Theophilus Afe Reply

    March 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Pastor Chris should be taken to a medical centre for check up. Nobody masturbate without thinking of the opposite sex. St. Paul said if u can’t keep your self, get married. Masturbation is a gate way to rape. Members of his church should not keep silent. Pastor Chris should step aside as a pastor. He is not a true follower of Jesus Christ

  22. austine Reply

    April 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    The Bible mentions Masturbation when it talks about lasciviousness Please see (Mark 7:22, 2Cor. 12:21, Gal. 5:19, Eph. 4:19, 1Pet. 4:3, Jude 4) it means: 1. Given to or expressing lust; lecherous. 2. Exciting sexual desires; salacious…. Does the above definition look anything like godly?

  23. Amy Reply

    April 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    The reason you want to stop this is because of what you think it is,” he says. “You think there’s something wrong with this. Get this straight, in itself it is not a sin against God but satan uses it to oppress our minds to make us feel ineffective and inefficient in the things of God. God has got nothing to do with it, he is not offended by it unless it takes a hold of your mind.”

    I totally believe that masturbation is likened to lust because the doer might have lustered over a woman/man before s/he decided to masturbate. However, in some cases masturbation thoughts just develop in our minds. It is also true that such thoughts can lead to adultery, rape or fornication, but take notice of the last statement by Pastor Chris, he says “unless it takes a hold of your mind.” Now taking a hold of one’s mind is letting that masturbation go as far as commiting adultery, raping etc.
    But honestly I think masturbation and lust are two different things; a doctor once advised a friend of mine who suffered from backache to masturbate some times because he was single and thus had lived longer without having sexual intercourse. So does that mean when a person masturbates because of medical reasons…is that also a sin?

  24. Tala Reply

    April 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

    i think you guys are missing the point, masturbation in itself is not a sin, but the question is, what drives you to masturbate? it is the impure thought you have before doing it, that is a sin, for e.g, if you steal bread, it is a sin, it is not the eating of the bread that is a sin

  25. Ojayjeffrey Reply

    April 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Am so cnfused,wat do we believe…only God cn put dis striaght.

  26. my view Reply

    April 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    If masturbation is nt a sin,why does it leave the doer wit a feel of guilt afterwards…why does it make one hav a sence of seperation frm God…4 me it weakens my spiritual life nd i cant go b4 God in prayer after masturbatin..so i tink it is a bad thing to MASTURBATE

  27. Pastor Mike Akwudi Reply

    May 6, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Wit due respect Pastor Chris, I express great disappointment. Nevertheles I pray for him & d countless millions who do not necessarily read bible on issues of consecration & holiness, dat God will set them free frm fleshy lusts & deliver dem from blindness. Psalm 66:18 declares, if I regard iniquity… God will not hear me. Pastor Chris should remember “let not your good be evil spoken of” Masturbation, homosexuality, solosexuality, bestiality, pornography, use of sex toys equal FLESHY LUSTS.

  28. Quinton Reply

    May 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    We love u Pastor chris and its not a sin,you are the man of GOD

  29. Agbaje A.o Reply

    May 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    i hope sombody ave read the book of lev.15:1-17. If this was part of the law God gave i wonder hw its not a sin. Pls be watcful, the endtim is here and now men are preaching dere own philosophy

  30. Tomisin Reply

    May 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    “I believe” Adam was at first made asexual,
    Able to enjoy sexual pleasure with himself, Able to reproduce by himself, (Gen 1:27)
    Certain birds can, certain fishes can, so why can’t he anyway?
    Yet, God saw Adam was alone; God didn’t see he’s unable to reproduce. (Gen 2:18)
    God did not create just “a child incubating machine” but a Help, meet for him. (Gen 2:20)
    God removed the feminine quality in Adam and made a woman of it. (Gen 2:21-22)
    Therefore a man is not permitted to enjoy sexual pleasure with himself
    Neither is he permitted to enjoy it with another man
    He is not permitted to enjoy sexual pleasure with an animal or any other thing.
    If he wants sexual satisfaction or desires to reproduce
    HE MUST GO GET A WOMAN!
    But what kind of woman can a man do this with?
    His mother, his grandmother, his biological sister, his fiancée, girlfriend, friend, WHO?
    She must be a woman with whom they have become one flesh, (Gen 2:23)……..

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  31. Karo Kanye Reply

    May 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Why wld u call Pastor Chris Oyakhilome a false prophet for saying masturbation, in and of itself is not a sin? If u were a student of Science & Tech, like me, u would have known that even babies in d womb masturbate and touch themselves. LOL! The righteousness or unrighteousness of an act is not determined by d act itself. It is determined from d real motive or reason behind d act. #GetSpiritualWisdom

    If u masturbate w/ lust or lustful tots in ur mind, and if u have made this a habit, then u may be hurting urself and welcoming “sin” into ur heart. But d case is different for, say, a man or woman who masturbates, thinking of or imagining having sex w/ his or her spouse. So, u see, my dear, 2 similar scenarios of ppl doing the same thing (outwardly) but w/ entirely different reasons or motives in mind. God judges them differently…

    I give another example: 2 men looking at a woman. One is thinking of ripping off her clothes, consuming her – lustfully – to lure her, and then to use her as a thing, or toy and then to dump her. On d other hand, d 2nd man looks at her as she walks by and allows true respect and admiration to well up in his mind. He thanks God for His wonderful creation and renews his commitment to ensure that women enjoy equal rights w/ men. Once again, we see 2 men, looking at the same woman but w/ totally different motives. God judges them differently… d act of “looking”, in and of itself cannot be regarded as a “sin”. The righteousness or unrighteousness of, “d act of looking” is not determined by d act itself. It is determined from d real motive(s) or reason(s) behind d act. #GetSpiritualWisdom

  32. wycliffe Reply

    June 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    For those who are casting stones at pastor Chris please think for a while. personally I was whaaat? but giving it a second thought I think Chris is spot on. He says masturbation ‘in itself’ is not a sin just like many others. it becomes a problem when we engage our conscious. Realize that for example if your conscious tells you that drinking some wine is sinful, you go ahead and drink it, definitely you commit sin and the opposite is true. Its the meaning we give into many life situations and circumstances that determine whether they are right or wrong. One man’s meat another man’s poison, so to speak. Having said that I still believe masturbation is wrong. A christian can masturbate without a feeling of guilty and get away with it but then when we get born a again and enter a personal relationship with Christ, get filled with the Holy Spirit then even without us realizing it we stop the bad old ways and get passionate with things that glorify Him.
    In this case pastor Chris behaved himself a scholar rather than a pastor, it was meaningless of him debating a complicated issue which does not contribute in the ultimate salvation of an individual but has far reaching implications in the congregation.

  33. Rancho Reply

    June 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I’m not suprizd coz I kno dats y he always toks abt prosperity…..he doznt kno wat SIN is. This is an EVIL DISEASE!!

  34. cuidados hombre Reply

    July 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

    hola acabo de enterarme de tu pagina web y la verdad es que me parece excelente no sabia de mas personas interesadas en estos temas, aqui tienes un nuevo lector que seguira visitandote semanalmente.

  35. kingLOVEL Reply

    July 18, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I never believed that so called Pst. Chris could say such a deceitful thing… He’ll give account 4 it oooo!

  36. mathule eriwin Reply

    July 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    read matthew 5:28-29 to understand that pastor chris made a mistake ,remember jesus say nobody is perfect!

  37. sixtus Reply

    August 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Well spoken Chris. But I have got a question for you. TELL US: HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU MASTURBATE A DAY?

  38. RAPTURE OF HEAVEN Reply

    December 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    THIS IS DEMONIC FROM THE PIT OF HELL…………. LOST MINISTERS INDULGING IN ILLICIT SEX AND SECRET SING, GOD WILL JUDGE, HE SAID IN THE TIME OF IGNORANCE THE LORD WINKED AT, BUT NOW HAS COMMANDED ALL MEN TO REPENT…… WHAT KILL ONAN IN GENESIS 39 IF I MAY ASK?

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  39. paffre Reply

    December 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    devil knows evry sinful thing. if masturbation is nt sin why will d devil b 2 trin 2 opress pple into it. devil is a distroya n he mst nt west his tym over wat ll nt pay him.

  40. paffre Reply

    December 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    devil knows evry sinful thing. if masturbation is nt sin why will d devil b trin 2 opress pple into it. devil is a distroya n he mst nt west his tym over wat ll nt pay him.

  41. Seli Augustune Reply

    January 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Before we start critiicising, we need to understand the concept of sin? What is sin in the first place? What about married womaen who lick their husbands sex organs? Shall we refer to that as sin? Cos it’s masturbation… Now if a man steals bread and goes to eat it, where has he sinned? Is it the stealing if bread or the eating of bread? Of course! The stealing of bread is wrong.. But dat doesn’t make eating of bread a sin, does it? In a case like this, if God will help such a person he would not tell him to stop eating bread… But help to deal with him stopping stealing…now like we are all saying it’s obvious masturbation
    comes as a result if lust which leads to imagination and then to masturbation itself…
    And Jesus said if one luks lustfully at a woman, that person had already sinned in his or her HEART. Notice the lord didn’t just say the person has sinned but that he has sinned in the heart… So wat wud God do? Deals with the person heart… Pastor Chris said if it Gets hold on

    your mind, then it’s a sin against God… Why is he saying that? Cos in 1 John 3:20-21 the bible states;
    20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
    21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then
    have we confidence toward God. So if you masturbate and it holds your mind, then you lose confidence towards God and therefore it’s sin… It’s therefore correct if the man of God says it’s not a sin unless it Gets hold on your mind, he is absolutely right unless of course we are confusing right and wrong with sin…

  42. John Hilz Reply

    February 27, 2013 at 3:07 am

    The natural mind will come to conclusion of what is a natural act or not. Natural Laws have been created by God and we cannot be wrong with sticking to it. What is not normal is to go against nature. Thus we have to battle constantly against masturbation. The ten commandments does not prohibit masturbation and the entire gospel is silent about it.
    What is wrong is adultery and covetousness.

  43. Peter mathebula Reply

    August 26, 2013 at 1:51 am

    God says be holly becouse im holly…mustibation is filthy lucre

  44. born to prosper Reply

    November 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    i disagree,i cant follow what pastor says over what the bible says,the bible says its a sin thats what i belive!

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