Contraception and Protestantism
1) If contraception has been banned since the beginning of Christendom and soundly condemned by the reformers Calvin and Luther, why has it become permissible after 1930 when the Anglican's voted to allow it in "special circumstances only?" Can a majority vote make something not a sin?
2) Using the bible alone, can you come up with a reason why you can contracept when 1900 years of Christianity forbade its use?
3) If Dr. Moehler, head of the Southern Baptists says that the contraceptive mentality is evil, why does your church/denomination encourage contraception? My issue here is not to harp on contraception but to point out the danger that is inherent in a theology based on the personal interpretation of the bible. As an aside- Do some Catholics contracept? Yes, many do, but that doesn't and won't ever change the teaching of the Church regarding contraception. In Protestantism, every denomination changed their view of contraception to accommodate the changing mores of society. Despite bad bishops, liberal priests, errant theologians, the teachings of the Church cannot and will not ever change.