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Masturbation Controversy: Pastors Blast Chris Oyakhilome


Masturbation Controversy: Pastors Blast Chris Oyakhilome

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Feb 27, 2012 – Masturbation Controversy: Pastors Blast Chris Oyakhilome

After a controversial comment made by the Pastor of Believers Love World aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome on Masturbation, several ministers of God has responded with angry reactions stating he’s preaching heresies which is totally contrary to the teachings of the bible. (Click Here To Watch The Video )

Oyakhilome was asked by one of his pastors how one could overcome masturbation and 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 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,” emphasising 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.

Pastor Tunde Bakare’s Comment

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.

Pastor Akin Fasawe’s Comment

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.

Elijah Ayodele’s Comment

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’s Comment

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.”

Several readers of the Chris Oyakhilome story published in have criticised the controversial pastor for making such a comment.

One of the readers, Machie Sunie Chuks, asked: “how can you do it without your mind being there? Pastor please, call a spade a spade! Remember, your body is the temple of God, so keep it holy! Readers, please test which spirit is speaking through this famous pastor before you continue to bind yourselves with Satan’s yoke!”

Another reader who gave his name as Osa Jolly simply wrote: “masturbation is a sin…the Bible does not accommodate it in anyway.”

Nicholas Istifanus said his body is God’s temple and that he must keep it holy. Osinaku Benedict declared: “you will always be a slave to sin until you quit excusing your weaknesses claiming it is a habit or that you are helpless.

As a child of God you are not helpless. A Christian hates sin while a sinner excuses and justifies it. Sir, please use your exalted office as a man of God to win lost souls back to Christ.

Maigeri Joachim said: “Chris, stop plunging the world into confusion. The genital organ is made by God for a specific purpose. It is wrong to use it wrongly. The scripture says all wrong doing is sin. I ask you, is fornication a sin? Is it not a sin committed in agreement? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. I hope you are not a masturbator?”

Orsidy Bellowcy exclaimed: “God! I think Satan is taking over some men of God! How could Pastor Chris say that masturbation is not a sin?”

He added that since the human body is God’s temple, he is of the opinion that man should not indulge in any unholy things like masturbation “or are we now living in Sodom and Gomorrah of this age? Pastor, you are absolutely wrong!

Please, you need to retract the speech you have made, because you are too far away from the truth if truly you have said it!”

A reader, who simply called himself David urged Pastor Chris to go back to Bible school “because, once you conceive it in your mind, you’ve done it.”

Pastor Victor Adimorah said: “although every man of God is being led by the spirit of God to bless us, when there is a problem within the man of God, we are expected to hear comments like the one made by the Pastor. Please pray for Pastor Oyakhilome. I believe he is undergoing a spiritual battle.”

Prince Coker declared: “If truly this man said this, I come clean, he is a Satanist. Get the book The Sin of Pride you will get to know what masturbation means.”

Elias while warning people not to challenge men of God said: “maybe God told him to deliver the message. I expect other men of God who have a contrary opinion to educate us because many men may opt for masturbation instead of sex, since there is danger in having sex now.”

Another reader, Kay asked: “does fantasy not proceed from the mind? If the body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, is it not wrong to defile it? I like the man Pastor Chris but on this one, I disagree with him. This is not scriptural and it is morally wrong!”

Fola Dare says: “what is wrong is wrong! Masturbating is a bad habit. Our body is the temple of God.”

Bruce L. asked: “will Pastor Chris also tell us that pornography is also a habit and not a sin? Converted Christian who were in the occult world will tell you that it is a spiritual attack that Satan uses to destroy Christians as the semen goes to a semen bank.”

In her response, Susan Jones said: “masturbation, just like any other sexual immoralities, is wrong. It is just like a pastor, telling his followers that they could have intercourse with someone that they are not married to if they use condom. Semen is first and foremost for procreation, it is not to be wasted as it would normally happen when masturbating.”

Another reader, Wale, wondered: “Because masturbation is not in the Bible it’s not a sin? The Bible doesn’t talk about ganja (marijuana), cocaine and secret cult so they are not sin also?”

