Sunday, February 7, 2010

If we are near the End Times, is it best not to have more children

If we are near the End Times, is it best not to have more children?
I know that in some of St. Paul's epistles, he warned his Christian readers that "the time is short," and recommended that they not marry for that reason, although he added that "it is better to marry than to burn." Similarly, Jesus in warning about the End Times declared in one Gospel passage [Matthew 24:19-21] "How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! "Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. "For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again." Given these warnings, doesn't it make sense for all Bible-believing Christians who believe that we are on the verge of the End Times to forego having children, and ideally even to forego marrying and having sex of any kind, until God's will is accomplished, and the present age comes to its violent end?
Religion & Spirituality - 20 Answers
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1 :
Actually God tells us to be fruitful and multiply the Earth -- end times or not children are all saved and a blessing !! Blessings --
2 :
If you're going to bring them up Christian, please, stop having them.
3 :
Well, if I thought feces were about to hit the fan and the hitting is inevitable, I'd probably try to throw as much feces into the fan as I possibly could. But that's just me.
4 :
We''re nowhere NEAR the end times. That's superstitious nonsense.
5 :
ur train of thought is flawed. Im sure your type shouldnt procreate regardless of the time period.
6 :
The verses in Matthew you pointed out are concerning what comes after the rapture of the Church. The ones left behind will come upon great travesties and having a baby would not help their situation, especially if they are martyred.
7 :
More children could be useful in buying your freedom from the legions of hell. But seriously: too many kids. We gotta slow that baby machine down.
8 :
i agree if you bring more childern they have a more chance of making it to hell than making it to heaven
9 :
god wants us to have children and raise them christians and even though the end is soon, the more christians we raise the stronger our religion will be. god never said to stop creating humans.
10 :
People have thought it was the End Times for decades. We don't know when the End Times will be, so why worry about it? My guess is...if you happen to still be on Earth when the End Times come...which is only if you are a non-believer...then you probably don't want to have kids because it will be hell on Earth and not a good place to have or raise kids.
11 :
WHY do you believe such B.S.????
12 :
It's only bad for those after the rapture. Since the rapture has not yet come, why not? The End Times may be near, but that doesn't mean it's not a hundred or more years away.
13 :
wow, you can't be serious, you actually believe this nonsense?
14 :
Both of those warning were for the people at that time. The were living in the end times for the nation of Israel.
15 :
interpret it as you wish but don't have someone interpret it for you. If it is unclear then you can't be wrong
16 :
Do you really believe that we're THAT close to the end times? Furthermore, the Bible also states that no one will know. So, if you're claiming to know... Just a thought. Oh, and it's been the end times for a thousand years now... If people had stopped having childern a thousand years ago, we'd all be in trouble. The Bible says to be fruitful and multiply... Not that I'm recommending to have twelve kids and be on welfare (you have to be fruitful before you can multiply), but why would you stop having children?
17 :
The End times started with Jesus. This is just a theory, but if we put our world on a time line, it would look like this: By the bible, the earth is about 6,000 years old. First 4,000 years was the first half before Jesus came, and the end times is a name for the second half 3,000 to 4,000 years after his death. Now its only been 2,000 years after his death. But the bible says that no one knows when Jesus will come again. We are now 6,000 years into this timeline. God created the world in 6 days, the seventh day, he rested. This might have a similarity. I don't know... This is just an idea, and you should not base anything off of this. The bible says you should always be ready. If Jesus dosnt come in the next thousand years, it does not mean that you shouldn't be ready. He might take your life the next day, when you are in traffic and a high speeding car crashes into the driver door of you vehicle. (or passenger, wherever you are).
18 :
Actually there is some Christian article that provides 10 "good" reasons for having more children. Check it out: ___________________________
19 :
Quote: "I know that in some of St. Paul's epistles, he warned his Christian readers that "the time is short," " First ask yourself these questions: 1. When did Paul write these letters? 2. To Whom were these letters written? These letters were written to 1st Century believers over 2,000 years ago. When Paul told "them" the time is short, it was short for them, not for us. All was fulfilled in the 1st Century just as Jesus and all of His apostles stated it would be to people of the 1st Century in the New Testament. There is nothing left to happen or for Christ to fulfill. Have children and raise them as God's children living in His kingdom now, as we all should be doing. If you pick up the Bible and read it as if it were written expressly to you and not as it should be which is written to people of the 1st will never understand it and will miss out on some of the best blessings God's Word has to offer. Good Luck in your search. Christy
20 :
I believe that the time is short, but also love my new granddaughter. This is an age-old problem for believers. We have to continue with life, so we do.

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