Today's post was partly inspired by the message at church this weekend. A fantastic message about never bending on our Christian principles. The Scripture we studied as we are currently going through Daniel was Daniel Chapter 3 where King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue and with it a law that commanded everyone in the land (Babylon, where there were currently Jews in exile) to bow down and worship the golden image every time the music started to play and if anyone did not they would be burned alive in a furnace.
My Pastor pointed out that it would have been really easy for the believers in the True Living God to reason their way around this conflict by excusing their worship by any of the following reasons:
1. God sees their heart and will know that while their body is bowing their heart is not.
2. If they are burned alive there will be no one to influence the rest of the people for God.
3. It is the law of the land.
But there were 3 Jews present, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who had predetermined that they would not bend and they would not bow and they would stand up in obedience to God no matter what the cost. The informed the King that they knew God could save them, but even if He chose not to, they would not bow. When he threw them bound into the fire, he saw a 4th man in there with them. It was Jesus. They came out unbound and untouched by the fire.
I'm getting to my point. Our Pastor had a different application, but I couldn't help applying this to the vaccine war waged against our children right now. Last week, SB 277 was passed into law in California (where I live) enforcing every child who wants to attend school to be vaccinated. If you missed my post on why this is a conflict for Christians, read it here. In short, SB 277 requires children in daycare or school to get the following vaccines - that are made with aborted baby DNA:
Varicella (chicken pox) - contains both WI-38 and MRC-5
MMR II (measles, mumps, rubella) - contains WI-38
or MMRV (ProQuad, which includes a combo of MMR-II and Varicella) - contains WI-38 and MRC-5
and if your doctor decides to give you Pentacel which includes 5 of the required vaccines in one shot (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hepatitis B) - contains WI-38 and MRC-5
WI-38 was a baby girl, about 3 months gestation
MRC-5 was a baby boy, at about 4 months gestation
This quote is included in my article linked above, but bears repeating:
“For example, he talks about how in Sweden they have been puncturing the sac of a pregnant woman at let us say 14 to 16 weeks, and then they put a clamp on the head of the baby, pull the head down into the neck of the womb, drill a hole into the baby’s head, and then put a suction machine into the brain and suck out the brain cells. And this is directly from his book. Healthy human fetuses from 7 to 21 weeks from legal abortions were used. This is in Sweden. The conception age was estimated from crown rump length and so on. Fetal liver and kidney were rapidly removed and weighed. Now at 21 weeks, what they were doing, or 18 weeks, or 16 weeks, was what is called prostaglandin abortions. They would inject a substance into the womb. The woman would then go into mini-labor and pass this baby. 50% of the time, the baby would be born alive, but that didn’t stop them. They would just simply open up the abdomen of the baby with no anesthesia, and take out the liver and kidneys, etc.” source
If we submit to this law by knowingly allowing vaccines, which are developed on the murders of innocent babies, to be injected into our children in order to enroll them into daycare or school we are bowing down to the golden image and compromising our faith.
Just like they could have reasoned during that trial, believers often reason their way around this today. In fact, if you read the comments in my article linked above you can see all of the reasons Christians use. My Pastor pointed out that the more angry people get that often indicated they are actually convicted as they reason their way into submission with passion. Here are some arguments that I have heard from believers defending the use of abortions in this manner (and a small rebuttal below each with links backing my comments):
1. There were only 2 babies and it was a long time ago.
It was not "just 2 babies" and abortion is ALWAYS a violation of the Christian faith.
2. The baby' tissue are not actually in the vaccines.
This is really skirting around the issue. It is fact that these babies were murdered and their bodies' are still being violated today to propagate vaccine manufacturing, sales, research and development.
3. It is okay that someone died for the benefit of someone else because Jesus did.
Murder is never okay. Furthermore, this is murder for profit. The vaccine industry is expecting $52 Billion in 2016.
4. More people have been helped by vaccines than harmed by them
Vaccines have never helped anyone, they only harm. There is no scientific way to determine how many people would have been hurt by the diseases for which the vaccines were made. And third, in addition to the hundreds of murdered babies used in vaccine development, hundreds of thousands of vaccine injuries have been reported and it is estimated that only 1% of injuries have been reported.
5. But, vaccines work so we need them.
No, they don't. And no, we don't.
6. You could be risking your life if you don't get vaccinated.
You are risking your life if you do get vaccinated, and risking your child's if you allow them to get vaccinated.
7. The Pope and Vatican now approve vaccines.
They don't speak for me or decide for me when sin is okay. Abortion is never okay.
It could cost us a lot to stand up in faith. It could cost us our jobs if we need to stay home to care for our children. It could cost us our homes if we decide to move somewhere that will not force us to compromise our faith by vaccinating. It won't stop in California. Federal vaccine bills are already proposed for children in school and adult vaccine enforcement is also underway in America. There are also hundreds of vaccines in development that will violate our faith and eventually be mandated for children and adults.
Are you going to choose to trust your government or trust your God? Even if you believe vaccines work, but you recognize the conflict to The Faith, I imagine you could be afraid to stop vaccinating for fear that your child could die from a disease for which there is a vaccine. And I imagine you could also fear forfeiting your job or home.
Let me encourage you to trust God here. It is easy to see from my vantage point how those who choose not to vaccinate have a blessing in disguise. The blessing of superior health for our children. The unvaccinated have less disease than the vaccinated. I also want you to know that I am fully aware that not every Christian is convicted about this issue. This is not meant to be a judgement against anyone who does not have the same conviction; however, it is meant to be an exhortation and I encourage you to take this before the Lord in prayer and lay it at His feet. I also want those Believers without this conviction to know that I also imagine that you are probably more mature in the Faith in areas I am weak. The point of this is not to condemn anyone, but to unite the Church and edify my brothers and sister in the Lord.
Four men were loose in the fire and we can be free, too from the fear, pride, and chains that bind us. Let's see God for who He is and deliver us in ways we don't expect. Stand strong. Don't bend, don't bow, and don't compromise.