PLEASE, Repent of the Anti-Child Mentality!
Written By Rusty Thomas
Once the church was seduced by Margaret Sanger, the angel of death and founder of Planned Parenthood, to embrace birth control, which separated sex from procreation, it paved the way for the world to embrace abortion on demand and all its adjacent evils (homosexuality, child molestation, the rape culture, and other deviant immoralities).
Sex with no commitment produces a people who treat their spouses or sinful partners (sex outside of marriage) as mere sex objects. Most, in this compromised state, refuse to muster the responsibility necessary to raise children.
Perhaps, it is past time for Christians to put the ax of God’s truth to the root of this bloody idolatrous tree. The church must first repent of the anti-child mentality inspired by the Devil himself, who came to kill, steal, and destroy.
The same reason why the world murders their offspring is the same reason why some Christians do the same or falsely believe that a barren womb is now the blessing and a fruitful womb is now the curse.
The American church, for the most part, rejects the Biblical truth that children are gifts, blessings, and God’s reward to faithful parents (Psalms 127:3-5). No, they believe children are burdens that interrupt our hectic American lifestyles that seeks personal fulfillment without being encumbered by the sacrificial love necessary to advance God’s Kingdom in the earth.
Yes, Jesus compared children to His Kingdom (Matthew 19:14, 15). A part of the Abrahamic blessing is having descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as plentiful as sand on a seashore. Why the marriage covenant in the first place? God seeks a godly seed to fill the earth (Malachi 2:15).
Who is afraid of the big bad baby today? Here is a clue. It is not just the unregenerate world inspired by demons, but tragically, those who name the name of Christ. To say this ought not to be is a huge understatement.
God has never withdrawn His cultural mandate, “Be fruitful and multiply, subdue and take dominion.” Time to get back to God, His word, will, and way. With all our seeking of God’s blessings, remember one of them is a fruitful womb within the confines of holy marriage.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
***PLEASE, young women, don’t take your fertility for granted!
14 thoughts on “PLEASE, Repent of the Anti-Child Mentality!”
I watched an interview with Margaret Sanger and wow she honestly didn’t make any sense to me. The only good thing she did was oppose abortion.
I love seeing large families, especially in churches. One of my favorite movies is the original ” Cheaper By the Dozen” Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy. One of my favorite scenes (SPOILER ALERT!) is when a woman from the Birth Control League comes to their house soliciting donations. The look of horror she gets when she is introduced to their twelve children is hilarious!
Sadly though that’s the attitude today and it’s especially sad when Christians have that attitude.
Hi Lori, what makes me so sad is when people say that they are not having children because they feel the world is such a bad place!?
I know the world is a bad place nowadays – if one child brought up to love God then it is already a better place! If we teach our children to love, care, walk Holy before God…then we have a better chance of making a world that is a better place than it was before!
Love to you!???
Amen, Jilly! It’s godly offspring that this world needs more than anything else!
Amen a hundred times!
And yes, it is so sad that a ton of the push-back against children comes not from unbelievers, but from fellow believers. If you dare to have that third child (or anything past that!), you are going to get the negative comments GALORE. So sad. It is the church that must change its attitude before we have any chance of changing the culture.
“The American church, for the most part, rejects the Biblical truth that children are gifts, blessings, and God’s reward to faithful parents (Psalms 127:3-5).”
You really could have just ended that sentence after the eleventh word.
The American church, for the most part, rejects the Biblical truth …
Some folks still fail to see it, while their grandparents must be rolling over in their graves at what their descendants now tolerate and claim is “acceptable” or even “Christian”. They can’t smell the stink of the hog farm, they grew up on.
You need to get your Blog going, feeriker! We need many more folks who have had their eyes opened, sharing God’s truth and pointing out the errors.
Lori, a lady who was adopting a child from Africa, in addition to her 2 biological children, was greatly applauded by some of our church members ( I am pro adoption btw) and I was continually told that I was crazy for being pregnant with our third. I didn’t understand the difference between the two ways of growing our respective families. Two more children later, and I am a pitiful spectacle ???
We also hear often that the single women in our church who run the Sunday school are “very passionate” about children and that it’s their “calling” to work with children. You can imagine how much flack we endure for insisting on worshiping with our children on Sunday. We are accused of standing in the way of these single old maids’ ministry opportunities.
Like my husband says, “the woman who is truly passionate about children, seeks to marry young and God willing, bear many children to raise in the fear and admonition of the Lord. She doesn’t pursue a career and a single life and then assuage her guilty conscience by spending 1 inconsequential hour with other women’s children every other Sunday.”
Every Christian should remember that until 1930 every Christian Church had always taught that every child was a gift and that birth control in any form was a sin.
Many Churches may have bowed to the evil influences of feminism and Malthusian alarmist, but that does not change the fact that God made the intimacy between husband and wife for the creation of new life and for millennia all Churches could see the evil which would flow from the sin of birth control.
No Christian wife should ever practice contraception, no Christian husband should ask, encourage or allow his wife to do so or do so himself.
“The woman who is truly passionate about children, seeks to marry young and God willing, bear many children to raise in the fear and admonition of the Lord.“.
How true – but it is not just the woman who is passionate about children. It is the woman who wants to follow Our Lord.
I am very new to all of this. Please, can you tell me what scripture expressly forbids birth control, and what ones states it is a sin to use them. I ask this, because I need to show my husband them. Thank you in Christ, Lynda
I lost count of how many negative comments I got when I was pregnant with our 4th child. Our youngest was just about to start school when I got pregnant and people were very vocal about the fact that we must be crazy! They thought they were being funny when telling us to get a TV and asking us if we knew what caused it (“it” being pregnancy). Honestly, it was heart-breaking. Some of these comments were even from people in the church. One of these comments was even from my own mother-in-law.
I love babies, and when I was a kid, I always wanted at least 10. I will never have any more, but in some ways, I wish I could.
Plug in “birth control” into the search engine of my blog and you will find articles that I have written on this topic. Here’s one!
Mother Dearest, I believe that any form of nurturing children is good and of God. For me, my only opportunity to nurture children may well be something like a sunday school class, because I have disabilities (several profound ones) that would make it very hard to manage bearing and raising children. But Lori’s blog has shown me there are other ways to nurture children too and all of those ways are good… I may not be able to be a mother but I can still nurture and enjoy children. Let us remember that if we belong to the Lord we are acceptable to Him regardless of our marital/childbearing state.
For me, I consider myself “barren” because I am childfree because of my disabilities not because I am feminist (am not) or in disobedience to GOod’s word. I used to desacribe myself as “childfree” but now I use the word “barren” because the choice I made to not have children was done out of neccessity, not selfishness. The Lord showed me He wants me to look after my health and trust Him. if He heals me, great, if He does not, He is still my God. I seek Him first, and He will add the blessings on to me as He wills.
Genesis 38:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.
“Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.”
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.