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Two Views of Covid Vaccines & Mandates

Needle and syringe
Christians & the Covid - 19 Vaccine

Among the many hot-button topics in our culture today is the subject of Covid-19 Vaccines and mandates. below are tow excellent counterpoints form The Theopolis Institute Website.

Whether There is a Moral Obligation to Disobey the Coercive Mandates

Douglas Farrow

Objection 1. It seems there is no such obligation, and can be none, for governments are charged with oversight of things pertaining to the common good in temporal affairs, and matters of public health, especially in times of plague, pertain to the common good. As the apostle says: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad” (Rom. 13:1–3)..

..The official badge of this alien religion is a new kind of baptismal certificate: proof of injection rather than of immersion. This is now our passport to life—a life of bondage through fear of death. The sacrifices of this religion are not song and thanksgiving and holy communion from holy vessels, but plastic masks and antisocial distancing and injections with coded genetic instructions dispensed from abortion-tainted vials. All under the watchful eye on the Dark Tower, and of its inspectors and enforcers.

Do we have a moral obligation to disobey? Nothing could be plainer. Whether there is courage to disobey, or whether we will pray for that courage, is the real question." from the article: Whether There is a Moral Obligation to Disobey the Coercive Mandates

A Response to Douglas Farrow

Alastair Roberts

"The COVID crisis has, to a remarkable extent, exposed pre-existing fault lines within society and the church. While the sort of political theological questions we are discussing in this current conversation may once have appeared largely academic, now they are pressed upon us with great urgency. Many Christians who had never given any serious thought to them less than two years ago, are now lamentably dividing from each other on account of their differing approaches to them.

There are doubtless various important differences of theology and political theory in play. However, often by far the most decisive differences are epistemic, temperamental, and cultural, differences relating to what counts as knowledge and to the justification of belief, to cultural instincts, tribal narratives, and personal tendencies..." from the article: A Response to Douglas Farrow


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