There is much controversy today over the safety, success, and necessity of the modern immunization programs. Do you understand what it means to be vaccinated?
According to the World Book Encyclopedia, vaccination means, “The injection of any dead or weakened viruses or germs into the body for the purpose of developing bodily resistance to diseases...They are tested so that they will be strong enough to cause the body to develop resistance to the disease, but weak enough so they will not cause serious symptoms of the disease before the body develops its resistance.”
In order to render you immune to a disease, a weakened form of that disease is injected into you. This injected virus is too weak to have the affect of a healthy virus, and only produces mild versions of the normal symptoms of the disease until you build resistance to the virus. Now, when the true healthy virus is introduced, you will not be affected by it, or have any of the symptoms it causes. This is called vaccination or immunization.
There is a vaccination that is to be feared above all others being performed. We are not speaking of the physical vaccinations received before starting school, etc. No, I want to speak to you about a dangerous vaccination taking place worldwide. It is not the vaccination against disease, but the vaccination against TRUTH!
Just as dead or weakened viruses are injected to build resistance against the affects of the healthy virus, so a weakened and perverted Christian Faith is being spread to build resistance to the life changing affects of the true Christian Faith.
Daily on radio or TV, and weekly in churches and colleges, false teachers are injecting people with false concepts which bring false security, a false sense of forgiveness and closeness to God, and that build resistance to the life changing power of Christ’s true teachings.
When vaccinated people are confronted with the true preaching of the Word of God, they are enabled, by whatever vaccine they have received, to resist God’s convicting Spirit and rest in their false confidence and false security based on this weakened and corrupted teaching they have received -- therefore remaining deceived and in danger of Hell. (See Matt. 7:21-23)
THE BIBLE TRUTH “VIRUS”
The teachings of Jesus Christ, when presented properly and followed, will transform a self willed rebel into one who loves righteousness - One who desires to please God, serve God, and help his fellow man do the same. Satan hates this and is working to keep people from understanding God’s transforming TRUTH.
A church that seems to teach the Bible, but allows the members to live in disobedience to the teachings of Christ is actually vaccinating the people against what God really expects and demands of His children. These church members are left feeling “saved”, “close to God”, and “forgiven”; when, in reality, they are not pleasing God, and could miss out on salvation (Matt. 7:21-23). They are playing right into the Devil’s hand.
If a pastor allows sub-Christian lifestyles to gain acceptance without preaching against them, he is endorsing them by default. This “lukewarm”, worldly living is actually a vaccine against true Christian living. When a true disciple of Jesus Christ lives a zealous, “hot”, Christian faith, he is now thought of as a “fanatic” or “extremist”.
Once a person is well versed in the sub-Christian concepts he is almost impossible to convince that he is in danger of God’s judgment. They can’t imagine God expecting more from them, and see no need to change. This is not a new thing. This was happening even in the first century at the church of Laodicea. Listen to what Jesus said to that church:
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” Revelation 3:15-17
The healthy “virus” of pure TRUTH will cause a person to love God, love right, love serving Christ and others, and love obeying ALL the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles. These spiritual symptoms, when free from the hindrances of half-truth vaccines, will change hellish homes into heavenly homes; bad marriages into godly marriages; liars will change to honest people; immodest and bold women will become modest, submissive, veiled (I Cor. 11), and with a meek and quiet spirit; “macho” and proud men will become holy and godly; selfish men will become good fathers and husbands who lead their families in godly living; independent career women will become loving wives and mothers who stay home to train their children (and home-school them) for Christ; those who dressed in jewelry, fashion, and costly clothes, will dress plain, modest and humble; entertaining “Hollywood style” churches will become holy, reverent, meetings of worship, prayer, and discipleship; TV and radio addicts will repent and start reading their Bible and training their minds to be Christ-like; and this unhindered truth will cause the youth to have godly, chaste courtship, not this unholy “dating game”. Rebellious youth will desire to honor authority. Those who listened to country, rock, or even “Christian rock” music will desire instead the godly singing of Christian Hymns that please God.
The deadly vaccines of weak and watered down teaching injected by compromisers and hirelings will lead you to Hell. A living faith in Jesus Christ that causes you to follow ALL He taught brings you to salvation. Christ is the great doctor of your soul; and if you really believe in HIM, you will take the WHOLE PRESCRIPTION.
Only those who follow and obey Christ will be joyful and happy on Judgment Day. Those who have chosen to follow false concepts, which appeal to their selfish nature and carnal appetites, will find only hell at the end of their poor deceived life. (I John 2:3)
If someone confronted you with disobedience in your life, and the need to obey Christ in all He taught - What would you do? Would you resist because of what you’ve been taught in your church? Or would you be willing to forsake your way and obey ALL the New Testament? If you really understood and believed the TRUTH, you would. You would gladly forsake your false teachers, your disobedience to Christ, and your false security.
It takes a sincere hunger for truth and righteousness to break free from this spiritual vaccination, and allow the virus of pure truth have its full affect on one’s life. Being that it is a spiritual vaccine, you have the responsibility before God to break free and follow TRUTH. If only you will seek God with all your heart in perfect honesty, and study HIS Word without bias, the delusion of security produced by the vaccine will be shattered to reveal your true condition before God,
MY STORY: I was raised in church, went to Christian college, and pastored a Baptist Church. Then I began to study the Scriptures more carefully in what the apostles of Christ actually taught the first century churches and what these believers actually practiced. Then I realized I wasn’t really obeying what the Bible was telling me - I HAD BEEN VACCINATED! I read my Bible and yet went on in blind ignorance to so many things!
Why didn’t I see it before? How could I read it, and yet not SEE it? Why didn’t my church and college tell me all this? I was too secure and content with my modern churchianity, yet found I really wasn’t following Jesus Christ the WAY he had taught.
Taking up the cross and following Jesus Christ touches EVERY ASPECT of your life! Are you striving to live the First Century Christian Faith or satisfied with an Americanized Churchianity? Are you taught to observe all things Jesus commanded through His apostles (Matt. 7:21-27; 28:19-20; II Thess. 2:15; 3:6; I John 2:3-5)? Are you taught to renounce the world’s carnal values, amusements, sports, music, entertainments, immodesty, fashions, idols, philosophies, greed, etc. etc. and strive to live a holy life of obedience to Christ (II Cor. 6:17-7:1; I John 2:15-17)?
IF NOT, then you are not in a true church of Jesus Christ, but a vaccination clinic. When they tell you that praying a prayer to “accept Christ” is all you need to do to get to Heaven, they are not telling you the truth; but making you feel secure so the truth loses it’s affect on you. They are vaccinating you against the truth that says, “You must repent of all disobedience to Christ, and be Christ’s faithful disciple in order to be saved and go to Heaven”. Jesus’ blood only cleanses His faithful disciples striving to walk in the light (I John 1:7); not just anyone who “accepts Him” -- the important matter is that He accepts you!
I know you aren’t perfect, neither am I. Are you WILLING to strive? Are you WILLING TO OBEY CHRIST IN EVERY AREA? Are you WILLING to FOLLOW? Are you willing to suffer for what is true and right? The #1 requirement for being a true Christian is a LIVING FAITH that produces a WILLING HEART. This obedient faith is the only kind of faith God will accept. God will only save those who are humbly, joyfully, and reverently obeying and following His Son. Please consider your soul and your family’s future. Christ’s way is what you want, though you may not have realized it yet.
I John 2:3 “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”