But the Bible tells us that God’s instruction to mankind (including Adam and Eve) were to be fruitful and multiply.
When couples engage in contraception they are directly disobeying God.
On your thoughts about the money — God will provide. Where is your trust?
I believe in a Creator, I believe in a moral code....I do not believe that abortion is any more than murder...
I do not believe the bible is, for much of it, to be taken as written...I do not believe in Adam and Eve....In that regard I believe more or less along the lines of Louis Leakey when it comes to the first humans
Catholics don't believe in the literal interpretation of the Genesis story of Adam and Eve. The Catechism explains belief in original sin as Genesis giving a figurative account of a "primeval event" that occurred at the beginning of humankind's existence. Our first parents - regardless of what names they had - sinned. And their sin was larger than them. Its roots were in the kind of evil that exists in opposition to God. So as a Catholic you don't have to believe in Adam and Eve as historic person, but you do have to believe in the original sin of humanity, a sin that leaves a mark on every human since the very first.
...but hey, that's just me. I understand that we all believe differently...
“But the Bible tells us that Gods instruction to mankind (including Adam and Eve) were to be fruitful and multiply.”
If my wife & I were the only humans on earth, that command would make a lot of sense. And in a tribal society, as the Old Testament was, having children means just about everything. But I don’t live in a tribal society, and I don’t need to populate the earth.
If using a condom is wrong, then so is abstaining...