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6 Questions Christians Should Be Asking About the Vaccine Debate

admin on February 4, 2015 - 11:10 am in Faith & Culture

The issue of whether or not to vaccinate children is a hot topic right now, both in the culture at large and within the Christian church where opinions are sharply divided.  As always, emotional statements tend to rule the conversation, but we invite you to consider the following questions as you seek to think biblically and walk faithfully in the midst of this debate:

6. What does the Bible have to say about the vaccine debate?

5. Does the command to “love your neighbor” (Matthew 12:31) affect the way we think ab out the vaccine debate?

4. What is the balance between choosing what I think is best for my family and submitting to government authority (Romans 13:1)?

3. Does choosing not to vaccinate my kids demonstrate a lack of faith?

2. Does choosing to vaccinate my kids demonstrate a lack of faith?

1. How does Jesus want me to respond to people who think differently on this issue?

Love to hear your thoughts…

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  • February 7, 2015

    After doing research and praying about it, we have decided to do limited vaccines for our daughter. Some of the vaccines we will never be ok with our children getting due to how they are made since they are contrary to our beliefs.

    B&R Whitlow
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  • February 8, 2015

    I love almost everything you post Craig, but on this point I have to disagree with the way the questions are framed. The reason for this is that the questions give the impression that the two sides of this issue may be equally valid. They are not. The anti-vaccination arguments are based on anecdotes, falsified, discredited research, and conspiracy theories. The pro-vaccination side is backed by repeated, well-documented research and is re-verified on a daily basis as vaccines wipe out diseases wherever they are introduced. I do agree civility and mutual respect should mark any conversation on the subject. A good question for anti-vaccination Christians is “If a person is Pro-Life, and vaccinations are proven to have saved millions of kids lives, how can that person be against it?”

    Jeb Barrfbcyouthauction
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