According to Zik Dave, “It is very bad that Pastor Chris is taking the gospel to another dimension. Before someone starts masturbation, he must feel like fornicating, which is a confirmed sin. Please my humble members in the vineyard, masturbation is a sin.”

In conclusion, Masturbation is indeed a sin because your state of mind during the act itself is what makes it a sin.

Editor’s comment: We live in a free world where everybody is entitled to their own opinions however, because of the sensitive position he occupies in the body of Christ, he should be careful on such issues.

We are not to judge any man of God as it’s dangerous. Let’s be careful guys.

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  1. Okoye henry

    February 28, 2012 at 3:51 AM

    Certainly dis shows dat dis man of God nids hlp.or was he jus tryn to draw attention to himslf.i tink d man is alwaz a controvercial man.

    • Chantel

      March 1, 2012 at 1:16 AM

      its you and your entire family dat needs help.

  2. Akinyemi Ayodeji Olalekan

    February 28, 2012 at 5:07 AM

    I am not surprised at all that such a comment could be made by Chris Oya… Why would a person who called himself pastor open his mouth and say Masturbation is not a sin? I wouldп’t know if he hasn’t even told his church members to be sleeping with one another because someone who says Masturbation isn’t a sin would also tell you that Fornication is not a sin too. Devil is talking through him I know.

    • Chantel

      March 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

      so as big as you are you still talk as a baby where is it in the bible the makeup people some people are doing deeper life is not doing that is to say its a habit let all those pastor who puts in comment are the ones sleeping with other peopls wife if you don’t have anything to say, i think keeping ur mouth shout will do u a lot of good.

      • Nsikakabasi

        September 14, 2012 at 4:39 PM

        Chantel you have seen the truth, so stop pretending. do not cover up your pastor wrong if only he has said such thing, it is very bad. masturbation is a sin take it or leave it.

      • angel

        April 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        Chantel! First ur name is amazingly ugly. It reminds me of my grand Mum’s old cat. + ur manners, stinks like d shit hole of a pig. R u insane? Its ur kinda peeps dat do what I call “church prostitution”. C, like it or not….. Masturbation, is A sin! I’m very sure dat u so spoiled dat even devil wil reject ur stinking soul. is my mail! if u still want me 2 kick yo ass

  3. Richard ibe

    February 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    The spirit of the end time is come. The spirit(antichrist) is after noticable men of God with large congrigation and denomination. We should not be ignorant of the WORD of God (jesus) and devices of satan less we fall.

    • miss b

      March 16, 2012 at 3:27 AM

      I know the end time is at hand but show me where in the bible it is written that it is a sin? I will make heaven cus am a born again and the spirit of God dwell in me, I don’t fornication cus am against sex b4 marriage. The reason y it will b a sin is if u lust after a lady or uuuse p***. Its a bad habbit that can be stopped. Don’t lust that’s it n don’t fornicate

  4. Olabode

    February 28, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Am a member of christ embassy. But, this one is rather absurd and disgusting. I use to masturbate, n which im nt always happy 2 c myself doin. But i thank God its over in mylife. D raised subject is not really encouraging. *…yield not any of your member-servent as instrument of unrighteousness

    • miss b

      March 16, 2012 at 4:04 AM

      Speak in tongues more. Don’t alow what the world say affect ur thinking as a new creature. It becomes a sin when u lust after a lady and imagine some stuff. Also when u watch porn. It a bad habit that can be stopped. Don’t let the devil pin u down cus of this. Y isn’t escessive eating a sin? Cus it leads to deth and its an addition. Y don’t men of God talk about it? Pls if it was a big deal it would have been mentioned. If any1 has the bad habbit let him or her stop and replace it with the right habbit. Research n u will find out that sexual tension leads 2 protate cancer. LET GOD BE OUR MORAL GUIDE.s

    • enobong

      June 6, 2012 at 3:33 AM

      Dis is d best comment i fink so far..i dnt c wer pastor Chris sd its not a sin…i fnk 4rm wat i read he sd its a habit dat d devil uses ta mk d ppl of God feel guilty and ashamed.If Pastor Chris sd its α̲̅ habit we may nt truely undastnd i dnt fnk dat he sd its nt a sin.and secondly,is der proof abt ds story?u guys 4get dat ppl alwaiz envy a man who z prospering…im nt a mem of his church buhi’m sure he’d neva say dat…all dez pastorz dat are replyn sm blabing fings da aint in d scriptures nko?

