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The Bible & Birth Control
Touchstone ^ | Scott Hahn

Posted on 06/09/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM

The Bible & Birth Control

The Bible and Birth Control
by Charles D. Provan

Monongahela, PA: Zimmer Printing, 1989
97 pp., $5.95

reviewed by Scott Hahn

As a recent convert to Roman Catholicism, I am frequently asked by friends and family to explain how my theological studies led me out of the Protestant ministry into the Catholic Church. After tossing out a few of their favorite stock objections and discovering to their suprise that at least one Catholic has solid scriptural rebuttals, they usually back off. After all, listening to a convert-friend “explain” his new-found faith can put two otherwise close friends at cross purposes (“like trying to take a sip from a fire hydrant,” my spouse says). Inevitably, the questions then move from the polemical to the personal: “How do you feel now that you’re one of them?” And then like clockwork, they raise THE ISSUE: “You know, Scott, that your fellow-Catholics don’t really buy into all that stuff; take what the popes say about birth control, for instance. . . .” All at once, you face the convergence of all seemingly insurmountable obstacles (except, I suppose, for Mary and purgatory): the authoritarian tyranny of anti-biblical tradition imposed by an infallible celibate on a bunch of hedonistic hypocrites who ignore him anyway!


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TOPICS: Catholic; Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: bible; biblebirthcontrol; birthcontrol; catholic; contraception; prolife; protestant
I'll be happy to mail a copy of The Bible & Birth Control to anybody who wants one, free of charge. Just send me a PM.
1 posted on 06/09/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Monday, August 13, 2007

Protestants on Birth Control

For those of you Catholics who have tried, you know it's often difficult talking with Protestants about artificial birth control. That in mind, here's a Protestant discussing the historic Protestant (and Biblical) view about artificial birth control.

If your Protestant friends won't listen to a Catholic, send them a link to this post:


CHARLES D. PROVAN

The Bible and Birth Control

Martin Luther once proclaimed that "the purpose of marriage is not pleasure and ease but the procreation and education of children and the support of a family.... People who do not like children are swine, dunces, and blockheads, not worthy to be called men and women, because they despise the blessing of God, the Creator and Author of marriage" (Christian History, Issue 39, p. 24). Luther also said that birth control was the equivalent of sodomy (probably because of the likeness between homosexual wickedness and impotent sex). John Calvin declared that birth control was the murder of future persons and the Synod of Dort issued a Bible commentary which stated that contraception was the same as abortion. If you are shocked, by the strong statements from these Godly men, that really is not too surprising, because Protestant opposition to birth control has largely been forgotten in our decadent 21th century. If you want to know about Biblical principles which oppose contraception, or wish to know what the Reformers and their heirs thought about this important subject, we certainly hope that you will get this book!


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2 posted on 06/09/2010 7:03:08 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Here you go, “Dr.”


3 posted on 06/09/2010 7:03:40 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Scott Hahn is a lunatic.

Pass.


4 posted on 06/09/2010 7:07:22 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Now, if we could just get you to practice some spam control.


5 posted on 06/09/2010 7:07:37 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

No thanks. what a load of crap.


6 posted on 06/09/2010 7:10:46 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Its a review of a book by a protestant, Charles Provan.

I spoke to Charles Provan years ago, and ordered lots of copies of his excellent scripture study on contraception, from a protestant perspective.

I'll be happy to send you a copy, free of charge. Just send me a PM.

Of course, if you're not open to basic scriptural discussions of moral issues, I certainly understand and respect your freedom to reject God's laws.

7 posted on 06/09/2010 7:11:05 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

It’s good to see you promoting a book by a “Protestant.” Too many Roman Catholics on FR consider “Protestants” unsaved because they aren’t members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Children are a blessing. Those considering birth control (whether contraceptives or NFP) should evaluate why they *don’t* want the blessing of children.


8 posted on 06/09/2010 7:17:25 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo
Those considering birth control (whether contraceptives or NFP) should evaluate why they *don’t* want the blessing of children.

Maybe because "those" are being responsible and don't expect others to be financially responsible for those "blessings."
9 posted on 06/09/2010 7:19:51 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97

I’m simply advocating some thought. I’m not Roman Catholic — I don’t *demand* that people avoid birth control. I’m simply affirming that children are a blessing — something our society denies. Before choosing to use birth control, couples should consider their motives for using it, and ask whether children really are a nuisance.


10 posted on 06/09/2010 7:23:07 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I'll be happy to send you a copy, free of charge. Just send me a PM.

Of course, if you're not open to basic scriptural discussions of moral issues, I certainly understand and respect your freedom to reject God's laws.

I'm plenty open to basic scriptural discussions of moral issues. Thanks for asking.

I'm not open to sending my personal address to some anonymous "podiatrist" on the internet. Lots of lunatics out there.

11 posted on 06/09/2010 7:33:01 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Oh, I’ve been meaning to ask, what kind of “Dr.” are you?


12 posted on 06/09/2010 7:44:36 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Do you read much?


13 posted on 06/09/2010 8:00:31 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Not much...

;-)

14 posted on 06/09/2010 8:05:03 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Better late than never. 8~)


15 posted on 06/09/2010 8:07:32 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Theo

You wrote:

” Too many Roman Catholics on FR consider “Protestants” unsaved because they aren’t members of the Roman Catholic Church.”

Too many? Like who?


16 posted on 06/10/2010 7:20:55 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: vladimir998

When you push them, RC FReepers acknowledge that they believe salvation is only found within “The Church” — meaning the Roman Catholic Church.


17 posted on 06/10/2010 8:51:17 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo

Some couples are already well blessed, and don’t want to be planning on seeing any new blessing off to college in walkers.


18 posted on 06/10/2010 8:56:57 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: Theo

I am Catholic. I think you simply do not understand the meaning of extra ecclesiam nulla salus. It does not mean non-Catholics are automatically unsaved.


19 posted on 06/10/2010 10:15:31 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: vladimir998

The Vatican may say one thing. RC FReepers say something else. I’ve been accused of being apart from Christ because I’m not a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Just stating facts.


20 posted on 06/10/2010 11:05:02 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo

“I’ve been accused of being apart from Christ because I’m not a member of the Roman Catholic Church.”

Amazing. Considering that most of the R.C.’s tenets are antithetical to Biblical doctrine, your accusers must be smokin’ the sofa or something.


21 posted on 06/10/2010 11:11:15 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Every time a liberal whines, an angel gets his wings.)
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