It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a crazy Bible verse!!! Eventually I’ll run out of crazy Bible verses, right? Even so, it will be MANY weeks before that happens! This week’s crazy Bible verse comes from the book of Genesis.
“But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death also.” – Genesis 38:9-10
If a man spills his seed on the ground, God finds this wicked and will kill him. That’s the message from these two verses. These verses are used to justify the condemnation of masturbation. When one masturbates, there’s no chance of reproduction, so it’s evil in the eyes of the Lord.
Here’s what I think. The Bible is NOT the word of God. In fact, we don’t know who wrote Genesis (along with several other chapters). Genesis, or at least these verses in Genesis, were written by someone who thought masturbation was icky and wanted to put an end to it. Therefore, this person wrote (claiming it was the word of God) that sex should only take place for procreation. Any other method of sex is evil against the Lord and you must NOT do it. CRAZY!