He said it…so it must be true. God said, “Be fruitful and multiply.” God said to all of us, “use the powers of creation that I have given you and have children.” The interpretation is just as it says, procreate, have babies. And we all know how that is done. Don’t be ashamed…God told us it was okay to do that. However, it needs to be interpreted in the right context. God meant for us to be married and consummate our marriages with the process of having children. Now I know there are those who choose not to have children…I don’t think God meant that everyone MUST have children. But if children are brought into this world, God said that there must be some organization about it. Some way to keep track of the little ones and not just populate the world haphazardly. He wants parents to be married. He created the sacrament of marriage. He did not say to everyone, “just have casual sexual encounters with whoever you like and make babies because I have shared the creation power with you.” No, He did not say that.
If you, by chance, have brought a child into this world without being married, you have missed the mark (sin). If a man forces himself upon a woman (rape)and a child results, that man is definitely has missed the mark. If you had become pregnant and were unmarried and aborted that baby, you have most definitely missed the mark. These ways of procreation are OUTSIDE the ways of the Catholic Church. Hey, there are rules to follow, even in dodge ball.
God has provided us with guidelines and He wants us to follow them. God has most definitely made the rules. I use this above analogy to introduce my main idea and it is a difficult one. This main idea is the fact there are millions of Christians all over the world who devoutly worship God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, The Blessed Trinity. I’ve often wondered how does one Christian tell another Christian they are “missing the mark”? They do worship Jesus…But they do it OUTSIDE of the Catholic Church. They are our brothers in Christ, but they are missing the mark.
God has already given us everything we need. Jesus came to earth and died for us. He created a church by appointing teachers to carry on this church in His absence. He created a hierarchy of church leaders beginning with Peter and the popes to follow. He assumed His Blessed Mother into Heaven to be with Him and to intercede on our behalf. He does not need our input. He does not need us to change anything. He does not need us to agree with Him. He does not ask our advice. Beginning in the 16 century, 1500 years after Christ’s crucifixion….Luther began to tell God He was wrong. He began to give God the new rules. He left the Catholic Church and created the Lutheran Church and started the Protestant Reformation. Today, there are millions of people who reject the church that Jesus created. And why? Because they want to give God their input and their ideas and tell God, “Hey You are wrong”. They want to change things. They disagree with church teachings. They don’t believe in the Catholic Church.
God instituted the sacrament of marriage to define how we should “be fruitful and multiply”. Likewise, He designed the Catholic Church to define how we should worship Him.
He doesn’t want it any other way…He did it right the first time and does not need any human being to decide what is right or wrong. He makes the rules.