Thank you for all of your help.
I've thought of something else. It would be wrong, you're saying, for a couple to reproduce as much as possible and then trust God that nothing bad will happen? It would be tempting God? I understand what you're saying, but at the same time it is obvious that God wants for us to test him in some ways. For instance, in Malachi 3:10 God says: "Test Me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."
It is obvious that God does want people to test Him. How do we know when He does and when He doesn't?
JESUS WAS TAKEN TO THE TOP OF THE TEMPLE AREA, SATAN TOLD HIM TO THROW HIMSELF DOWN, TO PROVE HE REALLY WAS THE SON OF GOD, FOR IT WAS WRITTEN, "HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER THEE, AND IN THEIR HANDS THEY SHALL BEAR THEE UP, LEST AT ANY TIME YOU SHOULD DASH YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE" (MAT. 4:6).
CHRIST ANSWERED, "IT IS WRITTEN DO NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD."
JESUS ANSWERED SCRIPTURE TWISTED [AH THE VERSES SATAN USED IN THE PSALMS ARE GENERAL STATEMENT - MAKE SURE YOU SEE MY STUDY ON "A KEY TO BIBLE UNDERSTANDING - GENERAL STATEMENTS" ON MY WEBSITE], WITH SCRIPTURE.
THERE IS NO WORDS THERE SAYING "TEST ME," AS IN MALACHI 3:10.
IF GOD IS SPEAKING AND HE SAYS "TEST ME" ON THIS OR THAT, THEN FOR SURE ON THAT PARTICULAR SUBJECT UNDER THE CONTEXT, YOU CAN TEST HIM. BUT WITHOUT GOD TELLING YOU TO TEST HIM...... YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL YOU DON'T TRY TESTING HIM WHERE YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO TEST HIM. HENCE JESUS ANSWERED CORRECTLY AND WISELY TO SATAN WHEN THE DEVIL WAS TWISTING SCRIPTURE AND TAKING SCRIPTURE OUT OF CONTEXT OF THE ENTIRE BIBLE, AND USING "GENERAL STATEMENTS" TO TRY AND PROVE THEY WERE NOT GENERAL STATEMENTS AT ALL BUT IRON CLAD LAWS OF GOD.
JESUS KNEW THE BIBLE IS FULL OF GENERAL STATEMENTS...... PROVERBS IS LOADED WITH THEM.
EXAMPLE: "A SOFT ANSWER TURNETH AWAY WRATH"
NOPE..... IT DOES NOT ALL THE TIME, MANY TIMES IT DOES, BUT IT DOES NOT WORK 100%, 100% OF THE TIME. SOMETIMES YOU CAN GIVE A SOFT ANSWER TO AN OUTRAGED PERSON, AND THEY STILL KICK YOU ON THE SHINS, AND WALK ALL OVER YOU LIKE A DOOR MAT.
PROVERBS IS FULL OF GENERAL STATEMENTS.
YOU TEST GOD WHEN HE SAYS TO TEST HIM, FOR AS JESUS SAID, "IT IS WRITTEN YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD."