Is Diaper Wearing a Sin?
1. Is diaper wearing a sin? Is being a baby a sin?
That is easy. No. Nowhere in the Bible does it ever mention that adults wearing diapers or "swaddling cloth" is sinful. Jesus we all know is without sin.
Jesus was wrapped in swaddling cloth and was a baby at one time. He soiled himself many times. Being a baby must not be sinful. Therefore the conclusion is that such things are not sinful. It can't be sinful at any age either. There are no laws regarding age and sin except for the old Jewish traditions. Since it is not sinful to be a baby at a young age therefore it must not be sinful to be a baby at any age.
However, A Big However. As a Christian the law of God is increased. It is no longer based upon the physical world but upon the heart. In the Old Testament adultery was wrong. Jesus increased this and made it of the heart by saying that any man who lusts after a woman is committing adultery. He changed the definition of adultery from the physical lust of a married person to the heartfelt lust of a married person. Keep in mind adulterer's still have to have something to do with marriage. He also changed the definition of "sin" to be more than disobeying in the physical world. Sin is now disobeying in one's heart. That's great you say. Then why did you say the answer is "no". Because the only logical definition of what adultery can be is breaking of the marriage covenant in the physical world(OT) or the spiritual world(NT). To add other definitions to it adds to the word of God and is an abomination. (See the last paragraph in the bible). Diapers are an object and are not a married person. Diapers are just underwear. Do you think you are sinning if you enjoy wearing boxers over briefs?
2. So it is ok to pleasure myself?
I Corinthians 15-16
15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."
Now as our understanding increases so does the responsibility we have to God and our fellow Christians increases as well. I do believe that God does give us time to ourselves. To revitalize and restore our "Temple" as it is. The Bible says our bodies are Temples of the Holy Spirit. It mentions uniting it with a prostitute and how that is wrong. I believe this to be so. However, Anti-masturbatory people add to the Bible again and say that any kind of release is wrong. Nowhere in the Bible is masturbation mentioned as a sin. The first part about our bodies being a temple is used in parables that Jesus teaches. Most of them are related to the spiritual world and not the physical world. To start with, the foundation that we build upon must be solid. That foundation is the Rock which is the Cornerstone which is Jesus Christ. Before I go any further. If your foundation is built upon money, looks, wealth, diapers, envy, deceit, games, movies, or tv then when the storm comes you will be blown away. I ask you to reconsider having Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. More directions can be found here.
Back to the temple. If the passage talks about the physical world (which I believe it does since it mentions the flesh) then one is to assume they are talking about health. The definition of health does change over time. I can just imagine ancient Christians putting leaches all over their bodies and talk about how they are cleansing their temple. Now we know that was not healthy, but the problem was that mankind is only beginning to learn how to be healthy. It used to be thought of as fat people being healthy. We now know the exact opposite. The conclusion is that in the medical field of today masturbation is seen as a healthy thing to do. Therefore if one is to follow the Word then one is try to be healthy in all things and that includes healthy masturbation as well as dieting.
Also, the New Testament is a mirror of the Old Testament. Practically everything that happened in Jesus's life and practically every letter in the New Testament has scriptural significance relating to the old testament.
"But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one." Mark 10:6-8 NIV
A key word is Flesh. You cannot become "one flesh from two" with masturbation or with diapers. It is physically impossible. Any additions to this is an abomination as well. See people like to think that being sexually immoral has something to do with their own genitalia, when really it has something to do with what you perceive other's genitalia as(like looking at porn) and what you do with other's genitalia(like sleeping with a prostitute) or what you desire to happen to your genitalia from their genitalia(lust). That is why the Bible is very clear that those are sins.
The Bible is not clear at all about our personal needs and this has to be so because all of our parts, all of our brain, all of our hypothalamus and hormones were carefully thought out and planned by God. He created everything. For us to assume that we are not to manually incite our own testerone when puberty hits and feel our own sexual elation in our brain is to assume that God's workmanship is flawed. God gave us opposable thumbs. He gave us the ability to release on our own. Not as a test, but as a way of avoiding the things which really are sin(see previous paragraph). I find that when I release I do not think about women, or genitalia or desire sex. If you look at it like this then you will realize that 10 minutes in the evening can give you purity all day.
3. So I can just go off and be an Adult Baby all the time, no consequences? God won't judge me for it?
Listen, I do not know your heart. Only you do. The most important things in the whole universe throughout time deal with the heart and specifically love. If you Love God without your heart, body and soul and you Love your Neighbor as you love yourself and you love Jesus and accept him as your personal savior and you even love those who persecute you and are your enemies then what is diaper to that?
As for God's judgement. Well let's just say this. God destroyed Israel countless number of times for breaking just one commandment about idolatry. How many of us have lied? If we were to take on God's judgement everyone on earth throughout time would go to hell. I say this because it is written in the bible. I am no one to proclaim anything of God's Judgement. I just read the bible and try to understands God's will. What I have written here today could've condemned me if it was wrong. But my belief is in Jesus Christ and something that he offered all of mankind:
Grace, LovingKindness and Forgiveness of all sins, past, present and future.
His grace and mercy demands respect. This respect comes to a healthy fear of God, which is justified. God can still chastise Christians for disobeying his words. How do you know if you fear God? You must become humble and abide in him. That is the way to truth. Jesus is the light. He came into the world to save it and not condemn it. That is why Christians can be free. We are not free from sin, but we are free from death. Jesus died and rose up from the dead to prove it.
So as you continue on trying to understand God and diapers and sin just remember to not dwell too much on sin. Quit spending your time thinking about sin and think about love instead. It is love that frees us.
--"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute,if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." (Philippians 4:8)