“The Tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.”
– Soren Kierkegaard.
Where logic is abandoned, all nonsense can be expected. Or, should I say, nonsense everywhere! We forget (or know) that Rome wasn’t built in a day; but we forget greatly that it [Rome] fell once!
“God was but six days in making the whole world, yet seven days destroying one city.”
– John Trapp.
Our age [21st Century] has gone full blown towards sin. Today words, even those that had straight meaning, have been polluted with the so-called “equality” and “social justice” campaigns. These “liberation” claims run with themes which seem to me to be total rubbish, noise. But more of that in part 10.
Politicians are masters of deceit and contradiction. These are class of people who succeed in one thing—divide. And I might add one more—control. The government finds joy in dividing its citizens and then control. You cannot control people who are united. Well then, the dividing is clearly represented today by the vaxxed and the unvaxxed.
Families are being broken in the name of “vaccines” and what-not. Friendships are being put to a litmus test of “I don’t feel comfortable around you anymore because you’re not vaccinated [as I am!].” So? “Unless you get vaccinated, I’ll be in danger.”
But you’re vaccinated, right? “Yes!” Then why/what are you afraid [of] me if you’re protected from that which is a danger to you? Silence. Ignorance forces silence.
Again, as we wrote last time, the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected. Either I’m a lunatic or the one questioning me is. It must be one or the other. You be the judge.
It is to be feared that although the dark secrets of our government has been exposed, they do not fear an ounce, at least when people continue to believe “the government wants what’s best for us.” Yeah, right! The government wants what’s best for them, not you, not me. It’s a sad reality; it’s the effect of sin (Gen. 3).
If we fear offending people because our opinion may seem to be too harsh, then, I say, we’ll become puppets who follow everything. Power-mongers want people who cooperate, not people who raise concerns, logical concerns. If you dare ask or try to get some clarification on some matters you’re called unloving. Not caring.
On matters involving feminism and social justice movement. I have a few words (more on part 12). Their foundation is built on sand. Give it time, it will go under.
The “elite” as they call themselves will continue silencing us; but we must continue speaking and writing. Who knows?! Maybe one day our words will land on sensible ears, not feelings. Trust no feeling that forces you to abandon reason.
Genuine question. Why are there no biohazards bins for used masks and gloves if this virus is so contagious and deadly?
My dear and close friends in Austarlia are telling me things are spiralling down real quick. The Dan Andrew’s administration has opted to go on the way of the old Gestapo — Where are your papers, please? This, of course, was expected given the way the leaders of that (Australian) government were and are caught to contradict themselves when it comes to health matters.
Our nation, of course, not exempted from these lies and contradictions!
I cannot speak fully for the Australians, though. I’m pleased, however, that many of my friends and others in that nation have had enough of the tyranny. It’s a pleasant thing when men seriously challenge the government when it crosses the line.
I mean, when freedom is threatened and taken by force, and thereon by lies, the people must stand up to the tyranny. Head on.
If you’ve ever lived under a Gestapo ruling, you’ll know my meaning. Or, if you know a chunk of general history; you’ll quickly see some similarity of tyranny disguised in “We’re all in this together” anthem. But, let us examine this anthem. Note:
Those that come at our screens and tell us we ought to “stay home” because we’re “all in this together” are the same folk who gather freely in Emmy’s 2021 galas while our little children are treated as prisoners amongst each other in classrooms. Children are not allowed to be children. There’s nothing cute with having a little child put on a mask.
We are not “all in this together”! Politicians, [let’s call them for what they are], propaganda artists, and state and local officials have not given up one paycheck. They have not plowed under their fields or slaughtered their livestock or dumped their milk. “We’re all in this together.” They have not lost their homes or businesses.
They have not laid awake all night wondering how they will feed their families or pay their bills.
If they have been up all night, it is because many of them are planning ways to steal more from the people whom they are called to serve responsibly. But no, greed reigns!
As they continue to enforce some of their draconian restrictions, not one of them is suffering from their own decisions. They can attend birthday parties freely in a gathering but your own family cannot. Why? You’ll be fined or taken to court! Because? “You’re not being loving!”
They are not…and never will be…any part of the “WE” in this! Plainly put, the laws we’re enforcing applies to you, not us! We’re different from you, we can do what we want. But as for you (us the normal citizen), you are our puppets. You’ll do what we say or else…
“The world is engaged in the largest clinical trial, the largest global vaccination trial ever, and we will have enormous amounts of data.”
– Department of Health.
The writer is not a stoic or in any way seek to undermine the pain of those who have lost their loved ones through Covid. I’m truly saddened by all these. May God of all comfort, comfort us who are under this crucible of suffering. I, among them. Very well, then.
Welcome to a time before a nightmare. A Gestapo regime is here —”Where are your papers?” Because many will think this is about vaccines, let me set the record straight. If you want to get the jab, by all means, take it! It’s your choice and I’m not going to view you any different because you’ve taken the vaccine. No.
