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    Question Is bodybuilding a sin?

    This one's for christians.

    Isn't our body supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Shouldn't we use our bodies to serve God?

    We are unsatisfied with the body God gave us, so we lift weights. Isn't this wrong?

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

    What about plastic surgeries? Fake boobs? etc
    Keep it simple, always.
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    this question is stupid.

    If it were not we should do nothing for self improvement because we would be "unstaisfied with what God gave us". Thus why do anything at all. God created us to be who we are so we should just sit around watching tv and saying thats what God wants.
    U my friend are indeed clever
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    Originally Posted by cooper... View Post
    this question is stupid.

    If it were not we should do nothing for self improvement because we would be "unstaisfied with what God gave us".
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    This one's for christians.

    Isn't our body supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Shouldn't we use our bodies to serve God?

    We are unsatisfied with the body God gave us, so we lift weights. Isn't this wrong?

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

    What about plastic surgeries? Fake boobs? etc
    no..

    because it's enhancing you body, and keeping it healthy and fit.....


    why do you think it's a sin?...
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    to me the real sin is all those fat asses just sit there and eat mcdonalds and do nothing with their life and killing their bodies
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    Originally Posted by teriplax View Post
    no..

    because it's enhancing you body, and keeping it healthy and fit.....


    why do you think it's a sin?...
    1) I do not think it's a sin, I'm an atheist. The question was directed to christians.

    2) Most people lift weights for appearance and not health.

    My point is, how is masturbation or having tatoos wrong, while bodybuilding for physical appareance NOT wrong?

    Are we not being ungrateful with God?
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    i heard being lazy is a sin
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    Originally Posted by CRyan64 View Post
    i heard being lazy is a sin
    haha.

    I lift, and am a christian.

    So if someone eats, and eats, and eats, and is still skinny. Lifting weights to get in fit would be a sin?
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    Originally Posted by RelentlessChaos View Post
    haha.

    I lift, and am a christian.

    So if someone eats, and eats, and eats, and is still skinny. Lifting weights to get in fit would be a sin?
    1) Let's suppose my reason to lift is 100% physical appareance. I lift because I don't like my body, I want to LOOK better. I transform my body with weights so I can be more attractive.

    Please explain me, using reason, how that isn't wrong while masturbation IS.

    I don't accept this answer: "Because the Bible says masturbation is wrong, while it doesn't say anything about bodybuilding."

    2) What about plastic surgery and fake boobs?
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    i lift for enjoyment and physical appearence and secondly for health. that may be considered vain but i do not do it vainly or to show others up. Its all about ur heart attitude, that goes for any endevour, whether sport, plastic surgery, wearing the best clothes, haveing a big expensice house etc etc.

    please stop asking questions of which have little relevance on the christian faith and seem to be aimed at getting people to argue and/or result in u being able to put christians on the back foot.

    the physicality of these questions matter not to God, only heart issues and motive.
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    This one's for christians.

    Isn't our body supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Shouldn't we use our bodies to serve God?

    We are unsatisfied with the body God gave us, so we lift weights. Isn't this wrong?

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

    What about plastic surgeries? Fake boobs? etc
    At this point, I'm kind of thinking that just about everything is a sin.
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    Originally Posted by cooper... View Post
    please stop asking questions of which have little relevance on the christian faith and seem to be aimed at getting people to argue and/or result in u being able to put christians on the back foot.

    the physicality of these questions matter not to God, only heart issues and motive.
    I masturbate because it feels good and I don't have any bad motive for doing so.

    That means, it doesn't matter that the Bible says masturbation is wrong, if I do it with good motives and heart, then it's perfectly fine.

    The same can be said with most stuff from the Bible.

    Which brings me to the conclusion that: It's not about what you do, or whether it's right or wrong. It's about the heart and being a good person.

    I will stop asking these questions now, as you requested.
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    A final point,
    As christians no-one has to do or not do anything. But out of love we want to please God. So in that sense Ur statement in bold is correct.

    thankyou for ur understanding
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    I masturbate because it feels good and I don't have any bad motive for doing so.

