Posts Tagged ‘contraceptives’
Flippancy Toward Reproduction
by Andy Diestelkamp Undoubtedly the invention of the birth control pill fueled “the sexual revolution.” The prospect of sexual experience without “consequences” gave women what some men imagined that they already “enjoyed” – freedom! Freedom from responsibilities and the burdens that come with them. Yet, this stereotypical flippant male mentality which imagines personal freedom from the…Read More
My wife refuses to be intimate with me
Question: I have been married for almost 15 years. I love her to the end of the world. She is going through menopause and it’s been two years since entering her. We have had years of good sex that didn’t involve intercourse but all of a sudden she said it’s a sin and I am frustrated.…Read More
Are surgically based contraceptives wrong?
Question: Is it OK for Christians to use contraceptives and birth control methods such as ligation and vasectomy? There are some people in the church who have second thoughts on the usage of birth control, specifically ones that are surgical. The argument is that surgery such as ligation and vasectomy alter the body and we are…Read More
Is having an operation that leaves you infertile a sin?
Question: Dear brother Jeffrey, A sister in our congregation asked me if tubal closure for contraceptive purposes is a sin. She already has children and becomes pregnant easily, but she cannot afford to have another child, as both she and her husband are working, and it is already difficult to raise the children they already…Read More
Your teaching has been an encouragement to me
Question: I hope everything is well with you, and I hope God is protecting the Lavista Church of Christ! I’ve been encouraged a lot with the teachings about marriage, contraception, etc. I am thankful that God helps me a lot in spiritual growth. I hope to know more about God, His church, and His Word.…Read More
Text: Psalms 10 I. How do we deal with those whom others don’t want? A. Terri Shiavo made the news and was the focus of attention for numerous months. 1. Her husband no longer wanted to keep her alive. He claimed that she wouldn’t want to remain in this state. 2. What I don’t often hear is that Terri…Read More
Is avoiding getting your wife pregnant a sin?
Question: If I am married, and I am having sex with my wife, is pulling out a sin? Judah’s son pulled out when performing his brotherly duties and was struck dead by God. I know that it was because he robbed Tamar of her right to a child, but Deuteronomy and Leviticus speak of the…Read More
Are condoms wrong to use because they didn’t exist in Jesus’ era?
Question: Is it lust when I get married and I use a condom or some other birth control for a while with my wife? I’m confused because my brother says yes and my friend says no. Also, condoms did not exist in the era Jesus was born in. I also heard that lust is a…Read More
Do you need to be baptized in order to go to heaven?
Question: Hello, I have a couple of questions, but I hope I am not bothering you in any way. Do you need to be baptized in order to go to heaven? If so, what other things must you do? Do you need to be baptized to be a Christian? Can you be a Christian if…Read More
Is having a vasectomy a sin?
Question: Is having a vasectomy a sin? My husband had a vasectomy several years ago. I am just finding out now that we may have committed a rather large sin or is that just a Catholic view? Is this a sin we both committed? Answer: Having a vasectomy is not a sin. The Roman Catholic…Read More