I decided to share the original question and my response here (see below.) This is important to me because
1. I don't want my family & friends to "assume" what it is that we believe
2. Obviously there are MANY out there who are bold in their opinions concerning birth control
3. I'll go ahead and exercise my freedom of speech in hopes of offering a different perspective on the matter of family planning
So here it is...
THE YOUTUBE QUESTION:
"But you can and should control the amount of children you have. Yah also wants us to count up the cost and to use wisdom. In all thy getting get understanding. No I am not talking about BC because Margaret Sanger created planned parenthood for Black genocide..but in the old times the earth needed repopulating. Are you and your husband able to care for the children you have before you have more? Are the children you now have able to command your attention as they need?"
"I am blessed to say that our children are well taken care of without any dependence on Governmental assistance. My husband and I are very connected with their needs and provide accordingly. We embrace our children as a gift, and in doing so we prayerfully seek the Most High for direction on how to raise them. We live modestly and have learned many ways to meet the needs of our family on a single income, such as cooking from scratch, herbal home remedies, sewing, cloth diapering, gardening, etc.
In our walk as believers in the Messiah, we must learn to die to our selfish desires and yield ourselves to the direction of the Most High. If we truly have a submitted heart unto our Creator, He will guide and direct our paths. This is the part of our spiritual foundation and I can't grasp the concept that we should control our blessings (children)....that leaves little room for faith (trust in YHWH). Keep in mind that YES, Yah may instruct a family to make decisions based on medical issues, but this is dependent upon that particular situation. In general, we should have a heart to Seek the Will of the Most High in ALL things.
Sadly, many people feel our earth is overpopulated, yet the majority of younger generations are boldly rejecting children and often pursuing many selfish ambitions. If this trend continues, then the world demographics will drastically change (see video below: )
Again, these are our Scripture based convictions, though many cannot wrap their head around us embracing more children, I think the fruit of our walk speaks for itself.
PROVERBS 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.