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November 15, 2021 Northlake Baptist Church

Clarity about COVID Vax

On Wednesday Night, November 17th, at 6:30pm, I will try to clarify my thoughts about taking the COVID Vaccine. I was recently asked in a Youtube comment to clarify my thinking on whether a Christian should obey or disobey the government's mandate to take the COVID Vaccine. The comment seemed to imply that my teaching has been unclear at best or contradictory at worst.

     The commentator said "Brother Danny, you use Hebrews 13:17 to say to 'obey those who rule over us...' and if you're an employee obey your boss...if you're a citizen obey your government. The obvious dilemma today for millions of people is whether to obey both the government and employers who are mandating the COVID shot. You (and Hebrews) say we should obey and submit to those who rule over us for they watch over our souls. In another sermon on the vaccination, you indicated that it is not expressly addressed (or even implied) by the scriptures, and therefore subject to our personal decision and convictions. If that is the case, and the Lord gives us no information on whether it is unbiblical, unethical, immoral or illegal, then it would seem that your teaching in this sermon is that I need to obey my employer and take the shot, regardless of my personal convictions not to do so, in order to follow sound Biblical teaching. Is that what you are saying?"

     So Wednesday Night, we will attempt to clarify whether to Take (or Not Take) the COVID Vaccine.