To whom it may concern:
KNOWN, BASED UPON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE, IT IS OUR
RELIGIOUS CONVICTION NOT TO PERMIT OURSELVES OR OUR CHILDREN TO BE
Public Law 97-280,
passed by the 97th Congress of the United States of America,
declares the Bible to be "the Word of God" and directs citizens to
"study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures." The Bible
teaches that the truthfulness of an issue is to be sought and should
stand on no less than two or more witnesses (Deuteronomy 19:15). A
diligent search for truth on the safety and effectiveness of
vaccinations reveals that there are many studied, informed, and
qualified witnesses who have found and teach that there are serious
health risks involved with vaccinations. Even Senate Bill 732 before
the 103rd Congress of the United States, known as the "Comprehensive
Child Health Immunization Act of 1993," made known the fact that
there are risks to vaccines. The following words are from that bill:
"Vaccine information materials should be simplified to ensure that
parents can understand the benefits and risks of vaccines."
THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN THAT WE HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO SUBJECT EITHER
OURSELVES OR OUR CHILDREN TO THE RISKS OF VACCINATION. TO DO
ANYTHING LESS WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE AND SINFUL AS BIBLE-BELIEVING
The Bible teaches that there are clean and
unclean animals and that God's people are not to put the unclean
into their bodies (Deuteronomy 14). Furthermore, the Bible teaches
that "You shall not eat anything which dies of itself..."
(Deuteronomy 14:21) and that "you shall not eat flesh with its life,
that is, its blood." (Genesis 9:4) Vaccines are often made of, or in
bodies, fetuses, or eggs of said unclean creatures. The process of
creating the vaccine often causes said creatures to die in the
process (i.e., "dies of itself"). Many vaccines are made in or of
the blood of diseased animals. "... do you not know that your body
is a temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, Whom you have from
God, and that you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19,20)
THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN THAT WE HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO PERMIT
OURSELVES OR OUR CHILDREN TO BE VACCINATED. TO DO SO WOULD BE TO
VIOLATE THESE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE.
The Bible teaches that we are not to harm or
wrong our neighbor (Romans 13:10: James 2:8). Our decision to
decline vaccinations does not wrong or threaten our neighbor. If
vaccinations are truly effective, then vaccinated neighbors would be
in no danger from someone who is not vaccinated.
THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN OUR DECISION TO NOT PERMIT OURSELVES OR
OUR CHILDREN TO BE VACCINATED DOES NOT ENDANGER OR HARM OUR NEIGHBOR
AND THUS OUR NEIGHBOR HAS NO JUST CAUSE TO EVER TRY TO FORCE
VACCINATIONS UPON US OR UPON OUR CHILDREN.
The Bible teaches children are a gift from God to
the parents (Psalm 127:3) and further teaches the parents (not the
State) are entrusted with the care and welfare of the child
(1 Timothy 5:8). The Bible also teaches there have been times in
history when evil government and government employees have attempted
through force, intimidation color of law to harm and destroy the
children of God's people (Exodus 1 and 2 and Matthew 2).
THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN THAT WE HAVE CHOSEN TO DO OUR GOD-GIVEN
DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT AND DEFEND OURSELVES AND OUR
CHILDREN FROM ANY SUCH FORCE OR INDIVIDUALS BENT UPON SUBJECTING US
OR OUR CHILDREN TO THE RISKS OF VACCINES.
The Bible teaches that when man's law contradicts
God's Law, His people must obey God over men. "But Peter and the
apostles answered, 'We must obey God rather than men.'" (Acts 5:29)
There is much Bible Case Law in support of this position such as
Daniel v. Darius (Daniel 6) and Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego v.
Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 3:13). Concerning the safety of children,
both the Hebrew midwives (Exodus 1) and the parents of Moses (Exodus
2) refused to obey the law of man that put the children in peril.
"By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by
his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they
were not afraid of the king's edict." (Hebrews 11:23)
THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN SHOULD ANY POLICY, EDICT, OR LEGISLATION
OF MAN DECREE THAT WE OR OUR CHILDREN MUST BE VACCINATED, WE MUST
AND WILL OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MAN, AND AS MOSES' PARENTS OF OLD DID,
WE WILL DO SO WITHOUT FEAR.
The Bible teaches that God's people are to be
humble, peaceful and desirous of a tranquil and quiet life
(1 Timothy 2:2) and to do all they can to be at peace with others.
"If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all
men." (Romans 12:18) However, the Bible also teaches that if and
when anyone (whether it be it Native Americans in the 19th century
or government bureaucrats or militant terrorists in the 20th and
21st centuries) attempts to harm or to take one's children or family
members, one must respond appropriately. In the case of the Bible
report of Abraham's nephew Lot being taken by the king's men, there
were very severe consequences incurred by them. (Genesis 14 and
THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN THAT WE DESIRE TO BE AT PEACE WITH THOSE
WHO MAY FEEL OR THINK DIFFERENTLY THAN WE DO ON THIS ISSUE OF
VACCINATIONS, AND THAT IS WHY WE HUMBLY EXPLAIN THE CHOICE WE HAVE
MADE. BUT, BE IT KNOWN, SHOULD ANYONE EITHER DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY ATTEMPT TO FORCE VACCINATIONS UPON OURSELVES OR UPON OUR
CHILDREN, OR ATTEMPT TO TAKE THEM OR ANY FAMILY MEMBER WHO DEFENDS
THEM -- CAVET!
Humbly and peacefully submitted with obedience to
and trust in the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob (all quotations are from the New American Standard Bible.)