Evangelical Christian leadership in America are dutifully encouraging us all to just give in and get “the shot.” Earlier this week, Pastor John Piper urges us to take advantage of our freedom in Christ, and “get the vaccine.” What? What's that mean? We are, says Pastor Piper, free from fear of peer pressure to get the shot, trust the science, trust the government, and trust the data. Isn't the fear of pressure coming from political institutions, risks of losing your job, etc. a little more of a potential problem than fearing those few people who aren't getting the shot? Should we be more insistent to obtain a margin of freedom from big government mandates than grabbing onto the “freedom” to put fetal-tissue derived cell lines and foreign mRNA concoctions into our veins? Shall we be more concerned about big government control than nasty microbes like Smallpox and COVID? That's what the older Christian leadership (as for example, Abraham Kuyper) used to say. And where is this thing going? If government has control over what chemicals you put in your body. . . the government can force you into abortifacients, day afters, and chemical abortions. Are you ready for this?
Seeing Through the Murk The issue has never been about a vaccine, but about mandates based on politics instead of data.
Wake Up Call If anyone hasn't been paying attention John Piper is a Woke pastor who has subtly introduced socialism into the conservative Baptist churches in particular, along with superficial New Calvinism, watering down Orthodoxy until it's finally degraded. Along with his social justice, based on human philosophy instead of the word of God, comes accommodation to tyrannical Authority and a misunderstanding of loving your neighbor, which is simply man-pleasing and politically easier.
PC Christianity is the broadway that leads to destruction of both Christian Salvation and Liberty.
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord....