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                                                           Marriage and Child Bearing
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                                                                   Index
    Chapter 1,  Considers whether marriage relations are strictly ordained to be had for reproduction purposes.
    Chapter 2,  Considers Gen 3:16, considers basics of reproduction, and considers the Christian's obligation of
    replenishing the earth.  
    Chapter 3,  Considers restraining conception by abstinence.  
    Chapter 4,  Considers allowing conception without any restraint.
    Chapter 5,  Considers restraining conception by methods other then abstinence.
    Chapter 6,  Considers marriage partners relations as during menstruation.
    Chapter 7,  Considers the blessing of children and the permission God has given to have children.

                                                                   Introduction

           The main purpose of this article is to consider and determine what the will of God is in regards to marriage
    partners experiencing sexual fulfillment and how such should relate to the bringing forth of children.  Yet firstly will be
    given some thoughts on marriage and how the Christian relates to marriage.       bH-0:1

           The true Christian because of having a living faith in eternal values and understanding how crucial life is, is
    naturally drawn away from visible and earthly things to eternal and heavenly things.  As the Christian's faith makes
    things of earth seem of less importance so also the Christians faith and awareness of how crucial life is, will also make
    marriage seen of less importance and glamour.  

           1 Tim 5:11-12 speaks of some waxing wanton against Christ and then marrying reading, "But the younger widows
    refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry, Having damnation, because they have
    cast off their first faith".  As it is clear that particular widows can remarry (Rom 7:2-3, 1 Cor 7:39), possibly Paul here
    was speaking of those who were called widows because of a divorce rather then a death.  Yet this verse still might
    indicate that when one's faith in eternal values and allegiance to Christ diminishes their desire to marry will increase.  
    Note Paul in the above Scripture is not disallowing marriage as it is clear by Scriptures given in paragraphs bH 1:3-9
    that both Christ and the Apostles very much sanctioned marriage.      bH-0:2

           Those whose faith is alive will place much emphases on the safety of their own soul and the salvation of others.  
    Paul placed much emphases on soul saving, and on being unattached to earthly cares to thus be able to care for things
    of the Gospel without distraction.  Paul  speaking of these said the following;      bH-0:3

           (1 Cor 7:32-35)  "…He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the
    Lord: {33} But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. {34} There is
    difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be
    holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her
    husband. {35} And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely,
    and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction."      bH-0:4

           (1 Cor 7:37-38)  "Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his
    own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well. {38} So then he that giveth her in
    marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better."  Note the italicized words “her” in verse 38 are
    not given in the Greek text and verse 38 without the words “her” reads, “So then he that giveth in marriage doeth well;
    but he that giveth not in marriage doeth better." The NIV version of verse 38 reads, "So then, he who marries the virgin
    does right, but he who does not marry her does even better."  (1 Cor 7:38).      bH-0:5

           Paul being unmarried also said the following,  "But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. {7} For
    I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and
    another after that. {8} I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I."  (1 Cor
    7:6-8).  The above verses clearly show that Paul's emphasis was on evangelizing the world and bringing forth religious
    or Spiritual children rather then bringing forth physical children.       As Paul encouraged single life for the sake of being
    less entangled with the affairs of this life, it does not appear that Paul would then have encouraged or required the
    married to have children as often as possible, as such so much the more would cause one to be entangled with the
    affairs and cares of this life.      bH-0:6


                                                                                   Chapter 1
           Considers Whether Sexual Relations are Intended of God to be Strictly for Reproduction Purposes or Intended of
    God to be a Regular and Often Repeated Pleasant Bonding Experience Between Marriage Partners;

           Augustine who largely formulated the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church taught that sexual relations were
    strictly for reproduction purposes and even largely felt sexual relations within marriage were sinful.  It appears such is
    why Catholics Priests were not to marry.  Augustine's erroneous beliefs concerning marriage and it's relations have had
    much wrong influence upon humanity.      bH-1:1

           Following are several Scriptures (with various comments), which clearly reveal that Augustine's belief is erroneous
    concerning God intending sexual relations to be strictly for reproduction;      bH-1:2

           (1 Cor 7:2-3&5)  "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have
    her own husband. {3} Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the
    husband. {5} Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting
    and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency."  Note how this Scripture
    encourages marriage to thereby provide people with sexual fulfillment in a right way and avoid people finding sexual
    satisfaction in a wrong way.  Also note how it tells marriage partners to not refrain from providing one another with
    sexual fulfillment too much lest they fall into needless temptation.     bH-1:3  
           
           (1 Cor 7:9)  "But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn."  Paul here is saying
    it is better to marry then to burn with unfilled sexual desires. Note if it was only proper to have sexual relations once or
    several times for each child, marriage would only make the married one burn worse then ever as in would often arouse
    the married ones desires while only giving him fulfillment several times in a year and possibly even less often
    (depending on how easily the wife would conceive, and on how many children they would have).      bH-1:4

           (1 Cor 12:23-24)  "And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow
    more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. {24} For our comely parts have no
    need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:"  Note
    how these verses could be speaking of those members which pertain to reproduction.     bH-1:5

           (Heb 13:4)  "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will
    judge."      bH-1:6

           (Prov 5:18-19)  "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. {19} Let her be as the loving
    hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love."  Note how
    strongly this Scripture reveals that sexual relations are not only for reproduction.      bH-1:7

           (Eccl 9:9)  "Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given
    thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest
    under the sun."      bH-1:8

           (Mat 19:10-12)  "His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
    {11} But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. {12} For there are some
    eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of
    men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to
    receive it, let him receive it."  Note how Jesus here speaking of one not marrying said all men cannot receive this
    saying, and note how Jesus in speaking of single life even spoke of being made a eunuch.  This Scripture indicates that
    being single can be difficult and indicates single life is best or mostly for eunuchs.      bH-1:9

           Although Augustine restricted sexual relations within marriage and in insofar forbade marriage yet 1 Tim 4:2-3
    strongly reproves forbidding marriage reading, "Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot
    iron; {3} Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with
    thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth."      bH-1:10

           One should consider how clearly the above Scriptures allow marriage and how clearly they portray sexual relations
    as not being strictly intended for reproduction purposes.      bH-1:11

                                                                           Chapter 2

           Considers Genesis 3:16
           Considers Basics or Reproduction
           Considers how Responsible God's New Testament People are to Reproduce and Replenish the Earth.

