If we look at examples in the Bible, circumstances never stopped God's people from multiplying and becoming a mighty people.
In slavery and captivity (Exodus 1:7-12), in foreign lands (Jeremiah 29:4-6), during famine (Genesis 47:27), the command was still the same: "Be fruitful and multiply," Genesis 1:28.
Why was this?
Could it be that our mindset of needing a perfect atmosphere for children be harmful? If the world is falling apart don't we need something to build it up? What we really need is to have MANY children so that they rise and do what a few of us can not - change the world.
I know many of my readers aren't even married yet, but never-the-less this is an important issue that each individual should be decided on before they get into a relationship.
Especially if you are a Christian. It is for the cause of Yeshua (Jesus) that we want to prosper and grow. And the most efficient way of doing so is following God's plan (if you marry) to have lots of children and train them up for Him.
We don't fix problems by killing our army. But by raising the "soldiers" we make what no other can - soldiers full of conviction, ideals, and character, people who can and will be what the future needs.
We don't need a world empty of God-fearing "soldiers". Let the world kill off their own, but we Christians never! For we don't live in fear, but hope (Romans 8 and 2 Timothy 1:7).
Hope of a future that can and will be full of God's presence.
To not have many children for fear of the future is stupid. To hold back or kill our strength in a time of weakness is foolish.
What are your thoughts on this? Married or single, how do children affect your life?