Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our Personal Convictions; Part 1



I'm supplying this information to back up with evidence what we believe about the issue. The intent is meant to show the "why" we believe what we do. We hold life sacred, in case you haven't noticed, this is a Christian website!

My husband and I have certain personal convictions that we don't force on anyone else but are things we got from the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us over the years. I'm not entirely sure where my church stands on these issues as I have never heard them addressed in a service but maybe they have been, I don't know? Either way, we practice these things and hold them to be true. With that said......I hope to make this as plain as possible so we don't have to go over this every time I mention these things on this blog and have people jump to conclusions and categorize us into their little box lol.

Issue #1 Birth Control

We are against Birth Control pills. I think they are a device of abortion. Medical Science has shown that they probably do not prevent a pregnancy but rather STOP one from continuing on by not allowing the already conceived embryo to implant on the uterine wall. (60% of women have silent abortions with the pill in a given month! - how many babies do you think you have killed? Will you find out when you stand before God and tell him you didn't know those pills killed those children!?) I've done my research and even without the research......I have no doubts that God guided us against these. This also includes other forms such as IUD's, etc. DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! It's lack of knowledge that is the enemy here.

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine confirms that the pill causes abortions:
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_birth_control_pill/ASRM_Confirms_Pill_Causes_Abortion.shtml

Here is a free pdf of the book "Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortion" and shows the medical science:
http://www.epm.org/media-files/pdf/bcpill.pdf

I highly recommend this one:
http://www.wayoflife.org/otimothy/tl110003.htm

Another great one that lists several other sources at the end:
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-bcpill.html

Don't believe me, listen to the doctors:
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_birth_control_pill/The_Growing_Debate_About_the_Abortifacient_Effect_of_the_Birth_Control_Pill_and_the_Principle_of_the_Double_Effect.shtml

Not a big enough doctor for you? How about the Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University Medical Center?
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_birth_control_pill/Birth_Control_Pill_Abortifacient_and_Contraceptive.shtml

I don't want to take the chance that I murdered an already conceived embryo. That is not an area I want to be near, rather I would be far away from it. Can you imagine standing before God seeing all your children that you killed? I can't bear the thought that I had the control over the situation and actually took the pill that killed them.

What about other types of birth control? Yes, we believe you should not have children if it isn't in God's timing. I believe you should seek God's direction for your life. If you are just having babies without using the wisdom of God and then making other people pay for it (welfare) then how can you say you are right before God? Why would God approve of you living off the government, i.e. other people's money? If it is OF GOD, then he will supply ALL your needs.

So what type of birth control do we believe in. You can find them listed here, scroll to the bottom for those. You may say, well I can't get pregnant because of this and this. For starters, we have been married for almost 9 years and have 1 child. HELLO! The other safe methods do work folks lol. ; ) If you have something wrong in your body and medically you shouldn't get pregnant, first off pray......God will guide his children. Then you might have to get sterilized(depending on the severity of the situation) or stop having intercourse for a time (only when both parties are in agreement according to the Bible). But you can't say birth control pills would prevent your pregnancy and it isn't a valid argument to use them.

What about a woman who is on a medication and can not get pregnant during that time? Well, do you know how many babies are born even while a woman is taking birth control? Some babies make it through the pills, so you still have a chance on the pill. The approved methods that I linked to above, if you combine several of those at once, you have a better chance of not conceiving and staying safe, then with the pill! I for a time was on medication and I was advised to not get pregnant and be on birth control. However, I did not go on birth control, I prayed and believed God and kept doing what we have been doing and all was ok!

WHEW! That's a lot to swallow huh? It's a lot for me to write it but I figured its no big secret and you may have personal convictions that me and my husband don't share but I still love you, so hope you return the favor!

BOTTOM LINE: Ask yourself this question and really think about it:

Would God approve of a pill that has a significant chance of killing an already conceived embryo/fetus?

Related Posts:
Inventor of Birth Control Pills Now Calls it a Catastrophe
A Woman's Role

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12 comments:

Candy-Faith said...

My husband and I also believe that birth control pills are a form of abortion.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for the comment Candy! :)

Bev

gracielynn's said...

you go girl !
Last I knew. it was still a free country !I Stand with you and your Husband !
Lisa

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Lisa! :) I would like to hear the opposing viewpoint, I wonder what proof they could come up with to show its safety? Also what scripture could they use in the Bible to show that God would look favorably on preventing the birth of children or even the risk of killing one being so high with bc pills? I haven't heard anyone so far come up with a good argument as to the other side.

