|“Protecting the free exercise of religion is one of the first duties of government. The greatness of government can be measured by its commitment to protecting religious freedom.”
Mathew Staver, President & General Counsel
Agents of the state authorized to play a role in the implementation of vaccine mandates are prohibited from requesting administrative proof of sincere religious belief or affiliation. Religious exemption from vaccine mandates cannot be denied.
Many vaccine advocates have difficulty understanding the religious basis for objecting to vaccination and the forced compliance of this medical procedure. Many Christians also are unaware of the ethical problems with vaccination.
In order to be confident in the expression of a religious objection to vaccination, there must be a clear understanding of scriptural law as it relates to keeping the body free from toxic, foreign and harmful substances. So that we may not be denied the right to freely exercise our religious beliefs, we must KNOW how our courts profess to protect this fundamental human need.
The first thing that everyone must KNOW is that Amendment I of the Constitution of the United States protects our religious right to freedom of conscience:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“FRFRA”) grants expansive religious rights and the free exercise of religion, even more so than the Constitution. The second thing that everyone must KNOW is that vaccine laws explicitly provide for religious exemption. Agents of the state, including the physicians who administer vaccines, may not presume that they have the authority to judge sincere religious beliefs or the power to deny religious exemptions. The courts have repeatedly warned the Department of Health that it “cannot circumvent the Legislature’s clear limitation of its powers or expand its power beyond its statutory authority.” Through scripture we learn about the nature of God and man, how we can lead a more perfect life, and what we must do to survive. Implicit in our understanding of this message is acceptance that man was created in the image of God and is filled with the Holy Spirit.Our Bodies are the temple of God’s Holy Spirit
~Genesis 1:27 teaches us that God created man in His own image.
~1 Corinthians 3:16-17 implores us to “know that you are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwells in you”.
~2 Corinthians 6:16-1 “For you are the temple of the Living God.” God says, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them.”
We learn from scripture that we are miraculously designed in God’s image. In all religions, God is the image of purity and vitality. To ensure that we could achieve and enjoy the same purity and vitality, God created laws in nature to safeguard against the destruction of life. When abided by, the laws of nature give birth to life, cultivate health and keep us blemish-free. For our own protection, God’s laws of nature determine what our bodies can and cannot tolerate.
There are scriptural passages that teach us why it is not right to vaccinate. Vaccines are comprised of foreign proteins, and vaccination is the forcible procedure for putting foreign proteins in our bodies. Scripture gives specific instructions about how we are to care for our bodies and repeatedly warns against defiling the body. We are commanded to keep these temples clean, pure and holy.
~1 Peter 1:15-16 teaches us “as He which hath called you isholy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation (life); Because it is written, be you holy, for I am holy.”
~Leviticus 11:44-45 tells us to keep the body clean in order to be holy. “You shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy.”
~Ephesians 5:27 and ~Romans 12:1 beseech us to preserve our bodies without blemish or any such thing and tells us that it is our duty to do so.
Our bodies should be “holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
~1 Corinthians 3:16-17 teaches us that to be holy we must follow the laws of nature. This scriptural passage warns that if any man defile the temple of God, he shall be destroyed, “for the temple of God is holy, which you are.” The destruction of living tissue, and eventually the body, is a natural consequence of a degenerative disease process that begins when the body becomes defiled.
~Deuteronomy Chapter 14 and ~Leviticus Chapter 11 To keep us free from blemish, the laws of nature stipulate that our bodies cannot tolerate foreign substances. For our protection, these scriptural passages list the clean and unclean proteins that are both acceptable and unacceptable in our bodies in any manner.
Children are a blessing from God to us
~Deuteronomy 28:4a teaches us that our children are holy. “Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body.” The attention we pay to the stewardship of our own bodies must be practiced as well in the loving care of our offspring.
~Revelation 12:17 Blessed are the children because they are born desiring to keep the commandments of God. The life of a holy child must not be defiled with foreign and unclean proteins. Disease, in both its natural and manufactured forms, is a threat to the life of man and child: “the dragon was wroth with the women, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,”
~Luke 17:2 As stewards of their spirits and for their protection, we are obligated to keep their bodies free from blemish: “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” <
In order that we may actively and purposefully engage in practices that sanctify and purify our bodies, scripture compels us to choose for ourselves and our children the foods, medicines and activities that preserve and promote life.
Religious conviction, law and the medical code of ethics
~1 Corinthians 6:19 2 and ~Corinthians 6:16 Christians think of life as a gift of God and the body as a marvelous work of divine creation to be reverenced as a temple of God. The human person is not only a living body, but a body living with spiritual life open to share in the eternal life of God and which must be kept holy. This tenet forms the basis for religious objection to the practice of vaccination.
~Psalm 139:13-16 “For I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works;” and my soul knows that well.
~Revelation 14:12 and ~Deuteronomy 13:18 challenges us “to do that which is right in the eyes of the Lord thy God.” To be good stewards of God’s creation, we must act our conscience and obey the laws of nature.
The fact that some vaccines are cultured in aborted fetal tissue presents another ethical concern with the practice of vaccination and the policy of forced compliance of this procedure.
When we believe that murder is sinful, the use of vaccines derived from the tissue of an aborted fetus is offensive and morally repugnant. When we accept a vaccine produced in aborted fetal tissues, we participate in the purposeful ending of a life and further violate the dignity of the unborn person.
~Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.”
~Deuteronomy 30:19-20a “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life,” so you and your seed may live.
Both the Constitution and the medical code of ethical conduct honor our sincere need to consciously live according to our spiritual beliefs.
The Constitution enables us to witness to the sacredness of human life in both word and action. The Constitution denies Congress the power to create laws which prohibit the free exercise one’s religious beliefs and it prohibits governmental interference with the free exercise of religion.
An ethical medicine is a system of loving care that respects the right of a patient to informed consent and compassionate treatment. Medical ethics requires that all physicians abide by the Hippocratic Oath, which promises no harm to the patient.
Because vaccination defiles the body with foreign substances known to cause death and injury, we have a religious duty to abstain from this practice if we are truly committed to our faith. The community, our lawmakers and the medical providers who advocate vaccination are obliged by law and ethics to respect our beliefs.
~1 Corinthians 8 St Paul urges respect for the conscience of others. Any laws restricting conscientious objection to practices that conflict with religious belief are unethical.
The Bible is explicit in it’s instructions to us as a people. Living a Christian faith means having a commitment to keeping the body blemish-free so that we may have abundant life. There is no scriptural support for injecting poisons or any virus into the bloodstream to cure or prevent disease. Scripture is filled, however, with references to the care of the human body. People who object to the practice of vaccination for religious reasons can be confident that they are obeying the Word of God.