    That means, it doesn't matter that the Bible says masturbation is wrong, if I do it with good motives and heart, then it's perfectly fine.

    The same can be said with most stuff from the Bible.

    Which brings me to the conclusion that: It's not about what you do, or whether it's right or wrong. It's about the heart and being a good person.

    I will stop asking these questions now, as you requested.
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    Originally Posted by cooper... View Post
    So in that sense Ur statement in bold is correct.

    thank you for ur understanding
    Cool!!!!

    Christians you can go fap right now!!!!

    You are FREE to masturbate!!!
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    Originally Posted by Jean-Paul4447 View Post
    Protestant? No Catholic would ever type that second to last sentence.
    He stated that he is an atheist.
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    1) I do not think it's a sin, I'm an atheist. The question was directed to christians.

    2) Most people lift weights for appearance and not health.

    My point is, how is masturbation or having tatoos wrong, while bodybuilding for physical appareance NOT wrong?

    Are we not being ungrateful with God?
    I consider myself a Christian?

    I know every single guy has masturbated and at some point worried about his appearance. So we are just humans, that?s why Jesus died for us, we will continue sinning, it is our nature. ?Growing? as a Christian makes you understand that what Gods wants is for you to have a balance life. To keep it short, sins distant us from God, and most of the sins just makes our lives more complicated? (will explain another day)

    The Bible says that anything that takes place before God in your life is a sin. So God should be number one priority in your life. Appearance, money, sex, drugs?name your weak spot are just things we put before God.

    So we can want to have a better body, work, car, girlfriend ( ) or whatever, that?s fine and you should have goals in live; but nothing should make your heart apart from God?

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    lifting weights is not a sin, if anything just the opposite. GLUTTONY is a sin.
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    Originally Posted by kennethcr View Post
    I know every single guy has masturbated and at some point worried about his appearance. So we are just humans, that?s why Jesus died for us, we will continue sinning, it is our nature.
    Originally Posted by kennethcr View Post
    The Bible says that anything that takes place before God in your life is a sin. So God should be number one priority in your life. Appearance, money, sex, drugs?name your weak spot are just things we put before God.
    In the first quote you include worrying about appearance in the same sentence as masturbating. Then you proceed to say we are humans and we will continue to sin.

    Second quote is very clear.

    So according to these 2 quotes, bodybuilding for physical appearance is a sin.

    Originally Posted by kennethcr View Post
    So we can want to have a better body, work, car, girlfriend ( ) or whatever, that?s fine and you should have goals in live; but nothing should make your heart apart from God?
    So you're saying lifting weights to look better and attract more women is perfectly fine.

    Originally Posted by kennethcr View Post
    Get me?
    Sure, you are saying masturbation and bodybuilding for looks are sins, but it's perfectly fine to do them as long as we are good persons and love God.

    So yeah, bodybuilding is a sin, but it's all right to do it.

    Masturbation is a sin, but it's perfectly fine to do it.

    All that matters is: be a good person and love God.

    So we can pretty much ignore all the things the Bible say, things like "Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."

    If we are good persons, it doesn't matter if we have tattoos. It isn't wrong.

    Conclusion: Do not live your lives according to a ****ing book or it's ****ing quotes. Just be good persons, be grateful to God and love him.
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    Originally Posted by MattyH7688 View Post
    to me the real sin is all those fat asses just sit there and eat mcdonalds and do nothing with their life and killing their bodies
    Can i get an Amen
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    This one's for christians.

    Isn't our body supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Shouldn't we use our bodies to serve God?

    We are unsatisfied with the body God gave us, so we lift weights. Isn't this wrong?

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

    What about plastic surgeries? Fake boobs? etc

    Bodbuilding only becomes a sin when you let it take over your life and neglect God, or to the point where you use harmful drugs that destroy your body for gains..
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    You are FREE to masturbate!!!
    ugghh...NO. there is scripture that talks about, sexual immorality, and keeping the marriage bed clean.

    If your married, then its not wrong to want your wife physically. But all thoughts or acts should be towards your wife. And if you dont have one then its wrong.