My chief contention is on compulsory government vaccine mandates – and the obvious hate passed to the unvaccinated. I’ve been called many awful names when I share my unpopular view(s) during these hard times. I’m not bitter and neither am I afraid of any man.
You know, ‘fear is an extremely powerful psychological tool, that has been used by politicians always,’ notes a holocaust survivor, ‘the Nazis were particularly adept at it.’
The times we are living in is in many ways carbon copy of what took place before the holocaust. The government, again, as I’ll keep on emphasizing, is not for the people but against its people.
The government is the real virus.
We now have a class of “subhuman” fellows, that is, the unvaccinated. The vaccinated is scared of the unvaccinated. It is the unvaccinated fella, who, they say, is the reason why Covid is still here. ‘It is not the responsibility of the unvaccinated to protect the vaccinated.’ That’s the vaccines job! Plainly put,
‘The protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected.’
Again, the issue here is not about vaccines; it is about totalitarian regimes taking place right under our noses. And if we speak against such signs, we’re labelled immediately to be conspiracy theorists. Let me show you how a totalitarian regime will look like, or looks like:
You’ll need to produce papers 24/7. We’ll need papers to enter restaurants, bars, concerts, casinos, conventions and hotels and to board a train, plane or bus. We’ll need papers to enter a supermarket, or we’ll starve to death. We’ll need papers to visit our families. All for the crime of being unvaccinated!
And God forbid, you’ll need papers to go and worship God with other brethren in your local church.
The scary thing about all this is people are led by emotions rather than pause and reflect on what’s really happening. Others, of course, know what is happening but are scared to speak up. Others fear losing people’s opinion of them, good opinion, for that matter. They do not want to offend anyone, just impress.
Not that we go on ahead to offend because we desire to do so, but because for some things to be heard; we need to say what others aren’t saying. Call the elephant in the room.
I’d not want my children or anyone to grow under the Gestapo’s. Children are now being trained to be suspicious. “They might be infected, they might infect me.” Of course, that’s the Media’s job — to pass out fear! Why? Because fear sells!
On issue of vaccine passports. Again, an absolute desire for a totalitarian survelliance state. It’d be good if folks would care enough and study history. Also, I’d challenge men and women instead of being rushed to forcing men to follow everything the state says, to also take time and carefully be informed.
Do not let the state make you a villian to your own family. That’s what Satan wants — the destruction of families!
Some of you reading this may have a medical knowledge or perhaps, practicing medicine! I’d remind us of the oath you took — to protect lives. Not by use of propaganda and fear.
To the elders of a church and to the brethren of Christ. It is not Scriptural of you to refuse entry into your services a subgroup of society (unvaccinated) based on their medical choice. Only Jesus Christ has the authority to regulate the terms of corporate worship, not the government!
These, in a sense, tells you are to make no distinction between those who call out in faith, neither on race or medical choice.
The gospel should be proclaimed to all men—vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Therefore, to refuse members access to corporate worship would be to betray our Saviour and openly disobey His great commission.
To members (and also leaders) of a local congregation. Do not coerce the conscience of others. The ‘conscience is one of the innermost expressions that annimates an individual, and that allows them to worship God as well as obey a legitimate governing authority.
The conscience is the immediate contact of God’s presence in a person’s soul, and so an individual forced to act in a way that is objectionable to their conscience will never be at peace, either before God or before the state.
A government that endeavours to force or coerce an individual who is striving to honour God, will find that they only encounter resistance.
A government should never coerce conscience, but rather respect the important function that it carries in aiding a person to worship God freely and live obediently before the state.’
So then, on issues of vaccines, as stated above, if some ‘people have made the decision and have already taken the jab, that is their right,’ and it cannot be abrogated. But those who are not ready, or hesitant, also have their valid reasons why they are not in a rush.
Their conscience binds them to wait, and their Saviour advised them not to make decisions before they have counted the cost.
This is a principle of wisdom, that everyone applies to many aspects of their lives.’ The government, or any other corporate body or individual, be it in public or private, should not coerce the conscience of its people.
Neither, I say, should the state or any other person, label those who question these things as unloving. To conclude that is a fallacy devoid of sound reasoning. Having said that, this declaration article here has some nice things to say.
You see, no one wants to call the shots as they are. No one wants to challenge the state. No one wants to lose man’s opinion of them, good opinion of them for that matter. No one wants to logically and biblically question the government.
Men are blindly hiding under the banner “loving our neighbor” and all that. Of course, some mean well, but meaning well at such times of contradictions and lease from the higher government does not cut anyone some slack.
