It doesn’t make a lot of sense to just arbitrarily say that “...abstaining is wrong”.
It’s a discipline Christians expect unmarried people to observe.
It’s a discipline that becomes evident in the later stages of pregnancy and the early weeks after birth.
It’s a reasonable discipline in regards to menstrual cycles.
It is a prudent discipline in situations of health concerns.
Under the Hebrew law, women were to remain untouched until 14 days after menstruation. It was called “nidrah”. ( an is quite likely the reason why there were so many sons born)
“Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. 1 Cor. 6:5 ( and then go on to read 6 and 7).
Yes, St. Paul says “to devote yourselves to prayer.” If a couple has a valid reason for “mutual consent” to abstain for a while, they can prayerfully use it that it may be for the glory of God and the sanctification of their lives.
There is nothing wrong with that-—in fact, it is a virtue.
The use of condoms denies and blocks the life-giving powers that God has designed for us, that we may share in His creation.
Jesus does not block from us nor deny us of His life-giving, love-giving Precious Blood. His way is the way of Truth. As the Bridegroom, He shows us the way.
xzins, I am happy to read that you understand the problem of contraception. God bless you.
“The use of condoms denies and blocks the life-giving powers that God has designed for us, that we may share in His creation.”
So does abstinence.
But what a condom does is give a couple the ability to express their love without choosing to have a child. Dogs breed. Humans can and should love each other. And the use of our minds gives us a choice a dog doesn’t have.
If anyone doesn’t want to use a condom, that is fine. They are free to decide for themselves. But I see no scriptural warrant for claiming a person using a condom is evil.