Should Christians Use Contraception Methods and Reproductive Technologies?

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In the beginning, God reached down into the dust of the earth, formed man and breathed life into him. Man was given the task of ruling and subduing creation as God’s representative, but he was not to do so alone. Thus, the Lord fashioned a woman from the man’s side as he slept. Man and woman, created in the image of their Maker, were called to bear fruit and multiply for their joy and the glory of their God (Should Christians Use Contraception Methods and Reproductive Technologies?). Due to this reality found in the Bible, human life in Christian teachings has been deemed very sacred; this sanctity of human life is the foundation of all conversations about contraception and reproduction. However, there is a discrepancy in how the church should build upon and apply foundational biblical teachings and concepts that the scriptures acknowledge. That is why Christians have been rethinking and debating their position on contraception since some are simply more careful about its use, while others reject contraception altogether.
Now, before examining different perceptions of contraception, it is helpful to distinguish it from the broader category of birth control since it is almost always used synonymously. Thus, contraception only applies to “methods and technologies that are intended to prevent conception”; whereas, birth control refers to everything from “abstinence to abortion” (Village Church). With this distinction in mind, some of the most common forms of contraceptives today are: abstinence, rhythm or calendar methods, withdrawal, barrier methods, sterilization, implants and injections, the pill, and the morning after pill (Village Church). Therefore, with these proper definitions and examples on contraception and birth cont...

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