THE NATURAL FUNCTION OF WOMEN
“25. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27. and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire towards one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” Romans 1:25-27
God here says that cultures which reject the worship of God are punished by God “giving them over to degrading passions.” The road to these degrading passions begins when men and women exchange “the natural function of women for that which is unnatural.”
This is stated in Romans 1:26-27. What is the ultimate result of rejecting the “natural function of women”? – homosexuality and other like perversions.
What is this “natural function” of women? Is it scrubbing the floor? Is it washing clothes? No, for men can do these things. The natural function of women is bearing children. All biological differences between men and women point to this conclusion.
The physical differences between men and women are as follows:
- Women menstruate; men don’t
- Women produce milk; men don’t
- Women have uteri; men don’t
- Men have male sexual organs; women don’t
Note these differences. What are these differences for? So women can bear children.
There is nothing else that can be described as the “natural function of women” other than childbearing. If you say that the natural function of women is sexual intercourse, not childbearing, then why do women have uteri, if they were not naturally to become pregnant? Why do women have breasts if not to feed babies? If childbearing is not the natural function of women, then why did God add all that “unnecessary” equipment which enables women to bear children? For it is readily apparent that breasts and uteri are unnecessary for a woman to engage in sexual intercourse.
It is evident that when God made woman, He did not add unnecessary parts. As Paul says in 1 Cor. 12:18, “…God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired.” For what purpose did God give women uteri? So women could have intercourse? No, but rather that women could receive the seed from intercourse and nurture it. For what purpose did God give women breasts? So men could stare at them?
No! Rather, so women could nurture the children which God gives to them. So it is apparent that sexual intercourse is but the means to accomplish the natural function of women, which is childbearing. And if this is true, then birth control is opposing the natural function of women.
Once again we quote from Martin Luther: “Moses numbers fertility among the blessings.
‘There will not be a barren woman among you,’ he says (cf. Ex. 23:26). We do not regard this so highly today. Although we like and desire it in cattle, yet in the human race there are few who regard a woman’s fertility as a blessing. Indeed there are many who have an aversion for it and regard sterility as a special blessing. Surely this is also contrary to nature. Much less is it pious and saintly. For this affection has been implanted by God in man’s nature, so that it desires its increasing and multiplication. Accordingly, it is inhuman and godless to have a loathing for offspring.” (Luther’s Works, Vol. 5, p.325)