“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:24)
When I was a kid I would hear about this deceiving the very elect thing and I was always amazed and confused and wondered just how this would ever be possible. I thought for sure that it meant members or leaders of the church would abandon their faith and reject Jesus and follow a false Christ or something like that. And it just didn’t seem possible.
And while I do think obviously there are many people leaving the churches and religion in general, I have recently found something that changed my understanding of this verse.
“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” (Revelation 18:23)
If you look at the original Greek version of this verse, the word for sorceries is pharmakeia.
Pharmakeia is where we get the word pharmacy, or pharmaceutical. Why is it translated to sorcery in Revelation? Well, if you think about it, what do drugs do? You swallow a little pill and it goes into your body and does all kinds of things. They can numb pain, they can make your body feel or not feel or do or not do all kinds of things. They can stop or start the production of hormones. They can make you inebriated, or put you to sleep.
Pharmaceutical drugs are very powerful chemical concoctions. Especially in the time that Revelation was written, would this not seem magical?
Well, it was a little darker than that:
“In classical Greek pharmakeia referred to the use of drugs whether for medicinal or more sinister purposes, e.g., poisoning. In the New Testament, however, it is invariably associated with the occult, both here in Galatians [5:20] and in Revelation, where it occurs twice (Rev 9:21; 18:23). English translations usually render pharmakeia as “witchcraft” (KJV, NIV) or “sorcery” (RSV, NEB). These words correctly convey the idea of black magic and demonic control, but they miss the more basic meaning of drug use. In New Testament times pharmakeia in fact denoted the use of drugs with occult properties for a variety of purposes including, especially, abortion.” (George, Timothy.The New American Commentary: Galatians. Edited by David S Dockery, vol. 30, Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1994, p. 394.)
This post isn’t going to be an argument against abortion or an attempt to convince anyone that abortion is evil. This post is meant for those who already believe, as I do, that it is, and yet have not faced the reality of vaccines and their connection to abortions.
Vaccines have been a hot topic for many years now, and those who are willing to speak out about their dangers typically do so with a full awareness that they will be mocked, hated, or at least ignored by most in the world. So it was a heavy choice for me to start talking about it a few years ago. I have done relatively little, but enough to know how uncomfortable it can be.
But comfort is not as important as truth and standing for what is right. Unfortunately. So I must try to share to the best of my ability that truth, while still maintaining compassion and connection. It has not been easy.
Abortions and Christianity
In the Christian community abortion is pretty widely considered a sin. I think many have come to understand there may be rare and unique circumstances in which an abortion might be acceptable or even necessary (i.e. in the case of incest or rape or if the life of the mother is in danger), but it is still a tragedy and doesn’t change the fact that it is ending a life.
I’m LDS and we have a very clear stance on abortion:
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the sanctity of human life. Therefore, the Church opposes elective abortion for personal or social convenience, and counsels its members not to submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions.
The Church allows for possible exceptions for its members when:
- Pregnancy results from rape or incest, or
- A competent physician determines that the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy, or
- A competent physician determines that the fetus has severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth.
The Church teaches its members that even these rare exceptions do not justify abortion automatically. Abortion is a most serious matter and should be considered only after the persons involved have consulted with their local church leaders and feel through personal prayer that their decision is correct.”
We believe that it is evil and only in very rare circumstances would it be necessary, but even then it is a tragedy. We regard human life as sacred and precious and we believe that life starts at conception.
In October of 2008, then Elder Russel M. Nelson gave a talk in General Conference entitled Abortion: An Assault on the Defenseless. It is an excellent talk and I would recommend it.
In it he says:
“…the Lord has repeatedly declared this divine imperative: “Thou shalt not kill.”Then He added, “Nor do anything like unto it.”Even before the fulness of the gospel was restored, enlightened individuals understood the sanctity of human life. John Calvin, a sixteenth-century reformer, wrote, “If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, … it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fœtus in the womb before it has come to light.”
“Man-made rules have now legalized that which has been forbidden by God from the dawn of time! Human reasoning has twisted and transformed absolute truth into sound-bite slogans that promote a practice that is consummately wrong.”
The church’s stance is clear on abortions.
Abortions and Vaccines
And yet, what many people don’t know is that vaccine manufacturers (pharmaceutical companies) use aborted human fetal cells in the development and production of many vaccines. Aborted human fetal cells are cells taken from the bodies of aborted babies.
Let me quote a section from this excellent post from Latter-Day Conservative that I encourage everyone to go read:
“The stark reality that most choose not to come to grips with is that more than twenty-three current vaccines contain cells, cellular debris, protein, and DNA from aborted babies, including vaccines for Adenovirus, Polio, Dtap/Polio/Hib Combo, Hep A, Hep A/Hep B Combo, MMR, MMRV Pro Quad, Rabies, Varicella, and Shingles. Despite what you may have heard, aborted baby parts are listed in the package inserts and ingredients in these vaccines. For instance, the Varivax insert says, “This product also contains residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein.” What these senseless companies list as ingredients are in reality precious children of God, these were real and living babies and each one of them has a story.”
