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Bring It On-Line: Birth Control

Are we sinning by using birth control? My husband wanted me to go someplace that I didn't want to go. Should I give in and go, or do I have the right to say no? My pastor told me that my blessing was being blocked because he thinks that I am ... ... Read Transcript


Wendy: IT'S TIME FOR

"BRING IT ON."

AND WE HAVE GOT SOME GREAT

QUESTIONS TODAY, PAT.

LORI WRITES, "I'M A WIFE AND

MOM WHO WORKS FULL-TIME.

RECENTLY A PASTOR AT OUR

CHURCH COMMENTED THAT BIRTH

CONTROL IS TAKING CONTROL

AWAY FROM GOD SINCE WE ARE

CALLED TO BE FRUITFUL AND

MULTIPLY.

MY HUSBAND AND I USE BIRTH

CONTROL AND ARE IN AGREEMENT

ON THIS.

I RESPECT OUR CHURCH

LEADERSHIP, BUT ARE CONFUSED

BY THESE COMMENTS.

ARE WE SINNING BY USING

BIRTH CONTROL?"

Pat: OUR GOOD FRIENDS

IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

REFUSE THE USE OF BIRTH

CONTROL, BUT THEY ALLOW

PEOPLE TO USE WHAT IS CALLED

RHYTHM.

AND THEY WERE FORBIDDEN TO

HAVE SEX WHILE WOMEN WERE

HAVING THEIR MENSTRUAL

PERIOD, AND THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH IS TELLING WOMEN TO

DO JUST THAT AND IT IS

OKAY.

THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES, ON

THE OTHER HAND, FEEL THAT

THE CARE AND REARING OF

CHILDREN IS A TREMENDOUS

OBLIGATION AND THAT PEOPLE

SHOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO

DETERMINE HOW MANY CHILDREN

THEY HAVE AND UNDER WHAT

CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND SO BIRTH CONTROL IN THE

PROTESTANT CHURCHES HAS

ALWAYS BEEN PERMITTED.

SO YOU ASK ME, AND I WOULD

SAY, YES, BIRTH CONTROL IS

ABSOLUTELY AN IMPORTANT

THING FOR PEOPLE TO USE

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT

TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AFTER

CHILDREN.

I LIKE BIG FAMILIES.

I HAD FOUR KIDS.

I'M ALL FOR IT.

I'VE GOT 14 GRANDCHILDREN.

I LIKE BIG FAMILIES.

BUT I THINK THE IDEA OF

BEING ABLE TO DETERMINE WHEN

AND HOW IS A VERY IMPORTANT

PART OF HUMANITY.

BUT THE CATHOLICS DISAGREE,

AND I HONOR THEIR BELIEFS.

Wendy: AND A LOT

OF

PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE

FIVE OR SIX CHILDREN.

Pat: THAT'S THE BIG

PROBLEM.

ESPECIALLY I IN AP LABOUR

AAP MALAYSIA, THEY HAVE

DESPERATE POVERTY.

Wendy: BARBARA WRITES,

"WE RECORD THIS SHOW AND

WATCH IT EVERY EVENING.

PLEASE

EXPLAIN THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE AND IT WILL HELP

ME TO EXPLAIN IT TO MY

FAMILY."

Pat:

THE BOOK OF PAUL

DESCRIBED THE MAN

FASTTATIONMAN

MANIFISTATIONS OF THE

SPIRIT.

ONE IS THE

WORD OF WISDOM.

THAT IS THE WORD DEALING

WITH THE FUTURE.

AND THE

OTHER IS THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, WHICH TELLS

YOU

SOMETHING WHICH IS

NOT

AVAILABLE TO

THE SENSES.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT, TASTE IT,

HEAR IT, AND

SO

FORTH.

BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKS

TO YOUR MIND IF SOMETHING IS

HAPPENING.

WHEN WE

PRAY ON THIS

PROGRAM, GOD, IN HIS

GRACIOUSNESS, SPEAKS TO US

FROM TIME TO TIME ABOUT

CONDITIONS AND THE

AUDIENCE.

AND WE SPEAK THOSE WORDS,

AND LO AND BEHOLD SOMEBODY

OUT IN THE AUDIENCE SAYS

THAT'S ME, AND I WILL GET

HEALED.

AND IT IS GOD.

SO GET YOUR BIBLE, AND LOOK

AT THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL

TO THE CORINTHIANS, 1

CORINTHIANS, CHAPTER 12, 13,

AND 14, AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

Wendy: A VIEWER WRITES,

"MY HUSBAND WANTED ME TO GO

SOME PLACE I DIDN'T WANT TO

GO.

I TOLD HIM IN A NICE WAY I

DIDN'T WANT TO GO, BUT HE

WOULDN'T LET IT GO.

HE CONTINUED TO BRING IT UP

AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SHOULD I GIVE IN AND GO, OR

DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY

NO.

I MAY NOT SAY IT IN A NICE

WAY AFTER HE HAS PICKED ON

ME FOR WEEKS.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT THIS?"

Pat: WHERE IS IT HE

WANTS YOU TO GO?

TO A ROLLERCOASTER OR TO A

STRIP CLUB.

Wendy: IT CAN'T BE

GOOD.

Pat: IT MAY BE I WANT

TO GO TO A SEAFOOD SUSHI

PLACE AND I DON'T LIKE

SUSHI.

BY AND LARGE, THE BIBLE

INDICATES THAT WIVES SHOULD

BE SU SUBMISSIVE TO THE

LEADERSHIP OF HER HUSBAND,

BUT HER HUSBAND'S LEADERSHIP

IS ONLY IF HE IS ACCORDANCE

WITH THE WILL OF GOD.

IF HE TRIES TO GET YOU TO

SOMETHING UNSCRIPTUREUAL, HE

HAS LOST HIS AUTHORITY.

IF HE WANTS TO YOU GO TO

JOE'S CRAB HOUSE, GO, AND IF

YOU DON'T LIKE CRABS, EAT A

STEAK.

Wendy: MARRIAGE IS FULL

OF COMPROMISE.

MAYBE IF YOU GO TO A

BALLGAME, HE'LL GO TO THE

BALLET WITH YOU.

Pat: I LIKE THE

BALLET.

Wendy: YOU'RE A

RENAISSANCE MAN.

Pat: I THINK BASEBALL

IS EXTRAORDINARILY BORING.

I THINK A GOOD BALLET IS

REALLY GOOD.

OKAY, I'M A RENAISSANCE

MAN.

Wendy: VICKI WANTS TO

KNOW, "I HAVE BEEN WAITING

TO BE BLESSED WITH HEALING

AND FINANCES.

MY PASTOR TOLD ME MY

BLESSING IS BEING BLOCKED

BECAUSE HE THINKS I AM

RENTING TO GAY WOMEN.

I DON'T THINK THEY ARE, AND

EVEN THEY ARE GAY, COULD MY

BLESSING BE BLOCKED FOR SUCH

A TRIVIAL REASON?"

Pat: NO.

NO.

IF YOU ARE DELIBERATELY

VIOLATING SOMETHING GOD

SHOWS YOU TO DO, AND IF YOUR

HEART DOES NOT CONDEMN YOU,

THEN YOU HAVE FREEDOM BEFORE

GOD.

YOU GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR.

IF YOUR HEART CONDEMNS YOU,,

LIKE YOU, LIKE I'M DOING

SOMETHING WRONG, AND I'M

SINNING, AND THAT COULD

BLOCK YOUR BLESSING.

IF YOU DON'T GIVE TO THE

LORD, THENEU THEN YOU'RE

ROBBING GOD.

I RECOMMEND THAT YOU ASK GOD

WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR

LIFE, AND THEN YOU BEGIN TO

PRAISE HIM AND THANK HIM IN

ADVANCE FOR THE ANSWER TO

PRAYER.

Wendy: BRENDA WANTS TO

KNOW, "IS IT A SIN TO EAT

PORK THESE DAYS.

I WAS WATCHING A SHOW THAT

SAYS YOU'RE SINNING AGAINST

GOD WHEN YOU EAT PORK

BECAUSE IT IS AN UNCLEAN

ANIMAL.

I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE BRING HAM

TO CHURCH.

I LOVE HAM, BUT I WOULD GIVE

IT UP IF IT IS AGAINST GOD'S

WILL?"

Pat: WHERE DO PEOPLE

GET THIS.

THERE IS SO MUCH CRIME

AROUND THE WORLD, BUT I'M

GOING TO HELL BECAUSE I EAT

HAM.

Wendy: THE AUDIENCE IS

LAUGHING.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: JESUS CHRIST

DELIVERED US.

HE SAID WHAT THE SIN IS WHAT

COMES OUT OF YOUR HEART.

ENVY AND STRIFE AND

BITTERNESS.

WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOD, AS IT

GOES INTO YOUR STOMACH AND

INTESTINES -- THAT'S NOT

WHAT CAUSES CONTAMINATION.

SO HE THEREFORE SAID ALL

FOODS ARE CLEAN.

NOW, THE REASON -- THE

PRACTICAL REASON HAVING TO

DO WITH PORK IS PORK DOESN'T

HAVE A SECOND STOMACH, LIKE

A COW DOES, AND THEY ROUTE

AROUND IN ALL OF THIS

GARBAGE AND THEY HAVE

TRICHINOSIS.

IT IS VERY POSSIBLE IN THE

OLD DAYS, UNCOOKED PORK

COULD GIVE YOU INTESTINAL

PARASITES.

TODAY THEY SAY IT IS THE

SECOND WHITE MEAT.

NO, YOU DON'T GO TO HELL

FROM EATING PORK.

Wendy: OH, GOOD.

Pat: I'M SO GLAD.

YOU HAD A HOTDOG --

Wendy: I HAD A HEBREW

NATIONAL HOTDOG.

Pat: THAT'S KOSHER.

Wendy: IT'S BEEF,

RIGHT?

Pat: I GUESS IT IS.

Wendy: BUT I HAD A

COKE.

Pat: THIS IS CONFESSION

TIME.

SHE WENT TO A BALLGAME AND

IT WAS HOT, AND SHE HAD TO

HAVE SOMETHING TO QUENCH HER

THIRST.

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