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  • File Size: 201 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Publication Date: December 6, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006J749NM
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Tom Bear is the founder of Stones Cry Out Ministries in Dearborn, Michigan. His work includes evangelizing the Muslim population of Dearborn, church planting, and evangelism training to Christians globally. His books include How to Evangelize, The Local Church, Church Discipline, Birth Control: A Spiritual Shackle, Christian Marriage, The Way to Heaven - The Difference Between Islam and Christianity and Evangelism Fuel-Motivation to Evangelize.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Djcool955555 on January 6, 2013
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Goodreads - Bear, Thomas; Birth Control; A Spiritual Shackle

Books on moral issues have a tendency to be prone to fallacious reasoning and obvious bias (as people who right them will undoubtedly have biases), and this is no exception.

For starters he cites Genesis 1:28 where God tells Adam and Eve "be fruitful and multiply." Birth control, he argues, violates that commandment. First of all, is it really good exegesis to interpret everything said to Adam and Eve as being a commandment for all people? If we were to follow this reasoning, we'd have a lot of problems. For starters, this doesn't say that they must be fruitful and multiply if they are married; it just tells them to be fruitful and multiply. Following this reasoning, ever person was celibate, which almost certainly includes Jesus himself, would be sinning against God! After all, Jesus wasn't fruitful nor did He multiply in the sense God was speaking of in that passage.

Regarding that passage (and the passages where that command is given to others in Genesis), at the risk of being technical, while Genesis is lumped together as part of the Law (Torah), the commands made here were not part of the Law. The Law was what came to Moses. Thus, pointing to what Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-18 is not applicable to this, even if that were to mean we were to follow every commandment in the Law today (which is a whole different thing in itself and is something that I doubt Bear believes).

- He argues that birth control hinders the work of God, and so it is sin. This is one of those arguments that should just never be used for anything, because anything you do is changing what otherwise would have been, which is as much of hindrance of God as anything else.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By BenzTriLvr on May 13, 2012
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This book has no actual bearing on the real life of women. It speaks only of biblical principles. It is not concerned with the bodily health of a woman, the mental state of a woman that must care for many children, nor does it address the very real consequences of having so many children should the bread winner or mother perish. I would also like to point out that the Protestant church eschewed birth control at a time when many children and mothers died as a matter of disease and ill nutrition.
I find it very ironic that the cover shows a man with his hands shackeled, and chooses to ignore the very real picture- that of a tired, impoverished mother charged with feeding, cleaning, and minding a literal herd of children.
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