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I shall use this stamp then. LOL
There is no way I'm going to call anything a sin without going in the bible to find it. There's one thing to consider when studying the bible. If it's not in the book it's not in the book. Man made catholic doctrines aren't in the book. And therefore, you don't have to follow them unless you won't to.
And there's nothing biblically supportive of the fact that the bible is the ONLY inspired word of Yahuwah... (His real name in accordance to the Tetragrammedon in the ancient paleo hebrew texts) It said that those who add to is word are cursed. If you decide that something is a sin, without biblical support, that is adding to his word.
The doctrine of "Sola Scriptura" (Bible Alone) is not found in the Scripture. In fact the Bible tells us that we need much more than the Bible alone. The Bible confirms that we must also hold fast to ORAL TRADITION, the preached word of God (1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Peter 1:25) In 2 Peter 2:15-16 St. Peter warns us that Sacred Scripture can be hard to interpret, strongly implying the need for an authoritative interpreter. Finally, 1 Timothy 3:15 tells us the CHURCH is "the pillar and bulwark of the truth."
It's also important to remember it was YEARS and YEARS after Christ before the Bible was under one cover. So could the early Christians do? According to your statements, nothing. They had no bible, all they had was the tradition handed down from them.
When you say those who add to God's word are cursed are you referring to Revelation (Apocalypse) 22:18-19? However, St. John is referring only to the actual BOOK of Revelation. The word for "book" refers to "scroll" and you and I both know well the whole bible wasn't written on just one scroll!
I hope if you read this, you will realize the wonderful gift of the True Church. If you still don't agree with me that's okay. I will pray for your conversion, dearest friend. May the Lord watch over and protect you, and may the power of the Holy Spirit enlighten you
God Bless You.
As your stereotypical Catholic, I am not extremely well-versed in the particulars of the Bible, but the main idea, as DreamyNightSky said, is that the use of contraception undermines the true meaning and purpose of sex. Sex was created for the purpose of love, to unite man and woman as one and to give birth to future generations. It is a beautiful gift and should be treated as such. The problem with contraception is that is selfishly bastardizes God's gift of love, so to speak. It takes the beautiful and pure act of sex and turns it into a selfish act, in denying a child that could have been the right to life. The main idea is that if you are not ready to have children, you should not have sex. However, Catholics DO support Natural Family Planning, which does not use contraception but instead maps out the most fertile and least fertile times for each couple so that they know when they have a better chance of getting pregnant (or avoiding pregnancy).