Answer: Jesus did not command his followers to have children. Neither did any of Jesus’ disciples issue any such directive. Nowhere does the Bible explicitly condemn birth control.
Married couples, or non married therefore, are free to decide for themselves whether they will raise a family or not.
They may also decide how many children they will have and when they will have them.
If a husband and wife choose to use a nonabortive form of contraception to avoid pregnancy, that is their personal decision and responsibility. No one should judge them. Romans 14:4, 10-13.
The Bible says children should be loved, cared for, and reared according to godly principles, but nowhere does it state that each act of sexual intercourse should provide the opportunity for a child to be conceived.
It does not mention birth control to limit the size of a family within marriage.