Here are some thought-provoking quotes from the pen of, George Orwell:
“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”
“If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable — what then?”
“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”
“The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right.”
"If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself."
"This is the inevitable fate of the sentimentalist. All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality."
"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations."
"However much you deny the truth, the truth goes on existing."
"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
"In the face of pain there are no heroes."
"The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief."
"On the whole human beings want to be good, but not good, and not quite all the time."
"He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it."
"Free speech is my right to say what you don't want to hear."
"It's the one thing they can't do. They can make you say anything — anything — but they can't make you believe it. They can't get inside you."
"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four: If that is granted, all else follows."
"We are living in a world in which nobody is free, in which hardly anybody is secure, in which it is almost impossible to be honest and to remain alive."
"I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt."
"To die hating them, that was freedom."
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."
"Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it."
"Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing."
"In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane."
"Power is not a means; it is an end."
“And when memory failed and written records were falsified — when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.”
"All the war — propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."
"There are occassions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all."
"All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force."
"It's frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence."
“It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours.”
"A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices."
"If all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth."
"Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry."
"Faith, hope, money — only a saint could have the first two without having the third."
In the face of tyranny, we as the people must resolve to obey God rather than mortal men. Men die; God lives! Civil disobedience at times is obedience to God, so far as it is consistent with God's will. God help us in the face of totalitarian leaders.
As we approach Christmas, the world as it is now, is still determined to contraries and contradictions. But more of that in a later post. The world is a stage. Ever since the government, or should I say, the globalists “managed” to “take over,” things have been dark(?). But we must say straightway that we fear God rather mortal men.
Man may have “given” power; but it is only that, “given” power. These random thoughts, then, (from part 1) are not written in fear. But they are written in fear of what is happening and what is going to happen—if at all it is not already in progression. Our generation has become an age of ignorance, no thinking is encouraged. History today doesn’t matter, they say.
Oh yes, the State has become our Shepherd. People today are divided into “us vs them.” Families and friends have become enemies. A classification of sorts. We are forced to identify ourselves when we enter public places which we would have never done so come three years ago—symbolization. Men and women have begun to face systematic discrimination—profiling.
Today, apparently, it is okay to dehumanize a person. People are equated with animals, “vermin, or diseases.” Because of this grouping, the government has it easy to come up with special groups consisting of national police and the military to enforce their “safe guidelines” down our throats. This eventually leads to polarization. What does this mean? The government broadcasts propaganda in our cable television and the mainstream media to turn the populace against the group.
But all these does not end there. Remember being dehumanized to animals? Well, then, official action to remove/relocate folks will emerge…followed by persecution, that is, beginning of murders, looting in our communities (we’ve been seeing this openly, haven’t we?), and of course, “trial massacres.” It follows then that extermination is the next logical move. Wholesale elimination of the group. ‘It is “extermination” and not murder because we (the people) are not considered human.’
And then, what next? Denial. What? Yes. The government denies ‘that it has committed any crime.’ Very well, then. Let’s move backward a bit. Today there’s a classification of the vaxxed and the unvaxxed. People are being required to produce papers at points of entry to get service(s), for example, airports, cafes, hospitals, etc.
Many a people are used as trial pigs to inject substances into their bodies…and boosters will do a better job! This one is different because you’re forced to take it because “it is safe.” Your job is not to question Mr. Hilter or Big Brother. Your job is to sing, The State is my Shepherd; I shall not think! That’s your job, good boy!
The presence of national police is seen. The military has abandoned its field, and now they’re in our frontyard,
“Hi, Mr and Mrs…have you been behaving lately?”
The media has become a bunch of puppets in the hands of Big Brother. Big Brother is watching you, better be careful! All they broadcast is lies and have managed to sell fear quite well. Fear sells. They know this. So what do they do? Let us freak them out, shall we? “You’ll all die IF…” In a word, all mainstream channels have become Satan’s kitchen. But, wait!
If people don’t listen to our sent puppets, we’ll remove them. Look at Australia under Andrews! Further, look at (y)our own nation(s). Murder, breaking and stealing of properties…trial massacres, etc. But all these can closely be tied with God’s judgment upon us for constantly mocking Him in our rebellious ways.
I mean this, a nation that sees it has no need of God, like ancient Rome or any other dominant empire, will eventually fall. God is no repector of persons.
And eventually, if we’re not careful, we’ll be walking upon fallen bodies. There will be blood…murders. The government will stay far and mock “We told you so. Should have listened to us!” So they’ll deny their staged podium. It is hard to tell whence we are. But we can read the signs of how we’re progressing.
The State is my Shepherd; I shall not think. It makes me lie down in restless anxieties. It leads me beside depression and stormy waters. It wearies my soul. It leads me in paths of uncertainties and encourages me to wickedness for its power’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, the State is not with me. It fears no evil. Your rod and staff, O State, enslave. You prepare a table before Satan, in the presence of devils, you fill your mouth with blood of sacrifice. You anoint your head with people’s tears.
Surely goodness and mercy is foreign to you, State, and you’ll dwell in the house of the devil forever.
“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.