    Thats on a Christian point of view.
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    call me retarded.

    But im sick of all this "NOW, NO TRANS-FAT" labeling on all my food. I mean come on. People complain "i eat, and gain all this weight" well what they dont tell us, is they sit around all day eating "mcdonalds"^^^^ and what not, and arent active.

    A little trans-fat isnt gonna hurt, if you stay fit, and run.

    But cookies, oreos, and ice cream? i mean come on.
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    This one's for christians.

    Isn't our body supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Shouldn't we use our bodies to serve God?

    We are unsatisfied with the body God gave us, so we lift weights. Isn't this wrong?

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

    What about plastic surgeries? Fake boobs? etc
    God does not have a problem with someone improving their fitness as long as they don't harm their bodies.

    BB can be a sin if you alow your own body to become an idol. An idol is anything that you put before your relationship with God.
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    Originally Posted by RelentlessChaos View Post
    ugghh...NO. there is scripture that talks about, sexual immorality, and keeping the marriage bed clean.

    If your married, then its not wrong to want your wife physically. But all thoughts or acts should be towards your wife. And if you dont have one then its wrong.

    Thats on a Christian point of view.
    Why do you keep avoiding my questions!?!?!?

    1) Let's suppose my reason to lift is 100% physical appareance. I lift because I don't like my body, I want to LOOK better. I transform my body with weights so I can be more attractive.

    Please explain me, using reason, how that isn't wrong while masturbation IS.

    I don't accept this answer: "Because the Bible says masturbation is wrong, while it doesn't say anything about bodybuilding."

    2) What about plastic surgery and fake boobs?

    How can you know that bodybuilding or plastic surgeries are not sins?? There were not gyms or plastic surgeries back then when the Bible was written!!!

    If the Bible said that bodybuilding is a sin, would you still do it??
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    This one's for christians.

    Isn't our body supposed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit? Shouldn't we use our bodies to serve God?

    We are unsatisfied with the body God gave us, so we lift weights. Isn't this wrong?

    "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

    What about plastic surgeries? Fake boobs? etc
    I agree that in some cases, plastic surgery and fake boobs could be considered immoral. But in some cases, when people have SEVERE physical problems, where it affects their lives, I think it is beneficial to correct it.

    As far as the "bodybuilding" is concerned, I like to lift weights because:
    A. I feel most alive when I am lifting heavy weights.
    B. I feel a great sense of accomplishment after lifting a new weight.
    C. I enjoy feeling stronger and looking bigger.

    If anything, I am strengthening this temple.
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    Originally Posted by adilrockstar View Post
    God does not have a problem with someone improving their fitness as long as they don't harm their bodies.
    When I masturbate I don't harm my body. Maybe God is ok with it?

    Oops, no, he isn't ok with it, because the Bible says it's wrong.

    So how do you know bodybuilding is not wrong if the Bible doesn't say anything about it?
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    Yes. Vanity is sinful, and bodybuilding is an act of vanity.

    Good thing I'm not religious, otherwise I might give a ****.
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    Originally Posted by Pnigro View Post
    When I masturbate I don't harm my body. Maybe God is ok with it?

    Oops, no, he isn't ok with it, because the Bible says it's wrong.

    So how do you know bodybuilding is not wrong if the Bible doesn't say anything about it?
    This link should give you an understanding of the Biblical view of masturbation: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=935261
    It is a thread that I created a while back. If you are honestly looking for the truth and not just an argument you should check it out.

    Also the bible does not specifically talk about BB, because it explains Sin Against the Body, and Idols. These cover BB and other things that would apply. Just takes some reading and effort to understand.
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    ok, pnigro.

    Anyone is free to do whatever they want. This doesnt mean its good for them, or that God isnt saddened when one does this. U have to understand grace and love, and at the same time law.

    this topic is fruitless to u because u dont want to know christians perspective on the subject. FOr it has been given, all the christians agree.

    LAslty, if u want to masterbate, have breast enhancement, and take up bodybuilding (for it looks like u should) then go for it.

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