           Genesis 3:16 pertaining to woman's penalty for eating of the forbidden tree reads "Unto the woman he said, I will
    greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children. and thy desire shall be to thy
    husband, and he shall rule over thee.”  Note how this verse in the KJV version speaking of woman's penalty speaks of
    woman's conception being multiplied.  William Tyndale's translation of this verse speaks of woman being made with
    child oft and reads, “And unto the woman he said: I will surely increase thy sorrow and make thee oft with child, and
    with pain shalt thou be delivered: And thy lusts shall pertain unto thy husband and he shall rule thee.”.  This verse likely
    pertains to Eve as well as all women becoming subject to an annoying and painful cycle that often repeats itself as
    woman's body continually prepares itself for reproduction and conception, which cycle often is in vain and thus ends in
    menstruation.  This verse also could be understood to mean that women's characteristics of being able to easily
    conceive every month is part of the penalty mankind has acquired because of his disobedience in the Garden of Eden.  
    Yet it should be noted that some translations of this verse do not do not speak distinctly of woman's conception being
    multiplied as do the above translations, but rather solely speak of woman's pain being multiplied and increased in child
    birth.      bH-2:1

           In woman's cycle every month a new egg is created and woman's womb becomes all prepared for that egg to be
    fertilized or seeded, which egg then would sprout forth to a new life or being.  Scientists say that woman's womb even
    becomes prepared with nutrients to nourish the egg after it is fertilized or seeded.  Yet if that egg is not fertilized or
    seeded it will perish and the perishing of that egg (and the nourishment prepared for it) results in woman's monthly
    discharge as in menstruation.  Obviously concerning all unmarried women God has intended that their reproductive
    possibilities should not be utilized but should rather go to waste and that egg of possible life and reproduction be left to
    perish because of receiving no seed or fertilization.  If it were God's plan that woman's reproductive eggs would never
    perish and go to waste but rather be seeded and made to reproduce, all women should be married including women at a
    very young age, yet Paul rather advocated that aspect of being single for the sake of the Gospel.  Concerning man's
    seed, a normal discharge thereof is said by scientists to have around 200 to 300 million individual sperm cells while
    technically only one sperm cell is needed and used in fertilizing woman's egg and causing the wife to conceive.  Thus if
    each portion of man's reproductive powers were utilized one male has much more than enough of seed to provide seed
    for every female on earth annually, and thus in one respect one male could be the father to every child one earth
    without any decrease in population.  Thus especially concerning men and also concerning women it is obvious that God
    has planned and allowed that much of their powers of reproduction rather then being utilized should be left to perish
    and go to waste.  Yet the question remains when should a married couples reproductive possibilities be utilized, and
    when should they be allowed to perish, die, and go to waste?       bH-2:2

           Following is a Scripture which some might believe strongly reproves anyone for endeavoring to restrain
    conception;      bH-2:3

           (Luke 23:28-30)  "But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for
    yourselves, and for your children. {29} For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the
    barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. {30} Then shall they begin to say to the
    mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us." Is Jesus in this Scripture indicating that future days would be dreadful
    and evil, because people in due time would no longer want to have children, or is Jesus here saying that future days will
    become so difficult that Godly people in those terrible times will feel privileged and blessed in being barren and not
    being burdened with child bearing responsibilities?  If Jesus here in speaking of a future evil time was speaking of it
    being very erroneous to not want to have children, such would very much condemn endeavoring to refrain from having
    children.  Yet if Jesus here in speaking of very difficult future times was speaking of a evil time wherein Godly people
    would feel blest in not bearing children and having childbearing responsibilities during that evil time, such would rather
    sanction people in some situations not desiring to be cumbered with child bearing responsibilities and thus hoping to
    have no children.     bH-2:4

           In endeavoring to know what Jesus in the above Scripture really meant, it should be considered that Jesus in
    another Scripture teaches that infants and children can be a snare in times of real difficulty saying,  "And woe unto
    them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! {20} But pray ye that your flight be not in the
    winter, neither on the sabbath day: {21} For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the
    world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."   (Mat 24:19-21).       God also speaking to Jeremiah told him to not take a
    wife or to have children in his time because of the difficulty of the times.  Jeremiah 16:2-4 speaking of this reads,  
    "Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place. {3} For thus saith the LORD
    concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare
    them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land; {4} They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be
    lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed
    by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the
    earth."      bH-2:5

           In considering the above verses it is quite clear that Jesus in Luke 23:28-30 was speaking of a future time being so
    very difficult that Godly parents in this evil time would feel privileged and blessed in being barren, and does not appear
    that Jesus was speaking of the future times being evil simply because of people no longer wanting to have children.  
    Luke 23:28-30 thus does not appear to condemn Godly people for not wanting to have children in particular situations,
    but rather seems to sanction Godly people not wanting to have children in some situations.      bH-2:6

