“What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?” ( Habakkuk 2:18)
“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.” (Isaiah 45:20)
Concept of Vaccination in Sixth-Century Pagan Practices
Long before inoculation was said to be “scientific,” it was a superstition practiced by the common people in India dating to the sixth century. William H. York, in Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages, elaborates:
Hindu mythology suggests that smallpox was likely present in India at roughly the same time as in Egypt. Religious texts make numerous allusions to the worship of Shitala, the goddess of smallpox, who was supposed to possess the body of individuals, thereby causing the disease. The Atharvaveda also describes a series of services and prayers that Brahmin priests would offer for the worship of Shitala, which included a ritual of inoculation in which people would breathe in dried scabs from smallpox lesions to induce a mild case of the disease. These unsystematic rituals likely led to the death of many and were probably not effective enough to have thwarted large-scale outbreaks of the disease, but they offer the earliest account of inoculation measures in the world.
William H. York, Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012), 105, 106.
Formalized Vaccine Idolatry begins shortly after its Promotion
A surgeon named John Birch writes the following in a book published in the early 1800s — just a few years after the promotion of the smallpox vaccine:
When the Vaccine frenzy was at its height in England, repeated attempts were made to blend the praises of Vaccination with the ceremonies of religion; and from recent circumstances it must be inferred that this idolatrous disposition is not quite extinct.
John Birch, An Appeal to the Public on the Hazard and Peril of Vaccination, Otherwise Cow Pox, third edition (1817), 154. Being the third edition, this may have been said years prior to 1817.
Hero Worship of Vaccine Promoter Edward Jenner
Those who idolize vaccination may also be inclined to idolize those who “bestow us” with vaccination — the vaccine “prophets.”
The following regarding Edward Jenner, who popularized the smallpox vaccine, was said in 1823:
Medical Professor F. van der Breggen delivered an address at Amsterdam on May 14, 1823, in honor of Jenner, calling May 14 a holy day on which “the physical rebirth of mankind” was to be celebrated:
“Thrice happy that mortal man [namely Jenner] who was generated by the Deity and becomes as His Vicar the means of His blissful benevolence … among his fellow men, and who as the hero of mankind, saving the lives of millions deserved to be praised. Thrice blessed Edward Jenner … for whom Antiquity would have built altars and for whom it would have instigated burnt offerings, to you we dedicate this day.”
Gerrit J. TenZythoff, Sources of Secession: The Netherlands Hervormde Kerk on the Eve of the Dutch Immigration to the Midwest (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1987), 91. Quote cited from D. Kalmijn, Abraham Capadose (‘s-Gravenhage: Boekencentrum, 1955), 135.
F. van der Breggen also quotes this poem by H. Collot d’Escury:
To Jenner one is thankful, for Jenner altars stand
And are decorated as if he were a benign God.
The offspring now being born and the coming generations
Will eternally claim Jenner’s name as their father’s name.
Cited in TenZythoff, Sources of Secession, 168, 169.
The Vaccine Golden Calf
The first inoculation procedure to be called vaccination used cowpox to supposedly prevent smallpox.
Thus, we find worship of the cow. The Center for the History of Medicine in Boston displays on its website a medal “honoring” vaccination in a way that the Israelites “honored” the Golden Calf. The website states,
A number of medals were struck to commemorate Edward Jenner’s research and the centennial of the first vaccinations. While most depict the physician himself, the bronze example here shows an angel draping a garland around the neck of a cow surrounded by dancing children. The medal was crafted by Friedrich Wilhelm Loos.
Friedrich Wilhelm Loos, “Edward Jenner medal,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits (Center for the History of Medicine). Retrieved December 26, 2019, from http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6635
You can view the actual medal here.
The Temple of Vaccina
We all recognize temples as places of worship, and interestingly, Edward Jenner — popularizer of the smallpox vaccine — created a “Temple of Vaccina.”
Jenner vaccinated all the poor in his neighbourhood gratuitously ; for this purpose he had a special place erected in his garden, which he called the Temple of Vaccina.
The British Medical Journal, “Edward Jenner: His Life, His Work, and His Writings” (July 5, 1902) 2. