Frequent question: Does the Bible forbid contraception?

The Bible never explicitly approves of contraception.

Is contraception allowed in Christianity?

Catholics are only permitted to use natural methods of birth control. But the Church does not condemn things like the pill or condoms in themselves. What is morally wrong is using such things with the intention of preventing conception.

What does Christianity say about contraception?

Since one of the purposes of sex is to procreate , the use of artificial methods of contraception interferes with God’s creative act and is not acceptable. Most Protestant Christian groups believe that sex is an important way to show love and affection in a marriage but it is not exclusively for procreation.

Is contraception a mortal sin?

A Mortal Sin

On New Year’s Eve 1930, the Roman Catholic Church officially banned any “artificial” means of birth control.

Why is the Catholic Church against birth control?

Regarding his frank 1930 pronouncement on birth control, “Casti Connubii,” Pope Pius XI declared that contraception was inherently evil and any spouse practicing any act of contraception “violates the law of God and nature” and was “stained by a great and mortal flaw.”

What does the Bible say about reproduction?

From the beginning, God blessed procreation. In Genesis 1:28, God said: “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” Similarly, the psalmist says: “Behold, children are an heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is his reward.

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Are vasectomies biblical?

Vasectomy procedures were not performed in biblical times. … Although the ancient Egyptians were fairly advanced for their time and even performed cataract removal procedures, they did not perform vasectomy or tubal ligation.

What religions are against birth control?

Today, the Catholic Church is the only Christian denomination that adheres to a historical standard on birth control/contraception, which is that any form of contraceptive use is against their religion. This includes any form of artificial contraception such as: The pill and all hormonal methods of birth control.

Why is contraception morally wrong?

The Church teaches that contraception is morally wrong since it violates the very purpose and nature of human sexuality, and this further undermines the dignity of the human person. The Church’s condemnation of artificial contraceptives has been unchallenged for centuries.

Does the Pope allow birth control?

The Catholic position on contraception was formally explained and expressed by Pope Paul VI’s Humanae vitae in 1968. Artificial contraception is considered intrinsically evil, but methods of natural family planning may be used, as they do not usurp the natural way of conception.