  5. jay

    February 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    we should be careful what we call sin. Sin is define as something contrary to the will and word of God. The bible records all sins in this world and things which are not in itself considered as sin but could lead to sin. Masturbate is one the things which isnt talked abt in the bible and as such is not sin in its own self but could lead to sin.masturbation is to stimulate one sexual organ to produce orgasm.its imagining sex in the mind to produce physical pleasure and this could lead to the sin Jesus talked abt when He said looking at a woman lustfully is sin.thats all my brethrens.masturbation in itself is not a sin but the bible doesnt encourage us to do it so does the society cos it could lead to sin.thats my view.

    • Chantel

      March 1, 2012 at 1:24 AM

      you’ve said it all i will say u dem right the problem with sin is too much of something.

    • uche

      February 8, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      So Jay,if according to you,the bible doesnt encourage it,then what does dat make it? Or do u wanna call it “pre-sin”.Onan did something similar in the bible and God slew him.
      Pst Chris says its the lustful thoughts that are the sin,and while that is correct,the action the thoughts lead to is ALSO sin.Lets stop foolin around on this subject and call it as it is.

  6. Imiebiakhe T. O

    February 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I don’t want to judge or criticize the man of God. but all i know is that masturbation is a sin.

  7. Ogie gold

    February 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Wel only Gold can vindicate his proof but as for me masturbation is totally evil

  8. Chibuike ijelu

    February 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    How could a great man of god like chris make such a bad statement like that. I have not seen where in the bible that masturbation is not a sin, may be he have created his on bible.

  9. Osiwacko

    February 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Gyz, pls nobody should alow him/hersef to be fuld. I am nt the ritous judge,bt my pple wetin i no be say mastubation na sin, coz the thin wey person hold fr hand no nid miror. As for my humble brothers n sisters in the lord, abeg make unu shine una eyez wel wel so that una no go cry had i knw on the last day. Abeg oga pastors them,make unu knw the kind things abi na mesage wey unu dey tel unu membas fr church to avoid…HELFIRE!


    February 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM


    • Chantel

      March 1, 2012 at 1:27 AM

      i will say u dem right the problem with sin is too much of something is sin i don’t think there is a place in the bible that says its a sin all this people here they just say things without something to back it up,it shows that they don’t know anything all.

  11. Godwin

    February 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    I used to masturbate,
    i masturbated for about 7-YEARS until i give my Life to CHRIST. . . .
    And i discoverd that All the Sexual immagination [thinking] that normally leads me To Masturbates had Dissappears. .

    Likewise smoking and Drunkard,
    Any bad substance or Beheavious Is A “SIN Before Humanity and GOD”.

    The Best way to Put an End or Stop Masturbating is To Read Divine Revelation Of HEAVEN & HELL. .

    Go and Read the Testimony of those whom Jesus Christ Had Shown The Mistery of “HELL”. . .
    such as the Divine Revelation of both Heaven and Hell by
    1. Mary K. Baxter,
    2. choo Thomas,
    3. Angelina Zambrano,
    4. 7 columbian Youth,
    5. jim anderson,
    6. don piper,
    7. jesse duplantis.e.t.c.

    Go and GOOGLE Seach there Testimony. . .
    May God deliever’s You As he Does to Mine Case. .

    God can do all Things if You Can Only Believes and have faith. . .

    Masturbation might Leads to Golorhea and Other Transmitted Diseases and bacterials as a Result of Using of Dirty Hands during Masturbation urges. . .

  12. CJ

    February 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    He is an ANTI-CHRIST. His followers should desist from his teachings. Good LORD please save us.

  13. dhammy boi

    March 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    i do masturbate before but the holy spirit made me to know that it is a sin through my choir co-ordinator, so i don’t expect a man of God to say it is not a sin. Watch out,it seems the devil is working.

    • miss b

      March 16, 2012 at 3:52 AM

      My advise to u speak in tongues more and askes the holy spirit for guidance. The ways of men are differnt 4rm the ways of God.its a bad habit that can b stopped. don’t lust after a woman and don’t watch p***and don’t listen to sex music. In fact if posible avoid circular music. Listen more 2 gospel. Avoid watching some movies. In all ask the holy spirit for guidance.don’t let some certain things become a strong hold (they r those thoughts and imaginations that goes contrary to the word of God. lev.15:16-18 should explain more about semen secretion which didn’t mentiom it as a sin). bring it to the obedience of christ through the word.for me its not a sin but a bad habbit like smoking, over eating to obesity etc. To stop masturbating replace it with the right habbit. Do u know it reduces the occurance of protate cancer if not done lustfully?

  14. Wale

    March 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    I’m not here to pass judgement on anybody. However, regardless of how anybody may view “Masturbation” in his or her mind, it is wrong, immoral and constitutes sin before God. I am a living experience; I indulge in the stupid habit right from my childhood up until age of 47. I recently discovered that God does not permit masturbation. At a point in my life I was introduced into phone sex by a lady I met sometimes ago to which took me to different level of sin. Today I can boastly say that I give God the glory for reviving me from the bondage of sin. Masturbation is another form of opperession and spiritual manipulation by satan, what it does to the body is to connect the victim “spiritually” with the spirit of darkness whereby the victim would become a prey or easily be accessible to the spiritual manipulation and tomments.
    The Lord revealed to me twice in my dream how He rejects masturbation, and by me kept doing it, not only constitutes sin but subjecting my body for an abuse. Because the scripture declare that our body is the temple of God and we should see it in like manner.
    The pastor that made the comment should be remembered in prayers that the Lord should reveal the consequence of masturbation to him. Because nobody is perfect except God.

    • miss b

      March 16, 2012 at 3:19 AM

      What I’ve noticed is that Pastor Chris have never judged anyone.all those pastors that always judge r really making a mistake. Church is now like competion.the reason y in ur case it was a sin is cus u had sexual imaginations.u talked of pphone sex that is lust. If its been done 2 release sexual tension there is nothing there. If sexual tenssion is ignored it can lead 2 cancer. Masturbation prevents protrate cancer.if u use porn n imagination of a naked woman which u were doing u were committing sin.let God b the master judge. I don’t commit fornication or lust sin I had the holy spirit dwell in me n there was a time he told me its not a sin but I doubted him. That was last year.i don’t do that. I preach the gospel. Am also looking forward 4 the holy spirirt 2 lead me to the write soul mate that wouldn’t ask of sex b4 marriage. I don’t see it as demonic. The devil uses this to manipulate people to make thaem feel less of thenseves. Like food it can be over done. Don’t be an extremist. MAY GOD ALMIGHTY BE OUR MORrAL GUIDE.AM A BORN AGAIN AND ICAN STAND BY IT. Besides pastor is against gay marriage. I heard some1 say that 1 day he will support gay marriage. Its a lie. When he talked of it he sited example of sodom n gomora. Also the Ideal union that God ordained that is man n wife. Not woman n woman or man n manthay

      • donald

        September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

        Why are justifying what is immoral. When did the church become endorsement topl for scientific researches. We operate from different planes. If your arguement correating masturbation with prostate is true, then, we shoud remember who we arem By His stripes we are heaLed” My highly reverred Pastor should go back to his achives and review all His teachings on healing over the past 15 years about healing from above. He opened my eyes to those revelations. He’s one of the greatest healing minister in the land. Masturbation could ner be an option the Word of God is. Though I’m$ not a Christ Embassy church member yet I would rather be contructive. God bless Pastor Chris, God bless Christ Embassy Church.

