“What are you learning about vaccines?” is a common question I receive. I have relatively zero knowledge of anything and everything virus, medical, and vaccine-related. I attempt to limit my comments to the moral, ethical, and religious domains. No one looks to me for medical advice. Pastors, however, should be a voice for moral clarity. Specifically, ministers are called to help those within their influence to understand the moral issues inherent in the decisions and realities of our day. For example, in my view, every pastor should be declaring the Russian led slaughter of Ukrainians as a reprehensible abomination and diabolical violation of humanity. The Russian Orthodox “church” should be ashamed for their approval of this slaughter. Pastors are called to be a voice for morality, justice, and righteousness.
Those who read my materials know, without any doubt, of my HUGE ethical concerns and moral repulsion of “science” taking human cell lines from living, breathing human infants, killing the baby, and then using the kidnapped and trafficked baby parts for any purpose. May I ask a question? How many BILLIONS of dollars have the pharmaceutical companies brought in from these kidnappings? It is no different than the illegal and immoral stealing of human organs from those already born.
My ethical concerns for the mRNA vaccines include the HUGE UNKNOWN of how the mRNA will influence the recipient’s DNA. In my view, your DNA and genome are created in the image of God. Thus, I surmise that it is morally dubious, unwise, and dangerous to practice body modification at the DNA level.
The subject of the mRNA vaccine’s possible influence on the recipient’s DNA is the subject of a recent study by researchers at Lund University in Sweden. The Swedish study follows a similar MIT study. The two studies’ findings though a bit different from each other, have similarities. The MIT study found that the mRNA vaccines may enter and alter the recipient’s genome. The Swedish study found that the mRNA vaccine may enter the DNA in the liver. Undoubtedly, future studies will add fuel to the debate.
Following are excerpts from an interview with Yang de Marinis and Magnus Rasmussen, participating researchers in the Swedish study.
A previous study from MIT has indicated that the SARS-CoV-2 virus mRNA can be converted to DNA and integrated into the human genome. Indeed, about 8 percent of human DNA comes from viruses inserted into our genomes during evolution. Does the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine get converted to DNA or not? This has been the question our study aims to answer.https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/qa-covid-19-vaccine-study-gains-attention
We show that the vaccine enters liver cells as early as 6 hours after the vaccine has been administered. We saw that there was DNA converted from the vaccine’s mRNA in the host cells we studied.https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/qa-covid-19-vaccine-study-gains-attention
We understood that the study would attract attention, but we think it is self-evident that this type of research should be pursued. We have a new vaccine, and it needs to be tested in cell and animal models and also in humans, in various ways. The result might be surprising, but it is also a bit surprising that such studies do not seem to have been carried out before.https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/qa-covid-19-vaccine-study-gains-attention
The title of the Swedish study is “Intracellular Reverse Transcription of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 In Vitro in Human Liver Cell Line.” You may read the article here. Following is the research conclusion.
Our study is the first in vitro study on the effect of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 on human liver cell line. We present evidence on fast entry of BNT162b2 into the cells and subsequent intracellular reverse transcription of BNT162b2 mRNA into DNA.https://www.mdpi.com/1467-3045/44/3/73/htm?s=09
“What am I learning about the mRNA vaccines?”
- It is too soon to know the full ramifications of manipulating the human genome (MIT study) or DNA (Swedish study) in this way.
- I recommend extreme caution until longitudinal studies are completed.
- Further, I am unsure of the wisdom or morality of DNA modifications.
Moral, ethical, and spiritual issues are of grave concern regarding body modification at the DNA level. In a recent “dream,” I entered a science laboratory. The room was filled with clear glass tubes. Some of the glass tubes were about one foot in diameter and two feet tall, other tubes were much larger in diameter and significantly taller. Each tube was filled with a liquid, the air was bubbling up like in an aquarium, and the smaller tubes hosted babies and the larger tubes adult-sized people. “Stop this!!!” I screamed. “What you are doing to these people is an abomination!” To which the “scientist” replied, “They are not people. They are hybrids that we are growing for transplanting organs into humans.” When i awakened, my heart was pounding, I was sweating, and I could tell this was more than a bad dream.
I have followed up with some investigation and discovered that researchers are moving their science toward creating hybrids for transplant purposes. This New York Post article, dated April 16, 2021, and this National Public Radio article, dated April 15, 2021, investigate the science of hybridization. It is impossible for me to adequately state the moral and ethical problems with these practices.
The Apostle Paul’s guidance for the congregation in Galatia is perfect for us today.
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+5&version=ESV
Until we know more, be EXTREMELY cautious.