Jesus and vaccines. That is the subject of this blog post. I know. It’s not something you would expect. It’s unique, for sure. (As soon as I say that, everyone will be writing about it!) But, hopefully, it will be helpful and shed some light on our path. After all. The paths we walk these days, more often than not, are a bit strange. We keep asking ourselves, whenever we go out our door to places that used to be familiar: “Have I ever been here before?” And it’s not because we escaped from a nursing home.
We also ask ourselves more serious questions, like, “Is this America?” Or, “Is this still planet earth?” Maybe the shuttle to Mars began sooner than we thought.
Jesus and vaccines: the story
Beliefnet news had a story entitled, ‘It’s Consistent With Scripture’: Franklin Graham Urges Christians to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine.
The article contains an interview ABC News had with Franklin Graham. One of the key elements in the interview is the following quote from Mr. Graham: “I think if there were vaccines available in the times of Christ, Jesus would have made reference to them and used them.”
Jesus and vaccines: breaking down Franklin Graham’s comment
Let’s break this quote down and look closely and thoughtfully at it. But watch out! Keep one eye on yourself! It is no time to shift your brain into Neutral and believe, with unquestioning devotion, what Franklin Graham says is true because he says it. It would be so easy to do that. Wouldn’t it? After all. There is plenty about our brother to admire. And he is Billy Graham’s son. How many people can make that claim? We’re talking about who’s who among Christians here. Right? (You don’t need to answer that.)
So, seeing as how we have left our brains in Drive. . .
We’ll break the statement down into two parts using Franklin Graham’s own words.
But remember. We must be alert. That means: think. I know. It may be hard for some of us. (Including me if I haven’t had breakfast.)
“Jesus would have made reference to vaccines”
1. “Jesus would have made reference to vaccines.”
So how would Jesus have made reference to vaccines? And why? Does this mean, He would have recommended everyone gets vaccinated so they wouldn’t have to come to Him for healing? If that is true, or even a possibility, the focus of His message would have been on doctors and vaccines rather than on Himself and His power to heal. Jesus’ purpose in coming was not to glorify man and man’s ingenuity but to bring glory to His Father. And His Father’s purpose, in turn, was to glorify His Son and be glorified in Him.
Besides. The focus of Jesus’ message was not physical and temporal but eternal.
So how would Jesus have made reference to vaccines?
Try to imagine Jesus asking Lazarus’ sisters why they didn’t see to it that Lazarus was vaccinated so he could have avoided getting sick. And then, after raising Lazarus from the dead, saying to them, “Be sure he is vaccinated this time, so this doesn’t happen again.” Then, saying to everyone there, “Let that be a lesson. You all need to get vaccinated!” And imagine, as one of the beatitudes, “Blessed are the vaccinated.” Or imagine Jesus looking up at Zacchaeus sitting in the tree, and saying to him, “Zacchaeus, have you been vaccinated?” And afterward, saying, “This day vaccination has come to this house!”
You may think I’ve gone off “the deep end.” Maybe I have. But it’s not as far-fetched as you may think. Let’s be realistic. If Jesus would have made reference to vaccines, it would have had to come out somewhere in His teachings, and our Bible would not be the same.
“Jesus would have used vaccines”
2. “Jesus would have used them.”
This would mean one of two things: either (1) Jesus would have been personally administering vaccines (giving people the jab), or (2) He would have taken them Himself. Or both.
So, as for the first possibility. . . Imagine Jesus saying to His followers, “Before you listen to my teachings today, here beside the Sea of Galilee, you should all be vaccinated. And I have enough vaccine with me to administer vaccinations to all of you!”
The second possibility is even more bizarre.
But in order to gain a better understanding of this, we must first stop for a moment and have a brief lesson. That means it’s time for Bible 101 and Christology for Beginners. . .
It is because of sin that we have disease and sickness. But Jesus had no sin (John 8:46; II Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15; 7:26; I Pet. 1:19). The Bible is very clear about that. So sickness and disease posed no threat to Him. Simply put: they were no problem for Him.
A good example?
So, why would He take vaccines? Especially if they had the capability of eternally altering His human DNA.
Would He have done it to be an example for others to follow so they would also get vaccinated? If so, He would have been a deceiver. That’s right. A deceiver. By taking vaccines, He would have made people think He needed them, when, in fact, He did not. He would have been a good example of what a hypocrite looks like. (That sort of turns that on its head!)
But one thing Jesus was not: He was not a hypocrite! He never misled anyone by what He did or said (see Isa. 53:9). Everything Jesus did was real. It was authentic. There was nothing phony about Him. When He ate, He was hungry. When He drank, He was thirsty. If He stopped to rest, He was tired. When He laughed, He found something to be truly funny. And when He cried, He really cared. He never did anything, ever in His life, to make anyone think something that was not true.
