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Is birth control for Christians okay?

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Four ways God has chosen to bring human beings into this world. >>>A. Adam-born without Father or Mother. B. Eve- born without a Mother. C. Christ-Born without a Father. D. All others- both with Father and Mother.
---catherine on 8/3/07


Candace, I suggest you look up the Billings Method. I had serious medical issues with the Pill too, ironically I was using it for medical reasons, but the cure was worse than the disease. I have been using it for 14 years and I like that there are no side-effects and no latex barriers - there is some abstinance, but with the more precise awareness over one's fertility cycle, it is easier to be confident.
---lorra8574 on 7/22/07


Helen5378: I stand corrected & am sorry a case of mistaken identity.Remark withdrawn.But I do learn alittle about you each time.like now Honesty
---Emcee on 7/22/07


Emcee, thank you.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/22/07


This is a choice between the person, couple, & God. I was on birth control when I was 18 for 1 round(3months) & then I quickly got off of it & because of my immune system I bled for a year! NOT Good, now I am married & we have 3 children, if we donot want anymore (which we donot) we either abstane or use condoms.
---candice on 7/22/07




matt> If you read all the scripture concerning the womb/ babes/ little children/ mother with child in womb...you can only draw the conclusion that God is the one that creates that life in the womb. Therefore that life is a direct result of God's creation of man from the beginning of time. No matter how difficult your situation may be, It is our duty to preserve/ protect that innocent baby in the womb. That baby has nothing to do with the problems the mother may have and has the right to be born.
---Lisa on 7/22/07


Matthew from LA::Do children at 13 know better than Parents, who have been empowered by God to teach & guide them.Remember you are talking about children of this day & age.who are more free,think they are informed & have access to prohibited substances & procedures. The answer IS NO, because Jesus did not preach this.
---Emcee on 7/22/07


Emcee - The Helen that posted below is not me, but another Helen. I always post as Helen5378.
---Helen_5378 on 7/22/07


1) Matthew, although such instances as having a baby at 13 are not ideal, the fact that a baby was born/created indicates God's hand in the situation. Yes, His perfect way would be marraige, however He works ALL things for the good, for lessons, discipline. My daughter got pregnant at 15, had the baby. I wished she'd been older, married, but it happened, and she is a wonderful mom, graduated high school 6 months early after going through an accelerated program, works 6 evenings a week and will be
---Christina on 7/22/07


2) she'll be starting college. She's stepped up to the plate, and several friends of hers have come to know the Lord through testimony of what God has done. God created this little life, and it's a blessing, even if it came about in less then ideal circumstances. God is a big God and can turn things for good.
---Christina on 7/22/07




Helen:: question?does that give you leave to do as & when you please & or desire?God knows everything & maybe that is a cross which you have to carry.you do reveal an atom at a time
---Emcee on 7/21/07


Did God want Abraham to have Ishmael? If I am not mistaken God made it quite clear he was disappointed and Abraham's punishment was to have to wait even longer for Isaac. I stand by my statement. "Just because you have a baby doesn't mean God wanted you to."
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/21/07


Just for the record, I am not pro-choice.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/21/07


Example scenario, a thirteen year old wants a child. Despite threats from parents and warnings from friends she goes off and gets impregnated. Did God want her to have this baby?
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/21/07


you can't create a baby only God can.
Only God has the power to give you a child.
It is a blessing.Psalm 127:3
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.Isaiah 44:24
"Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb: I am the LORD that maketh all things, that stretcheth forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself,Isaiah 49:5
"And now saith the LORD that formed Me from the womb to be His servant
---Lisa on 7/21/07


Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee,
Ecclesiastes 11:5
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.Isaiah 66:9
Shall I bring to birth and not cease to bring forth?" saith the LORD."Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb?" saith thy God. See, God is in charge of all life He creates it!
---Lisa on 7/21/07


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Matthew from LA: "Just because you have a baby doesn't mean God wanted you to have it"

Since God alone is creator and giver of life I don't believe what you say is true. God has a purpose in each and every life, and what seems good or right to us, mere men, is not always God's way.
---Christina on 7/21/07


.elder, look it up, else you choose to remain in darkness.
---Eloy on 7/21/07


.elder, please do not address me until you have a genuine inquiry.
---Eloy on 7/21/07


Matthrew from LA>>Or just because you have a baby you don't want you should Kill it or better yet throw it in the trash like so many of the young teen mothers are doing these days after all our nation is becoming like the nations who offered their children on the alter of chemosh.

