“You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that will never cure your ills … when you ganna wake up ….” Bob Dylan.
“Christianity must remain eternally unchanging, in no way being dependent on or guided by the spirit of each age. Instead, Christianity is meant to govern and direct the spirit of the age for anyone who obeys its teachings” St. Theophan the Recluse.
For a Christian, is there an aspect of life that is outside of the realm of Christian teaching and theology? Is there some topic or area of life which we may say, “sorry, Christianity has nothing to offer here whatsoever.”
If, as St. Theophan teaches, true Christianity is “meant to govern and direct the spirit of the age for anyone who obeys its teachings,” it seems implied thereby that true Christianity has something to say and offer with regard to every aspect of human life. How else could it “govern and guide”?
Is there a sphere of life, such as science and medicine, into which Christianity is not suited to interject? For it seems that some in Christianity give such an impression.
Further, is it possible to have ethical science and medicine outside of the belief in morals and God? Are science and medicine innately moral? Or must they be guided by higher, eternal, principles; speaking from a Christian stand point – Christian principles? May aspects of science and medicine be used for evil? Indeed, it seems they may, if the past century has anything to teach us.
I ponder this because I have encountered from a few Christian sources the postulation that the current question of the C-19 “vaccine” is outside the realm of theology. If it is outside, then Christianity has nothing to offer on the subject, and therefore there is some aspect of life which is outside of the governing principles of Christianity.
But is that so? Now, I’ll reiterate, on an extremely basic level the idea of a vaccine is not wrong. As I’ve stated in the past, I’m not anti-vaccine. Although I’m very much pro vaccine (and generally speaking medical) accountability and ethical implementation of medical practice and science (I’m able to speak of ethics because I believe in a system that has ethics, unlike most of those of the secular mind today).
Now that the current “life saving” vaccines have emerged and are in use, it, I believe, behooves us as Christians to continue to ask some very serious questions. I covered the topic of the vaccine, as it was still in development, and even contemplated some words from respected Orthodox elders on the subject, in a past post, The Modern Vaccine Agenda. If the reader has yet to read that article, it may be of interest.
So, if I take at its word some of what I hear coming from certain sectors of Christianity, it seems implied that Christianity has nothing to say about the ethical concerns and fact that the current vaccines were rushed and moreover utilize untested technologies?
The point is not whether or not someone is going to grow horns right after receiving the prescribed dosages, the concern should be for the many ethical and moral issues that are inextricably bound up with these novel vaccines.
Should we raise no concerns regarding the fact that the pharmaceutical companies that created them are totally exempt from all liability, and even the effects that may well be only revealed in coming years? Effects, in the long term, which are unknown in their scope. Effects that could be terrible.
The C-19 vaccine has been approved for “emergency use.” This simply means the usual requirements for safety testing and trials have been waved so that the vaccines may be used immediately. This indicates that the general public is to a large degree the testing ground for the novel vaccines. Even the FDA clearly notes, “The Moderna C-19 vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent C-19. There is no FDA approved vaccine to prevent C-19″ (emphasis added). In other words, it is experimental and unapproved.
Does the Christian church have anything to say about using the general public as experiments for not fully tested medical technologies? Or governments pressuring or potentially forcing populations to receive experimental “medicine”?
Should the underlying philosophies of many of the driving forces behind the current vaccines be of concern to faithful Christians? Most of all in light of the fact that many of these powers have clear anti-christian agendas? I touch on this in more depth in my earlier post, The Masters of Death are Now the Ministers of Life?
In a very real sense the current C-19 vaccines are not traditional vaccines at all. In fact, they may be classified as a type of gene therapy. Generally speaking, traditional vaccines use attenuated or live viruses, and the current so called “vaccines” do not. They utilize a novel and experimental, that is to this point never used on general populations, mRNA delivery systems.
As one forthright medical professional explains, “The problem is that in the case of Moderna and Pfizer, this is not a vaccine. This is gene therapy,” he continued. The Moderna and Pfizer creations send “a strand of synthetic RNA into the human being and is invoking within the human being the creation of the S1 spike protein, which is a pathogen.”
