Originally posted by WingedBull
Originally posted by colbe
Birth Control is against God, reject Him and you will make any excuse.
Contraception is an intrinsic evil, don't wait until your particular judgment to agree.
So, because Believer invented a medical condition in order to take birth-control medicine and is evil for doing it? What a wonderful, informed
argument you make.
Could you show me the exact passage in the Bible that says birth-control is evil?
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I can share chapter and verse, but may I ask, where in Scripture does it say the Bible is our authority and where does it say in Scripture, the Bible
is the only source of God's revelation? That darn Martin Luther, tsk, tsk, men basing their eternal lives on his heresy.
You have free will. Maybe you didn't know till this thread. Contraception
is against God, which has been a teaching of the Church for 2000 years and previously in the Old Covenant. God created sex for marriage and children
both. When you eliminate one of the two, having sex for self gratification only, impeding a chance for a baby, that's rejecting God, His plan.
God is for the unitive, remember, a woman is not fertile 100% of the time.
Sex is a gift, the pleasure derived from it is not the reason for it. Children
are. Children are a blessing.
The verses on contraception...
"The Bible mentions at least one form of contraception specifically and condemns it. Coitus interruptus, was used by Onan to avoid fulfilling his
duty according to the ancient Jewish law of fathering children for one’s dead brother. "Judah said to Onan, ‘Go in to your brother’s wife, and
perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.’ But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he
went in to his brother’s wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother. And what he did was displeasing in
the sight of the Lord, and he slew him also" (Gen. 38:8–10).
The biblical penalty for not giving your brother’s widow children was public humiliation, not death (Deut. 25:7–10). But Onan received death as
punishment for his crime
. This means his crime was more than simply not fulfilling the duty of a brother-in-law. He lost his life because he
violated natural law, as Jewish and Christian commentators have always understood. For this reason, certain forms of contraception have historically
been known as "Onanism," after the man who practiced it, just as homosexuality has historically been known as "Sodomy," after the men of Sodom,
who practiced that vice (cf. Gen. 19).
Contraception was so far outside the biblical mindset and so obviously wrong that it did not need the frequent condemnations other sins did. Scripture
condemns the practice when it mentions it. Once a moral principle has been established in the Bible, every possible application of it need not be
mentioned. For example, the general principle that theft is wrong was clearly established in Scripture; but there’s no need to provide an exhaustive
list of every kind of theft."