May God Help us!!
---Marcia on 7/20/07


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Just because you have a baby doesn't mean God wanted you to have it. Ask Abraham if God wanted Him to have Ishmael.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/20/07


I don't have a choice- I'm infertile, unfortunately.
---Helen on 7/20/07


Birth control is your will, not God's will.
Learn to do God's will no matter how inconvenient it is for you. God never said it would be easy. He only asks that you trust in Him no matter what your circumstances are.
His will be done only when you feel like it is not the plan He has for you.
Again Adoption not abortion is a clear alternative. Abstinence is another clear way.
---Lisa on 7/20/07


All ::The less said the better EACH one Has a conscience.The truth is One cannot take what God has created & use it for their personal Pleasure ,that which is meant for His Glory, & purpose- if stolen for Pleasure is ROBBING GOD & is Accountable...
---Emcee on 7/20/07


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I thought the question was "Should CHRISTIANS use birth control?" The only reason a Christian should be facing this dilemma is inside marriage. Aside from that Biblical fact, the blessing of a child is a gift from God. He knows exactly what is convenient or inconvenient for us, but His will is certainly not about our convenience either. So, then the real question is this, "Why are Christian families wanting to use birth control instead of trusting God's timing and gifts."
---Cherilyn on 7/20/07


...continued: The only people who can be selfish enough to call any baby unwanted should not be a claiming Christianity or Christ-likeness. Should the world use birth control to prevent unwanted babies? Why debate this...there are plenty of consequences of sin out there to see. Are we on God's side or are we just arguing?
---Cherilyn on 7/20/07


Donna8789, you're not really taking birth control as such then, just the treatment that in other contexts is used for birth control.

Note also, most abused children were originally planned and wanted.
---Ktisophilos on 7/20/07


Eloy said, "To bring an unwanted child into this world is sin, and will be accountable, likewise to prevent bringing an unwanted child into this world is righteousness."
How about posting your Scripture reference for your death doctrine Eloy? (Last Eloy 1:1 maybe)
Do you believe in abortion retroactive also?
Your dark understanding and comments are not coming from the Spirit of God.
---Elder on 7/20/07


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*What if one does not want children and birth control fails?*

You pray to God and ask Him what he wants you to do.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/20/07


Danish I am not saying that either way in correct or incorrect for a Christian. This is a subject that I don't believe Christians will ever all agree on but I do think that if any person thinks that God has the power to override contraception that same person should believe that He can prevent conception also. My grandmothers bore 2 and 3 children but my great-grandmothers bore 7, 13, 13, 14 children. It was lack of knowledge in those days, not trust (I suspect).
---RitaH on 7/20/07


.christina, if adults do not want children, but the birth control failed, then the adults are not guilty of sinning but they are left with alternatives: 1) since pregnant, the couple should pray and perhaps they may both change their mind and want to have the baby now, Or, 2) give the child up for adoption to Christian parents whom want to have children, but are failing because of some fertility problems.
---Eloy on 7/20/07


To not want a child in the womb that God brought into the world is evil and a sin.
God's in control....stop your control. No birth control. Adoption is the option if worse comes to worse not preventing God's creation a baby.
What a twisted tangled up way of thinking...it is a sin to bring a baby into this world at any time.
---Lisa on 7/20/07


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Eloy: "To bring an unwanted child into this world is sin, and will be accountable, likewise to prevent bringing an unwanted child into this world is righteousness"

What if one does not want children and birth control fails?
---Christina on 7/19/07


I am a Christian, a virgin, and am taking birth control. I am taking it for medical reasons. So, yes, I think it's okay for Christians to take it. Also, unfortunately, I have read about people mistreating their kids because they were unwanted. To me, that's more of a sin than taking birth control to keep from getting pregnant.
---Donna8789 on 7/19/07


