Christian Churches that teach Birth Control Mentality

I’m not talking, in the title of this post, about the post-Christian churches like the PCUSA Presbyterians or ELCA Lutherans— both church bodies that are pro-abortion— or the Episcopal church that asked a woman to leave the congregation when she left her job at an abortion clinic because of ethical concerns about abortion.

I am talking about Bible-believing and therefore prolife churches. I have read accounts of women who announced they were pregnant with a third or fourth child, and they got nothing but grief from the people in their church because of it. They were asked if they knew what causes pregnancy, or people pretended they could not count the children in their ‘large’ family. Husbands got the offer to be driven to the clinic for a vasectomy. And this was with much-wanted pregnancies! Is it really anyone’s business if a Christian married couple wants three or four or even five or six children? And what should a woman do when she’s already pregnant with a child that her church members are convinced she shouldn’t want? Get an abortion? Or just complain about the unwantedness of her child?

Birth control mentality is morally wrong because it teaches that human beings— female ones, anyway— are in charge of their own fertility. If they want a child (and have no more than one) they have a ‘right’ to have a child, even if it takes in vitro fertalization and the sacrifice of the lives of ‘extra’ embryos to get what they want. And when a pregnancy is not desired, it is proclaimed that all ‘responsible’ people will be using artificial methods of contraception. Some of which, like IUD or the birth-control pill, cause the death of very young embryonic children.

In reality, no ‘birth control’ is 100% effective. And so it is demanded that abortion must be available as a backup. Prolife Christians want people to choose life, not abortion, but if they are living in the birth control mentality themselves, they are helping people to choose abortions.

I have read of an internationally known prolife activist— a priest— who said that when a country legalized contraceptives (which used to be illegal or restricted), legalizing abortion was not far behind. Because contraceptives are part of the birth control mentality, and that mentality demands abortion when contraception proves unreliable.

Lest you think I am just picking on the Evangelical/Protestant community here, there are I am sure also Catholic parishes where everyone is presumed to be using contraceptives, and the Church’s teaching on being open to life is mocked. No homilies are ever preached in which abortion is called a moral evil, and ‘Catholic’ politicians who vote pro-abortion are lauded as good Catholics.

To be truly prolife, we have to acknowledge that fertility, and children, are gifts from God. We will never have 100% control over when babies come. When an ‘unplanned’ pregnancy occurs, we must consider whether it is not a blessing from God that we didn’t know we wanted. It is a matter of trusting God. And when we are tempted to criticize a Christian sister for having ‘too many’ children, we must think twice and thrice before adding our critical words to what may be a difficult time for our sister.

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Even Satanists Admit Planned Parenthood is Satanic

SatanistsPPDuring the protests against Planned Parenthood, one group jumped in to the rescue of the abortion clinic chain— Satanists. They poured milk over people for some reason— which is a waste of good milk. But I suppose wasting food rather than giving it to the poor is a Satanic ‘virtue’.

You can read more about the story at the Washington Examiner’s post here: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/satanists-drown-women-for-planned-parenthood/article/2570695

This is interesting. Satanists— people who for whatever reason worship the guiding spirit of evil, Satan— recognize what Planned Parenthood does as something their ‘god’ Satan would approve of.

What does this mean? Either the Satanists are dumb as rocks and don’t know that support from Satanists would hurt the image of the Planned Parenthood that they love— or they are in their hearts as offended by what Planned Parenthood does to unborn children as the rest of us, and they are using their theatrical devil-worship as a tool to express what Planned Parenthood really is.

Either way, this revival of Satanism— and the MSM support for it in covering their demonstration with a straight face— is a troubling thing. Back in the day of Anton LaVey’s Satanism, most kids had some degree of religious education, if only second-hand from their more blessed companions. But today people are so ignorant they will literally sign away their immortal souls to Satan in order to get in to a much ballyhooed event, the dedication of a Satanic statue in Detroit.