My assumption is that the church is not aware of this. I mean, most doctors have never read a vaccine package insert themselves and really have no idea what is in them, so it doesn’t surprise me that non-doctors are unaware of their ingredients.
But the fact remains that many vaccines use aborted baby parts. Some just use them in development, while others use them in production. Meaning that they contain these cells when they are injected into other people. (We can talk about how dangerous this is, along with so many other toxic vaccine ingredients, in another post)
How can we, as Christians who are firmly against abortion and who value the sanctity of human life, promote, use, or accept a product that uses and profits from aborted babies?
As I mentioned before, most people aren’t aware of this, but sadly most who become aware find a way to justify or ignore it.
The argument I have heard many times is that it was just a couple abortions a long time ago. They immortalize the cell line, which basically in theory means that they can just keep replicating the cells forever without needing to get new cells. But the problem is that it doesn’t really work that way. While a cell line can live on for quite a while, it first had to be mutated in order to do that, so it isn’t even the same cell as it was to begin with. Not only that, but it is very likely that the line will mutate over time so it becomes completely different than when it started.
Presumably it is because of this factor that it wasn’t just a couple of babies a long time ago. It is hundreds of babies. Maybe thousands. And it continues to this day.
And even if it were just a couple, is that okay? The answer is clearly a resounding no! These were innocent children! We don’t get to kill or harm innocent people, even if it is “for the greater good”.
People. These were people. They mattered. They had lives ahead of them. They would have been able to dream and hope and love and hurt and build and break and live. They may have blessed the world in spectacular ways if they were allowed to exist.
But they weren’t.
They were deemed not important enough.
They were just a clump of cells I guess.
But…aren’t we all?
Aborted Human Fetal Cells Come From People
Let’s talk a little bit more in depth about those real human babies that lost their lives for the sake of vaccine progress.
Fetal cell line PER.C6 was taken from a healthy 18-week old baby. Here is the doctor who harvested the cells talking about it:
“So I isolated retina from a fetus, from a healthy fetus as far as could be seen, of 18 weeks old. There was nothing special with a family history or the pregnancy was completely normal up to the 18 weeks, and it turned out to be a socially indicated abortus, abortus provocatus, and that was simply because the woman wanted to get rid of the fetus.”
The woman wanted to get rid of the fetus. Of the baby. Of the human life.
Wanted to get rid of it. Like it was an old couch taking up too much space in a living room. Let’s just get rid of it.
A human who would have had a life. Would have had thoughts and feelings. Just five more months and it would have been an absolute atrocity to even consider getting “rid of” them. But at 18 weeks the mother could rid herself of the burden and then we could make (billion dollar) vaccines out of him or her and think nothing of it.
Cell line WI-38 was taken from a 3-month-old female fetus that was aborted because the parents felt they had “too many children”.
HEK30 was taken from the kidneys of a fetus and is used in influenza vaccine development and production.
These are just a few of the cell lines taken from aborted human fetuses to use in the production of vaccines.
There are many others like Walvax-2, IMR-90, IMR-91, WI-44, and MRC-5.
MRC-5 is a big one. It was taken from the lungs of a 14-week-old baby boy in Britain and is used in many different vaccines today. Both in development and production.
Here is a list of vaccine ingredients taken from the manufacturer’s package inserts. On this list you will find a number containing MRC-5 and WI-38. (also note all of the other ingredients: aluminum, formaldehyde, polysorbate-80, chicken protein, MSG, canine kidney cell protein, just to name a few…)
Whatever your feelings are about vaccines, or even abortion, it is an undeniable fact that vaccines use aborted babies in their production. In fact, whether they use them in their final product, most use them at least in development.
Indeed, you could say that the vaccine industry needs abortions to continue developing vaccines.
The Mindset of Vaccine Makers and Abortionists
You may have heard a few years ago about the undercover video between a journalist and a high-level Planned Parenthood executive talking about harvesting and selling human fetal body parts. It is disturbing, but you can watch it here if you want to.
She talks about these babies as if they are simply a product to sell. In fact, she even says something about wishing they could kind of create a menu for buyers.
These are human babies. Not fully developed yet, but human babies. And they know this. That is why they are harvesting and selling their parts, because they are human body parts. If they didn’t consider them human, they wouldn’t see value in them. Why would they want just a clump of cells that isn’t human?
But they are very valuable to the vaccine industry because they are human.
Dr. Stanley Plotkin is widely considered one of the godfathers of modern vaccine programs. He created the Rubella vaccine.
Back in 2018 he was deposed as part of a legal case. I would encourage you to watch the entire deposition as it is very enlightening. Horrifying, but it sheds light on a very dark place.
In this deposition, Dr. Plotkin admits some disgusting things. Here is an excerpt from an article on Winter Watch:
Q: Have you ever used orphans to study experimental vaccines?
Q: Have you ever used the mentally handicapped to study experimental vaccines?
A: (Hesitant until he was cited from his own writings, whereby he confirmed.) Yes.
Q: Have you experimented on the children of mothers in prison or jail?