           In the very beginning God commanded Adam and Eve saying, "And God blessed them, and God said unto them,
    Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over
    the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Gen 1:28).  Note how God in this
    commandment together with commanding man to multiply and replenish the earth commanded man to subdue the earth
    and the things therein.  God's plan for His old era people (Jewish Nation) also was that they should subdue and
    replenish the earth and God was very interested that they properly cared for the land which He gave them.  Although
    God desired Adam and Eve and the Jewish nation to subdue and replenish the earth it yet must be remembered that as
    God's people in the New Testament era no longer are a nation or people of this present world as in the old era, they
    thus no longer have the same responsibility to care for and subdue the earth as did God's people in the Old Testament
    era, but rather are drawn apart from earthly entanglements and involvements in a new way.  It appears the calling or
    thrust of God's New Testament people is not to subdue or replenish the earth as in old times but rather is to save the
    world and to be available to serve God without distraction (please remember Paul's teachings encouraging single life).  
    Although Paul had no physical children he had many Spiritual or religious children.  We are in a time when that, service
    to the Lord without distraction, of which Paul spoke might be somewhat hard to understand.  Yet possibly it is because
    we are in that time of which the Bible speaks saying, the bride all slumbered and slept (Matt 25), and the witnesses of
    God laid dead on the streets of a wicked world (Rev 11).      bH-2:7     

           Jesus spoke of some making themselves eunuchs (sterile) for the kingdom of heaven's sake saying, "For their are
    some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs
    of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.  He that is able
    to receive it, let him receive it" (Matt 19:12).  One who makes himself a eunuch for the Kingdom of heaven's sake
    clearly is not replenishing the earth, but yet is seeking eternal values as Apostle Paul encouraged.      bH-2:8

           Although normally, women every month can conceive quite easily, yet women who nourish their infants by breast
    feeding, at times do not experience their normal reproductive cycle and thus cannot conceive until after breast feeding is
    lessened and their reproductive cycle resumes.  This aspect strongly indicates that God really does not really intend for
    or require a mother with a small infant to conceive until her present infant grows older and requires less attention.  One
    should consider how this aspect indicates children should be, or can lawfully be sufficiently spaced apart from one
    another.  Hosea 1:8 speaks of a woman conceiving after weaning a prior child reading "Now when she had weaned
    Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son."  Now in the case where a woman, even though breast feeding continues in
    her normal cycles and thus might conceive while already having a small infant, would it be wrong for this couple to
    endeavor in some way to restrain the conception and allow the wife's, as well as the husband's reproductive possibilities
    be wasted, to thereby space the children significantly apart as it appears God ordained they normally should be?  One
    obvious way of avoiding conception is simply, totally or at particular times, refraining from sexual fulfillment.  Note
    although woman normally can conceive quite easily yet within a woman's reproductive cycle there is a significant time
    period wherein a woman will not conceive.      bH-2:9

           Although it appears most doctors and encyclopedias are agreed as to the particular time of a woman's cycle
    wherein she will not conceive, a book written in the early 1900's by American physical culturist and publisher Bernarr
    Macfadden, has it totally backwards saying a woman will conceive at that time where doctors and encyclopedias now
    say women will not conceive. Bernarr Macfadden's book also says women will not conceive at that time which doctors
    and encyclopedias now say woman will conceive.  Thus possibly some of our ancestors were taught the very opposite
    of truth with regards to the time within a woman's cycle when she can or cannot conceive?  Note to those who might
    be interested this book was Alf Yost's book (my wife's great grandfather), who was a very zealous Christian who
    largely started the Tract and Bible Society of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite.      bH-2:10

           Many Christians feel that refraining from sexual activities at the time when woman would conceive (and thus
    intentionally allowing her reproductive egg to perish) is a proper method but yet the only proper method to restrain
    conception.  Such ones then will have sexual activities only when the wife is in a time when she will not conceive.  
    Such one's obviously are intentionally sowing the seed when it will go to waste, and are not sowing the seed when
    woman's reproductive egg needs the seed and are allowing the woman's egg to perish and go to waste.  Although this in
    one way seems unnatural and improper one must remember that God has not intended that all man and woman's
    reproductive powers and possibilities should all be utilized, but has intended that most can go to waste.  Remember how
    Paul encouraged single life and how one man could father so many children if all his reproductive powers were utilized.  
    To those who it may interest the Roman Catholic Church believes that the only proper method, to restrain conception is
    to refrain from sexual fulfillment during the time when a woman would conceive and allow it when she will not
    conceive.  This method of conception restraint is often known as the “rhythm method” of birth control.  Yet some
    wives are not regular in their cycle, for which couples this method is quite uncertain.  To restrain conception by always
    and absolutely refraining from sexual fulfillment in those times when the wife might conceive (defrauding each other)
    could be a very difficult and significant refraining.  Yet their are numerous simple and even quite natural methods of
    conception restraint, which methods restrain conception even if couples have sexual activities during the times when the
    wife could conceive.  Chapter 5 considers such methods of conception restraint and considers whether some such
    methods might be proper and allowable.     bH-2:11

           Although couples might fear too many conceptions, yet marriage partners often and rightfully so desire to have
    numerous children.  Yet some wives although strongly desiring to conceive cannot conceive at all.  God in the Old
    Testament era was very interested in child bearing as He in that era repeatedly was involved in helping various women
    to conceive and bear children.  God especially intervened in giving conception to Sarah (Gen 17:15-19, 18:10-14),
    Rebekah (Gen 25:21), Leah (Gen 29:31-32), Rachel (Gen 30:22), Hannah (1 Sam 1:11-20), the Shunammite woman (2
    Ki 4:14-17), Samson's mother (Jud 13:3), and Elizabeth (Luke 1:7-13).  God also in one occasion seen fit to close up
    the wombs of women in Abimelech's Kingdom after which God then opened up their wombs and they bare children
    (Gen 20:17-18).  Psalms 113:9 speaking of these things reads  "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be
    a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD."  Note although their are many records of God intervening in
    childbirth in the old era the writer knows of none in the New Testament.  Yet it is clear God can still do so if one prays
    for such and it is His will.  Considering these things barren women in our day should realize that God can intervene with
    nature and help them conceive and realize he also can intervene with nature and keep them from conceiving too often.  
    Yet Christians should endeavor to do their part and do what they know they can do before they expect any divine
    intervention lest they really are tempting the Lord.     bH-2:12