Bev

Mrs.Garcia said...

I took the Depo Shot because My Husband thought it would be better for me to be on a Form of Birth Control so I would not get pregnant again and have Hyperemesis Gravidarum again.
I ended up getting Pregnant anyway and when our Daughter was six months old I misscarried our son at home alone. No one believed me that I was pregnant except for my Ob/GYN she said that most likely since I was a very rare case on Hyperemesis Gravidarum that I could have gotten pregnant on the Depo Shot. I was also on the shot for more than Two(2) years and let me tell you it messes so much with your system. I am still trying to loose all of the weight I gained just by being on that shot. I was at my heaviest weight ever at 224lbs on the Depo Shot. I had Terrible Horrible Mood Swings and I ate and ate and ate. I was never satisfied.
So Birth Control is not for Me. My Husband had choose to have Surgery so I am slowly gaining back my normal body I have been off the Depo Shot since 2002 however the shot is still somewhat in my system.

My name is Linda. said...

Hi, Bev. You did an excellent job on your post links. I came to the same conclusion about 11 yrs. ago or so, when Focus on the Family had a program from Family of the Americas Foundation. I had never heard of some of the very things that you mentioned on this post till then. This was the beginning of me seriously considering what I was doing. The sad thing is that when I got married, I was encouraged to take the pill by well meaning people who perhaps did not know this or hold to the same convictions I now have. The Family of the Americas Foundation website is http://www.familyplanning.net/
I haven't reviewed it as of late but I think it is pretty much the same.
It is good to seek God in our decisions and hold firm to our convictions. This makes us of those who live by Faith.

Sincerely,
Linda

Christian Homekeeper said...

Wow Mrs Garcia, I'm so sorry to hear what you went through with the Depo shot! Thanks for sharing your story!

Linda....I've heard of that website, thanks for the comment! :)

Bev

Ticia said...

I think you are right on about the PILL. I did know anything about how they worked when I was young and took them for a little while. After I learned the truth about them many years later . I now advice all girls against using them. And as for Mrs. Garcia: I also got pregnant on the depo prevera shot. Besides getting pregnant on it, it made me carry extra weight and made me very aggressive. My poor husband was ready for a divorce. It is not good stuff I never had a monthly the whole time I was on it. Not good stuff!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for the comment Ticia! :)

Wow, its amazing to hear all the stories about what this stuff does to people. Not only on here, but in person, women have shared some horrific stories with me about their experiences as well.

Bev

Alicia said...

Wow, I know that it has been a while since this post was written but I want you to know that it has really opened my eyes to this issue. I took a class on women's health in college and thought I was confident that the combination BCP was an ethical form of birth control. I thought "oh, it prevents ovulation, it doesn't cause abortion..", until I read this post and looked into the studies you posted. Then things began to click..I had known that the pill makes the uterus a more hostile environment for implantation, but until now I hadn't really thought about why they needed to add this "extra" protection, if the pill just prevented ovulation and that was it. I now see that conceptions DO occur on the pill and that abortions similar to the "morning after pill" can occur. Also starting to click that the class I took was at a pretty "liberal" college, and so they probably didn't even feel the need to mention that the pill can work in a similar way as an abortion pill in the event of conception, and that conceptions DO occur. Sorry for such a long post! I have really enjoyed looking around your blog and am finding it to be very helpful as a new wife (married about 1 year:) as I seek to be the wife God desires for me to be. :) Thank you and keep up the good work! :)

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for the comment Alicia! :) It is an eye opener and I remember years ago not understanding why God wanted me to stop taking BC pills but I did because I had no doubts it was His will. It wasn't until years later that I researched and found medical facts that it kills. I was so angry, not only because someone over me in the Lord told me to take them, but also because so many are taking these and don't even have a clue that they could be having silent abortions!

I'm not sure if God let's ignorance in the facts of the BC pill cover this terrible murdering of children but I can't see how others can blindly take the stuff and have a clean conscience. It is something that I feel so passionate about this if you couldn't tell lol.

Bev

Christian Homekeeper said...

P.S. With the influx of the morning after pill and others realizing it is simply a BC pill at a higher dose - it has caused churches to realize what they have promoted for the past 50 years. It isn't God that would promote such a thing - surely, he is pro-children lol! ;-) It is only man that seeks means to prevent a blessing from God.

Anyway, I could literally write a book on this stuff but I will stop lol. =0

Bev

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