Birth Control is Wickedness

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Excerpt from ‘Doctrine of Salvation’ by Joseph Fielding Smith: 1

“BIRTH CONTROL IS WICKEDNESS. The abuse of this holy covenant has been the primary cause for the downfall of nations. When the sacred vows of marriage are broken and the real purpose of marriage abused, as we find it so prevalent in the world today, then destruction is inevitable.

No nation can endure for any length of time, if the marriage covenants are abused and treated with contempt. The anger of the Almighty was kindled against ancient nations for their immorality. There is nothing that should be held in greater sacredness than this covenant by which the spirits of men are clothed with mortal tabernacles.

When a man and a woman are married and they agree, or covenant, to limit their offspring to two or three, and practice devices to accomplish this purpose, they are guilty of iniquity which eventually must be punished. Unfortunately this evil doctrine is being taught as a virtue by many people who consider themselves cultured and highly educated. It has even crept in among members of the Church and has been advocated in some of the classes within the Church.

It should be understood definitely that this kind of doctrine is not only not advocated by the authorities of the Church, but also is condemned by them as wickedness in the sight of the Lord.”

 

 

Additional Study

Teachings Concerning, Birth Control and Family Size, BYU – http://emp.byui.edu/SATTERFIELDB/Quotes/Birth%20Control%20Family%20Size.htm

 

References   [ + ]

1. Doctrines of Salvation Volume 1-3, Joseph Fielding Smith – https://archive.org/details/Doctrines-of-Salvation-volume-1-2-3-joseph-fielding-smith