           God often times allows nature to take its normal course with regards to conception as well as other issues.  
    Ecclesiastics 9:11 speaks of time and chance happening to all men.  Since a woman at particular times in her cycle
    cannot conceive and at other times can conceive, if one does not intentionally endeavor to restrain conception quite
    likely before long, time and chance will allow a conception.  Each conception obviously has deep and very far reaching
    affects.  One must admit one time and chance conception per year (or even less often) would make a great difference in
    one's life and responsibilities.      bH-2:13

           M     It is true that the KJV Bible and numerous translations speak of woman's conception being multiplied as
    being a part of Eve's penalty for disobedience, yet since other translations in speaking of this penalty speak solely of
    increased sorrow and pain in childbearing, it is more difficult to know for sure whether woman's attribute of conceiving
    so easily, actually is a penalty for her error in eating of the forbidden tree (and part of the curse upon mankind).  Yet it
    is clear that often times women can conceive very easily.  Thus man faces the decision of how to deal with woman's
    easy conception attributes.       Basically their are only three different options or ways to deal with woman's easy
    conception attributes, which are either simply accepting repeated and often child bearing (possibly involving child birth
    annually or oftener), or secondly significantly refraining from experiencing sexual fulfillment, or thirdly finding and using
    ways of experiencing sexual fulfillment which will not cause conception even in those times when the wife could
    conceive.   Likely some couples in dealing with woman's easy conception attributes believe that fully accepting
    multiplied child bearing is the right way, while others might believe that significantly refraining from experiencing sexual
    fulfillment is the right way, while yet others likely believe that incorporating ways of sexual fulfillment which will not
    cause conception even when the wife could conceive is the right way.  Yet likely many couples feel all three options
    can be used and at times might resort to any of the three options.  Possibly the best way of dealing with woman's “easy
    conception attributes” would involve a proper combination of the above ways.  The following three chapters consider
    each of these three possible ways of dealing with women's easy conception attributes, and endeavor to expose the way
    or ways which the Bible would allow and encourage.      bH-2:14


                                                                   Chapter 3
           Considers the Option of Often or Significantly Refraining From Experiencing Sexual Fulfillment in Dealing with
    Woman's Easy Conception Attributes.

           The following two Scriptures clearly reveal that God's people, for the purpose of avoiding immoral sins, should
    not refrain from marriage too much;      bH-3:1

    (1 Cor 7:2)  "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own
    husband."      bH-3:2

    (1 Cor 7:9)  "But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn."      bH-3:3

           The following Scripture clearly reveals that married partners should not refrain from sexual fulfillment too much,
    lest they fall into additional temptations;     bH-3:4

    (1 Cor 7:5)  "Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting
    and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency."      bH-3:5

           The following Scriptures indicate that God intends His people to experience a very significant satisfaction in their
    sexual relations in marriage;      bH-3:6

    (Heb 13:4)  "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."      
    bH-3:7

    (Prov 5:18-19)  "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. {19} Let her be as the loving hind
    and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love."

    (Eccl 9:9)  "Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee
    under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the
    sun."      bH-3:8

           (2 Sam 12:8)  "And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the
    house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such
    things."  Note how God here concerning the old covenant says He gave David numerous wives.     bH-3:9

           M     Considering all the above Scriptures it is clear that God does not want married partners to refrain from
    sexual fulfillment too much.  Note if marriage partners would often need to painfully refrain from their affectionate
    desires for each other, which desires are much aroused by being together as marriage partners are, it quite obviously
    would be better to not be married at all.  In those times when married partners feel a extra special love, warmeth, and
    natural affection for each other (possibly already having an infant), would God then require that they abruptly either
    choose to painfully refrain from sexual fulfillment or choose to allow conception?  Considering these things it appears to
    avoid conception by absolutely and always refraining in those times when the wife might conceive could be a very
    difficult and significant refraining.  Note concerning some wives it often is difficult to know when the wife might
    conceive.  Considering these things and considering the Bible teaches that partners should not and need not refrain from
    sexual fulfillment too much, how should God's people deal with woman's “easy conception attributes”?  The answer
    obviously must be either to accept repeated and often child bearing, or employ ways of experiencing sexual fulfillment
    which will restrain conception even when the wife according to her cycle could conceive.      bH-3:10


                                                           Chapter 4
           Considers the Option of Simply Accepting Multiplied Conception and Often Child Birth, in Dealing With Woman's
    Easy Conception Attributes.

           One should here consider that breast feeding at times stops conception, which aspect indicates that God does not
    really intend a woman to conceive too soon after childbearing.  If a couple employs breast feeding solely for the
    purpose of preventing conception even such could be thought of as a method of conception restraint.  Although having
    some children should be and can be a blessing, yet for a couple to allow conception without any restraint, possibly
    resulting in the wife becoming with child and giving birth possibly once every year (if not oftener) is a real responsibility
    and obligation for the couple.  Jesus clearly reveals that childbearing and caring for little children and infants is a great
    responsibility saying “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!” (Mat 24:19,
    Luke 21:23).  For a husband to expect his wife to endure the difficulties and sickness of being with child every year,
    possibly being in weak health much of the time, while at the same time taking care of a small infant and numerous little
    children, is expecting one's wife to bear a tremendous burden.  Apostle Peter speaking to husbands said, "Likewise, ye
    husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as
    being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."  (1 Pet 3:7).  This verse should be
    remembered as husbands consider their wives and the childbearing responsibilities they might place upon them.  Giving
    birth to children annually as might occur if no restraint were used, not only places a great responsibility and burden
    upon both the wife but also upon the husband.  Although the choice of using no restraint methods and simply accepting
    multiplied child bearing might be proper for some couples, one should be very careful before he concludes that God
    desires or requires this of all His people.  Considering that various Scriptures encourage God's people to be unentangled
    with material affairs and to even remain single to thus be more free to work in the Gospel, it appears married partners
    have good reason to be concerned about conception and possibly at times should deny themselves of sexual fulfillment
    rather then to cause themselves to be overtaken in too many child raising cares and hinder their availability for laboring
    in the Gospel.      bH-4:1

