(Closed) Christian ladies… What's your take on birth control? May be a little TMI

posted 7 years ago in Christian
  • poll: Is birth control/condoms etc a sin?
    Yes : (32 votes)
    9 %
    Maybe : (8 votes)
    2 %
    No : (305 votes)
    83 %
    I don't think so : (23 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 152
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @cmsgirl: This “spilling seed on the ground” passage has been largely misinterpreted.

    It was never a passage against birth control. It was a passage against rebellion.

    The whole story can be found in Genesis 38:6-10.

    To sum it up, Onan’s brother died, and had no children. According to Hebrew custom at the time, Judah told Onan to take his brother’s wife and give her a son, and raise it up as his brother’s son, as his brother’s heir. Onan knew that the child would not be considered his own, and so every time he slept with his brother’s wife, he intentionally ‘spilled his seed’ on the ground to keep from giving his brother an heir.

    It wasn’t about preventing pregnancy in general. It was specifically about Onan being disobedient and refusing to provide an heir for his brother.

    Post # 153
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @mrsrigsby60:  No I know. But I know for sure that the catholic church does not bleive in it. If you are part of a non denominational church like the OP then most likley it is not considered a sin. It does not state anywhere in the bible that it is. I am part of a non denominational church who blieves in the word of God and nowhere in the bible does it say that birth control is a sin. 

    However, it is a sin to go against what God tells you what to do, and if he is telling you personally that you should not take birth control then you shouldn’t

    Post # 154
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @mrsrigsby60:  Wait so you are never going to consummate your marriage? THat however is a sin… according to the Word. 


    1Cor 7:5 (NIV) Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

    Post # 155
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @cmsgirl: The term “takes a dim view” (a very common term in the English language) means that someone has an unfavorable opinion about, or disapproves of, something. So, it very well describes the Catholic church’s opinion on birth control, which is generally negative (although evolving). I never said that any religion was dim – that’s a nonsensical assertion.

    My question about the OP posting this issue was sincere confusion about why she is even worried about this, since the Catholic church is the only branch of religion that has an official stance against birth control, and she’s not Catholic.

    ( mrsrigsby60: Anglo Catholics ARE Catholics, just not Roman Catholics, right? Any reference to the Catholic church includes both, unless one specifically says one or the other.)

    Of course the OP is allowed to ask questions, as am I, and my question was a valid one. I still don’t understand why a non-Catholic would feel this is an issue.

    But you’re right, reading the way that so many people twist themselves into knots about something the Bible never refers to at all isn’t funny, it’s really, really sad. It’s bad enough the way some religions deliberately misrepresent things that are actually IN the Bible, but to make up a set a rules around something the Bible neither condemn nor promotes is, to my mind, an affront to the Holy Book.

    And of course, depending on which statistical figures you use, the percentage of practicing Catholics who use birth control in anywhere between 65 and 95% – in either case, a vast majority – which would lead one to have faith in people’s common sense in rejecting a religious rule that seems to be totally unsubstantiated by biblical teachings.

    The Catholic church does a LOT of good in society – here in Hawaii, the church is one of the major providers of social services for at-risk populations who might otherwise fall through the cracks. But this dictum about birth control has also done a lot of damage, especially in high-poverty areas of world that are both Catholic and suffering from high infant and child mortality due to malnutrition and disease. It would be a sin to have used birth control, but it’s not a sin to just let them die while the Vatican hoards its $15 billion of wealth? It just seems that something is very, very wrong with this picture.

    The debate about free will vs. God’s will is an interesting one, and one that is unlikely to ever be resolved. But if you believe that God is an omniscient, all-powerful being, how can you also believe that His will can be thwarted by a birth control pill??

     

     

     

    Post # 157
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    Helper bee

    @kris325:  The bible definitely doesn’t just view sex as something for procreation… have you read Song Of Solomn? God created sex to be enjoyed not just to make babies, it just also happens to be that it is such a beautiful thing that it can also be the beginning of a new life. If God wants you to have a baby you are going to have a baby birthcontrol or not. He brought the savior of the world through a virgin. Do not limit God to say some children he wants in this world will not come because you are on birthcontrol.

    Post # 158
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    Helper bee

    @MissMfutureMrsB:  +1 I think when the world was new we needed to have a lot of babies, now we need to be good stewards of resources on this earth we populated

    Post # 159
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @wahine777:  No Anglo_Catholics are Espicopalians we are the High Church (Church of England) kind of Catholic lite if you will.  We are the Episcopalians who want reconcilation with the Roman Catholic church. So I am technically a non-Catholic if you look at that way but I have all the same beliefs as a “real” Catholic. I don’t believe in birth control for me and I don’t want any children so that is why I chose not to have marital relations with my Fiance even after we are married.

    Post # 160
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Read Song of Solomon!

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song%20of%20Solomon&version=MSG

    This book of the Bible shows that God created our sexual desire not only for procreation but also for recreation and for pleasure. No where in the Bible does it say you can only have sex to make babies. Sorry to be blunt with words! I know of many Christians who use birth control and I also plan on using it when I get married.

     

    Post # 161
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My now Darling Husband and I committed to leaving our fertile to God from the start of our marriage and I fell pregnant on honeymoon – couldn’t be more delighted but I can see things are more of a challenge when you have a large family or health / money issues.

    Post # 162
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I beleive that its up to you and your husband. Im on birth control for cramp reasons and me and my fiancee have already decided that I’m going to stay on birth control until were ready for children.

    There is nothing in the bible about it being wrong to use birth control and if someone uses the scripture that God told the israelites to go out and multiply, he was saying that because they were in a foreign land and most of their family/ancestors died after being in the wildreness for 40 years so please dont let anyone intimidate you by using that scripture. Most people take that scripture out of context.

    Post # 163
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have to admit that I’m a ranter and raver when it comes to BC, but it’s not because I think it’s unChristian or anything and I have no issues whatsoever with condoms.  My beef with BC is that Drs don’t check for clotting issues prior to prescribing BC and so many ladies have hidden clotting issues like MTHFR or one of the Factors, PAI, etc.  It’s irresponsible and downright dangerous that they aren’t required to check for these things prior to issuing BC.  Also, it can hide other underlying issues and enhance them.  For instance, I had undiagnosed PCOS and prior to BC my body had been in a tenuous balance.  After coming off of BC to ttc, my body was thrown completely out of balance and it too me 17 months of hard work, multiple drs, etc before I got it working properly again.  I know I’m not the only one out there that this has happened to. 

    That said, I AM Christian, and I DID use BC before I was married, but I don’t feel that there was anything wrong in what I did.  I waited to have sex until I found the man that I knew I would marry and that’s what happened.  My heart married him much sooner then the courts consider me legally married!  🙂

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