Adam was a master of many disciplines: horticulture, botany, veterinary services, pediatrics, history and farming. He was truly a Renaissance man. He knew that there are planting seasons when the earth is fertile, harvesting seasons and seasons when the earth is dormant. Just as he knew about the seasons of the earth, he knew about the biological calendar of women. He discovered God’s feminine hormonal calendar for reproduction. Women are fertile for only 6 to 10 days a month, and married couples can gauge their intimacy to greatly increase or decrease the chances to have a child. Family planning can be practiced naturally without artificial contraceptives. This had been the practice of the Church for over 1900 years. For 350 years after the Protestant Reformation, that was still true. But starting in the 20th century, intense pressure was mounted by ‘modernists’ to change Christian tenets, resulting in the Anglican Church voting limited approval of artificial contraceptives in the 1930’s. That opened the way for the redefinition of life by the medical community in 1965, changing from a unique human being created at the moment of conception to being created at the time of implantation. That change allowed the proponents of the pill and other abortifactants to untruthfully claim that those drugs did not cause abortions. Women are told the use of these drugs prevents some cancers, but the earlier onset and greater frequency of cancers among women in countries that use those drugs belies those claims.
Reproduction isn’t some issue or practice outside the faith; it was originally designed and is an expression of our faith. The secular world redefines life, marriage and family, claiming there is no God, afterlife or judgment. But Christians know these are lies, and that people will be held accountable for their sinful lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life. In the Church, we must be wary of what the culture promotes because it is often contrary to the Will of God. As the scriptures warn, “My people perish because of the lack of knowledge.”