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To: Mr Rogers; xzins

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.


47 posted on 10/06/2012 10:34:04 AM PDT by Running On Empty (The three sorriest words: "It's too late")
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To: Running On Empty

“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.


49 posted on 10/06/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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