John Piper Answers: Does the Bible Command Christian Couples to Have Children?

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Theologian John Piper believes Christian couples are biblically called to have children unless God “makes it crystal clear that the self-denying path of Christ-exalting obedience is childlessness.”

In an episode of the podcast “Ask Pastor John,” a listener asked the 74-year-old founder of, “Is it permissible for an ordinary Christian couple to simply choose to not have children?”