Evidence that Contraception is Immoral
Gen 1:28, 9:1,7; 35:11 - the Lord commands us to be
fruitful ("fertile") and multiply. We cooperate with the
Gen. 28:3 - Isaac's prayer over Jacob shows that fertility and procreation
are considered blessings from God.
Gen. 38:8-10 - Onan is killed by God for practicing contraception
(withdrawal) and spilling his semen on the ground.
Gen. 38:11-26 - Judah (like Onan) also rejected God's command to
keep up the family lineage, but he was not killed.
Deut. 25:7-10 - penalty for refusing to keep up lineage is not death,
like Onan received. Onan was killed for wasting seed.
Gen. 38:9 - also, the usage of the graphic word "seed,"
uncharacteristic for Hebrew writing, highlights the reason for death.
Exodus 23:25-26; Deut. 7:13-14 - God promises blessings which include
no miscarriages or barrenness. The family reflects the Blessed Trinity.
Lev.18:22-23;20:13 - wasting seed with non-generative sexual acts
warrants death. Many Protestant churches reject this teaching.
Lev. 21:17,20 - crushed testicles are called a defect and a blemish
before God. Deliberate sterilization is intrinsically evil.
Deut. 23:1 - whoever has crushed testicles or is castrated cannot
enter the assembly. Contraception is objectively sinful.
Deut. 25:11-12 - punishment for potential damage to testicles. Hence,
vasectomies are gravely contrary to the natural law.
1 Chron. 25:5 - God exalts His people by blessing with many children.
Contraception = not your will God, but my will be done.
Psalm 127:3-5 - children are a gift of favor from God and blessed
is a full quiver. We must be open to God's gift of life.
Hosea 9:11; Jer. 18:21 - God punishes Israel by preventing pregnancy.
Contraception is a curse.
Mal. 2:14 - Marriage is not a contract. It is a covenant - a supernatural
exchange of persons with children as the fruit of the union.
Mal. 2:15 - What does God desire? Godly offspring. Contraception
= God may want an eternal being created, but I say no.
Matt. 19:5-6 - Jesus said a husband and wife shall become one. They
are no longer two, but one, as God is three persons, yet one.
Matt. 19:6; Eph. 5:31 - contraception prevents God's ability to
"join" together. God's love for the Church is selfless
Acts 5:1-11 - Ananias and Sapphira were slain because they withheld
part of a gift. Fertility is a gift from God and cannot be withheld.
Rom.1:26-27 - sexual acts without the possibility of procreation
is sinful. Self-giving love is life-giving love.
1 Cor. 6:19-20 - the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit; thus,
we must glorify God in our bodies.
1 Cor. 7:5 - natural family planning (NFP). Do not refuse each other
except perhaps by agreement for a season, naturally.
Gal. 6:7-8 - God is not mocked for what a man sows. If to the flesh,
corruption. If to the Spirit, eternal life.
Eph. 5:25 - husbands love your wives as Christ loved the Church
- by giving his entire body and holding nothing back.
Eph. 5:29-31; Phil. 3:2 - mutilating the flesh (e.g. surgery to
prevent conception) is sinful. Some Protestant churches reject this
1 Tim. 2:15 - childbearing is considered a "work" through
which women may be saved by God's grace.
Rev. 9:21; 21:8; 22:15; Gal. 5:20- sorcery = "pharmakeia"
= includes abortifacient potions such as birth control pills = mortally