Is Masturbation a Sin?Uploader: Zulugore 4 years ago Subscribe 5
Indeed, the very fact that in Hebrew the same word zerah is used for both "semen" and "seed" suggests that the potential for fruitfulness is understood as essential to any sexual activity. Epiphanius gave a plain interpretation of the text as a condemnation of contraception, and he did so only in the context of his anti-Gnostic polemic". Onan's sin was entirely related to his refusal to perform his levirate duty. To have coitus other than to procreate children is to do injury to nature Was Onan's sin really masturbation?