Should we be concerned about the potentially harmful effects of the created spike proteins, which some medical professionals have indicated could in the long-term be very harmful?
I’m not able to at current explore the history of gene therapy and related delivery systems but I would encourage the reader to do so. I have spoken with a few medical professionals about this topic and most confirm that indeed the current “vaccine” is truly a novel form of “therapy.” It is not truly a vaccine in the standard sense of the word. And it seems somewhat deceptive by the powers that be to call it such.
Does Christianity have nothing to say about tampering with human RNA, which then opens the possibility to dangerously altering DNA expression? Is this okay as long as it is done in the name of “science”? What will be the results of opening the door – even a tiny crack – to tampering with human genes and related systems?
Further, does Christianity have nothing to say about the use of aborted baby cells in the development of medicine? Is abortion okay if the results are used for some purportedly “profitable” aim?
Both current “vaccines” in use (in American), Pfizer and Moderna, have utilized at some point in their research and development processes aborted baby cells.
The National Review (NR) even explains, First, it’s important to identify the provenance of the cells used in testing. In the case of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, it was HEK 293 kidney cells that were used. These are believed to have originated with an abortion, but note my use of the singular. HEK 293s are not continuously gathered as more abortions are performed. They were originally gleaned from a 1973 procedure in the Netherlands and have since been reproduced in labs for various research purposes.
The NR clearly states that the cells utilized originate from an aborted child (I use them as a “secular” witness). Of course, for the NR the fact that the cells originated from an aborted baby and have been “reproduced” since then is no big deal. I wonder if they would make the same argument if the cells came from people murdered in concentration death camps of the past. If the cells only originate from an evil act and have since be “reproduced” that makes it just fine? So medical practices are fine if the ends justify the means? If the “means” of death and evil must be used to develop the “ends” of “life-saving” medicine that is acceptable? What does Christian theology have to say?
Elaborating on the question of aborted baby cell lines and their development, one expert, a Dr. Acker, interviewed by Life Site News asserts, “Acker speaks about her research into the HEK-293 cell line specifically, and talks about the number that’s at the end of that cell line name. ‘HEK’ stands for Human Embryonic Kidney and the ‘293’ actually reveals the number of experiments that a specific researcher did to develop that cell line. It doesn’t mean there were two hundred and ninety-three abortions, but for two hundred and ninety-three experiments, you would certainly need far more than one abortion. We’re talking probably hundreds of abortions,’ Acker shares.”
Ah, so it is completely possible that hundreds of abortions are at the foundation of the current “vaccines”! But that is okay because it is said to be “life-saving”? Is this morally acceptable for Christians? Should Christian conscience be fine with this?
It is worth noting on the side that aborted baby cell lines are commonly used in the general vaccine industry. They have been used in the creation of numerous vaccines against, for example, rubella, rabies, polio, measles, chickenpox and shingles.
I wonder, does Christianity have nothing to say regarding the use of aborted baby cells in medicine, the current C-19 “vaccine” and beyond?
The above mentioned Dr. Acker in the quoted article also points out that when cell tissues are harvested the babies are still alive. Most were born via cesarean section and their hearts were still beating as tissues were harvested.
I wounder if Christianity has anything to say about such barbaric practices? May I receive a “life saving” medicine that utilized death and murder as part of its development?
Are we as Christians able to participate in even a supposedly “profitable” medicine that was developed through such inhuman methods? Can a “vaccine” be “good” that has clear traceable links to morally reprehensible practices? What does Christianity have to say on this matter?
Is it acceptable to the Christian conscience to use medicine that was developed on aborted baby cells as long as the child was aborted years and years ago? Morally, is there a qualitative difference between an abortion 40 years ago as opposed to yesterday?
Since the release of the “vaccine” in the U.S. alone over 600 deaths have been reported and over 12,000 injuries as a result of vaccination. Is it acceptable for people to die or be injured from a vaccine but not a virus? If, as some seem to emphasize, keeping people physically safe is of utmost importance right now, should we deem the vaccines wrong because physical death has resulted from them? Or are these deaths somehow acceptable? If so then do we believe that some must die for a purported “greater good”?
