Contraception and Conversion-Interesting Bedfellows
If Evangelical Protestants are honest, they must ask themselves how it is acceptable to ignore without a second thought, 2000 years of Christendom's teachings against contraception. Both Luther and Calvin condemned contraception yet their modern day followers insist that the use of artificial contraception is moral and acceptable. (This is once again the fruit of sola scriptura, when every individual can use his own private judgement based on scripture, or in this case, what is not clearly proscribed in scripture) Until 1930, all Protestant denominations were in line with the Catholic teaching against contraception.
Thank God for the recent teachings of Christopher West on John Paul 2's Theology of the Body. The effects of this teaching continue to reverberate from within the Church and are reaching those outside as well.