  15. Wale

    March 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    There are millions of people all over the globe that indulge in this crazy habit, who perhaps find it difficult to brake off from the habit. It takes the power of the Most High God to brake off from the bondage of oppression tagged “masturbation”.

    • miss b

      March 16, 2012 at 5:12 AM

      Thank God u called it habbit and not sin. It becomes a sin when there is lust and porn can b addictive like drug. But its elf is not a sin. I agree it takes the power of God 2 break 4rm the habit. Some have taken it upon themelves to do it at all times

  16. maduka

    March 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM


  17. Michael

    March 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Pastor Chris had once responded to a question on a live show as a caller asked if it was ok to send back demonic arrow to its sender, he answer, his answer was somewhat like ‘you don’t send back an arrow’ i think he added that no such arrows existed. This is watched on a Loveworld tv show.
    Now the topic in question. As a deliverance minister, i tell you readers that masturbation is a demonic act, which a masturbator needs to deal with through the power of God in prayer, else he’d soon find himself in a bigger trouble.
    As for Pastor Chris, he is wrong and must repent if he has misled millions of people to sin at liberty due to ignorance of biblical truth. A Spirit led Christian do this shameful act.

    • miss b

      March 16, 2012 at 4:30 AM

      I don’t believe. In spiritual arrrows and sending it back. The devil and it demons can attack an individual but if u r a new creature amd truelly a born again n not a carnal christian it wouldn’t come 2 pass in ur life. My prayer everyday is ‘I rebuke every evil imagination of the devil and its demon in the name of JEsus. By the name of Jesus evry need must bow’.the reason why evil people do what they do is cus they are manipulated by the devil. I wouldn’t want then to die but pray that they will repent. Destroy the plan of the devil and its co hots but don’t send the it back to the sender its not good. After all Jesus said love ur enemies and pray for them. Who know they will turn out 2 b great people of God. Why didn’t Jesus kill Saul turned PAul? pastor Chris be bbelieve they exsist but the greatest gift of all is to b born again. When u are, the devil will attempt but he will fail but he will fail when u call on Jesus Name.the bible says ‘surrender to God, resist the devil and he will flee’. Surrender all to God n he will take care of ur life. When u give ur life 2 God and resist those little sin and charge urself with the Holy ghost by speaking in tongues, if he tries he will fail. U don’t need to call pastor 2 pray for u most attimes. It will b worked at by u using the name of Jesus. That’s y good for all born again to receive the impactation of the holy ghost. He makes christianity more exciting and leads. Immediately a person is born again let the holy spirit be impacted so the perdon can resisit the enemies whiles. U don’t need 2 b delivered 4rm curses u have been delivered many years ago when Jesus came and died. The reason y people run 4 deliverance is that they r ignorant of the word of God. When u see situations in ur life speak that word of God and say u have been delivered 4rm the curse of the law. U don’t nees extra deliverance, I was delivered 4rm fornication whem I had that mind set. I didn’t need pastor to do fasting and prayer on me. I preach the word and I am growing each day in God cus am made righteous by Christ sacrifice not by my own works. And the holy spirit tells me not 2 do stuffs.

    • Ladie g

      May 16, 2012 at 5:18 AM

      I think we are exagerating. Many of us are analyzing and concluding on things that pastor did not say. Masturbation is not a sin. It is the result of a sin that already took place in the mind; lust. If u lust and finally don’t masturbate u still hav sinned. When we want talk or judge make we give scriptural backing. The man of God will not go ahead to say masturbation is sin when there is no scripture to subtantiate his point. Besides it is the sin of a man’s heart that will cause that person to masturbate. If u don’t want to masturbate set ur mind on the word.

      • enobong

        June 6, 2012 at 3:42 AM

        Lovely comment!uz ryt

  18. Michael

    March 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    I meant to say in my above comment that no spirit led christian would do such an act.

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  20. prosper

    March 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    What does sexual immorality means?it covers all forms of sexual act including mastubtn.this is the last days&false teachin&iniquity wil abound.i’m not here to argue cos God says in the last days,pple wil have reprobate mind that is,stubborn mind.wateva that wil lead to sin,cut it off e.g alcohol,waste,smokin,masturbation.i cant imagine GOD to be happy when u are masturbtin&he wil say my servant weldone.can u even do it in front of your mother or wife?he that hv ear let him hear.i didnt condemn p.cris,the bible did so cos by their fruits u shal know them

  21. skull

    March 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Am a member of christ embassy but to this statment am spechless, jst don’t know what to say nor do about dis cause am also a victim of this so call masturbation and am praying for divine intervention for God to see me thru it so I can stop it.

  22. victor hammond

    March 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    what is sin ? Is it what man considers as wrong or what God considers as wrong ?

  23. Christian

    March 26, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    please please men and women of God, all christians – according to hell testimonies that are posted on the internet. there are people who are in hell who used to practice masturbation here on earth. Please please even if it is not mentioned in the bible masturbation is some sort of filthness the bibles speaks about.

    Concerned Christian

  24. Betty-nuel

    March 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    D bible says dat in d end tym many fake prophets wil b known eida by God xposing dem or dey wil xpose demselves. Wen a person who calls himself a man of God says in public dat masturbatn s nt a sin against God, it shows dat he s nt of God. Dis s a clear xample of evil manipulatn in d higher level n dose falling 4 it r in a hotter soup dan d person declaring it. I pray God opens ur eyes b4 d final end of tym cos u’l definitely b left bhind. REPENT or U PERISH!!!

  25. oloniyo

    May 2, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    Be Warned!
    TEXT: JEREMIAH 10:17-25

    Key Verse : “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered” (Jeremiah 10:21).

    Hollywood has increasing interest in Christianity these days. The reason is, many churches are filled with ‘Hollywood Christians’. As professed Christians assimilate norms of the world, it is now difficult to tell the difference between the two.
    Jesus stated in John 15:19 that the world loves its own. Most believers today are worldly; therefore, the world accepts them. It is no wonder then that there has been so much talk of Christianity in the entertainment industry nowadays.
    Jeremiah in our text delivered his first major sermon at the temple gates in Jerusalem. The people and their leaders believed that the temple and its sacrifices guaranteed God’s protection. A frightening curse had fallen upon the land; there was adultery on every side; God’s people had set themselves on a wicked course and they were spiritually dry and depressed. But their own shepherds had no pity on them. Their shepherds were blind to the judgment of Almighty God that loomed just ahead. While enemy armies were approaching their very gates, the blind shepherds were preaching a soothing message of peace and prosperity. They convinced the people that the good times would never end.
    Dearly beloved, in these perilous days, many more damnable doctrines will be taught from the pulpit in professing Christian churches. The implication is that many true believers will turn away from the truth to embrace falsehood. Already, ministers peddling the doctrine of prosperity without emphasis on repentance and salvation through Christ have deceived millions of people to worship the golden calf of money and idolize the flesh. Christ warns us in love that we should not be deceived by the prevailing apostasy in the land.
    Beware! Warnings are meant to prevent misadventure and disaster. So, abide in the truth and His revealed will in scriptures.

    Thought for the Day : The gospel of prosperity without the Cross is hollow

  26. Emma

    May 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Pls.we are al christains bt some of us are nt talking like can u masturbate with out immoral body wil not react to what eva u are doin until u bgin to tink al sayin masturbation without lust is nt a sin,i totaly agre.y?cos masturbation cant exist in d absence of lust.and 4 al asking4a bible proof,i am sure u knw christ said thinking alone of such is a sin&as a victim i am sure one can eva mustubate witout immoral thoughts.i knw it is dificult for most of his members to agree bcos there bliv so much in him.we undastand.sha,just knw its a sin.