RebeccaD::you just hit the nail on the Head -Right on is this why so many catholics apostacise.? Birth Control.What about self Control?If husbands cant- are you saying wives also have no control.Humans belong to the Animal Kingdom do Humans have to act like them?did not God give them intelligence?Animals know when its time to mate & its a God given feature.The female animal has the control.study Biology.There are exceptions to the rule.
---Emcee on 7/19/07


Lisa, Even though God created this body, it is up to me to keep it healthy. By saying a woman shouldn't be on birth control, you would rather see unwanted children, because the mother is doped up on drugs somewhere. My husband deals with this everyday, mothers and fathers neglect their children because they are out of their minds. What about, condoms, are you against that as well? You act like a Catholic.
---Rebecca_D on 7/19/07


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Eloy:: If this is the concept of YOUR righteousness Then The heaven you seek is of your own conception with I might add with a rude awakening.what is wrong CAN be right this is what you are saying dosen't make sense to me.White is Black, Red is Purple & you are a monkeys uncle.WRONG
---Emcee on 7/19/07


.emcee, I am precisely correct in what I post. To bring an unwanted child into this world is sin, and will be accountable, likewise to prevent bringing an unwanted child into this world is righteousness, and will also be accountable. But you believe many things that are not righteousness, because you are not of righteousness. I pray that you will truly become converted, and then you being freed from the bondage of deception which comes upon all the world, will then the truth you will know.
---Eloy on 7/19/07


Birth control is to stop God from creating a life in the womb-No woman holds the power/ authority, to bring life into the world-she has no authority to control it.
Psalm 127:3Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
---Lisa on 7/18/07


Trust God-harden not your hearts.Isah.44:2 the LORD said that made thee-formed thee from the womb-who will help thee: Isah.44:24"Thus saith the LORD-thy Redeemer, HE THAT FORMED THEE FROM THE WOMB: I am the LORD that maketh all things, that stretcheth forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself. Isaiah 49:1"Listen,O isles,unto Me & hearken,ye people from afar! The LORD hath called Me from the womb, from the bowels of My mother hath He made mention of My name.
---Lisa on 7/18/07


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Eloy:: I am in no position to dispute YOUR claims But on Birth Control You sir are way off Base & hence I say the spirit you claim is not of God But that is YOUR choicem, & your discernment.
---Emcee on 7/18/07


Is guns okay? Is excution okay? No. we Know that the world would be a better place without these things.

However through Adams disobedience sin entered the world and mans will is no longer aligned with Gods will. So here we are today asking is Birth control okay.

Before the fall of Adam there was no birth control and

there should not be birth control with christians.

We may think that our Children are a mistake, but God see's the bigger picture.
---Marcia on 7/18/07


Birth control pills for a medical reason is acceptable. In any other fashion NO. This also includes condom use even if married.

Reason: It separates you from your spouse, how can you say I am yours if you use a barrier?

If tiring to avoid pregnancy during marriage try Natural Family Planning instead. It brings you and your spouse closer together since you both need to be more aware of your cycles on a intimate level.
---Francis on 7/18/07


I thing that birth control is ok. But things like the morning after pill are just the same as abortion and god states very clearly that it's a sin. your not kiling any babies with it, your preventing the chance of having to make that chioce...
---Savannah on 7/18/07


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I did say that I am not against people on Meds did I not maddison?
---Carla5754 on 7/18/07


A thousand appologies and I humbly ask your forgiveness....This person almost sent me off my trolly suggesting I needed Drugs. I allowed God in his time to heal me of the racisim and loss of my teaching post 4 years ago, I went through premature labor and delivered 3 weeks too early, so to with my previous child, eventually I resined, my hours meant I was in a gray area and couldn't to sue. So accept my apologies it just sounded like this friend I had that doted on HER taking Medication.
---Carla5754 on 7/18/07


.emcee, I know that I am born-again, because Christ himself saved me in person, and he completely changed me into his own righteousness, and the life which I now am live is not mine, but his. And this born-again life which he has created for his own glory is proven by his manifested power that is evident in and through my life. And there are others whom are born-again also, and you can know us, whom we are by our works.
---Eloy on 7/18/07


Madison1101: "Carla & StevenG: I would love to see you two deal with a psychotic schizophrenic."