           V     One should here consider that Paul in speaking of the earthly entanglement of marriage spoke of it being the
    obligation of caring for one's husband or wife (1 Cor 7:32-35), and encouraged single life to avoid this responsibility and
    obligation.  One should consider if one's wife or husband was minded to labor together with their mate in the Gospel the
    husband or wife alone obviously would not create near as many earthly cares and obligations as many conceptions and
    children would.  If Paul would have felt those who are married were obligated to allow conception without any restraint
    and to have many children Paul would have had much reason to speak of bearing and caring for children as being the
    entanglement of marriage rather then the wife.     bH-4:2        

           Considering that a vital aspect of man's penalty for disobedience in the Garden of Eden was that God caused the
    earth to bring forth thorns and thistles, and considering that God did not ordain that Adam should deal with the “thorns
    and thistles penalty” by allowing them to come forth without restraint, if woman's easy conception attributes are
    another part of man's penalty for disobedience, would it then appear that man should allow conception without
    restraint?  In considering frequency of births in old times, it is quite clear, that wives within God's Old Testament
    people did not normally have children annually or at a frequency close to such, while annual child birth might occur if
    no restraint methods were used.  Note conception restraint methods when spoken of in this article pertains to any
    method of endeavoring to restrain conception.      bH-4:3

           M     One should here remember that the Bible gives couples very much liberty to freely enjoy one another and
    teaches that they should not refrain from sexual fulfillment too much.  Firstly the fact that always and absolutely
    refraining from sexual fulfillment when one's wife might conceive could be difficult and painful defrauding and be a
    refraining more than what the Bible encourages, secondly the fact that sexual relations are not ordained strictly for
    reproductive purposes, and thirdly the fact that allowing conception without restraint does not appear to be a blessing or
    required, very much brings into focus the option of using methods of restraining conception (other then abstinence)
    which will restrain conception even when the wife according to her cycle could conceive.  The following chapter
    pertains to such methods of conception restraint.      bH-4:4


                                                                                   Chapter 5
           Considers Using Methods of Conception Restraint (Other Then Abstinence) Which Will Restrain Conception
    Even When the Wife (according to her cycle) Could Conceive.

           In considering these things one should remember that God clearly has not intended that all humanities powers and
    possibilities of reproduction be utilized but rather has allowed that much of it should be wasted while sufficient still
    would remain.  Note paragraph bH 2:2 gives clear evidence that reveals that God does not intend for all of humanities
    powers of reproduction to be utilized.      bH-5:1

           Those who believe it is allowable to restrain conception by the method of refraining from sex when a the wife can
    conceive and then having sex when she cannot conceive (the rhythm method), should consider that they are
    intentionally sowing the seed when it will go to waste, and are not sowing the seed when woman's egg needs the seed
    and are intentionally allowing the woman's reproductive egg to perish and go to waste.  One should consider whether
    such really is significantly different then those other ways of conception restraint which also by bringing either woman's
    egg or man's seed to naught or waste allow sexual activities without conception?      bH-5:2

           Some husbands need very little stimulation to reach fulfillment (orgasm) and can reach such with very little
    movement and largely by just firmly embracing their wives.  Possibly (or likely) many husbands throughout history
    have found their sexual fulfillment in ways similar to this to avoid their wives becoming with child.  Yet possibly some
    would believe that reaching sexual fulfillment (orgasm) without the physical contact which normally would result in
    childbirth is wrong.      bH-5:3

           Genesis 38:9-10 speaks of a situation where one spilled the seed to restrain conception reading, “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."  This verse has reason to make one wonder whether it is ever proper to waste seed as this to restrain
    conception.  Yet one needs to here consider the whole situation before they conclude spilling the seed on the ground in
    itself was Onan's error.  In this situation Onan's brother had died after which Onan was told to go in unto his brother's
    widow and raise up seed to his brother.  Yet Onan rather then doing his duty in raising up seed to his brother rather
    went in to her and participated in sexual relations which he might have desired and enjoyed, yet then at the end instead
    of doing what he was ordered to do, refused to raise up seed to his brother and restrained the conception by spilling it
    on the ground for which cause God slew him.  One should here consider that God shortly before this had also slain
    Onan's brother for which cause Onan now was to raise up seed to his brother (Gen 38:6-7).  Although some might feel
    Onan's actual error was in that he spilled the seed on the ground (thinking such wasting of the seed should never be
    done), yet one should consider Onan's error very much could have been that Onan spilled it on the ground at a time
    when he clearly should not have done so.      bH-5:4

           One should here remember how the Bible encourages partners to freely love one another and teaches couples that
    they should not refrain from sexual fulfillment too much, not even for fasting (1 Cor 7:5).  One should also consider
    that although the Bible gives many clear and distinct commands against sexual relations with an unlawful companion, it
    gives no commands with regards to lawful or unlawful ways of partners satisfying each others sexual desires, but rather
    encourages freely loving and satisfying one another.       As said before some husbands can experience orgasm with
    very little movement and largely by merely embracing their wives. In considering the above issues would the Bible then
    require the husband who is embracing his wife to abruptly stop embracing her to avoid having an orgasm while lacking
    that contact which could cause a conception, (when the couple really does not want a conception anyway)?  It does not
    appear so.  Restrictions as such could make marriage quite difficult and stressful rather then a blessing.  For a couple to
    often be torn between allowing an unwanted conception or defrauding their companions powerful sexual urges (as well
    as their own) does not appear to align with the liberty God has given for couples to freely love and enjoy each other.  
    One should here remember that partners are to freely love each other rather then to defraud each other and remember
    that God does not intend sexual relations to be only for reproduction purposes.      bH-5:5

