What does the Bible say about birth control?

What does Jesus say about contraception?

This is a great question. 

The Bible speaks to both the Christian and non-Christian world about birth management. 

In Matthew, Jesus says, “But if any of you have any need, come and take him.”

 Jesus also says that he will not let anyone tell him what he should do. 

“I tell you the truth, the Son of Man will come in his Father’s glory, and then He will send forth His angels in parables to teach men how to treat women.” 


7:12-13) And in Mark, Jesus warns against a woman who seeks to take advantage of a man by telling him that she needs birth control. 

He says, “If anyone comes and touches you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

If anyone comes to you on a day when there is not a festival, leave him alone.

If you are not with me, leave now.” 

This is not to say that Jesus does not say anything about birthcontrol. 

Jesus says in Matthew, “… if any one of you has any need… come and be born of my flesh.”

“But the Scripture says that when a man comes to me, I will take him up into heaven.”

What Jesus says about birth is very clear and unambiguous. 

It is about control and not about sex. 

What is different in Jesus is that in the Bible we have this opportunity to understand what Jesus is saying about birth and sexual intimacy. 

When we read Jesus, we see that he is not speaking of sex at all. 

If you are interested in the sexual implications of the passage, then I suggest you start with Romans chapter 19:19. 

Here is the passage that Jesus is talking about: “And Jesus said to them, “‘Truly, I say to you, as you do it to one of these little ones who are little children, so you do to me: if anyone does not obey this commandment, you have no one to obey it with.” 

So, here Jesus is not talking about sexual intimacy, he is talking to those who are disobedient to his commands. 

Now, if you are wondering why I said that I believe that Jesus never said anything about sex, it is because I do not believe that we are ever going to find anything in the New Testament that he would ever say about sex in any context. 

But that is not the only way in which we can look at what Jesus would say about sexual relations. 

For example, Jesus is clear in the first chapter of Mark that we do not find any mention of birth control in Jesus’ teachings. 

So why is that? 

In Romans chapter 6:2-6, Jesus goes on to say, “You do not understand that you are doing these things because of the authority of the Church, but because of your own desire.

You do not have the authority to do this on your own.

If there is a woman standing before you and you desire her, you cannot have intercourse with her.” 

Jesus is clearly saying that there is no need to have sex with women to have sexual relations with her. 

I will now talk about why. 

First, in Romans chapter 12, Jesus tells the same story again: “… but I am saying to you that it is better to enter into your marriage a man and a woman than two or three women and one man.” 

In other words, Jesus was saying that we should not have sex when we are married. 

Second, in the following passage, Jesus teaches that there are two kinds of marriage: (1) marriage that is between a man and a woman, and (2) marriage between a woman and a man, and it is okay to do so if you do not want to have any sex with your wife. 

(In other word, we do need to make a decision to have an open relationship with our spouse.) 

The next thing that Jesus says is, “(2) if you want to be married, be with your spouse for as long as you want.” 

What this tells us is that when we marry we are choosing a life partner. 

As long as we do so, there is nothing wrong with our relationship. 

Therefore, when we say, “[We] are going to marry a man” in Mark 13:15, we are saying that our relationship with Jesus is open to any possibility of sex.

So, we have chosen to be in an open marriage, so we do have the right to have intercourse when we choose to. 

Third, in Mark 16:13-15, Jesus describes a man who wants to get married.

He says, “‘But you, Jesus, want a wife and you want me to have children, but you