Contraception- article on moral evils-

Contraception- negative effects, and moral evil

Contraception and societal decay

Contraception, once accepted as evil by almost all Christians, has been largely credited with the degradation in the respect for human life, the large divorce rate, as well as problems such as the shortage of priests. It is intrinsically evil, as it contradicts natural law, by engaging in actions contrary to the laws, and ways God created in which sexuality can take place. There are certain methods of minimizing pregnancy permitted by the church - The most famous is known as Natural Family planning. These generally prevent childbirth, but with the allowance for accepting a child should God give one.

 Catechism on Chastity

2337 Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being. Sexuality, in which man’s belonging to the bodily and biological world is expressed, becomes personal and truly human when it is integrated into the relationship of one person to another, in the complete and lifelong mutual gift of a man and a woman.”

http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm

Church forbids Artificial Contraception

The church forbids artificial contraception such as the use of condoms expressively as intrinsically evil.

Onan

This is furthered by God striking down Onan for spilling his seed outside the proper place. Arguments that he was struck down for refusing to give the widow a baby, as the law required him to attempt, are debunked by the punishment of such being public shame, not death. God struck Onan down.

 Cutting off the manhood

Those who cut off their penis’s and forced themselves to not be able to reproduce in the old testament were excluded from Israel and considered dirty (Deuteronomy Chapter 23 verse 2).

Genesis and God’s chance to contracieve

In Genesis, God ignores the direct opportunity for preventing evil from being born into the world. He makes it’s birth unlikely by warning Adam and Eve, but still allows the probable chance (Genesis chapter 3). This results in the fallen state of man, and our current existence as the human family. Whether modern society would exist without this disobedience that was allowed and resulted in their later deaths, and immediate separation from God, or whether we would exist in a higher form, is not sure, but the argument that man should be able to plan his family is baseless, especially considering the cost God paid for allowing the chance for death to be born from his creation, and for his preferred choice to be rejected.

Contraception violates the covenant

This is furthered by Jesus’ statement- ”let no man separate what God has combined”, whereby God combines the husband and wife as one flesh via their marriage. Further, if Natural Law, and the purpose of God is that contraceptives are not to be used, with the exception of certain natural methods, then man should not presume that he is wiser than God (see I Corinthians 3 v 20). History has showed, that when contraception is allowed in different religions, it results in higher divorce rates. Also, the idea that a couple can control life, and gain great pleasure without possible sacrifice, prevents a great testimony as to God’s sacrifice on the cross, for a family that is broken- not of his fault, but due to Adam and Eve. Christian marriage is directly instituted by God, and as the soul forms uniquely at conception, such shown the direct act of God in creating a baby. Preventing a child from forming is preventing the direct action of God (Isaiah chapter 44 verse 2; Psalm 139 verse 13 to 14; Psalm 51 verse 5; Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 5;Isaiah 49 verse 1 and 5;Galations 1 verse 15; Job chapter 41 verse 15- see EWTN).

Rejecting God’s will and a gift from him

The child is a gift from God, and planned by him. God controls fate, time and existence (Ephesians chapter 1 verses 11 to 15), thereby- to make it impossible to have a child, violates faith, rejects a gift from God, and demonstrates the state of self-centredness and self importance that separated man from God in the first place (Genesis 3) whereby man determined to create his own truth, and rule his own life.

(children shown as a gift- Genesis Chapter  15 Verse 5;Genesis Chapter  17 Verse 4;Genesis Chapter  17 Verses 15-16; Psalm 127 verse 3)

“3:20. And again: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. ” I Corinthians 3 v 20

http://www.newadvent.org/bible/1co003.htm

5:31. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall cleave to his wife. And they shall be two in one flesh. “Ephesians 5 v 31

http://www.newadvent.org/bible/eph005.htm

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see also

http://scripturelinkencyclopedia.stblogs.com/2007/11/18/contraception-negative-effects-and-moral-evil/

On Chastity

Chastity

 Catechism on Chastity

2337 Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being. Sexuality, in which man’s belonging to the bodily and biological world is expressed, becomes personal and truly human when it is integrated into the relationship of one person to another, in the complete and lifelong mutual gift of a man and a woman.”

http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm

Context of this article
chastity is important in introducing the next sacrament - Marriage.

Implications of Chaste Living 

Chastity consists of only having Sexual Relations within a Godly, specific context. The Catholic Church sets out some guidelines as to what this context is. Violating the Virtue of Chastity, could lead to expulsion from the church, or exclusion (in Catholic Theology) from heaven.

Ten commandments
The Theology of the Universal Church condemns lust as sin (
9th commandment of 10 commandments (exodus 20 v 2- 17 ,(Douay Rheims),(New American Bible)). It also condemns any sexual relations contradicting Natural Law, and the Old Law.

