Skip to comments.Birth Control; Separating Sex From Fruitfulness...Gender 4
Posted on 10/08/2018 7:13:09 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.(Romans 1:22-27)
One of the final catalysts that launched America and perhaps the West itself into the so-called Sexual revolution and which has led us to the precipice of the present absolute moral confusion and sexual anarchy destroying millions of peoples lives, was the invention of the birth control pill in 1962.
I want to say at the outset that I dont believe all birth control is wrong. There are many valid reasons why people would want to space the births of their children, ( if possible) or for the sake of health it would be better not to get pregnant at times. These are personal choices that people have to make before God, and none of my or anyone elses business.
The Pill came about largely at the instigation of Margaret Sanger, the Eugenecist founder of Planned Parenthood, admirer of adolph Hitler, and the coiner of the term birth control.(A Brief History Of the Birth Control Pill)
Though the pill was originally illegal in eight states, within 2 years 1.5 million were on it and by 1965 6.5 million women were on the pill. In spite of serious side effects, the pill became the most common contraception used in the United States.
The role the pill played, was as liberator of women, (as if pregnancy is some kind of bondage). Now the fear of getting pregnant could be controlled, and set aside, along with the shame of pregnancy outside of marriage.
You could say that artificial birth control sets aside what God joined together, that is sexuality and potential fruitfulness. In the words of Paul, in the early sixties men and women left the natural use (of women) into that which is against nature.
What is a woman? She is the part of the Image of God, she has a womb, and was born to love and give nurture. A new life is vouchsafed into her womb, her breasts are to suckle the helpless and totally dependent offspring, the fruit of she and her husbands shared love.
Is the power of her femininity given for any and every use? Are her curves given her to put into an advertisement to sell cars or toothpaste?
The leaving off, of the natural use of the female, is the very point which inevitably leads to fornication, the dissolution of marriages, and even to homosexuality and lesbianism, ending finally in the violence of abortion! According to Romans 1, it could go no other way!
Did anyone believe in 1962, that by the year 2016, we would have slaughtered more than 50 million helpless babies in the womb? If they had foreseen it, would they have been so debauched as to see it as a good thing?
Now that human sexuality is uncoupled from the intent of God, (Be fruitful and Multiply, within the context of monogamous marriage), it is trivialized into casual sex or recreational sex, just another experience with no context or meaning. Sexual expression becomes a right and perverse forms of sexual expression become a literally identity, demanding civil rights!
I am not saying that the sole reason for human sexuality is the propagation of children, but that potential fruitfulness is an important component in that which God ordained in the beginning, when he said For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall leave his wife and they two shall be one flesh .
All of the kindling for the out of control wildfire which is the sexual revolution had already been set by 1962, the loss of faith in God, the brutalizing effect of the World Wars, the popularization of media and entertainment, and a feminist movement.
But it was the invention of the birth control pill that seemed to give many in the Western World the license to cast off the former restraints imposed upon men by the former Judeo/Christian ethos, and pursue love without consequences.
Ironically the sexual revolution actually killed love, romance and the chivalric traditions based upon the Judeo Christian belief that a woman is the weaker vessel, the bearer of life and sacred in a way, to be kept out of battles just because she is a woman.
As for children, there is no room for children in a PlayBoy magazine kind of world. Children are actually despised in amy ways in our generation, both subtly and overtly.
Birth control has become a way of life, in fact it has become an outlook. Children are seen as a a bother, they are hard work, why would I bring children into this world? We cant afford them, or we are not ready to settle down and have children, we had a plan and will start having children at thirty etc etc.
Millions of westerners cannot be bothered to even have children, or if they do, they strive for two, if possible a boy and a girl. Why would anyone welcome a child when they have striven so hard to avoid having them? Birthrates are dropping perilously in the western world, and in some cases, such as in Europe, they are near the point of no return.In places like Germany, Belgium and Italy , demographic death looms.
Abortion is seen as so sacred to a certain portion of the population (our ruling elite), that even when it was exposed that ghouls at Planned Parenthood had been buying and selling baby body parts for a handsome profit, the only people the Government of Obama went after were the concerned journalists who exposed it.
God Bless You Planned Parenthood, you arent going anywhere on my watch, proclaimed the most ardent abortion advocate in America and the most pro Homosexual proponent ever in American history, and also the President of the United States.
The opposite of Life is death. Children are life. Barrenness is the curse, not having children.This is why the only Western people who are having children in numbers are born again Christians and some Catholics.
Pregnancy and fruitfulness is health and blessing. When much of America embraced the ethic of artificial birth control, they not only embraced sexual libertinism, they took on an entire outlook of death, by uncoupling sexuality from fruitfulness, they opened the floodgates which included Casual sex recreational sex, homosexuality and other forms of perversion, all of which led to abortion on demand and the death of 50 million plus children!
Is there any way to remove the deep crimson stain from our nations? From our souls? Can we be alright when filled with these sins? Can those who love death ever live? Only God can save us now, if we turn to Him! But we must be made to look clearly at our sins and confess and forsake them.
Thx for the ping.
Old order Mennonites, Amish, Catholics, Quiver Full types, some independent type evangelicals are the only Christian groups to my understanding that still officially teach that birth control within marriage is wrong.
Well apparently those anti-contraceptive groups you listed (Catholics, Mennonites et al.) are onto something.
I understand there may be some medical exceptions to the rule: a woman may be advised not to get pregnant due to health issues or whatever reason...But there is no doubt that abortion culture is inseparable and directly related to contraceptive culture. The contraceptive mentality rips sex of not only its procreative dimension, but spiritual dimension as well.
It’s not so much about having children, but that something gets lost in the very act of sex itself when a barrier is a placed...When the act of total surrender to each other and to God is compromised out of ‘precaution.’ — Something sacred, and beautiful, adventurous, and romantic is lost. As if condoms were on the very hearts of the lovers taking part...
God clearly designed things to be this way for a reason.
And we as a society are still unpacking the vicious side effects of the pill.
Even unmarried women are bearers of maternality/ maternal giftings — and are vessels by which God channels His love, peace, and beauty into this rough and tumble world as only a woman can give.
The advent of the pill downgraded these maternal attributes, and the consequences have been devastating. Women’s bodies have become commodified and objectified as a mere instrument to fulfill man’s pleasure...rather than as sacred bearers and givers of life. And life itself has been downgraded to be disposed of at will. (Abortion.)
And look at the stats surrounding pornography.
I’m glad you said: Old order Mennonites. I have known many Mennonites; I seriously doubt they would take this Biblical stance. They mostly seem collectivist, and many embrace homoeroticism.
They have erroneously extrapolated pacifism to mean utter non-judgmentalism and de facto communism.
I no longer associate with any of them.
WW2 changed the values of a lot of people....women in particular. Men and women were "hooking" up in the thought it might be the last time to have sex before being shipped off to combat for the guys. For some of the girls it was giving the guy a gift if you will.
Our society began to shift from agricultural to industrial reducing the "need" for a large family to work the farm.
We also have the rise of tv and movies aimed at the teenage market. The sex appeal of these movies cannot be underestimated. We may look at Beach Blanket Bingo as an innocent time, but for the day it was out there.
Let's also not forget the shift in tv shows aimed at grownups. At one time The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan, Mayberry RFD were prime time shows. They were replaced by the Mary Tyler Moore show, and other shows that advanced an "urban" set of values verses a "rural" set of values.
Then add in the "Playboy" culture started by Hefner and the loosening of laws against porn. The abandonment of the Hayes code cannot be underestimated as more skin could be shown on screen.
And let's not underestimate the influence of rock'n'roll. Elvis was the first big sex symbol that introduced a new element to singing....shaking those hips [for the record, I like Elvis].
The pill came in at the "right" time as all of these events were occurring.
Was the pill totally responsible? No. But it sure did play a role in what we're seeing now.
Does anyone realize that about 3,300 future American citizens will be CHOICED to death today?
Thanks Basket, no problem I laughed out loud. Godzilla is a new twist on face palm memes. I am not calling for the outlawing of birth control, I am calling for self examination of our chafing mores. thanks for the cheerful input, FReegards
Until the Anglican Lambeth conference in 1930 EVERY Christian denomination regarded contraception as sinful. One they allowed for it, the dominos fell. Hard to find a single protestant church that does not approve of it
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