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Discuss Christian Views on Contraception, Marriage and Divorce.

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1. Explain Christian beliefs about contraception (6) Christians believe that God created humans and that humans should ?grow in population? and so therefore they should reproduce naturally and grow in numbers. The Roman Catholic church believes that contraception is immoral and wrong since they regard it as artificial and unnatural since it prevents new life and this is not what God intended humans to do. God wants use to be ?fruitful and increase in number? they believe that sex should not carried out with no intention to create new life. Christians believe that God made most humans fertile since God has destined for use to create new life; God has planned our life even before we were born and so some Christians believe we should not interfere with God?s plan by using artificial means. The Catholic Church believes the use of contraception is sinful. Yet in today?s society, some Catholics believe that it is important to believe in our conscience and so contraception may be acceptable. This is particularly the case, were The Church of England are not against the use of contraception as it allows a couple to think about when to actually have a child and so contraception results in the child actually being wanted and loved since we should ?love thy neighbour?. ...read more.

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Some Christians would also argue that God created love ?brought her to the man? and so if God didn?t approve of civil partnerships God would not allow people to express their love. Some Christians believe that same-sex couples should have the same freedom to marry that other couples have since they should be treated equally and God welcomes his people with love and compassion. The Bible clearly shows that God not judge others and in fact, teaches to ?love thy neighbour?. On the other Hand The Roman Catholic Church and Church of England is against Civil partnerships as they believe it is immoral and goes against God intention to grow in numbers and ?multiply? the fact that new life can be created from a male and a female partnership is acceptable however a couple with the same sex cannot create new life and so goes against God ?man lies with a man?detestable? The Church believes that God gave women and men separate roles in the family- the women should care for the children at home and so therefore a couple with the same sex would result in the child not being cared for in the correct way as intended by God- therefore to some extent God may go not approve civil partnerships. ...read more.

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If a divorcee wants to remarry, it is up to the vicar to agree to the marriage or not. ?Women should always obey their husbands? Discuss the statement. (12) To some extent, one would argue this statement is outdated since women?s roles are becoming just as important as men?s and the increase in emancipation of women shows that both men and women are treated equality. This is also shown in the Bible, as God mentions there are ?neither Jew nor Greek? therefore God loves and cares for women and mean just as much. And so women should not look up to men and be treated differently according to the Bible. The Bible teaches that both roles of women and men are just as important and they rely on one another to live a stable lifestyle and so this equality shows that women should not obey men. In fact the Bible teaches that all humans, including women, are given a conscience and they can choose right from wrong and so therefore women can choose whether to obey their husband or not as they have a free conscience. However, women should obey men to some extend as the man is regarded as the leader of the household and so needs respect and obedience in order to show man?s role in a household. The Bible teaches that that women should ?submit to your husbands? ...read more.

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