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Why should I go forth and multiply??

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MackNZ

MackNZ

I was wondering if it was bad for me not to like kids. Even when I was a kid, I had a problem with immature kids. It says in the bible to go forth and multiply but I don’t want to have children. Most people say I’ll change when I get older, but I’ve been this way for years now and my dislike for little kids and babies is only growing. Any helpful advice?

March 12, 2015 at 06:06
marysetrueblood

marysetrueblood

Of course not! I was much the same. And besides, God wouldn’t want a kid born into a house that wouldn’t love it. Even godly people can have no children. No one calls priests the pinnacle of unholiness, and on principle they can have no children. No one calls infertile people Un-Christian, or people with diseases they don’t want to pass down.
I’d say it’s worse to make yourself have an unwanted child, than to not have them.

March 12, 2015 at 12:58
MackNZ

MackNZ

Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind.

March 12, 2015 at 13:30
Marcy

Marcy

While there are specific commands to “go forth and multiply” given to certain people in the Bible (Adam and Eve, Noah’s family), I am not aware of any that command every individual Christian to multiply. What verses in particular trouble you?

I do not believe that there is any Biblical mandate to have children nor that everyone is called to do so. I am unsure if I will choose/be able to have children in the future or not for a variety of reasons. And, while people say that you’ll change your mind when you get older and some people do, not everybody does and whether you have kids or not in the future is none of their business.

March 13, 2015 at 14:24
MackNZ

MackNZ

It was just the general ‘go forth and multiply’
If God wants me to have kids when I’m older, I will but I really don’t want to go through the pain of childbirth and child-rearing. Plus the world has so much evil in it and I don’t really want to bring another human into this place.

March 13, 2015 at 23:57
Marcy

Marcy

I wouldn’t worry about “go forth and multiply” too much. The times when God commands it are two very unique times in Earth’s history where he is talking to the only people on Earth. If they hadn’t gone forth and multiplied, that would have been a serious problem. However, that does not mean that every Christian has to have children.

March 15, 2015 at 15:48
AYoung77

AYoung77

Not everyone is cut out to be a parent. God has very specific purposes for all of us. Maybe you’re not meant to be a mom, and that’s ok because He has something great in your future!

March 26, 2015 at 19:50
MackNZ

MackNZ

Thanks AYoung77. That’s really inspiring. 🙂

March 26, 2015 at 19:57
AYoung77

AYoung77

You’re welcome! I like this verse, too:
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

March 26, 2015 at 20:03
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