Meaning of the Law has not passed away

Some say that Christians are not obligated to obey God, or his laws, but this cannot be reconciled with the argument shown “To not live in active love, as we know (1 John 2 v 3, 5 - 10, <!--[if !vml]-->8)<!--[endif]-->is to not know God.http://kindstuff.scripturelink.net/bibleonbaptism

Or with, from the same article

This reply must be done in obedience. Grace produces Faith, hope and love, and we know (1 Corinthians 13) that faith without love is worth nothing. He who loves God knows God. Those who know God Obey his commands (1John 2 v 3). Only those who do what is right belong to God (1 John 3 v 10), for love is only love, if it is active (1 John 3 v 18), and the difference between children of God and the devil is in their deeds (1 John 3 v 10), for this is the “clear difference” (previous two quoted from text).  ”

http://kindstuff.scripturelink.net/bibleonbaptism

Rather, there must be another meaning in what is covered.

The Ancient Greek word for faith (”pisteuo”), was only a simile of modern credence (belief on authority), and is almost always used in the “infinitive” sense of the word.

A better translation would in many cases be “to trust, or to obey” (reference).

The Antonym of this Ancient Greek word is disobedience (reference).

Secondly, if Christ came to do away with the Devil’s work, then it couldn’t have been the law, unless the devil created the Law. Rather, those parts of that law specific to the Pre-Christian era have passed away, because they were there only to compliment other laws, and the system of sacrifice, replaced by the sacrament. Instead, the meaning of that law (for the spirit is life, but the letter is death) is still an obligation to the Christian.
The Old Law was summed in “Love the Lord your God with your entire mind, heart, strength and Soul, and your neighbour (fellow human being) as yourself. Paul notes, that the man who loves does not steal, does not commit adultery, etc, and Jesus said “I have not come to do away with the law”, rather, he came to do away with the “work the Devil had done” (
reference-1 John 3 v 7 and verse 8)

 New Testament on Chastity

Paul also notes, why people are sexually immoral, and condemns these people to hell.

He says in Romans Chapter 1 Verses

24

Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts 15 for the mutual degradation of their bodies.

25

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26

Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural,

27

and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.

32

Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

” New American Bible

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/__PYP.HTM

 

Catechism On Lust

The Catechism of the Catholic Church also apposes Lust (action on unnatural desire), which is sexuality purely for pleasure, without the unitive, and childbearing qualities.

 2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes.” http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm

Some sexual sins

Some sins can be listed in the following book- http://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=3&bible_chapter=19

http://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=3&bible_chapter=20

 

Masturbation (masturbating) and Contraception

(For an article free from doctoral and moral Error (officially) see http://www.catholic.com/library/Birth_Control.asp )

For this reason, Masturbation is condemned as Grave sin, and mortal sin under most circumstances, contraception (with the exception of certain methods- such as only having sex on a schedule that mostly prevents pregnancy) is also considered sin.

The biblical bases of this could be drawn back to the sin of Onan, who spilt his seed outside of marriage. (It cannot be the refusal to bear the widow’s children- this was not punishable by death- “(Deut. 25:7–10)” http://www.catholic.com/library/Birth_Control.asp )

38:9. He knowing that the children should not be his, when he went in to his brother’s wife, he spilled his seed upon the ground, lest children should be born in his brother’s name.
Ille sciens non sibi nasci filios introiens ad uxorem fratris sui semen fundebat in terram ne liberi fratris nomine nascerentur

38:10. And therefore the Lord slew him, because he did a detestable thing:
Et idcirco percussit eum Dominus quod rem detestabilem faceret” Genesis Chapter 38 verses 9 to 10 Douay Rheims Bible, http://www.newadvent.org/bible/gen038.htm

 

Onan’s Contraception

Onan, in order to not have children, purposely placed his sperm outside the womb of his wife. For birth control, one could say he masturbated, committing both sins.

Other examples from the Old Law

Further, in the Levitical Law, a man who had his Penis cut off was to be cut off from Israel (Excommunicated), in the old law.

Conclusion

Based on this and other doctrine, as well as the wisdom of the early church fathers, tradition (how the early church interpreted scripture and the message) and other parts of scripture, and the magisterium, the church has determined, that sexual relations should only be conducted, between two people of opposite sex, not directly related to one another, who are married to one another (if they are catholic, this marriage must be in a catholic church), without the use of any artificial contraceptive. Masturbation, and oral sex are also forbidden under chastity. If I have left anything out, please take the Magisterium as authoritive over myself.

See also

http://scripturelinkencyclopedia.stblogs.com/2007/10/26/chastity/