In Shelp, Earl E. Watch Tower Society: Chronic masturbation falls short of the Creator's intention for our use of the gift of sexuality, namely, that our sexual drives should be oriented toward communion with another person in the mutual love and commitment of marriage. He notes that Onan's sin was about failing to do his duty under the Levirate law mentioned in Deu You may also want to contact the Synod's Ministry to the Armed Forces for additional guidance in responding to this situation. Modern readers of course understand Onan's act not as masturbation but as coitus interuptus. He will bring good to us out of the evil consequences of sin.
The church encourages its members to "guard and control their thoughts, as well as their actions.
However, it seems clear that this is not the case. Why should we not pray for them? University Press of America. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum. This ought to tell you that God is not overly concerned with it