Bible & Birth Control, The Classic Christian View
Charles Spurgeon, A.W. Pink, Calvin, Luther, Westminster Divines, Synod of Dort, Wesley, the Pilgrims, Owen, Henry, Baxter, Bush, Poole, Manton, et al.
Martin Luther once proclaimed that "the purpose of marriage is not pleasure and ease but the procreation and education of children and the support of a family.... People who do not like children are swine, dunces, and blockheads, not worthy to be called men and women, because they despise the blessing of God, the Creator and Author of marriage" (Christian History, Issue 39, p. 24).
Luther also said that birth control was the equivalent of sodomy (probably because of the likeness between homosexual wickedness and impotent sex).
John Calvin declared that birth control was the murder of future persons and the Synod of Dort issued a Bible commentary which stated that contraception was the same as abortion.
If you are shocked by the strong statements from these Godly men, that really is not too surprising, because Protestant opposition to birth control has largely been forgotten in our decadent 21st century.
If you want to know about Biblical principles which oppose contraception, or wish to know what the Reformers and their heirs thought about this important subject, we certainly hope that you will get this book!
This is a most excellent book! I've never found better writing on this most important topic - which most pastors and ministers would rather ignore. Provan's use of scripture is the backbone of the book. After reading this book, I realized our first duty as Christians is to obey God's first commandment - "Be fruitful and multiply."
We can outpopulate and outevangelize the Roman Catholics and Muslims if we obey this simple commandment of the Lord - as we raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord!