Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Al Mohler and 'Can Christians Use Birth Control?'?

Mohler's article on Christians using birth control. Worth reading, but a couple things missing. Why no mention of sexual sterilization, such as vasectomy, which EVERY man in the church seems to get these days after two children. I mean, Mohler makes this point:

"Therefore, Christians may make careful and discriminating use of proper technologies, but must never buy into the contraceptive mentality. We can never see children as problems to be avoided, but always as gifts to be welcomed and received."

Erm, right... but 2-3 gifts are enough, then let's just "return" the rest of those gifts, I suppose. If children are gifts, then why do so many men take the initiative to mutilate their genitals surgically to avoid more than a very small number of gifts? It's disheartening to me when I read the works of a seminary professor or evangelical leader that I really respect, but then in the profile blurb in their book it mentions that they have just one or two children.... or no mention of children at all. Why isn't this more foundational and important to them?

If an evangelical writer is going to address birth control, he needs to address not only the disregard that Christians seem to have for children today, but also the blase attitude they have to going to a creepy doctor to have their bodies willingly mutilated without fear of

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