The Catholic Church has been opposed to contraceptions for as far back as one can historically trace. But there is no Bible command that says that. The kind of birth prevention that the Bible would endorse is the kind that prevents conception.
God told Adam and Eve “Be fruitful, and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). But He didn’t say they should do that indefinitely. Couples should be responsible for the welfare of their children. They should be able to provide for all their needs. Jesus said any man who builds a tower, let him count the cost first or else others will mock him if he cannot finish (Luke 14:28). So, before having children, couples should have a financial plan to see if they can afford the needs of their young.
A couple’s motives for delaying childbearing, using contraceptions, or even having numerous children, is a private matter. People should not judge their motives and decisions. All married couples should seek the Lord’s will to find whether they should have children or not.
In His service,
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