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Yes, Lord, I need you. I definitely feel like being a smart ass today. People are pushing it. But I know You are greater. So, please help me to be greater! #surrender #attitude #peace #selfdiscipline #selfcontrol #GODisGREATER #bible #scripture #verse #strength #nofilter (Taken with Instagram)
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I’ve been kind of freaking out the past couple of weeks feeling like the world as we know it will drastically change… I don’t know… I just don’t know y’all.

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Loving this verse of the day. #VOTD #bible #scripture #speech #seizetheday #liveitout (Taken with Instagram)
 

I answered this once before, and ended up getting severely attacked for it. I answered the attack out of anger and frustration, which wasn’t right of me. In the end, I deleted the post, and put the whole mess behind me. So with that, I will put a disclaimer. I am in no way a medical professional. I do, however, answer according to the Scriptures which I believe are irrefutable. This is my conviction after much prayer. I am open to comments and correction, providing they are biblically sound.
There is no denying it that the Lord created man and woman to procreate within a marriage covenant. In the beginning, we read that He commands them to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28). Intercourse is a very, very beautiful thing which has a great deal of symbolism to Christ and His Bride. 
The morning after pill, and the typical birth control pill can cause abortions. Whilst there is no Scripture explicitly against this medication, due to the fact that they didn’t have such medical advancements in biblical times, God is against abortion. There is no denying that, and I do not know how one could be a Christian and still maintain a “pro-choice” view (Exodus 21:22-25). Yes, these pills might terminate an unknown pregnancy, or by complete mistake, but it is still an abortion. Personally, I would rather not risk the chance of terminating a life within me by my own ignorance. 
I also believe that our bodies are not our own anymore (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). It is now a temple for the Holy Spirit. Everything we consider doing to our bodies beyond food and drink must be taken to the Lord in prayer. The pill does change the hormonal balance in the female’s body. It’s true that many girls use this drug to balance out their bodies—particularly for acne. I will make it clear that I’m not addressing those young ladies. It is essentially like any health issue. Seek God for the answer. I know some people who choose to undergo medical treatment, and the Lord blesses that. I know others who avoid doctors, going by the motive, “the Lord can take me when He pleases,” and the Lord blesses that also. He gave us medical professionals, but He is also Jehovah Rapha. 
But the main issue with these chemicals is that they can cause abortion. And I would not risk that.
There are other methods, such as physical barriers. Whilst these methods do not have any risk of abortion, there are some significant biblical facts that one must consider before using them. There is undeniably life in the blood (Leviticus 17:11). Essentially, a person’s soul is in their blood—this is enforced in Genesis when Cain is confronted by the Lord after killing his brother. God says, “…What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground.” (4:10). The soul is the blood. So when in the Bible it says that a man shall leave his father and mother, and become one flesh with his wife (Ephesians 5:31), this is meaning spiritually, emotionally, and sexually. It’s inappropriate for me to go into detail, but I will say this (which is essential). Man’s bloodily discharge during intercourse contains traces of blood plasma. This is scientifically how his soul literally cleaves and becomes one with his wife’s. So when using a physical barrier, it prevents the ultimate connection of two souls. It’s true that two people can still become one during this intimate time through oxytocin, but it is not the complete fullness that can be experienced and has been designed by the Lord. 
Now, I know that some women will be ready to protest what has been said. And it’s true that being as the Duggars is an enormous commitment—in fact, it’s a calling. But women seem to get it etched in their minds that they’ll just keep on reproducing, and reproducing. Have we not read and looked into any of the women in the Bible? Noah’s wife had three children. Rebekah had two children. Rachel had two children. Ruth had one child. Hannah had one child. Judah had three children by his wife. Are you catching my point here? 
It is an act of faith. That’s the bottom line. Are you willing to believe and trust that the Lord will bless you with as many children as He ordains? Children are not a burden. They are not pests. We seem to think that having eight children is some loathsome difficulty in our chaotic society. Let me tell you that this thinking is selfish. We are all too ready to give our careers, our money, our future spouses to the Lord, but we are never too ready to give the prospect of our procreation to Him as well. He is the Creator of life. He is sovereign. He is not going to look upon your life and go, “Oops! You’ve had twenty-five children? My bad. Soz.” Believe it or not, people just aren’t that fertile all of the time. 
I come back to the fact that children are an unimaginable blessing, and a heritage (Psalm 127:3). They are a reward from God. And to rob Him of that is, well, a disappointing fact that many Christians do not consider when family planning. It really comes down to a heap of prayer. I too will pray if I get to that day. It is a grey area in the Christian community, and essentially, I would encourage people to get informed with the facts of each contraceptive choice. I would also endorse prayer between a married couple when making such a decision. We do not have any authority to condemn a couple for choosing to wait through artificial means. It is not anyone else’s business beside the husband’s, his wife’s and our living God’s.
Much love in Christ,Susanna 


What an awesome answer! 
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