  27. enobong

    June 6, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    Im still searchin wer Pastor chris sd its α̲̅ sin,coz i dnt c it in ds comments.I av α̲̅ questn,wat of d situations doctors force1 ta masturbate for medical ish and all?don’t lie agnst Α̲̅ MAN of God!

  28. KAY

    June 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM


  29. emmanuel

    July 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    U guys talkn against chris did not undastand him dat’s y; rememba, he didn’t say it’s gud, just dat u shouldn’t allow d devil 2 use it against u, if u r a masturbator, ur nature as a christian(as one whom has given his life 2 christ) is to live rite, no one said u hav sinned, bcos sin has been paid 4 on d cross of calvary. Dats just it.

  30. Na CHINKY dey Talk!!

    August 2, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Chantel and miss b could be pastor chris in responses!! Watch dia comments closely. May d devil u knw lead u well, jst say Amen!!


    August 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Let he that think he stand take heed lest he falls. Whatsoever things are pure, of good report, good virtue, praiseworthy and not controversial think on those things.

  32. Emmanuel Rich

    August 30, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    In Gen 38 from verse 9 we see how Onan threw his semen away and God was very angry because he never used it for the right purpose and he was puninshed. Masturbation is throwing away semen carring potential lives in them. Children of God wake up for the last days there will be teachings like this. Am not surprise but let us all pray for him.

    • Sophie Omezie-Jikiemi

      August 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM

      Wat exactly did he say?

      • Emmanuel

        August 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

        Do you mean God or Onan?

  33. Emmanuel

    September 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    be careful children of God.

  34. Wayo Vex Wahala

    October 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Hahahaha, you silly 9jas, why u all follow white man religion? you don kolo oooo

  35. marshal jumbo

    January 6, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    if the head is bad then the whole body eventually becomes bad ,its a great sin to grieve the holy spirit after all trust GOD is no respecter of persons.

  36. Reuben

    January 16, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    1) Our ‘Do or Don’t do’ cannot determine what is sin – Not anymore after Jesus Christ Romans 8
    2) Paul lived in a pefectly good conscience before God even though he was persecuting the Church- No wonder the Lord chose him. Acts 23:1
    3)Our bodies are the temple of the Holy spirit hence we ought to glorify God with our bodies by being good custodians and to ensure they are functioning properly. The body has a way of sorting itself out if left for too long. Wet dreams, sweat etc. A release is a natural function of the body which should not be used by the devil to put people into bondage and label it as sin.
    4) Our bodies will eventually rote in the grave. Let us serve God with our conscience. Romans 14:22 If you are condemned by what you have approved you are walking in Sin. If masturbation is condemning you stop it it will hinder you from serving God.
    5) Pastor Chris knows what he is talking about otherwise the devil will keep the children of God in bondage.

  37. Ese Abamba

    February 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    From what i read up here, Pastor Chris did not say that masturbation is not sin. He said it is not a sin ‘against God’, and he is very correct.
    It is surely a sin against your own body.

    Masturbation, like smoking cigarete is a bad habit.
    Chewing your mouth loudly, like smoking is a bad habit.

    So what’s the bone of convention here? The other ministers castigating pastor Chris should go and check themselves.

    I’m not a member of christ embassy. But pastor Chris Oyakhilomen is very correct.

    No wonder the bible says, my people perish for lack of knowledge.

  38. Israel Smile

    February 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I hav seen in every statement made by those criticizing Oyakhilome’s comment that what they lack is either knowledge of Gods word,or an understanding of the message he was trying to pass through,he neva said it in other clear the mind of those indulging in the act,but to help bring a particular understanding to the audience on a subject. the truth is,if you really wish to understand how it all transpired? try and get the complete video,of both the question he was answering ,his approach to it,and many more. or be silent if you cant,so you dont find yourslf working against God himself!

  39. W.O.G

    February 17, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Anybody who has masturbated before knows that it is pleasurable, but is it a sin? Some people who comment may feel that it is a sin in their heart but is in denial about it because it doesn’t necessarily say the word “masturbation” in the Bible. An individual may want to continue in the act because it makes them feel good. You are acting on flesh and do not want to admit that you feel it is a sin.

