Christian View of Contraception

The question of birth control/contraception isn’t discussed as frequently in Protestant circles as Catholic.  Protestants generally assume that contraception is acceptable with limited thought about what the Bible teaches.  As a result, resources on the topic are limited compared to other issues.

Based on the widely held Evangelical starting point that life begins at conception and abortion is a sin, two questions must be considered 1) Is birth control (limiting children), in the general sense, acceptable to God? 2) If birth control is generally acceptable, what kinds of contraception in particular can be used that aren’t abortive?

Is birth control acceptable to God?

What kinds of non-abortive contraception can be used?

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