Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has sparked controversy among Christians and other believers over remarks that masturbation is not a real sin.
During a Sunday service, Pastor Chris quoted a bible verse which backed his argument that one pleasing themselves using their hand they are not committing an actual sin.
According to Pastor Chris, there is no way one’s hand can cause someone to sin.
Below is what the Pastor said.
“The Bible says if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. This is one of the ways Jesus explained sin in the Bible. The question you need to ask yourself right now is: Can your hands or eyes cause you to do something wrong? Not! Jesus said that it is not what goes into you that causes you to sin, but what comes out of you. Remember, when Jesus said this, the disciples had a hard time understanding it.
“When the disciples met him for further explanation, he told them that anything that comes out of your heart is a sin. Now the question arises, where is the real sin? Matthew 15:19 (New Living Translation) says, “Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, lying, and slander.”
“So this means that the sin of adultery with your body is not an actual sin, but just a manifestation of what your heart desires. The real sin is in the heart. Your eyes cannot make you sin because you do not have a mind of your own. Evil thoughts are born from the heart.”
However, Pastor Chris’ explanation attracted mixed reactions while others accused him of misleading people.