What is it, then? We’re being conditioned to be stupid and just follow. No critical thinking is encouraged lest you be in the bad side of the government. No logic, no nothing! Today, sadly, men are becoming suspicious of each other, even among Christians. People are offended by trivial matters involving cloth, i.e., masks, etc.
Because many are not courageous to speak up, they give you that villian look when you do the opposite of what they are told. And that’s the problem we have right now. No one wants to blow the whistle. Or, still, for some, they are waiting for a “perfect” time not realizing tomorrow is no ones, yea, not promised to anyone.
About the government. The state is not a friend of them that think for themselves. Period. It delights in dolls. That is the truth.
And I still maintain that unless our leaders change for the betterment of its people and taking up their God-given responsiblity to serve man in a way that brings glory to God, I will have a hard time praying for them but that they should be removed from office in whatever way—even through death if needs be—I’ve been pressed to pray the impercatory psalm on some leaders.
Very well, then. How should we think, especially Christians, about the whole vaccine and mask mandates? How do we balance biblical considerations about health and the state? These are some questions we need to ask! We’ve already established the so-called medical “experts” are in huge disagreements amongst themselves. That must serve as a red flag!
Today, some doctors have become politicians. Propaganda everywhere. Yes, even some “pastors” have become politicians, sadly.
Governments are not granted lawful jurisdiction and authority over personal, familial, or “public” health. But what about that Leviticus chapter about leprosy, etc? Is there not a just cause for the state to intervene? No, the passage does not in any way give leave for a legitimate public health interference from the state.
That is, ‘these leprosy passages are related not to the spread of biological contagion, but of ceremonial uncleanliness as is evidenced by numerous factors:
First, even the man covered head-to-toe in white leprosy was declared “clean” (Lev. 13:12-13) and was permitted in the camp. Second, the stated reason for the general expulsion of lepers is the same reason given for the expulsion of those who touched a dead body or had a bodily discharge; not biological contagion, but ceremonial uncleanliness which “defiled the camp” before the Lord (Num. 5:1-4) .
Third, nowhere in Scripture is leprosy described as being biologically contagious. This “leprosy” also afflicted houses (Lev. 14:34) and garments (Lev. 13:47).
“Leprosy” was not the same as modern day “Hansen’s disease”. Fourth, in order to prevent belongings in a “leprous” house from being declared “unclean” by the Priest, the owner was permitted to empty the house of his possessions before the Priest arrived for inspection (Lev. 14:33-36).
Preventing biological contagion through sanitization (burning) of objects was not in view here. The ceremonial practices associated with the now defunct Levitical Priesthood have been made obsolete by Christ’s greater Priesthood (Heb. 7:12), and cannot be credibly invoked as providing civil government with jurisdiction over “public health.”’
The same way applies that the state has no jurisdiction to remove anyone’s right to pursue their livelihood and carry about their business in public. About lockdowns. Lockdowns have proven to be a total failure. But also I regard the state has no jurisdiction to enforce lockdowns on views of “public health.” The lockdowns cater for them, and not designed to help the people.
But still, ‘individuals are free to restrict their own movement about society to this end should they deem it wise to do so. They may not lawfully demand that civil government employ force on their behalf to restrict the liberty of others.’ But is this not what we see daily, and often?
Further more, ‘the subsequent mandating of vaccines and masks are rightly justified based on the claim that unmasked or unvaccinated persons “present a general danger to the health of the public due to viral spread.”
This is bogus and contrary of what we already know. No one will call it as it is, lies!
But, you ask, am I not being unloving for holding to these? Answer. I ‘deny that the existence of communicable viruses, viral testing mechanisms, or the invention of vaccinations creates a new standard of morality whereby a healthy person simply conducting their affairs in society without vaccination, viral testing, or wearing a mask is evidence of criminally or morally reckless behavior.
Moreover, if such a standard for violation of medical freedom is adopted, conceivably, civil governments could permanently regulate and restrict every facet of life since according to this same rationale, various flu-like viruses can be unknowingly spread at all times.
Further, there are a host of other far more deadly dangers such as heart disease, which, like virus-related hospitalizations, also place a burden on the health system. The civil government does not then gain authority to ban soda intake for obese individuals.’
What has society turned out to be? Grown men can go to private party with no masks but little children are imprisoned to breath through their masks, denying them their childhood? What is normal with this, especially when the same officials break their very “laws” for their own pleasure(s)? They know you can do nothing to them, yes!
The state has no jurisdiction, with a biblical faithful view, to coerce individuals to inject substances into themselves or their children or cover their mouths, noses, face, or any combination thereof, with masks.
But will these not land men to trouble? ‘Any civil or ecclesiastical authority that attempts to coerce individuals or their children with any form of public banishment, fine, imprisonment, social ostracism, or other forms of coercion for not wearing a mask or injecting a substance into their bodies are ascribing to themselves authority not delegated by God and are in grievous sin’ (Matt 19:14; Tit 3:10; 1st Cor 1:10; Rom 16:17).
My mask, truthfully speaking, helps me when I’m in dusty areas. It’s effective in that way, not health reasons. This, I know, will sit really bad with some individuals. I’m okay with that. But you will confess, in some sense, the reason you put on your mask is because you fear imprisonment and getting a fine, yes?
As to regards to local churches. It is a sad thing when the church turns against a member for not adhereing to the state laws, even when they themselves know too well the state is in contradiction and thereon goes against God.
I hold, indeed, ‘although local churches may reasonably enforce policies of calling on the symptomatically ill to stay home, any attempt to impede fellowship in the body by a believer on the grounds of failing to inject a substance into their bodies or the wearing of a mask is also divisiveness’ (Tit 3:10; 1st Cor 1:10; Rom 16:17).
“But, Thompson, what has happened to loving my neighbor?” Personal decisions to not adhere to some “laws” such as taking the vaccine or the wearing of mask are not out-of-step with ‘the biblical command to love one’s neighbor’ as oneself (cf. Lev. 19:18; Matt. 22:39).
I must mention also that this whole issue is a matter of conscience. It is! It is therefore a sin to compel a Christian brother, especially the weaker brethren, to sin against their conscience (1 Cor. 8:1, 2; 10:31; Romans 14:3). This goes to the aspect of coercing or manipulating them to inject subtance into their bodies or make them feel guilty for not wearing a mask.
And if they (the pressing Christian) is insisting to bind the conscience of another brethren for not adhereing to the state “laws” ‘are treating the traditions of man as the commandments of God (Mk 7:6-9).
These individuals are themselves guilty of twisting the Scriptures and are effectively subjecting the law of God to the ever-changing and conflicting whims of “public health” agencies, the latest medical study, or majority opinion.’ Dogma. That will fall under the umbrella of not loving your neighbor.
I hear you ask, “What if my church demands us to wear masks?” Answer. If your conscience is pricked, you can respectfully disagree. This is in no way divisiveness or rebellion to the church officers incharge since they do not hold any jurisdiction over familial or personal health decisions.
But note, I ‘deny that all instances of requiring masks for church meetings are necessarily sinful or divisive in such cases where the meeting is held at a venue where the property managers are not the local church and such property managers require mask wearing for entrance. This is a property issue.
In such cases, those who choose not to fellowship because of the mask mandate at the meeting venue should not be said to be in violation of any biblical commands regarding regularly meeting with the saints.
To the extent possible, church officers should seek to secure a meeting venue where the local congregation will not be forced to exclude non-masking individuals due to the whims of the building owner.’ Again, emphasis added.
The maintaining of one’s health should be that of personal decision and family; not a manipulation from the state or members of a church. With all that being said, it is a conscience issue. Ask God for clarity through prayer and reading of His word.
Still, I hear, one asks,
“Thompson, what if it comes to a point that these mandates will be forced on people, what if it becomes A MUST thing to do? What do you say of this?”
Answer. When that time comes, I fear it is not so far, sadly, unless God intervenes, let us ask God for His help when the day and the occasion appears. I believe He will help us in our time of need, I really do!
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
– John 16:33, The Words of Jesus Christ.
The Canadian preacher, James Coates, was arrested mid-last month (by the Canadian authorities) for allegedly holding a church service ('for violating Covid rules').
He preached through Romans 13.
As I write this, pastor James, is in a solitary confinement [according to different sources].
And also, I've just learned that, "Coates is the first religious leader to be arrested for preaching in Canada in nearly 200 years." Many people, yea, Christians, might wonder why these happenings should interest them, right?
Well, every concerned Christian should be VERY concerned. Pastor James will only be released if he adheres not to hold a church service again and preach, because of "COVID-19", so they say. He has refused and has "chosen rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season" (Heb. 11:25).
We live in an age of (some) professing Christians only, never doing. And, dear beloved, when human governments seek to do away with freedom of worship, i.e., of our blessed Lord, Christ Jesus, then, we know we need to speak up and pray that God would step in to help us. He is ever faithful!
I'm duly encouraged by the stand of, James Coates. And I pray and thank God for men like him. Faithful men do exist, Christian! Men who fear men little, but God, the greater. Many awful things have been said about, James and his family. But we know that their validation does not come from man but God.
When one member of Christ suffers, we all suffer. We are one in Christ Jesus. Redeemed by His precious blood. Pardoned before God that we may approach the throne of grace and obtain mercy in our time of need.
As we approach the mercy seat of God; I'd beseech us to carry James Coates and his wife, yea, his children, to the throne room.
Pray for grace. Pray that James Coates will be comforted in the gospel truths he has been so faithful to preach all through. Pray that this season will serve to remind him of the faithfulness of God throughout Church History. Pray that the gospel will continue (through him) even in his chains. Like Paul,