           Spilling the seed might be done by never contacting as would cause conception or by withdrawal after such
    contact.  One method of conception restraint as in Encyclopedias is called “withdrawal”.  Husbands in intimately loving
    and enjoying their wives might accidentally spill the seed, and thus spill it even when not trying to restrain conception.  
    Discharge of the seed before being desired or intended is not uncommon and is called by some a premature ejaculation.  
    Considering how the Bible many times distinctly teaches that having sexual relations with an unlawful mate is a dreadful
    sin and leaves no question about the matter, it would also very much appear that if the only allowable way to love and
    contact with one's lawful mate was to contact in the way as could cause conception, while ways of loving and
    embracing as might spill the seed were sinful the Bible would also significantly reveal such.  Yet the Bible no where
    particularly speaks of such things but rather encourages husbands to freely love their wives and not to refrain from
    sexual fulfillment too much, and clearly reveals that sexual fulfillment is not solely for reproduction.  In again
    considering Onan's situation one must remember that Onan spilled the seed to restrain conception when he was
    particularly commanded to raise up seed to his deceased brother, secondly consider that Onan really had no right to
    even go in to his brothers wife, (if he was going to restrain the conception), and thirdly consider that Onan might even
    have falsely acted as though he intended to raise up seed to his brother to thereby have opportunity to go in unto his
    brother's wife.      bH-5:6

           Those who think spilling the seed is too unnatural and conflicts too much with the natural use of the woman
    should consider that circumcision, and being a eunuch, and even cutting men's hair is also significantly against nature.  
    Cultivating a garden or mowing the lawn also is against nature but yet are proper.  Although Apostle Paul classifies
    homosexuality as leaving the natural use of the woman, yet obviously such departure from the natural use of the
    women is far different then one merely allowing an orgasm without that contact that might cause conception as he loves
    and is ravished by his lawful companion.     bH-5:7

           Different cultures throughout history have had various ways of marriage partners bringing each other to sexual
    fulfillment.  It appears the sexual traditions of some cultures largely involved methods that would not necessarily need
    to cause childbirth.  Marriage partners might be brought to fulfillment (orgasm) simply by affectionate massaging,
    rubbing, stroking, and embracing.  It appears some wives to reach orgasm need some stimulation other then simply that
    physical contact which would cause conception.  Although the Bible does not teach that partners in experiencing sexual
    fulfillment must always physically contact in a manner as to cause childbirth, it does teach that husbands and wives
    should freely love each other and should not defraud each other with regards to sexual fulfillment.  Considering all the
    above issues it appears that one has little bases to demand that marriage partners in finding sexual fulfillment must
    always physically contact in a way as would not spill the seed but rather cause conception.  Yet since little teaching is
    done on this subject possibly many differences are had concerning these issues.  Christians should be careful, lest they
    erroneously judge and condemn one another on these matters, yet Christians do need to be faithful to their personal
    conscience in sexual issues as well as all issues.      bH-5:8

           There are various other methods of conception restraint besides the spilling method, which allow sex without
    conception (even when the wife according to her cycle could conceive).  Some such methods, although often thought to
    be modern, yet were even known and used in ancient history.  Following is a quote found in the Encyclopedia
    “Encarta” in their article entitled “Birth Control”.      bH-5:10

           “A variety of birth control methods have been used throughout history and across cultures. In ancient Egypt
    women used dried crocodile dung and honey as vaginal suppositories to prevent pregnancy. One of the earliest
    mentions of contraceptive vaginal suppositories appears in the Ebers Medical Papyrus, a medical guide written between
    1550 and 1500 BC. The guide suggests that a fiber tampon moistened with an herbal mixture of acacia, dates,
    colocynth, and honey would prevent pregnancy. The fermentation of this mixture can result in the production of lactic
    acid, which today is recognized as a spermicide.      bH-5:11

           Before the introduction of the modern birth control pill, women ate or drank various substances to prevent
    pregnancy or induce miscarriage. The seeds of Queen Anne's lace, pennyroyal, giant fennel, and many other
    concoctions of plants and herbs were used as oral contraceptives. However, such folk remedies can be dangerous or
    even fatal.      bH-5:12

           The concept of the IUD was developed by ancient Turks and Arabs who inserted smooth pebbles into the uterus
    of a camel to prevent it from getting pregnant during treks across the desert…   …Condoms made of sheep intestines
    were created by a physician in the court of King Charles II of England. Casanova is said to have referred to the device
    as an “English riding coat.” It was not until after the vulcanization of rubber in 1844 that the condom was widely used
    as a birth control device”.     bH-5:13

           The above quote concerning ancient methods of restraining conception, speaks of spermicides which chemically
    bring to naught man's seed, speaks of barrier methods which might bar the seed from reaching the egg by catching or
    stopping the seed, and speaks of herbs or solutions which women might take orally to restrain conception.  Concerning
    those things which can be taken orally, it appears they restrain conception by somehow affecting woman's egg and
    hindering it from becoming seeded or by hindering it from implanting in the uterus immediately after being seeded (see
    article on birth control pill in encyclopedia).      bH-5:14

           In considering these methods of restraining conception one should consider that barrier methods such as the
    condom are very similar to spilling the seed.  One should also consider that the rhythm method of birth control is similar
    to the above methods of birth control in respect to intentionally causing to perish either man's seed or woman's egg to
    avoid conception.  The one method causes the seed or egg to perish by a timing technique and the other methods by
    other techniques.  It also should be considered that some use condoms for the sake of cleanliness rather then just for
    the sake of restraining conception.      bH-5:15

           Considering that the ancient Egyptians and other ancient cultures used particular methods of conception restraint it
    is very possible that the Persian Empire as in the time of Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus also used forms of
    conception restraints.  It is quite possible the Queen Esther was given some form of conception restraint.  Following is a
    verse pertaining to the time when Esther became queen in the Persian empire;     bH-5:16

           (Est 2:12)  "Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve
    months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six
    months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the
    women;)"      bH-5:17

           V     The subject of conception restraint or birth control simply pertains to endeavoring to control conception
    rather then having sexual relations without any care of conception.  It is true that some ungodly people might have
    promoted easy conception restraint methods to allow careless and immoral living without childbirth and responsibility.  
    Yet such misuse of conception restraint does not mean Godly people should not care about conception or have no
    control over conception and the obligations which it will bring.  As all things are to be done in decency and order and a
    conception has a great affect in a couple's life, the Christian couple has much reason to be concerned and prayerful
    about conception rather then being careless about it.  Yet remember just because a couple cares about conception and
    endeavors to control conception does not mean they never desire conception.      bH-5:18

           V     Because of Adam's sin God cursed the earth making it bring forth weeds and thistles and told Adam that he
    would now eat bread by the sweat of his face (Gen 3:17-19).  After God brought this difficulty upon man it appears He
    yet allowed man to invent things or techniques to help lessen the curse.  Elisha was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen
    before him when he was called to be a prophet, which technique of plowing obviously saved a lot of sweat in growing
    food (1 Ki 19:19).  One should here consider that the curse clearly has brought many difficulties upon reproductive
    issues as well as upon growing food, and consider that God likely would allow man to use various techniques to help
    him lessen the difficulties of the curse with regards reproduction as well as with regards to growing food.     bH-5:20



                                                                           Chapter 6
           Considers the Old Testament Law Which Disallowed Couples Having Intimate Relations During the Wives Time
    of Menstruation and How Such Law Might Relate to Our Time.  

           In considering the liberties or restrictions couples might have in their sexual activities, it must be admitted that in
    the Old Testament era, husbands were not to come in unto their wives in the time of her menstruation.  In considering
    this law one must therewith consider that during some or all of the old era menstruatious woman were set apart from
    others and it appears from their husbands.  Concerning the menstruatious woman, she, her chair, or her bed was not to
    be touched by the clean person or else he also was made unclean (Lev 15:19-27).  During the Exodus period such
    women were placed outside of the camp (Num 5:1-4).  It later times is quite possible that husbands did not share the
    same room or house with their wife in the time of her menstruation.  Old era Scriptures speaking of a menstruatious
    women speak of the woman's days of her separation (Lev 15:25-26),  speak of her being put apart (Lev 15:19, Lev 18:
    19, Ezek 22:10), and speak of her being removed (Ezek 36:17).  Scriptures in Ezekiel would indicate that menstruatious
    women were set apart largely throughout the whole Old Testament era, as Ezekiel who lived at the time of the
    destruction of Jerusalem (about 586 B.C.) yet spoke of women being set apart for pollution and of the uncleanness of a
    removed woman (Ezek 22:10; 36:17).       bH-6:1

           What is here written in not intended to encourage anyone to go against their conscience or to encourage
    intemperate sexual activities, but to simply understand how this restriction would relate to the new era.  In considering
    these things it must be considered the old era law which forbade the husband to come in unto his wife during
    menstruation was one of the many laws of cleanliness, which are not demanded in the new era.  Note paragraphs bA-2:
    11-14 speak about such laws of cleanliness and give various Scriptures pertaining to such.  It also must be considered if
    one really wants to advocate this law, possibly his wife should be put apart as also this law required.  One might here
    ask how this law would relate to the husband who might merely embrace his wife during menstruation and experience
    orgasm?  Would such be wrong or sinful?      bH-6:2

           M     Because of the very nature of sexual matters it would appear if there would ever be a time when sexual
    relations between married partners would be as sinful as fornication or adultery, in those particular times marriage
    partners rather then sharing the same bed, should avoid each other and largely should not touch each other.  Paul says
    to avoid fornication, man should not touch a woman, which separation to some extent should also be exercised between
    husband and wife if sexual relations actually were sinful between them.  Yet it is clear no new era Scriptures advocate
    such a separation between partners at any time.  Note the issues considered here yet do not mean the time of
    menstruation is a good or preferred time for normal sexual contact.     bH-6:3

           M     Because of the nature of sexual matters one will find it difficult to refrain from that which is thought to likely
    be acceptable, even if their is a slight doubt.  Thus concerning sexual matters it is important that those things which are
    sin and unacceptable are clearly known to be sin and unacceptable.  Concerning matters as are considered in this article
    may each one pray God for a proper conscience and for grace to keep themselves from condemning themselves in that
    which they allow (Rom 14:22-23).  The writer knows various conflicting beliefs are had concerning these things, and
    himself often was in question and troubled about the issues that are considered herein, and desires to find that way or
    ways which the Bible would encourage and sanction for himself and not only for others.     bH-6:4

           It appears some even believe the rhythm method of birth control is wrong.  It appears some believe using
    condoms for the sake of cleanliness is wrong, even if not for birth control.  It appears some even quite foolishly believe
    the it is wrong for the married to have sexual relations with their mate if their mate is excommunicated, but yet think
    this couple should live together.  Because of the progressive nature of sexual matters (and which nature is understood in
    the Scriptures), it is clear God would not ordain that a male and female who love and desire each other, should live
    together, if sexual relations between them were sin.  Note if the wife was excommunicated and if it was sin for this
    couple who is living together to have sexual relations, the excommunicated wife sure would have much opportunity to
    cause her husband to fall into sin, as she might freely and in any manner try to allure him, while he also might have a
    strong love and desire for her.  A letter coded pA considers this issue much further.  One must be careful lest he makes
    laws for others to keep which he would not make if they were in the other's situation.  Jesus speaking of these things
    said, "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves
    will not move them with one of their fingers." (Mat 23:4).      bH-6:5

           Although the writer does not want to give any liberty which the Bible does not give, as such would be very
    serious, yet it is also serious to give restrictions which the Bible does not give.  Just because a belief is conservative
    does not necessarily mean it is right.  1 Timothy 4:1-3 reveals such reading  "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in
    the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; {2} Speaking
    lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; {3} Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain
    from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth."     
    bH-6:6

