As I am 17 weeks pregnant with my 4th (and probably final) child, I am coming to a point where I am questioning some of my belief systems from the past.
I've always just accepted that birth control was ok and really no big deal to God one way or another. Matter of fact, I've been on birth control off and on since shortly before I married. Again, I have never really thought much about it. Everybody does it. Everyone decides how many children they want and then do what it takes to keep it that way.
I thought I had this all figured out. Actually, I was just blindly following those who've told me it was ok in the past and have never really met too many folks who disagreed.
I figured we would get to the end of having the number of children that we wanted in our family and then hubs would go and have a little surgery and that would be that.
But, as that gets closer to being a reality in my life, I have begun to wonder where did I really get these beliefs?
What does the bible have to say about birth control?
Since God is sovereign, shouldn't HE be in charge of the number of children we have instead of us controlling it in any way?
But then, since God is sovereign, isn't He bigger than birth control anyway and if he decides we will have more kids, then we will- right?
And a myriad of other questions following the same line of thinking! SO, that's the question girls!
What are your thoughts on birth control as Christians and how does it line up biblically?
I'd love all the help I can get while I am working through this issue in my life!