When I Grow Up

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Lamentations 3:19-38   I.         Have you noticed how the world sets up different standards for children and adults?             A.        You can’t smoke until you’re a certain age             B.        You can’t drink until you have reached 21             C.        In some ways it makes sense, we want to protect our children while they are young and…

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Is it compulsory to marry and have children?

Question: Is it compulsory to marry? Is it compulsory to bear children? If you don’t bear children are you sinning against God and Genesis 1:28? Answer: “But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. … I think then that this is good in view…

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Is it sinful to not want to have children?

Question: I was wondering if it’s sinful for a woman not to ever want to have children? Answer: A person has the right to choose to get married or not. That choice comes with consequences since sex is only allowed within a marriage. “But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is…

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Who had the most children in the Bible?

Question: Who in the Bible had the most children? Since there was no form of birth control in the Bible days, the only way for women not to get pregnant is for the man to “pull out” (other than not having sex), but did any man fathered a child he didn’t know about or leave…

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How many times do you have to have a baby?

Question: How many times do you have to have a baby? Answer: There has never been a requirement for having children beyond God’s general command to mankind to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 9:7).

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Does an unborn baby have a soul?

Question: I have a coworker who was telling me his girlfriend had a miscarriage, and that’s why he doesn’t believe in God.  I tried to comfort him by telling him that the baby could not have sinned, thus had to be in heaven.  He seems like he may be interested in God, it seems we…

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What does the Bible say about infertility?

Question: I am a Christian and want to know what verse should I read to encourage me about infertility. Answer: The inability to have children has long been a problem for couples. The first mention of barrenness was with Sarah, Abraham’s wife (Genesis 11:30). In their case, it was a situation God left unchanged until…

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