Birth-control and the Bible
Who is really in control?
In terms of birth control, my conviction is that there are two extremes -- one, we totally control our reproduction (a delusion, but anyway...). The other, we just let nature dictate its course. I don't believe either is correct. My conviction is that the correct approach is to submit it to God. "God, should we have a child this year? When?" If he says "No" then you avoid reproduction by the appropriate means (definitely non-abortive!). My feeling is that leaving it to nature is not acting responsibily either -- we need to find out what God's will is, and pursue that, not just "get it by default."
To be honest, I don't really understand why anyone would only want two kids. I have a nephew who is now old enough to call me by name (makes me very proud! :-) and spending time with him makes me want to have lots of kids :-) Two just seems too small. *shrug*! (and don't get me started about overpopulation! :p)© Copyright 1997-1998, Nathan Bailey, All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted to print these articles for personal use, in whole or in part, provided the extract references the original URL, http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~nate/christianity/sexuality/, so that people can find the latest version.