Paranoia among the Christian community is at an all-time high regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, largely due to political mistrust of our government leaders, medical scientists, and media outlets. Misinformation has also been greatly spewed from church pulpits and popular televangelists. Many believers (including members of my own family) are suffering from a mental condition of paranoia and delusion. They have lost touch with reality and are refusing to take the vaccine without evidence of any harm.
I “sat on the fence” regarding the vaccine for many months praying and seeking God for guidance and direction – whether to take the COVID-19 vaccine, or not. On numerous occasions I believe the LORD spoke to me and gave me the green light to do so. So I finally did, to the amazement of my friends and family who reacted as if I had committed the unpardonable sin.
I, myself, have now taken the vaccine and can honestly testify there is no warrant for the paranoia of many Christians who refuse to do so. I greatly fear that some of these skeptics might succum to the COVID-19 virus and needlessly suffer and die at an early age. It reminds me of the scripture in Hosea 4:1, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”
During this current COVID-19 pandemic, it is a tragedy that many good Christians have been exposed to misinformation – popular rhetoric that is false, inaccurate, or misleading. All of this misinformation has caused confusion and led people to turn down a COVID-19 vaccine that just might save their lives, and reject public safety measures such as masking and physical distancing.
What does Jesus say about doctors?
In Matthew 9:12 Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick’. Jesus recognized that sick people need doctors. He did not condemn using doctors and ‘earthly’ remedies. I think it’s important to understand that God, in his infinite wisdom, created certain plants with medicinal properties for healing. In fact, almost all synthetic medicines were made from the components of natural plants. It is not evil nor a lack of faith to take medicines that God has sent for the good of all mankind.
I believe that refusing medical care and medicine to provide a cure is, committing the sin of “Tempting God” (Matthew 4:7), and a foolish choice indeed.
- Luis Joseph Castle
KEEPING IT SIMPLE CHURCH MINISTRIES
PREVELANT VACCINE MYTHS
MYTH #1: The Covid Vaccine is the ‘Mark of the Beast”
The association made between vaccines and the “mark of the beast” is nonsense. The biblical “mark of the beast” is a 666 mark on the hand or forehead to distinguish people who choose to worship the beast (the antichrist). It will dictate one’s ability to buy and sell in the end times. There is no correlation between the vaccine and the biblical mark of the beast.
MYTH #2: COVID-19 Vaccines Change Your DNA
COVID-19 vaccines help your body build immunity and protect you without affecting your DNA.
MYTH #3: COVID-19 Vaccines Can Affect My Fertility
COVID-19 vaccines do not affect fertility and are safe for anyone who is pregnant now or looking to get pregnant.
MYTH #4: The COVID-19 Vaccines Were Rushed, So We Don’t Know They’re Safe
It is true that COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly while still meeting the highest standards of safety. They have been properly tested by the FDA’s rigorous process of approval and deemed as safe for use.
MYTH #5: Young and Healthy People Don’t Need to Get Vaccinated.
COVID-19 is one of the worst respiratory viruses seen in children in a long time. Older kids and teens, as well as generally healthy people need the vaccine just as much as any other group. Everyone – young or old – should be vaccinated.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I repent of and renounce my ignorance and rebellion regarding taking medicine and the COVID-19 vaccine which You have created for the good of mankind. I ask for forgiveness of my stubbornness. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. I desire to follow the Lord my God with my whole heart. In the name of Jesus, I decree that I will be healed from any sickness. Enable me to be courageous and stop following the fearful and superstitious mindset of many of those in the church today. Help me to walk in faith and truth according to the grace you have given to me. Amen.
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