Does Yahweh take a vaccine?
Not only that. Can you even imagine Yahweh our Healer, Adonai our sovereign Creator God, taking a vaccine? I’m sorry. This is one time we will not beat around a bush! If this is not blasphemy, it is a close first-cousin, and it does great dishonor to our Lord Jesus Christ!
Maybe it also says something about COVID vaccines if Franklin Graham has to go to this length to make us think we need to take them. Does this remind you of anything? Is using Jesus in this way, anything like offering money, free food, airline tickets, college scholarships, Xboxes, beer, or a chance to win five million dollars? You know what? I’ll square with you. You look suspicious to me if you’re offering something so I’ll take a jab. I think I’ll pass, thank you. You can save a syringe for some other unsuspecting soul looking for a free ice cream cone.
Is this anything like selling your birthright for a “bowl of porridge”?
It’s okay to ask questions. Using your mind can be a good thing. Right? (Maybe not. It could be “dangerous.” Someone may not want us to hear what Robert Kennedy Jr. has to say in this paragraph’s link. We would be using our minds. Who wants a world like that?)
Pulling out with a final word
Though I don’t take them myself, I am not anti-vax. Vaccines have been used successfully at times in the past. They have their place. But, sadly. Some dear friends, relatives, and other individuals have taken the COVID jabs thinking they were protecting themselves and those they love. They were sincere about this. Their resolve was genuine. But many, if not most, of them, were not informed about the risks of taking an experimental vaccine.
The problem comes, when you pull out the needle
Not only are they experimental. . . The COVID “vaccines” are not vaccines in a true sense. In normal vaccines, a virus that threatens public health is isolated and used to create a vaccine that will stimulate antibodies in the immune system to fight a particular disease. But no SARS-CoV-2 virus has ever been isolated. Needless to say, this is not helpful if you’re making a vaccine. It means “going back to the drawing board.” Or pulling out your hair. So some “Dr. Frankensteins” got their heads together and created something that loosely replicates the COVID virus. It is cleverly computer-generated. So it has some appendages (spikes) that resemble the virus. (That’s my layman’s way of describing it.) But it takes over the cells which become factories for spike proteins, to the glee of all Dr. Frankensteins!
That means if you are a nurse administering a jab, you are introducing some kind of experimental programming into someone’s body. You are giving someone a permanent install of a spike protein. So, when you pull out the needle, no one knows (not even you) what the consequence will be for that person’s health in the future. But, what does that matter? Nurses, and “doctors” as well, would still like us to think, “We’re all pulling for you!” They’re like an endless echo chamber. Hiding behind their masks. (Like someone pulling off a bank robbery.) It almost makes you want to cover your ears! They are persistent in that way. Aren’t they?
But we’re not so sure. They look suspicious to us.
Especially when the Red Cross says this. . .
A statement from the American Red Cross
This is dated July 28, 2021. (Find it in the 8th Q and A. Update: this Q and A was conveniently removed. But the quote below is still as it appeared in their original statement when I first published this blog post.)
“One of the Red Cross requirements for plasma from. . . donations that test positive for high levels of antibodies to be used as convalescent plasma is that it must be from a donor that has not received a COVID-19 vaccine. This is to ensure that antibodies collected from donors have sufficient antibodies directly related to their immune response to a COVID-19 infection and not just the vaccine, as antibodies from an infection and antibodies from a vaccine are not the same.”
So. What can we learn from this?
(1) Our own immune system is of primary importance to us. Nothing can replace that. (2) Naturally occurring antibodies are more effective than those produced by a COVID vaccine. And that means, (3) the antibodies produced by the two are not the same. Which brings into question the effectiveness of antibodies produced by vaccines. How helpful are they? Because they do not match the function of natural antibodies. And our immune system can in fact be compromised by them. This is a jab to the heart if you are a vaccine!
Why does Mr. Graham promote the vaccines?
(As a footnote. . . We all know Operation Christmas Child brings great joy to children all around the world! Who hasn’t trotted eagerly to church with a shoebox crammed to the lid with surprises? But the unborn are weeping. Mr. Graham warns against vaccines that use aborted fetal cells. But COVID vaccines are commonly developed and/or tested using fetal tissue obtained from abortions.)
So if you have taken the jab, it might seem hopeless.
And yet. . .
Hope is not lost
Surely, hope is not lost. Trust Jesus with this, my friend. My sister. My brother. Hold His hand. If you have taken a jab, don’t take two. If you have taken two, don’t take three.
It’s best to get off this merry-go-round!
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