If the “vaccine” is promoted by some in Christianity as a clear “hope” and a person receives it due to that message and then possibly receives injury or death (for clearly the possibility is there), is the one who gave the message promoting reception of the “vaccine” liable for death or injury? I wonder, for I have seen the idea promoted in Christian spheres that if someone contracts C-19 in church and dies from it, and proper “precautions” were not followed, then a minister could be held accountable for that death. It would seem to me that if one takes the latter “logic” as consistent then the former is also.
Does Christianity have nothing to say about “vaccines” that have caused death and injury?
If the primary goal at current, as it seems some are still promoting, is to avoid physical harm and death, then what does Christianity have to say with regard to the sharp rise of suicide deaths which are directly related to C-19 “health mandates” and such? Should we be concerned that youth and teens are of the highest rates? Are suicide deaths acceptable but deaths from the virus are not? What does Christianity have to say about the effect of C-19 mandates in regard to death by suicide? Are such mandates then actually keeping people safe?
Some in Christian spheres have promulgated the notion that the “vaccine” is a question that must only be resolved between a person and his medical provider. Thus, clergy should say nothing on the matter because it has to do with “medicine” and a personal choice in consultation with a medical practitioner. I find this interesting because clergy in many areas have been commanded to implement strict “health mandates” in churches in the name of health and safety for parishioners. They have been ordered in some places to actively promote masks, social distancing, and related things. If as alleged, Christianity has nothing to offer in the way of advice for or against a “vaccine,” because it is a personal health issue, why then has it, for almost the past year, in numerous places, been such an avid promoter of certain “health mandates?” If a “vaccine” is a matter which must remain a personal choice between a person and his health provider, then other “health issues” such as masks and social distancing should be also, and accordingly, churches and their leadership should also make no statements on these health matters whatsoever.
Why have some in Christendom been willing to make strong and imperative mandates about certain “health” practices, for the safety and well-being of all, and now when it comes to a vaccine it is a “personal” matter between a person and his medical provider? Does or does not Christianity have a voice on medical issues? I’m somewhat confused.
And if some in certain sectors have forced certain “health mandates” up until now, will they find it reasonable to force a “vaccine” in the name of keeping people bodily safe? What does Christianity have to say about human freedom?
What does Christian theology have to say about the well know recommendations from numerous government powers and corporations to track and trace populations? And the use of the C-19 virus as an excuse and means to attempt to implement such measures? What does Christianity have to say with regard to forced and coerced vaccinations and technocratic means of population control?
In this post I have only but touched lightly on a number of issues that are directly intertwined with the current “vaccines.” Are these issues outside the sphere of Christian Theology? Have we nothing to say and offer the world around us?
Does Christian theology have nothing to say about abortion, experimental medicine, human freedom and conscience, government overreach, and so forth?
It is my firm conviction that the issues brought up in this post are all well within the realm of Christian Theology. Indeed, True Christianity has much to say on them. It is my hope that as Christians we will indeed ask the difficult questions and search for the true Christian response. My dear readers, please weigh most seriously the current situations in light of the Holy Teachings and Life of the Church. She indeed has something to say, She indeed, is the prophetic voice in the wilderness calling to all who have ears to hear. She, indeed, has been faithfully guided by the Holy Spirit, let us hearken to Christ our Lord in Her above all else. For all of us can only be obedient to the Truth of Christ our Lord.
I do not need to be a medical “expert” to speak on topics that clearly involve morals and ethics. Such things are well within the sphere of Christian Theology. Indeed, Christianity is bound to speak the truth most of all when in the name of beneficial things like science and medicine very questionable methods and philosophies are being utilized.
I believe that every issue and aspect of life, even those of science, medicine, and vaccines, may and should be evaluated and discerned in the Light of Christian Revelation, most of all for anyone who obeys its teachings.
addendum, 3/27/21 – Please see the short post “mRNA – the instillation of a biological “operating system,” in which I direct the reader to, among other things, a source directly from Moderna which clearly states certain functions and goals of current experimental “vaxxines.” Those who claim that current mRNA injections are no different from “traditional” vaxxines are misinformed.