Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt. 16.4: Birth Control)
- Should we think that birth control is morally acceptable?
- If so, are there types of birth control that are morally wrong?
- What birth-control methods are morally acceptable?
A. SCRIPTURE VIEWS CHILDREN NOT AS A BURDEN BUT AS A GREAT BLESSING
B. OBJECTION: “THE WORLD ALREADY HAS TOO MANY PEOPLE”
C. BIRTH CONTROL FOR A LIMITED TIME IS MORALLY PERMISSIBLE
D. MORALLY ACCEPTABLE AND MORALLY UNACCEPTABLE METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL
E. AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT: ALL BIRTH CONTROL IS WRONG (OR ALL “ARTIFICIAL” BIRTH CONTROL IS WRONG)
- Children are a blessing; therefore, we should have many children.
- We should trust God to decide how many children we should have.
- Birth control is unnatural.
F. HOW CAN A COUPLE KNOW HOW MANY CHILDREN TO HAVE?
There are two errors that should clearly be avoided:
- Basing a decision on fear, selfishness, and the unsanctified expectations of a non-Christian culture, and thus failing to obey God’s calling
- Basing a decision on a reckless, irresponsible sort of “faith” that is not from God but is only a projection of a person’s wrongful motives.
More in Sunday School: Christian Ethics
February 5, 2023Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt 16.8: Divorce and Remarriage, Pt 3)
January 29, 2023Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt 16.8: Divorce and Remarriage, Pt 2)
January 22, 2023Sunday School: Christian Ethics (Pt 16.8: Divorce and Remarriage, Pt.1)