First, Jesus healed such people. Jesus relied on the healing power of God.

Second, you, as a Christian, are able to heal those people for it is written that we are able to perform greater miracles than Jesus. Why is your faith so small? Maybe it's the fear of being ridiculed? To be different?

No last.
---Steveng on 7/17/07


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Carla: "Continue to believe and have faith no one in the bible needed medication after been healed by Christ and if the church was in it's right state we wouldn't need them today!"

You misread my post. I did not wish you ill. Do not accuse me of such evil. I said that I would like to see you work with a schizophrenic without medication as I do in the hospital. Without medication, a schizophrenic is uncontrollable. They need medication to become stable. I did not wish you ill.
---Madison1101 on 7/17/07


Marcia: Did you know some preachers and their bodyguards carry guns? Execution, deathrow, prisons and jails are all part of society. We know the world would better off without them but they are needed. Just like judges,cops, stop signs and red lights. They serve a much needed purpose. We should not live like ostriches and pretend these safeguards are not needed.
I use to feel the same way you do(naive)I believed everybody was basically good. Unfortunately I grew up. I was wrong.
---Robyn on 7/17/07


Rita, my grandmother had the kind of trust you're talking about. She ended up with 13 children and she only wanted 4 of them.
Either way, you're talking man being permitted to make the choice.
---Danish on 7/17/07


Eloy::You say you are born again?how do you know that?because you believe in controlled conception which is contrary to the law of God which carrys sway on this net.May be you lost your way in more ways than one.
---Emcee on 7/17/07


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Is guns okay? Is excution okay? No. we Know that the world would be a better place without these things. However through Adams disobedience sin entered the world and mans will is no longer aligned with Gods will. So here we are today asking is Birth control okay. Before the fall of Adam there was no birth control and there should not be birth control with christians.
---Marcia on 7/17/07


Isn't it funny how some Christians can trust God to override contraception if HE wants us to have a child anyway but not trust HIM to prevent us having one when HE does not want us to have one?
---RitaH on 7/17/07


It is strictly between you and God on that one. I will say this, the multiplying has already been done. More people, more sin, more wickedness.
---catherine on 7/17/07


This blog is about birth control not general medicine.
Medicine is a gift from God because it is His mercy on us and hoping that we will choose His ways to apply it for compassion to those who are suffering, terminal diseases, elderly in nursing homes. This is to preserve life.
Birth control is to stop a life, prevent a life. God is the one who creates that life in you and only God has the authority to prevent that life or take it. Not you.
---Lisa on 7/17/07


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Do not be fooled by these people that tell you that the contraception pill prevents conception because they DO NOT. The body is tricked into believing that the egg has already been implanted and to avoid it enplanting the wall of the uterus through hormones become so hostile that the egg cannot plant. Ask yourself What egg implants that is not fertilised?
---Carla5754 on 7/17/07


I have worked for nurses Dr's I've never met a surgeon through my profession but pretty much most professions I have been privileged to work with. But I have never met anyone that has used their profession as a vehicle to curse someone with other people's illnesses and in the Name of Jesus I ask you to STOP IT! Your words are not life or truth but Curses and I rebuke each and every one of them in Jesus's name! Satan is a liar and an accuser of the brethren.
---Carla5754 on 7/17/07


Maddison,
if you cannot wish anyone good do not curse anyone ill. You sound like a spoilt child and far from the example of being Christlike that you accuse me of not been an example. How much more can you bring home your convictions about the use of drugs which are too vast to compare against Faith . I never told you or anyone else on this site that I am against ALL Meds so drop your curses and spoilt allegations.
---Carla5754 on 7/17/07


Mary, the number one cause for women seeking abortions is failed contraception. Also some forms of birth control are not just used to prevent conception. Right in the instructions for the Pill, one of the methods it claims for preventing a birth, is to create a hostile environment in the womb to prevent the implantation of any fertilized egg, should breakthrough ovulation occur. The IUD also creates a hostile womb environment to prevent implantation.
---lorra8574 on 7/16/07


