Sunday, March 23, 2014

T.B Joshua counters Chris Oyakhilome again: “Masturbation is as bad as fornicating”

As online media are reacting to Prophet T.B Joshua’s statement about abortion after rape, the popular cleric has also expressed his opinion on the topic of masturbation, an issue that courted serious controversy some years ago when Christ Embassy Pastor Chris Oyakhilome stated it was not a sin.

In an interactive question and answer session via his official Facebook Page, T.B Joshua bluntly said the following, “What is masturbation? Masturbation stems from a desire to have sex. Once that desire is nursed, it is as bad as fornicating. In other words, once that desire is nursed, one is in bondage to the spirit of immorality. There is no other name to call it than sin.”

Contrarily, Pastor Oyakhilome stated in a video available on YouTube, “In itself, masturbation is not a sin against God. Now I say that for a reason! Many Christians think that is a sin against God and satan uses it in oppressing them, oppressing their minds and making them feel ineffective and inefficient in the things of God… So if you don’t like it, stop! But God has got nothing to do with it. Masturbation is about you and your body and God is not offended by it.”

So, which pastor is right on this contentious issue?