Actions like signing your soul over to Satan or involvement in literal Satan worship cause long-term damage purely in a psychological sense. If you can admit to yourself the possibility that God, Satan, angels and demons might exist and be carrying on spiritual warfare around us, the damages done will be seen to have an even greater effect.

Faced with such evils as literal Satanist milk-wasters and PP baby-murderers who DON’T waste the bodies of their victims, but sell them, all we can do is pray:

Spiritual Warfare Prayer:

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

Adaptation for Non-Catholics

Heavenly Father,
send Michael the Archangel
to defend us in battle.
And to be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
Oh, Lord, rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and send
Thy prince of the heavenly hosts,
by Thy power,
to thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Hillary’s Intolerant Demand that Christianity change Teachings to help Abortion Industry

Mrs Bill Clinton

Presidential candidate Mrs. Bill Clinton (aka just-Hillary), our inevitable next president according to the mainstream news media, has said Christianity must change its teachings (doctrines), not based on some newly discovered ancient Biblical manuscript or other ancient writing, but based on abortion politics.

Don’t get too carried away on her massive ignorance on how Christianity (and other religions/religion substitutes) work. Obama made a similar ‘Christianity must change’ demand. And there was some British guy who demands that the Bible be re-written to make it gay-friendly. Poor man, he doesn’t know that the King James Version and the Douay-Rheims Version of the Bible, among others, are in public domain and can be downloaded for free, gay-unfriendly verses and all.

The frightening thing is that skilled politicians don’t make such demands unless they are convinced that the majority of the population is now ignorant enough to not know that demanding that a religion change its doctrines is an assault on the religious freedoms of that religion. Remember the Puritans who came to America’s shores when they couldn’t have religious freedom in England. They could have stayed, if they were willing to change their doctrines to conform to those of the Anglican church. From the earliest days of America’s history, it was understood that freedom of religion didn’t mean just the freedom to keep the name of your religion (Puritan, Anglican, Catholic….) but to keep all of the teachings as well, without outside political forces demanding doctrinal change.

Is America that ignorant? It doesn’t have to be. Each person that reads my words can help by spreading some basic concepts about religious freedom. Share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter, for example. Or share one of the news stories on Mrs. Clinton’s speech. It will soon be forgotten unless some dedicated conservatives take it up like they did the Benghazi thing.

Is Mrs. Clinton a Christian?

Her attitude calls that into question. When she puts her abortion politics first and wants Christianity to conform to those politics, she is not following the teachings of Jesus Christ and of the Bible. Instead, she is insisting that Jesus and the Bible adapt their teachings to follow her politics? Now, is that the attitude that a humble follower of Christ would have? Or is it the attitude of the in-name-only Christian who wears the name of Christian for political advantage only?

I think we must ask ourselves if it is even possible to embrace abortion politics without at the same time turning your back on God and tacitly rejecting His mercy. When you condemn millions of children to death by abortion (1 in 4 children conceived dies by abortion), how can that not be what Luke 17:1, 2 is talking about?

We must pray for Mrs. Clinton’s repentance of her abortion-related sins and that she turn to Jesus Christ. We must also work for her defeat and the defeat of any other political candidate who believes that participating in the abortion holocaust is somehow OK with God.

Then said he [Jesus] unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Luke 17:1,2

 

To Think About

What will things be like if politicians and others feel free to insist that Christians change any Christian doctrine that gets in their way? We can imagine a vast, freedomless nation emerging like in a Daniella Bova book. Or we can imagine the story on a small scale. Say a small town newspaperman who finds a local pastor’s preaching on the sin of gossip is cutting into the sales of his gossipy paper, and he goes to offer the pastor a bribe to just not preach about it for a while. And if that didn’t work, a threat. Bad news is such a great story-starter for writers, isn’t it.

News Stories

The Blaze: Hillary Clinton says religious beliefs ‘have to be changed’ on abortion
LifeNews.com: Hillary Clinton: Force Christians to change their Religious Views to support Abortion