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on a nonbiblical issue leads you to make
a decision that is potentially wrong, that
decision may be misguided, but to equate
nonvaccination with violating the gospel
is a mockery of the true gospel and a
preaching of a different gospel. I understand Gregoire’s motivation to have all
society unite behind vaccination – I don’t
disagree with her motivation. But I disagree with her making this about the
gospel itself, as though you cannot be
living as a true Christian if you don’t
vaccinate your children.
The height of these types of arguments
– where only true Christians act in a way
mandated by certain people, not by the
Scriptures – is what cults are based on.
The gospel is actually about how Jesus
came to reconcile us to God and we ought
to place our faith in Him in order to benefit from that. Yes, our part includes bringing what we can contribute to the people
of the world – including good health care.
But what that looks like changes and varies
over time and geography.
What about mothers who took thalido-
mide? They did something they thought
was best that ended up harming their chil-
dren. Were they in violation of the gospel?
I’m not promoting an antivaccination
stance. However, I think understanding
of parents who do not vaccinate and of
what the gospel is are both significantly
lacking in this article.
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