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The COVID-19 vaccine is being pushed on us, but is it really safe? What is your opinion of it?

Outline of the Answer
• An Intricate Interplay of Human Free Will
• Overconfidence in Human Reason
• Rest Assured
• The Truth No One Wants to Admit
• Luciferase
• Condoning Abortion
• Am I Being Disobedient by Refusing the Vax?
• Coping with Bullying
• A Warning
• Psalms 6 and 10

To understand what is occurring now, let’s remember what occurred in January 2003 when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry from orbit. The cause of the disaster was damage to the shuttle when it was launched, but the danger of that damage was dismissed by the controllers, and the mission was allowed to continue—only to end in disaster.

An Intricate Interplay

Therefore, the theological lesson to be learned from the disaster—and the tragic loss of the crew member’s lives—is that the disaster itself should not be seen as a direct act of God. Instead, it should be understood in the context of an intricate interplay of human free will that points to one chillingly simple issue: overconfidence in human reason.

Overconfidence in Human Reason

When insulation from the fuel tank struck the shuttle’s left wing at liftoff, the mission could have been called off on the spot. Had the shuttle been brought back immediately to the ground, engineers might have discovered the true extent of the damage, or they might have discovered some other pre-existing structural problems. Of course, the decision to cancel the mission would have had an enormous cost, financially and politically. Therefore, it was decided, according to pragmatism, honor, and human reason, that there was no danger to the spacecraft. “Rest assured, we see no danger to the mission.” So the mission continued—and lives were doomed.

Rest Assured

So consider that decision. Rest assured, we see no danger to the mission. Such is the assurance of reason. Yet disaster might have been averted had the engineers stepped back from their human confidence and asked, “But what if we’re wrong?”

Yes, “But what if we’re wrong?” If only we had such love for God as to allow ourselves to ask that question. So consider some other common statements based in love for human reason rather than love for God. We don’t see any harm in lifestyles defiant of chastity. We don’t see any harm in divorce. We don’t see any harm in artificial birth control. We don’t see any harm in abortion. We don’t see any harm in marijuana. We don’t see any harm in social media. These are all assurances made by those who dissent from the true Faith of the Church. And fine assurances they are. Remember the Columbia.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

So, yes, remember the Columbia when wondering about the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is being pushed upon us by governments and by peer pressure. And we’re being told that the vaccine is “completely safe.” But what if those voices of assurance are wrong? The vaccine for a mysterious virus manufactured as a political conspiracy was rushed into development in an atmosphere of social hysteria. By medical standards, the vaccine is experimental, and no one knows what long-term side-effects the vaccine will have. What if there will be health complications, miscarriages, birth defects, mental confusion, dementia, depression, and suicide? What if the deep State government agents—and the “experts” duped by the government—are wrong? And what if the government agents really don’t care about deaths and birth defects caused by the vaccine—that is, what if their secret goal is to depopulate the earth and to have a steady supply of aborted human babies to grind up for scientific research?

The Truth No One Will Admit

If the vaccine really were as effective as the deep State government and the deep Church want you to believe, and if it will really protect from infection anyone who takes it, then why is everyone concerned about whether you receive the vaccine? If they have taken the vaccine, and if they are safe, then what you do should be irrelevant to them.

Furthermore, consider what has been occurring recently. In locations where vaccinations are close to 100%, infections are increasing. No one wants to admit it, but vaccinations are actually causing the spread of disease.

Yet, right now, almost everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. Sadly, the long-term effects have yet to appear. In about two years people who are now submitting to the vaccine may start dropping like flies sprayed with bug killer.

So what can be concluded from this other than that the pressure for you to submit to the vaccine has nothing to do with public health and is really a conspiracy of political control by agents advocating a Luciferian one world government.


Fake News tell us that Luciferase is not used in any COVID-19 vaccines. But what serious Catholic would trust Fake News?

Here’s the truth about Luciferase from the mouth of a medical practitioner:
What is Luciferase?

Sadly, considering this, one major question follows: If Protestants are so aware of these things, then where is the leadership of the Catholic Church?

Condoning Abortion

Another truth that no one in the deep State wants to admit is that all vaccines are developed from cell lines derived from aborted human babies. I was told of this personally by a Catholic Ph.D. biochemist who works in pharmaceutical research.

To “take the jab,” therefore, is to cooperate with abortion, and no one, not even the Pope himself, can give you permission to commit sin. We can deny Christ, but Christ will not deny Himself.

Am I Being Disobedient by Refusing the Vax?

You do not owe any obedience to Satan and his lies.

Coping With Bullying

If you choose not to take the vaccine, then prepare yourself to be bullied by those who have been duped by government propaganda. Keep in mind that when someone attacks you with hate, the ideal “response” to hate is to not respond. Hate is by nature a sin and therefore unreasonable, and so attempting to reason with hate is futile. Furthermore, trying to fight hate with more hate would only defile you. Accordingly, keep quiet, leave the justice to the true God, resist the deep Church, and maintain your composure and dignity.

In all of this, consider that when others accuse you of being “selfish” or “uncharitable” they are reflecting the typical politically correct atheistic belief that “charity” equates with “going along with the crowd”—but seen in the true spiritual sense, “going along with the crowd” is a Satanic deception and the surest way to end up in hell. Neither shall you allege the example of the many as an excuse for doing wrong (Exodus 23:2). It’s not selfish to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; on the contrary, it’s a Biblical requirement (see Philippians 2:12b).

A Warning

Therefore, the lesson here is a lesson about warning. The deep State, and the deep Church, are agents of Satan propogating lies intended to send the unwary to their doom. But if you understand the mystic ramifications of God’s love, and humbly accept and surrender to that love despite the inconvenience, and let that love be your guide in every moment of uncertainty, then you have good reason to rest assured.

Psalms 6 and 10 (II)  (adapted)

In the midst of the spiritual oppression in these dire times, pray the following two Psalms for comfort and hope in God’s justice.

Psalm 6
LORD, rescue me in Your mercy;
protect me in Your love.
Have mercy on me, Lord, my spirit is oppressed by lies and deceit.
Lord, heal me, my body is racked with pain;
my soul is troubled and anguished.
But You, O God . . . how long before You rebuke the wicked?
Lord, rescue my soul.
In Your love deliver me from evil.
I am exhausted with my groaning;
every night I drench my pillow with tears;
I bedew my bed with weeping.
My eyes waste away with grief;
I am surrounded by foes.
Let the wicked flee before You;
my weeping calls for Your help, O God,
and my sorrowful cry for justice echoes throughout Heaven.
Accept my prayer, that my enemies will fall into confusion,
foiled and confounded.
Psalm 10 (II)
Arise then, Lord, send forth your light and your truth!
O God, protect the faithful!
Why should the wicked spurn You, their Lord,
and think in their hearts, “God will not punish”?
But You regard the trouble and sorrow;
You note it and keep an account.
I trust myself to You,
for You are my helper and the helper of all the faithful.
Bind the power of those who serve evil!
Rebuke the wicked;
may they perish from the land they loot and burn.
Lord, receive the prayers of the faithful;
strengthen our hearts and protect our rights,
that our enemies will strike terror no more.


Lord, have mercy and attend to our woeful plight;
the nations have surrounded us in a dark plot to promulgate evil.

In your majestic glory, rescue us.

Lord, I beseech You, scatter the lies and threats of our enemies;
and I implore You, raise up holy souls to defend the truth with boldness.

In your majestic glory, rescue us.

Adapted from Psalms 6 and 10 and Daniel 9:18 & Acts 4:29
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