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The Seventh-day Adventist Church has issued an official statement on vaccines, saying it “encourages responsible immunisation” and has no faith-based reason to discourage believers from participating in immunisation programs.
The full statement, titled, “Immunisation,” says:
“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 immunisation/vaccination, and have no religious or faith-based reason not to encourage our adherents to responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunisation 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 recognise individual choices. These are exercised by the individual. The choice not to be immunised is not and should not be seen as the dogma nor the doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.”
According to the April,2015, Adventist Review, p.33.
" Adventist cofounder Ellen G. White took the smallpox vaccine herself and encouraged Others to do so as well. " SM book 2 p. 303.
Yes Keith, maybe 100 years ago, the science were really looking out for us....but it this true today
What would EGW say today about vaccine use ? Or do we assume the vaccines are the same as they were 100 years ago ?
It we truly live in the end of time, do you really expect the authorities to be always looking out for us ? that answer alone should make us take note....
For me, I do not trust authorities as I used to long ago....times have changed, ,, Satan is a roaring lion ....so watch out who you trust....
So you are saying what she said 100 years ago does not apply to us now? I'm sure many on this forum would agree with you.
Pick and chose what to believe. I myself would choose vaccination.
Keith, your welcome to filter EGW as you wish, personally one should uphold all of Scripture and SOP as much as we can....
What your saying is the science world of doctors, medicine and drug corporations are always looking out for your health and well being, even through the Sunday Law times not far ahead now, we can still trust our governments and science to be doing the right thing....about our health....including eating GMO foods and taking life saving vaccines....
I suppose the Devil is not deluding us, and we are not being deceived....
As we get closer to the end of time, when do we stop trusting in science and government agendas ?