Is using contraceptives a sin against God?

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Demi777

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I was not referring to "natural family planning" that is generally not regarded as birth control by doctors.
Since when is God's opinion always the same as doctors? I don't see anything in the bible about that
 

UnderGrace

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This is the same logic that leads the Church of Christ to avoid the use of musical instruments in worship... if something isn't explicit in Scripture, we have to conclude that it's forbidden.

Here's the logical end of your position: if two people are married, and find themselves in a life situation incompatible with or unwise for having children, they must sin, either by denying each other, foolishly proceeding with having children, or using contraceptives.

That's simply ridiculous.
Bringing up some general atypical, exception or outlier is one way to win an argument I guess. Much like... what if I go and commit murder several times am I still saved? Same type of posturing that really has no bearing on the topic.

There is no logical end to this position (why have you made it personal?) since I am not making a logical connection.

"explicit in Scripture, we have to conclude that it's forbidden"

Perhaps you should deal with my example rather that going to an example that has no moral or ethical implications.
 
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Perhaps I am naive on this, but I believe a woman should offer herself to her man as nature and God prescribe.
 

Demi777

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I'm on birth control myself and I will admit I am unsure of the implications of it. I started taking the actual pill, three years ago and this year I started getting the Depo Provera injection and I'm not liking the side effects, altho after the second round it seemed to have quieted down. My gyno wanted me to try the IUD which I am firmly against. I also think the reasons why you are taking bc is important and should dictate whether or not it's a sin. I'm on bc for medical and hormonal purposes because I have severe migraines and reproductive issues both of which I have been hospitalized for and the last time was right before Christmas last year.
The shot is the most dangerous thing you can do. You can get pregnant without knowing and get disabled children. Which doctor told u to get that
 

Corbinscam

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The shot is the most dangerous thing you can do. You can get pregnant without knowing and get disabled children. Which doctor told u to get that
agreed....depo shot isn't great. But realistically most birth control is since it's doing something opposite of what the body naturally does. But the shot is worse than most from resources we've studied.
 

Demi777

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agreed....depo shot isn't great. But realistically most birth control is since it's doing something opposite of what the body naturally does. But the shot is worse than most from resources we've studied.
Agreed. Thing is some people's bodies act diffrently to hormones then others. I haven't heard of s single person that didnt have problemsa (major problems) after thst shot. Same withwith the implant they started doing
 

Corbinscam

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Agreed. Thing is some people's bodies act diffrently to hormones then others. I haven't heard of s single person that didnt have problemsa (major problems) after thst shot. Same withwith the implant they started doing
agreed....my wife had an iud. It implanted into the wall of her uterus and was shifting to the outside of it. It was a nightmare. And it had great reviews lol.
 

Joidevivre

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God had the final word with me and probably laughed. I had 5 children in 7 years, all with using birth control. So, the answer is that the measures you take do not always "control" after all.
 
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renewed_hope

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The shot is the most dangerous thing you can do. You can get pregnant without knowing and get disabled children. Which doctor told u to get that
Okay, I am not having sex so getting pregnant is not an issue. Second, we are doing this temporarily and monitoring a few things because I do have health concerns that birth is proven to help alleviate. I am getting one more injection on the 12th unless my gyno and I come up with a different game plan.
 

Demi777

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agreed....my wife had an iud. It implanted into the wall of her uterus and was shifting to the outside of it. It was a nightmare. And it had great reviews lol.
Isnt that that metal or plastic hook?
I meant the implants that get put into the arm to put the hormones directly into the bloodstream. Fact is a pill can be stopped, a nuva ring can be taken out if it makes u sick.
Any injection or implant is horrific
 

Demi777

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Okay, I am not having sex so getting pregnant is not an issue. Second, we are doing this temporarily and monitoring a few things because I do have health concerns that birth is proven to help alleviate. I am getting one more injection on the 12th unless my gyno and I come up with a different game plan.
Be careful tho sis I didnt want to offend u. Im just concerned
 

FENNER2

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I took the pill for two weeks when I was in my twenties. I felt kind of yucky on it, had a couple of periods and for myself I wasn't comfortable with the effect it had on my body, so I stopped. Condoms worked for me and when my husband and I decided we wanted to start a family I had difficulty staying pregnant, once I got the supplement for the thing I was lacking I got pregnant and didn't miscarry. Then when my Son was 5 months old I found out that I was pregnant again. Yeah surprise! But lovely surprise. I agree with not using things like morning after and all that. I haven't done research into the others really like IUD so I can't really give an opinion. Condoms work, that's my opinion, lol.
 

DiscipleDave

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I live in a Catholic majority poor and corrupt nation and our local bishops say that using contraceptives is a sin and tantamount to abortion.