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.emcee, Since I am a born-again Christian, I am not able to receive your falsehood, but I think that catholic blogs would welcome your catholicism.
---Eloy on 7/17/07


Hi Carla, okay, I think I can understand your point--birth control does have risks involved. And I, for one, am living proof it does not always work lol! :D But the "hands that shed innocent blood" statement has me kinda confused--if you're not aborting the baby, you're not shedding his/her blood, so no repentance needed, I don't think.
---Mary on 7/16/07


Hi Carla, part 2: I want to be sure I'm clear here and in 85 words, not sure I was lol :D Are you comparing abortion to birth control is my question? With birth control, a life is prevented, but not killed. Just curious, thanks. :)
---Mary on 7/16/07


Madison1101: "I suppose you would oppose a Christian being put on dialysis... or getting chemotherapy for cancer."

I oppose anything not of God. Medications are from man. How do I know? God wouldn't create something that have adverse side effects. If God made a cold pill, a person wouldn't need a cold pill for the rest of their lives. Medications and treatments are for weak Christians until they grow strong in faith. Christians only need God for healing. Ye of little (healing) faith.
---Steveng on 7/16/07


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Carla & StevenG: I would love to see you two deal with a psychotic schizophrenic. I work with them in the hospital and can only thank God for the invention of antipsychotic medication.
---Madison1101 on 7/16/07


StevenB,Continue to believe and have faith no one in the bible needed medication after been healed by Christ and if the church was in it's right state we wouldn't need them today! It takes nothing away from a man/woman of faith that proves God through faith. Medication is not always the answer you can actually get off insulin for diabetes if you get the right advice and diet before your pancreas gives up completely. My motherinlaw is living proof and my mother had her meds reduced and doing very well!
---Carla5754 on 7/16/07


Sheaths that have broken unwanted pregnancies, Heart palpitations cause by Pill. Etopic pregnancies caused by IUD's, It remains having a sober approach to contraception and every individual will know how well they did when they come to give an account for their life, The hand that sheds innocent blood will not go free without repentance and a complete turn around.
---Carla5754 on 7/16/07


Mary, I have been married for fifteen years and I only have four children, but I am more fertile than the average girl never had to "try" to get pregnant - I could always pick when I wanted to give birth. We only have four, because even though we wanted more it was not responsible for us to do so. I do not use artificial birth control, I use what God gave me.
---lorra8574 on 7/16/07


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StevenG: I hope you never develop diabetes, or any other illness which requires medication. I suppose you would oppose a Christian being put on dialysis for kidney failure, or a Christian getting chemotherapy for cancer.
---Madison1101 on 7/16/07


Eloy::You are again using scriptural tracts to justify your false misrepresented actions:Birth control is wrong, if you cannot afford a child?? You have no trust in God & how He caters for them.There are other phrases which will defeat your saying.Consider the lillies of the field & the birds of the air--- Mill stones & the verse is meant for those who bring SCANDAL to the children of God.If its lack of knowledge -so be it,but if its to prove a point its pride -SHAME.
---Emcee on 7/16/07


Contraceptives are a good thing, because producing unwanted children is a sin.
---Eloy on 7/16/07


Birth control...is simply control over you body and what you want rather then trusting in God's will for you.
Medicine for pain and agony are different. Surgery is generally to save a life along with many other meds. That has nothing to do with preventing a life from being born or stopping a life from being born. Preserving life is the goal. Killing or preventing life is the sin.
---Lisa on 7/15/07


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Yes Mary :: I Know Birth control is a sin Notice the word CONTROL? It is in your power & the answer IS ABSTAIN.Are you that weak & vulnerable.It's a simple 2 letter word "NO"But it will strengthen your relationship with God.
---Emcee on 7/15/07


Madison1101, Helen_5378: "StevenG: You sound a lot like Tom Cruise. Are you into Scientology?"

God forbid. Remember there is nothing new under the sun. every religion in the world picks and chooses what they want from God's world to form their own religion. Read the first three chapters of Revelation. Christian, Buddist, Hinduism, all say to love one another. Do you see my point?
---Steveng on 7/15/07


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