Then comes the doozy at minute 00:01:20 in which Dr. Plotkin acknowledges that he expressed a preference for experimenting “on children and adults who are human in form but not in social potential.”
In other words, Dr. Plotkin, a vaccine advocate and maker, does not believe in the sanctity of human life. He believes that some people are not as valuable as others. That it’s okay to experiment on those who, in his own opinion, don’t matter as much as others. Who are “human in form but not in social potential”.
Here is the clip if you want to watch it:
It’s not fair to attribute to the entire vaccine industry and all of the doctors and scientists involved therein the same mindset and to levy the same accusation to them all as I would to Dr. Plotkin. But if this kind of man is developing vaccines, I want to be extra thorough in my research of them.
He’s still alive and still working in the industry, by the way. He’s not in jail or even in any kind of trouble over these things. Just continuing to push vaccines like it’s no big deal.
By their fruits ye shall know them.
I already know about the dangers of vaccines because I’ve done my research, but I feel that this kind of revelation should make anyone skeptical, and could inspire the question: “If someone like this makes vaccines, would it really be that far-fetched to think that they would be willing to push a vaccine forward that causes harm to people? And even to use propaganda to promote vaccines and to hide the harms?”
If you are injured by a vaccine, you can’t sue the vaccine manufacturers. It’s illegal as of 1986. Now you have to go to a special vaccine court and prove your injury. It’s a very difficult and expensive process. Most don’t even try.
Even still, since 1986 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid out over $4 billion to those injured or the families of those killed by vaccines. That’s billion with a B.
We Need to Take Personal Responsibility
It is time that we do our own research.
It’s past time.
Especially right now, with all of the covid vaccines hitting the market and all of the marketing and pressure for everyone to get them. We need to understand the technology. We need to understand the risks. We need to understand the ingredients. What is in them? And how will that complex cocktail of chemicals and heavy metals and human cells and animal cells interact with our very unique and individual physiology and genetic mutations and health conditions? When was the last time you went to get a vaccine and the doctor tested you first to make sure that you – specifically you – wouldn’t have any adverse reactions to it before they gave it to you?
One-size-fits-all medicine is bad medicine. No two people are the same. And yet we are prescribing the exact same medical intervention and dosage to every single person on the planet regardless of age, size, medical history, physical condition, genetic mutation, or any other factor?
Every doctor should question that.
To the main point of this post, as Christians, how can we ethically partake in a vaccine that used aborted human fetal cells in its development and/or production? How can we call ourselves pro life when we do this?
Just so you are aware, the Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine contains human fetal cells. The AstraZeneca one does as well I believe, but I don’t think that one is approved in the US right now.
The Moderna and the Pfizer do not contain them in their end-product, but they did use them in development.
And by the way, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (the database of all vaccine injury in America) has reported over 38,000 adverse events since the release of the covid vaccines, including over 1,700 deaths.
I don’t think it’s unreasonable to wonder why the mainstream media outlets are not reporting on these numbers.
The Book of Mormon repeatedly warns us of what it calls secret combinations that will exist in America in the last days. Basically these are hidden conspiratorial groups of people who seek to take power by murder and intrigue and whose leader is ultimately Lucifer.
If I were evil and wanted to take power and control over a society, the best and easiest way would be through the Trojan horse of emergency. That’s how Hitler did it. And if a group were active today who sought to undermine freedom, generating fear over a virus would be a very effective way to accomplish that goal. Indeed, we have lost freedom in the name of public safety. That is just a fact. Whether it is being done to us by a secret group of Luciferians is, I suppose, up for debate. But we have lost freedoms.
We Have to Face the Truth
This post is already getting too long so I will kind of wrap it up. I would like to get into vaccine technology, health, and the whole story of what made all of those life-threatening diseases disappear (hint: it’s not vaccines), but I will just have to save that for another post.
The point here is that we as Christians have got to face the reality of vaccines. We have to face the reality of the role of aborted human babies in the development and production of vaccines. We can no longer bury our heads in the sand and ignore the fact that innocent human lives are the cost of these medical interventions.
We all have to make a choice about them. And non-action is also a choice. And we will have to account for that choice before God someday.
I believe so much in mercy and grace and compassion and softness. Anyone that knows me knows that I am soft spoken and I don’t like conflict and I try my hardest to be gentle and considerate and compassionate to others and their struggles.
And I really don’t want to shame anyone over abortion. I understand that things are complicated. I can’t imagine the weight of that decision. And I think we need to be merciful.
And at the same time that most certainly includes being merciful to the unborn. To the babies.
God has commanded us to do so.
We need to be absolutely sure that we are on the right side of this issue.
The vaccine issue is an abortion issue. And if you still want vaccines, fine. That’s your choice. But we’ve got to put our foot down on the use of aborted baby parts to produce them. We can’t be pro life and support the current method of vaccine production.
Now, I know God loves you. And me. And He wants us to have hope and to feel His love and mercy and not to feel shame because it is not helpful. Guilt can be helpful, but not shame. So I hope that nobody feels shame from this. Just an urgency to research and to understand and see the whole picture.
Let us not be deceived by the sorceries (pharmaceuticals) of our day.