Hank Jensen
by on September 1, 2021
Reposted from Bible-Brain

While it was called a "conspiracy theory" in the beginning, mandatory vaccines are becoming an increasingly popular idea. Whether they are suggesting pressure by way of vaccine passports, or flat out saying people who won't voluntarily take the jab should be made to, many radicals are actively campaigning against what they foolishly call "the tyranny of the unvaccinated" (as Chris Cuomo said on CNN).

Now, when you consider that most of these people are the same radicals who support abortion on demand, right up to birth, this kind of medical tyranny is hardly surprising. If you're Satanic enough to think it's ok to brutally slaughter a child in the name of "sexual freedom", we shouldn't be surprised to find you campaigning against the basic human right that is bodily autonomy. I don't believe there is any way to reason with such sick minded people, but if you were to attempt, Biblical reasoning will not help.

Those in the Church, however, ought to have a different mindset. If you call yourself a Christian, there should be no word more precious to you than that which proceeds from the mouth of God. All the fearmongering that comes from the media, all the squeals that come from a brainwashed public, all the threats that come from the government, should be meaningless to you in comparison to the life-giving words of the Living God. With that being said, consider God's comments at the end of Romans 14:

"Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin." (Romans 14:19-23).

Now, pay special attention to verse 23. Whatever is not from faith is sin. That can, and explicitly does include things that are not inherently sinful. It can be something like drinking wine, or celebrating Christmas, or eating pork, or even eating chicken. None of these are sinful in and of themselves, for "all things indeed are pure", but to someone who cannot eat, drink, or celebrate them in good faith, that lack of faith makes these pure things sinful.

Now, there are many reasons one might not have faith in Covid vaccines. These reasons might be perfectly solid, or they may be highly uninformed, maybe even flat out wrong. Regardless of someone's reasoning, many people, both within and without the Church, are highly concerned about taking these vaccines. In other words, just as one man may eat only vegetables (Romans 14:2), one may not receive vaccines.

You might not agree with a person's reasoning for rejecting a vaccine, but as a Christian, you simply cannot afford to disagree with their right to reject them. In the Christian faith, we have liberty, and that liberty goes both ways. Those who accept have no Godly cause for strife with those who reject, and those who reject have no Godly cause for strife with those who accept.

The irony of this is, usually I would be using Romans 14 in the opposite manner. It would normally be me standing up for the right to do something, such as drink alcohol, or eat "unclean" foods. But now, in our era of fear, I must use it to stand for the right to abstain. Of course, those who reject the vaccine still have to follow Romans 14 logic. If you're against vaccines, or even just these particular vaccines, you don't have the right to judge those who take it. But even if you were first in line to receive the jab, you have no Biblical right to judge those who reject it.

In the world today, many people, myself included, abstain from Covid-19 vaccines in good faith. We cannot, in good faith, receive these jabs, and so it would be sin for us to receive them, and sin for you to ask us to. When you go so far as to suggest there should be retaliation for that rejection, whether by way of social pressure, or by way of legal consequences, you are guilty of a grievous sin, both against your Christian brethren, and of course against God Himself. If that's you, repent. Even if that's not you, I would like to encourage you, regardless of your personal opinions on vaccines, to stand with your Christian brethren and their right to dissent.

We are living in terrifying times. It is a time when even the U.S.A., considered to be the land of the free, and the home of the brave, are now squashing freedom, all because of the fear of this nasty little bug. But let us remind them who is really in charge. It is not the new delta variant, but the Alpha and Omega, in whom there is no variation, for He remains the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow. Covid is temporary. Like the black plague, it will soon dissipate into the annals of history, remembered by name, but its grip on our kind forgotten. But the Lord, and the freedom He brings, will endure long after the Earth itself is melted in the fervent heat. Let us therefore focus on what matters. Not government tyrants, but the God who can raise them up, and cast them down as easily. Stand with your brethren against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). Stand for the King of kings, for the Lord of lords, and remind the world that He not only stood for them with the legs of an infant, but hung for them on a cross of wood. He died to bring us fullness of life (John 10:10), so let us stand against the thieves who seek to take this, praying for our leaders so that we might have peaceful lives in all Godliness and reverence (2 Timothy 2:1-2). Let us pursue peace, not only in Heaven, but even here on the Earth.

Posted in: MORALITY
Topics: covid, vaccines, freedom
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