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Question Vasectomy sin or not?

My wife and I have 2 girls, and we have twins on the way. I thank God for them. We have decided that these two babies will be our last and my wife brought up vasectomy as an option.

The only thing holding me back is if this is a sin.

Does anyone know of any scripture or anything saying that this is/is not sin?

Or could i just get some peoples ideas and thoughts on it.

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Hi fitties,

I had a vasectomy after my forth son. I have never thought of it as a sin nor do I see birth control as a sin. I do not see any scripture in the Bible supporting the idea that it is a sin even though I know there are others who disagree.
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Can't imagine any of the Bible writers knew about vasectomy. Castration, yes - for their enemies!

Seriously though, why should it be a sin?? Are you only going to make love with your wife when you want a child?? Are you going to condemn her to pregnancy after pregnancy after pregnancy because sexual intercourse is only for procreation?

Planning children, and spacing them properly is loving responsibility to your family. I can see that some think that contraception that prevents a fertilised ovum from embedding is wrong, although I don't agree with them, but physical separation of sperm and ova to avoid pregnancy is surely not a sin? And vasectomy comes under that heading, IMHO.

And any sort of sterilization, whether by the man or the woman, makes life a great deal easier!!!

Go for it! And good luck with the twins. Anyone offers you help, you take it!!!
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I don't see how it could be a sin, personally. If it were ending a life already created, then sure... but since it's not that, I can't see this as being sin.
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Roofles. Have no fear my friend, the bible says absolutely nothing about contraception. Many of us don't consider it a sin at all, and appreciate the responsibility of those who go through with vasectomies/tubal ligations.
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My boyfriends little brother was concieved a few weeks after his dad has a vasectomy. If God really wants you to have another kid he's not going to let that stand in his way. In no way can I see that as being a sin and I applaud any man who's willing to have the procedure done (it puts alot less pressure on the woman as far as BX is concerned and is much simpler than a woman getting her tubes tied). Good luck.
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IMO It would most definately be a sin to get a vasectomy as a form of birth control. God created sex for us for the primary reason that we may reproduce, and the pleasures of sex are secondary to this reason. To use birth control would be to use his gift out of purpose, and would be ensuring that God's will is not accomplished. One might argue that birth control or not God's will will be done anyway, but with this logic you might as well not get the operation. If God doesn't want you to have any more kids, then you wont have any more.
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IMO It would most definately be a sin to get a vasectomy as a form of birth control. God created sex for us for the primary reason that we may reproduce, and the pleasures of sex are secondary to this reason. To use birth control would be to use his gift out of purpose, and would be ensuring that God's will is not accomplished.
There is not any scriptural basis to this teaching, but instead a whole bunch of stretching and questionable logic done by the catholic church.
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To use birth control would be to use his gift out of purpose, and would be ensuring that God's will is not accomplished.
To say this is to say that humans are more powerful than God, and can ultimately stop His Will from happening. I do not serve a God so weak that He can't overcome anything we may or may not do and still have His Will done.
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