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General Conference Committee Decides What is Right
« on: October 03, 2021, 07:22:51 AM »
It is not uncommon for a GC committee to make rules when it ought to be the Word Church in Session making important decisions. One such decision is a statement regarding immunizations. That statement removes protection for church members regarding mandated vaccinations on religious grounds. What can be the result of such a mistake by a GC committee? Removal of children from their home. Forced vaccinations of adults and children. Imprisonment of those who refuse to be vaccinated.

One may express the idea that it is for the good of the community. That is indeed what we hear about parity in Europe. If we do not ordain women, we will not be able to grow our churches. And, as in other churches, we hear that if we do not ordain homosexuals, we will be violating local statutes. Then following such thinking we shall have to follow Sunday laws also for the good of the community. The Earth is being destroyed by carbon and she needs to rest one day a week. For the good of the world, we need to not work one day a week. And that day has to be the same day world-wide. Who will oppose that day being the sun day? Very few indeed.

It was a committee that approved the ordination of women elders at the local church level. Having violated Biblical principles, how is it that one can oppose the ordination of women pastors seeing it is the very same principle. As I said, it is not uncommon for the GC Annual or Spring Councils to usurp the authority of the World Church in Session.  To make matters worse, it is not uncommon for these decisions to be announced at the time of a General Conference Session. When released at the time of a GC Session it can appear to be a GC Session decision when it is not.

The following statement was not voted at a GC Session, but by a committee. But, notice the statement date was April 2015. Why not wait a few days and let the GC
Session in San Antonio decide this important matter?  The statement is incorrect and needs to be corrected.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church places strong emphasis on health and well-being. The Adventist health emphasis is based on biblical revelation, the inspired writing of E.G. White (co-founder of the Church), and on peer-reviewed scientific literature. As such, we encourage responsible immunization/vaccination, and have no religious or faith-based reason not to encourage our adherents to responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunization programs. We value the health and safety of the population, which includes the maintenance of “herd immunity.”

We are not the conscience of the individual church member, and recognize individual choices. These are exercised by the individual. The choice not to be immunized is not and should not be seen as the dogma nor the doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

These guidelines were voted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Administrative Committee in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 15, 2015.


The counsel from the Spirit of Prophecy addresses drug therapy. It also directs us to not put anything into our bodies that is harmful. Most if not all vaccinations today are harmful. Look at the ingredients before making a decision. In regards to the Corona Virus, two of the leading vaccines are genetically created. At first it may appear to be a good thing since it appears to be able to correct mutated genes. But, we have seen vegetable genes placed in animals and animal genes placed in vegetables. Amalgamation is one of the evils that caused God to destroy every living creature of the face of the Earth except what was in the ark.

There have been no long term studies on these new type vaccines. To say that God approves these vaccines is not in harmony with Scripture nor the Spirit of Prophecy.  Along with the published GC Committee statement on vaccinations, we find that human wisdom is being used to supplant Biblical truth. The following can be found in the same article.

From a distinct perspective, another speculative view argues that vaccines make those who take them unclean because, supposedly, unclean substances are used to produce them. In this regard, it should be clarified that the abiding biblical instructions forbidding the consumption of unclean food and blood (Lev 11:1–20; 17:11–12; Acts 15:20) do not apply to vaccines for the obvious reason that vaccines are produced as medication to save lives, not to serve as food.


The reason for forbidden unclean food is not that one would become unclean, but that using these unclean foods would be harmful to one's health. So it would be if unclean things are injected into the body. As for saving lives, it may be argued that drugs save lives, but while that may be true at times, the counsel we have been given is that God does not approve drug therapy. Why not? Because unlike herbs that have healing agents, drugs which often use the healing agent concentrated so that there are harmful side effects.

When the Covid virus first appeared, the counsel as to what was best to prevent serious infections often leading to death was to have a strong immune system. This is in harmony with the health message God has given to His people. It is so important and the light so great that it is to be understood to be the "right arm" of the gospel message. Yet, the church has not taken advantage of it in this time of need. It is true that there is great fear in the world. Fear of death is common to those who are not believers. But, even in the heathen world there are multitudes who refuse to bow down to those who mandate vaccinations.

How dangerous are vaccinations in general? Why is it in the United States that the pharmaceutical industry sought and obtained legislation which protects them from law suits if  a vaccine causes injury? And, why is it that the death rate at least in the US is over stated? And, while we are examining the issue, do we not see a political issue involved? There are individual rights involved in this issue. Some have no concern about mandating the closing of businesses or the injection of substances into one's body. That particular class have no problem with killing babies just before and just after birth. They propose to make legal the recreational use of many harmful drugs. They innact laws allowing the teaching of immorality to young school children. We are one step removed from making laws forcing one's conscience regarding which day we will worship God.

There are unions in America the land of liberty that are seeking to make it unlawful to home school children. In Germany a family was told they would go to prison if they continued to homeschool their children. They fled to America.
source  America the land of liberty has been greatly blessed. Those days are ending.
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Re: General Conference Committee Decides What is Right
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 08:07:56 PM »
Just saw this yesterday and thought ut was interesting the way it was phrased.
Tony Blair says "almost half the people in the ICUs are unvaccinated . . ."  That means that over half over those in ICUs ARE vaccinated.  Sounds like a purposefully misleading statement to me.
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Re: General Conference Committee Decides What is Right
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2021, 11:01:33 AM »
More and more are beginning to see that we have been misled regarding vaccinations. It has caused many to reject the danger of the Covid virus. I have friends that have died from it, not from other things. How dangerous is it? I almost died from the Hong Kong fue with a temperature of 104 for eight days. I really though I would die. I was young and very healthy. No closures of schools or business. No overstating deaths from it. I did not understand it was a pandemic until studying the Covid pandemic.   As I understand the situation with all but the present Omicron Virus, if once you begin to feel bad, you stayed home, I believe the pandemic would not have been so  bad. But, again because of the overstating the deaths and going to extremes, many were either scared to death or did not concern themselves with staying home as soon as they noticed something was not normal. When such a pandemic occurs, we need to take note and change our habits. Generally, when we get a fever, or a cough we consider staying home. But, in a pandemic where people will die from it, we ought to be careful in protecting other's health.

Thanks for sharing ltvvaughn. The politics is something that ought not surprise us. As we near the end, neither ought we be surprised at what we see. Jesus is even at the doors.
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Re: General Conference Committee Decides What is Right
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 11:55:19 AM »
Amen