With the recent release of the Merck's new live ebola virus in a vaccine in Japan in early December 2019, the question has been asked if this is ethical considering that aborted foetal tissue is not being used to make this vaccine, though many other vaccines are made using aborted foetal tissue. This is a live virus and studies have shown that it is not only contagious for up to 2 weeks later but that it is heavily linked to auto-immune diseases. If that wasn't enough to make it not ethical, here are a few more, from a biblical perspective. A virus from a monkey should not be injected through the skin into a human being. The immune system will have an enormous allergic reaction to such an invasion. And that is what has been found. Anaphylaxis is one of the side effects that has been found. That makes it potentially life threatening for any one trialing this vaccine. Touching a monkey or patting one, caring for a pet one etc is totally different to injecting oneself with a bit of virus/blood product from a monkey, with the bizarre vain 'hope' of improving your health. The intent in the latter is wrong. The intent is to deceptively trick the population into believing they are immune from a money's disease, which the vast population would not come into contact with naturally anyway.
You could say the same about shellfish. Someone who is allergic to shellfish is able to swim in the ocean, where they might imbibe minuscule particles of fish, that might just be floating in the sea water. They also might be able to touch a bit of dead crab shell lying on the beach without an allergic reaction. What they can't do, is sit down at a table and eat a prawn or have rice cooked in prawn broth, without having a severe life threatening allergic reaction. It's about intent.
In the Bible, we are warned away from eating/consuming shellfish and monkey because they will make us very sick. I don't fry up monkey and serve it for dinner. Neither do I take a bit of it's blood and inject it into my body to 'improve my health.' Eating not touching. In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were warned by God, to not eat one fruit. They were not told they couldn't touch the fruit. satan told them that. God's intent in warning us, is that He doesn't want us to get ill. He knows how we are created. He made us and designed us. We are also severely warned in the Bible to stay away from eating/consuming blood products (animal and human). We are not told we can't touch blood, human or animal. We are told to not eat or consume blood. A vaccine that injects a blood product into the human body in the vain hope 'that your health will improve' is deceptive at it's root. That is why it is called a pharmaceutical. Pharmakeia is Biblical greek for sorcery. It means to drug into a stupor. The intent is evil. The intent is to thwart God's law. God told us not to eat or consume blood products and or monkey and or shellfish. He warned us because he knew it would hurt us. He made us to work one way - His way only.
Deliberately doing something wrong is way worse than accidentally doing something wrong. The brain is wired on intent. There are sins of omissions and sins of commissions. Omissions - means I didn't know I was doing the wrong thing, but afterwards my conscience warned me that something was wrong. Commissions - means I know that I am doing something wrong and I don't care anyway. Commissions have a much higher penalty - as we all understand. An accidental death of a man or woman or baby, through a car accident or plane crash where no one is at fault and it's just a glitch in a computer system where there was never an intent to create such a glitch, is not the same as the deliberate murder of an innocent person with malice and aforethought, in that in the latter, an appointment is made to go to the 'clinic' to have the child killed. A baby that has been aborted is the death of an innocent person with malice and aforethought. By law, after 20 weeks it legally requires a death certificate and burial and a name. The intent was to kill the innocent baby for convenience. The unjust death is celebrated not mourned.
God says it never even enters his mind to do such a thing.
He asks us to trust Him to provide for our needs.
He asks us to ask Him for our needs in prayer and then he will direct our path as to how that need is provided for (we might get a pay-rise etc or a new job).
The idol behind abortion is molech. If we then use that blood product from the aborted foetal tissue and inject it into another human being in the vain hope that it will improve their health, the Bible says that is sorcery and a crime according to the Word of God.
We are to worship and serve God only. Both can be forgiven by God when we truthfully say sorry. But once we say sorry, we are not supposed to continue to do that action - though there is a small window of grace, whilst we change our previous habit.
God loves justice but he also loves to forgive us more. Thank you Jesus, that you came and died for us to save us from ourselves. As human beings, we are broken and in desperate need of your holy wisdom and grace. We give thanks for that and trust in you as our only saviour. Thank you that we worship and serve a Living God, not a dead one.
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"Forgive us our debts as we forgive those who trespass against us."