    The Bible says that “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus..”(Colossians 3:17) Do you think that this act is supposed to be done in the name of Jesus? When you are finished masturbating, do you say to yourself “God is pleased” No, because why would that please Him? Do you actually think that Jesus would approve of this act? Do you think that this act can be done without sinning? When you are masturbating, you are creating images in your minds about something usually a person. In the Bible it teaches us we should not fantasize here is one scripture that speaks of fantasizing, Matthew 5:28 – “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” I don’t understand the statement “it has nothing to do with God”, everything has something to do with God, if not everything. I also don’t understand the statement “it is your own body” The Bible clearly states that “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, which is in you, which ye have of God and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)

    Romans 6:13 says “Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought to life, and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness”

    I do agree with the fact that sin is anything that has become a habit. When it becomes a habit you are worshipping it and its taking up all your time and leaving you with no time for God.

    Furthermore, Our loving God never demands from us what is impossible for us to do. We are so weak within ourselves that it may seem impossible, but He will equip us with His holy power to overcome any sin, if we ask in faith.

    Gorging our flesh can never fill a hunger that grows out of our spirit. Only intimacy with God can fill the deepest needs inside of us. No other created thing has that power.
    God is no more unreasonable than any caring parent who lovingly disciplines their child. It is only because He knows what is best for us. He sees a mighty potential in each one of us that far supersedes our wildest dreams, and He loves us enough to do all He can to bring it to pass.

    In closing, here is another scripture to ponder on. Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” God bless you all, remember God loves us no matter what but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to do right in the sight of the Lord, despite what the world thinks. Our number one goal as Christians should be to always please God thought, word and deed.

  40. Young Chuzy

    May 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    I want to ask a question that sounds like a suggestion, For example a man who is married but his wife traveled for a month now and he was missing the wife too much on one night and then he started remembering the good times they had together which lead to his erection and he can’t imagine him self cheating on his wife. Thus he succeeded in calming his self down by masturbating using the memory of the good times he and his wife had together in bed. Now I am asking did the man commit sin? Did he cheat on his wife? This type of masturbation is it a sin? Please I need answers with biblical support. Thanks

  41. Ezeson Geovanni

    August 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Colossians 3:5-6 KJV
    Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: [6] For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

    No matter how you want to twist it, masturbation is sin. It is lust and and urge to get sexual satisfaction that leads someone into such and ugly act. Masturbation is inordinate affection. You can not have fleshy lust and say it’s not sin. Our body is God’s temple, and Jesus said in Jerusalem that the house of GOD is a house of prayer and not a den of thieves. So can you be masturbating and be praying in the spirit? No. Romans 8:8 said; for they that are in flesh cannot Please GOD.

    People have argued in here that it is a way of getting relieved, so I want to ask, relieved of what? Relieved of sexual urge by having sex with yourself. That’s defilement. No one can masturbate when lust doesn’t lodge in his or her heart. It’s self that produces it. You don’t belong to Christ when you live in self (Galatians 5:24; for they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh and it’s passions) .

    No matter how you argue it, masturbation is sin against yourself and GOD. It is lust because it’s engineered by sexual urge as nd lust. Pray and break the yoke if you are still a victim.

    I saw a comment of someone above who said that if you have erection and you didn’t get sexual satisfaction, then you may develop cancer. That’s a big lie. I studied reproductive physiology and there is nothing like that. Remember that God said that if we obey him, he will take away the sicknesses of Egyptians from us.

    Read James 1:12-16. Lust leads to death and masturbation is a typical act of lust. Without sexual urge no one will masturbate. Paul said we should posses our vessels in holiness. Don’t defile yourself. Masturbation is sin.

  42. hobson

    September 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    if i had done this may God forgive me Amen.

  43. rachel

    March 18, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Some grey areas are best left to God’s judgement.Its between Him and
    the individual.There are lots of Christians who do not have God’s love in their hearts.Is this a bigger sin ?

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