What will you say about this according to the belief you learned from your Bible based group? Is it okay to know what is the name of your Bible based group too?

There are lots of Bible based groups in the world and I don't know if majority of them agrees with our local bishops.
There is nothing in Scriptures that condemns the use of contraceptives.

But it might be sinful for one and not for another. If someone is using birth control because they desire to have sex outside of marriage, that is not a Godly reason to use birth control. If someone is using birth control in a marriage then there is nothing ungodly about that.

Since you asked "What would YOU say" i will give my personal opinion on this matter (not from the Lord, but from my personal opinion) No single person should use birth control. Because no single person is suppose to be having a sexual relationship with anyone at all. And only a married Husband and wife couple should be able to use birth control to control the amount of kids they have.

But if your using birth control to protect your self from diseases, then you should not be having sex with that person at all in the first place. For what person uses contraceptives to protect them from getting diseases from their spouse?

Single people who use contraceptive are using them for what reason? To have sex. That is not Godly at all.

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DiscipleDave
 
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Ok here are the right questions...lol.

1. Are you using contraceptives to avoid pregnancy?

2. Are you using contraceptives to alter something natural that God blessed you with?

3. Are you using contraceptives to destroy an already conceived spirit?

If it is in your heart to alter your body, or to idolize sex by avoiding pregnancy, or to destroy an already existing spirit...By all means use your free will to commit to what's in your heart. Remember this though.....it's not always a verbatim scripture that is the form of the truth, there is a living Spirit that discerns the truth, and until your heart is ready to receive that truth, you will rely on what you can see, and have no faith in what you cant see. I think we forget that the path is narrow unto righteousness, and few will even find it, and also that few will even enter the gate. The word of God is literal, and if you can't obey God, he cannot bless you. God resists those who resist him.
 

Dino246

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Ok here are the right questions...lol.

1. Are you using contraceptives to avoid pregnancy?

2. Are you using contraceptives to alter something natural that God blessed you with?

3. Are you using contraceptives to destroy an already conceived spirit?

If it is in your heart to alter your body, or to idolize sex by avoiding pregnancy, or to destroy an already existing spirit...By all means use your free will to commit to what's in your heart. Remember this though.....it's not always a verbatim scripture that is the form of the truth, there is a living Spirit that discerns the truth, and until your heart is ready to receive that truth, you will rely on what you can see, and have no faith in what you cant see. I think we forget that the path is narrow unto righteousness, and few will even find it, and also that few will even enter the gate. The word of God is literal, and if you can't obey God, he cannot bless you. God resists those who resist him.
Question 3 is a no-brainer. #'s 1 and 2 bear a little more thought. There is nothing inherently wrong with using contraceptives to avoid pregnancy (within marriage of course; sex outside of marriage is another no-brainer). If I'm understanding question 2 correctly, you're addressing non-regular cycles? That's a stretch. Not every thing that occurs "naturally" is a blessing from God. We live in a fallen world with many expressions of brokenness. It's indefensible to conclude that using science to mitigate the effects of the fall is inherently sinful.
 

melita916

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"idolize sex by avoiding pregnancy" - i'm not sure i'm understanding this phrase as you are communicating it. what i'm understanding is if a married couple is using condoms/BC pills/patch/what-have-you to purposely not get pregnant, then sex is an idol?
 
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renewed_hope

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There is nothing in Scriptures that condemns the use of contraceptives.

But it might be sinful for one and not for another. If someone is using birth control because they desire to have sex outside of marriage, that is not a Godly reason to use birth control. If someone is using birth control in a marriage then there is nothing ungodly about that.

Since you asked "What would YOU say" i will give my personal opinion on this matter (not from the Lord, but from my personal opinion) No single person should use birth control. Because no single person is suppose to be having a sexual relationship with anyone at all. And only a married Husband and wife couple should be able to use birth control to control the amount of kids they have.

But if your using birth control to protect your self from diseases, then you should not be having sex with that person at all in the first place. For what person uses contraceptives to protect them from getting diseases from their spouse?

Single people who use contraceptive are using them for what reason? To have sex. That is not Godly at all.

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††† In His Holy and Precious Name, Jesus Christ †††

DiscipleDave
I appreciate your opinion, but it sounds like you haven't done your research on bc. There are medical conditions to where contraceptives are used to help alleviate some symptoms to get some relief....like women who have endriometriosis or other diseases of the reproductive system. For example I have cysts and have had a few rupture over the course of time and menstrual cramps that are unbearable along with migraines that are partially related to hormones and bc helps relieve some of the discomfort.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people assume you are sexually active just because you are on birth control