In Genesis 9 God gave a very short list of instructions to Noah and the other seven people who survived the flood, which had destroyed the entire population of the earth. You might not believe in a literal flood. I believe there is ample evidence to support such a view, but even if you disagree, the summary of God’s instructions to this group of people is significant in its succinctness and focus; what it includes and what is doesn’t.
God places enormous value on respecting human life.
“And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die and anyone who murders a fellow human must die. If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in His own image. Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth.”
There are books and debates abounding on the topic of human life.
I would like to Fast forward to 2014 and look at ONE application of this fundamental principle conveyed by God in history.
If there is a drug which is deemed to be beneficial to 99 out of 100 people, but will kill 1 person, that is enough of a strong reason not to give that drug.
If there is a drug or vaccine that is known to cause death in 1 out of 10,000 infants we cannot justify the use of this vaccine.
I am not sure of the exact statistics for death from drugs or vaccines. No one is. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Dr Barbara Starfield in 2000 showed that properly prescribed prescription medicines caused 106,000 deaths per year. (Read the entire JAMA article and learn how the medical system itself is the third leading cause of death in the USA.)
It has been speculated that a great percentage of SIDS deaths worldwide can be attributed to vaccines, particularly the DTaP or DTP. There is a high correlation with SIDS deaths and the administration of these vaccines.
“There are over 5,000 reports of death following vaccination in the VAERS reports. The VAERS records reflect a correlation, which both by common sense and definition – a relationship not expected to exist on the basis of chance alone – demands sober consideration.” – See more Revelations by Shawn Siegel, a grandfather and avid vaccine safety researcher.
Vaccine inserts produced by the manufacturers of the following vaccines list death as one of the known adverse effects:
- DTaP (SIDS)
- HPV Vaccine
- Flu Vaccines
- Tripedia (see graphic below)
- Smallpox (Vaccinia)
Any drug that has caused death and is known to cause death is an abomination to God’s design for human life.
Those who say that the benefit derived by the majority makes it acceptable for the few deaths (which may not actually be as few as they claim) are either deceived or unacquainted with God and His desire for human life. Even one death deliberately caused by injecting toxins into a fragile vulnerable infant is too many.
Matthew records that Jesus blesses those who welcome and protect children in His name. “And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:5
He also said, as recorded by Luke, “It would be better for a person to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:2
When looking at public health and pharmaceutical recommendations we should seek before all things to First Do No Harm. Any remedy that causes death – even to a very small subgroup of the population – must be rejected. A deliberate death at the hands of the medical establishment is unconscionable.
Day 29 of Encouraging people to Seek Jesus: 30 ways in 30 days
If you have been helped in any way through my musings, please give glory to God. If you find anything disappointing or offensive or just have a question, please leave a comment below.
- Day 28: Major Life Change
- Day 27: Creative Designer
- Day 26: My Struggle for Wisdom
- Day 25: Jesus Is God
- Day 24: A Tribute to A Truth Warrior
- Day 23: Christians are Forgivers & Fighters
- Day 22: Friends on our Journey
- Day 21: Strong Words
- Day 20: Water Anyone?
- Day 19: You Feed Them
- Day 18: Struggles with pain and death
- Day 17: I want more
- Day 16: Jesus: Delusional, Liar, or God?
- Day 15: How’s Your Heart?
- Day 14: Too Smart for God?
- Day 13: Where can I Find Hope?
- Day 12: Our Designer
- Day 11: One essential to come to God
- Day 10: How does faith begin?
- Day 9: Faith in the midst of Adversity
- Day 8: Current State of the World
- Day 7: What does Jesus want from me?
- Day 6: The Critical Question
- Day 5: Best Invitation Ever
- Day 4: Freedom
- Day 3: My Stabilizing Factor
- Day 2: Knowledge of God and Blessing
- Day 1: Does it make sense to seek Jesus in 2014?