Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Are Christians Not Having Enough Children?

And is that sin? I receive mailings from an organization that is constantly fortifying a bulwark for the family against the pursuing horde. It's enough to make Don Quixote proud. The hubbub this month is all about babies. It seems that Christians just aren't having enough of them. This truly would be problematic if godliness came through reproduction, but that's not Christianity. In fact God gives some pretty glaring examples of god-fearing families gone wrong in the Old Testament, be they large or small.

Jesus didn't say, "Procreate and make disciples." He said, "Go." Not because we shouldn't be passing on the faith to our children but because it is not in our blood; it's in His.

"But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:13


anika said...

again i say
i get those e-letters... but just click "spam"
because it's NOT the way
not the Truth
not the Life
just standard bearing

eureka said...

There is no sacrament of procreation.

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Wow! Thank you for this post - it really encouraged me. I have gotten quite a few emails from ladies questioning me on why I only have 2 children - that's fun lol!!! Of course we have very reasonable reasons...but I hate having to explain myself and feeling judged...Oh well...it is what it is and I love my sisters in Christ who believe this way BUT - this was very encouraging for me. Now I know what I'm going to say in my next email response lol!!!

So thanks!
Keep Walking with the King!

Mariah said...

"It's enough to make Don Quixote proud."


On the more serious note, thank you so much for so succinctly noting the errors of this ideology. "It's not in our blood. It's in His". Excellent. It echoes this sentiment (that I cannot give proper credit to because I can't remember who I heard say it), "We cannot achieve a spiritual result by a physical means."