Albert Mohler 14 December 2020
An important – and balanced – article on this important issue. Makes 7 key points:
- Christians do not believe in medical non-interventionism.
- We must consider the derivation of the vaccine itself—what kind of technology was involved in the development of a vaccine?
- Need to consider efficacy and safety of the vaccine.
- Need to consider whether or not a medical treatment is made mandatory by governing authority.
- Need to consider the common good—the issue of love of neighbour.
- Need to consider the integrity of the family and the authority of parents.
- Access and priority – who should receive it first.
Importantly, Mohler makes this key point
“I will take this vaccine as soon as it is available to me. I will take it not only for what I hope will be the good of my own health, but for others as well. I will seek to encourage others to take the vaccine. Encouragement, however, is very different from coercion.”
Well worth a read.