As the world seeks to impose tyranny on the people, the Church is surrendering to a deeply secularized and anti-Christian culture. The Covid-19 vaccine mandates are just the tip of the iceberg. According to a news video, major protests are taking place across Europe in opposition to the implementation of new vaccine mandates. People are concerned that constitutional rights will be violated by the establishment of oppressive policies that will enforce new health laws across the country. However, the problems are not limited to simply taking a vaccine. Massive surveillance and control are part of the enforcement mechanism, and a new digital Covid passport is being developed; and only those who possess one will be allowed to survive.
How has Adventism reacted to this crisis? How has the leadership reacted? The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a long and distinguished history of defending religious liberty and opposing tyranny. But today’s hierarchy has shown no interest in upholding freedom and liberty of conscience in the age of Covid. From the very beginning of the pandemic, the Seventh-day Adventist hierarchy has submitted and bowed to tyranny and oppression. Seventh-day Adventist churches were immediately closed and kept closed when governors and local health officials declared churches “non-essential,” even as these same political leaders allowed abortion clinics, liquor stores, and marijuana dispensaries to remain open.
Now we are making the second critical error by accepting the inaccurate assessment that the vaccine can prevent you from getting Covid. On February 1, 2022, church leaders from around the world gathered for a “Covid-19 Vaccine: Where is My Freedom?” conference. The Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department (PARL) was in attendance and made the following statement about how government actions are not violating individual freedoms with their oppressive mandates. The following was stated during the conference by religious liberty leaders from the PARL: “The individual’s freedom of conscience is in this case a threat and ultimately an infringement of the fundamental rights of others. The state has a duty to intervene.”
Did you get that? Individual freedom of conscience is a threat during the Covid-19 pandemic? What is this, Romanism? This is not about a vaccine; it’s about the Great Reset. Adventist leaders are defending the arrest, the imprisonment, the loss of jobs, the cancellation, the fines, and the demonization of people who refuse to take a vaccine that does not stop the spread of Covid. The Religious Liberty Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church exists NOT to serve dictators and their overreaching government requirements, but to offer us a safe haven from their oppression.
We have become the agents of the Great Reset. The church is being used to defend things that are not good, but actually very bad. This entire crisis shows that the church is NOT changing the world; not at all. We are being changed by the world. Today, we are not responding to this crisis like men of God, but rather like corporate executives who are only concerned with avoiding lawsuits and liability, not with saving souls. Praise God that our liberties aren’t dissolved simply because our leadership is weak. We have very weak religious liberty leaders, and praise God that our liberties don’t depend on them. In fact, the opinions of weak religious liberty leaders are completely irrelevant as to whether or not we have the God-given right to worship or preach the gospel (First Amendment). #sda #adventist #adventista
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