           Although sexual relations within the marriage relation are never a sin as adultery and God gives couples much
    liberty in these matters, yet such does not mean man should never refrain from his natural desires and have no self
    control.  May God give his children wisdom to know how to deal with these matters and help them to make the right
    choice at the right time.      bH-6:7


                                                                           Chapter 7
           Considers the Blessing of Children and the Aspect of Couples Normally Having Children

           Although God has not ordained that His New Testament people must have large numbers of children, such as
    often would be attained if couples did not care about conception and did not endeavor to control it, yet it is clear that
    God in The New Testament era has ordained that married partners may have children.  Such is revealed in that
    generally all New Testament Scriptures speaking of marriage also speak of children.  Several such Scriptures are; "That
    they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children" (Titus 2:4).  Paul speaking
    of choosing church elders said, "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity" (1
    Tim 3:40), and said "If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or
    unruly" (Titus 1:6).  Old Testament Scriptures teach that children are a gift and blessing from God.  Several such
    Scriptures are; "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..." (Psalms 127:
    3-4).  "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children, Praise ye the Lord" (Psalms
    113:9).  Numerous Scriptures speak of God opening or closing the womb and it appears God is very interested in and
    often helps the barren woman to conceive as she cries to Him.  Jesus blessing and sanctioning little children said,
    "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven" (Matt.19:14).      
    bH-7:1

           When considering numbers of children it also must be considered that different homes have different gifts and
    different callings and that the same number of children is not for every home.  Married partners must also consider
    whether they are restraining conception for selfish reasons or for Godly purposes.  One should also consider that the
    earth life entanglements of bearing and raising children are far superior to many earth life entanglements.  One should
    detach himself from all entanglements of lessor importance first before refraining from having children.  Likely most
    vain and harmful earth life entanglements involve pursuing wealth, pursuing a high living standard, trying to fit in with
    others, or trying to fit in with the world's ways of doing things.  Great expense involving child birth should be
    considered in the light of God' a promise to His people which reads, "Notwithstanding she shall be saved in
    childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety" (1 Tim 2:15).      bH-7:2

           In concluding the subject of how sexual relations might relate to conception the following eleven issues should be
    remembered;      bH-7:3

           V     Issue One,  Sexual relations as in the marriage union are not strictly ordained for reproductive purposes (see
    verses in paragraphs bH 1:2-9).      bH-7:4

           V     Issue Two,  Women's often repeated, annoying and painful reproductive cycle, and difficulty in bearing
    children is a penalty for sin (Gen 3:16).  Note this often repeated cycle repeatedly allows conception.      bH-7:5

           V     Issue Three,  Apostle Paul's emphasis for God's people was more that they would labor in the Gospel and
    bring forth religious or Spiritual children, than that they would bring forth physical children and replenish the earth.      
    bH-7:6

           V     Issue Four,  God obviously has not ordained that all of mankind's reproductive powers and possibilities be
    utilized (see paragraph bH 2:2).      bH-7:7

           V     Issue Five,  As breast feeding can halt conception it appears God does not really intend for another
    conception immediately after childbirth.      bH-7:8

           V     Issue Six,  Couples are to freely love one another and are not to refrain from sexual fulfillment too much (see
    Scriptures in paragraphs bH 3:1-9).      bH-7:10

           V     Issue Seven,  Although the Scriptures many times clearly and distinctly disallow sexual relations with an
    unlawful mate the Scriptures by no means teach that lawful partners in their sexual relations must carefully guard
    against orgasm before that contact which would cause conception (as if such orgasm would be sin), and do not teach
    that partners in their sexual relations must always contact or remain in contact, as endeavoring to cause a
    conception.      bH-7:11

           V     Issue Eight,  Even those who use the rhythm method of birth control are intentionally causing both man's
    seed and women's egg to perish and go to waste,      bH-7:12

           V     Issue Nine,  Always and absolutely refraining from sexual fulfillment in those times when the wife might
    conceive, could well be a refraining more then the Bible encourages or requires.  Note some wives are not regular in
    their cycle and often times the wife might not know when she might conceive.      bH-7:13

           V     Issue Ten,  For couples to often be torn between the two difficult and uncomely options of either allowing an
    unwanted conception or defrauding each other of sexual fulfillment does not seem to align with the freedom God has
    given couples to love and enjoy each other.  Remember how Paul taught partners should not defraud each other too
    much, not even for fasting (1 Cor 7:5).     bH-7:14

           V     Issue Eleven,  Although the penalty for Adam and Eve's sin has made both the issue of growing food and the
    issue of reproduction more difficult, God allows man to use various inventions as well as common sense techniques to
    help him lessen the difficulties of growing food and it appears also to lessen the difficulty in reproductive issues.      bH-
    7:15

           Note another article coded bG speaks much further of God's sexual laws, which article also should be read in
    studying this subject.  Although the official creed of various Churches solely allow the rhythm method of birth control,
    yet in practice these Churches largely allow other methods of birth control.  In such situation obviously either their
    creed is wrong or their practice is wrong.  May God help His people in this matter as well as all matters to be sound in
    both creed and practice.      bH-7:16

           The writer realizes the conclusion in this article is less restrictive then some past writings, yet the writer cannot
    build upon others writings but must build upon the emphasis and standard that the Bible portrays and upon basic
    facts.       The writer simply has shared different thoughts and wishes he had more clear answers.  The writer desires to
    be open hearted to accept the truth whatever it is, and like all others must beware lest he allows pride or unwillingness
    to make so much noise that he cannot hear the truth.      bH-7:17

           In concluding this article may all remember how that the true faith which draws and impels it's possessors from all
    earthly things to eternal values will also make marriage seem of less importance and glamour.  May the doctrine of
    fasting also be remembered as a important ordinance of God's Word and may it be remembered that among the
    different areas fasting involves, it involves especially fasting from food and fasting from sexual fulfillment.  Best wishes
    and farewell.      bH-7:18

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