David and Gabriela Buzulak wrote:If the Lord blesses you with children, great! If the Lord chooses to not give you any, great! You should pray that the Lord would do HIS will. I think that birth control of any sort is wrong.
The world is not overpopulated. The entire world population would fit comfortably in the state of Texas, with room for hospitals, schools, parks, roads, and all the rest.
The overpopulation myth is a lie of the Devil who came to lie, kill and destroy.
During the Tribulation, Bible says people will be forbidden to marry or eat meat. Yhe first thing the Communists do when they take power is attack the family. We know in China the state forbids more than one child per family, and will force a woman with twins to choose one to kill and one to keep.
Female physiology is a particularly great mystery
I appreciate your post, expecially your heartfelt reference to your two children who are already with Christ which is far better.
I would observe however that 37 and older is not in and of itself a dangerous age to have children.
I also wouldn't regard abstinence for an extended period of 10 years or more as an ordinary biblical option except where there is very clear and present danger to the life and health of the mother. In such special cases cases we can expect God to send extraordinary grace in time of need.
If I could vote what I want, it'd definitely be "more than 8", but I'll leave that to God. I plan to never use birth control as Romans 8:28 states very clearly that all things happen for good and therefore God MUST be in control, for if He weren't, there would be no such guarantee, and such we can be assured that God won't bless us overmuch or beyond the means that He will supply. How can I have a greater impact on the world than by releasing veritable hordes of people programmed to think like me? You'd best join us, ye people of sparsely arrowed quivers or you'll find yourself surrounded by Puritan leaning Upchurch children!* :-)
*Most of that was meant to be taken light heartedly, although it's all true.
Many people, even in Christian circles, have told my parents that they're crazy. Some people have the opinion that to have this many children is irresponsible on the part of the parents, that you can't possibly train them all and give them all everything that they need.
I have to say, that though I used to resent being a part of a large family because I thought it prevented me from doing things I wanted to do, I now see it as a blessing, and a great preparation for adult life.
I praise God for parents that have given God the control of how many children they have, that actually live what they believe. Many Christians say that they're pro-life, but don't want too many kids, but my parents have lived what they believe, and I am so thankful for that! I guess that's enough of my rambling on, but I just figured I'd comment from a teenager's perspective!