Time for a brief rambling here, folks. Well, not really. I’ve titled this article random thoughts on issues of the day because I reckon some things, important things, ought to be thought over rather than blindly followed. When you look around us it seems like everything is falling apart, right?
Our nation(s) is slowly being fed to tyrants who do not care about anything else but power and total control. Look, for instance, what’s happening in Australia with the Andrew administration. I have numerous friends there.
The Australians are experiencing the evil of when power gets into man’s head. They just keep on shutting things down and hence come and lie to the public that it’s for their good.
Plainly put, the government and tyrants for that matter, demand the silence of its people.
It follows then that if the people of nations are silenced, men lose their freedom which they will never recover—ever!
Also, it is often a tactic or formula, as far as it goes, and well, if you have a wide range of world history in your mind; that the government to fulfill its purpose of control, it must needs be create enmity amongst its people on issues of the day, that is, depending on what fits the narrative to disrupt communication among the people who, the government, remember, ought to serve.
This does not necessitate to the government only, but it extends to media houses and families as well. If you want to alter your people’s thinking, alter their visuals. Take them on a ride of illusions as reality. Art of seduction. Perhaps no one is at risk at this modern age than the modern youth. A majority of millenials are born internet-fellas.
And so, at anytime [the tyrants/government] can make these group of young people very vulnerable.
My meaning is this. I believe the old generation can do well without the internet. Actually, the old world is better than this current one. But also, we cannot deny the internet has brought [about] us many advantages which we cannot take for granted; yet this [internet world] is not to be regarded as the summum bonum, chief good.
If, and I say “IF” the government proceeds and threatens to shut off the internet, the young generation will feel the most hit. A case of vulnerability will be created so that these young people will do absolutely anything, even at risk of their health, to not live without the internet—the virtual world.
They will think [perhaps] to themselves to have won the war but the opposite is true. They have become puppets of a greater force that they know nothing about.
The ability to think logically will be challenged and destroyed. And those who dare think for themselves, if they will not conform, they will be made to be detestable before others.
“Have nothing to do with those rebels!”
Rebels. Rebels because they failed to do all that they are told to do by their “so loving and caring government” and other favorable promises remarked thereon. First promise by giving what you took—freedom. Must be nice!
Bear with my ramble thoughts a little bit more. Do not be surprised when people will be threatened to be put in concentration camps in failure of compliance to some sundry mandates. You’re wise and know how to apply.
I’m not saying I know the future, but we’re free to witness the signs. Just like the once upon a time “Gas Chambers” of the Nazis; our narrative may one day also become a “once upon a time” in the future. But here we say, who knows? God knows!
Observe if there’s anything you fear to say because you fear you’ll disappear or you’ll be rejected by your fellows for holding to some unpopular view to theirs.
If so, I’m afraid you’re conditioned to become a captive, and not in fact, a free man. Free to think, free to talk, free to live—not that your life is merited by your good works—but because of the compassionate nature of God to breathe life in you today—to walk as a free man in Christ.
You know the account of Christ and Barabbas before Pontius Pilate. The multitude did not chant Barabbas’ name because they loved him or cared for him, no. They hated the Man next to him—Jesus Christ. And who is Jesus Christ? Truth!
What about those disciples, Peter and John, before the council [government] of their day? What was their charge for arrest? They preached Truth—Jesus Christ! These two men were bold enough that they shook this council to the core. Luke records that when the council saw their boldness “they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).
The case of the apostles is nothing new to what is happening today. Rulers of the world have ganged up against Christ and His Church. It is either we (the church) be silent, or they will silence us, no matter what! But all this is in vain. A lost war! If fear be pressed upon the people of God, we must pray for more boldness to speak regardless of what men may think of us.
We must not pray to keep silent, but to proclaim the truth of Christ, yes, even if it will cost us our lives. We will die; but we’re at the same time alive in Christ Jesus—praise God—for all eternity. Our body, men can kill and do what they want with it. But our soul is safe in God’s hand!
There, I say, our chief hope must cling. And what if we die? We die in the LORD, not because of men.
“Why did the Gentiles rage, and the people plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed.”
The bad thing man can do to us is nought. The worst that can happen to us is to be separated from God for all eternity. Hell is hell because God is continueously and eternally present tormenting His enemies. Men fear hell for many reasons, but none considers that what makes hell is God’s consuming fire, ever avenging His justice! God’s wrath, if you like.
Very well, then. I’ve established my thoughts that men, sensible men under God’s rule, must not suffer tryanny whence they can talk. Fear not anyone you who fear God. Let us remember, again, as John and Peter, stood before the council for standing up for Truth—Jesus Christ.
I’m pressed to highlight the whole passage here for our own encourgament and exhortation in the face of hopelessness in our nation. Observe:
“On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?”
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.
When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them.
And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit,
“‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers were gathered together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed.”
He goes on,
For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”
– Acts 4:1, 3, ESV.
Do not fear what other people, your class of friends, will think of you if you end up challenging them to think, and them, you! Do not follow blindly, but prayerfully bring all to God for clarity with His word wide open.
Even if you lose friends, be glad that you’re not the first nor the last. You have Christ and St. Paul for your instruction in this matter. Consult them in the word.
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!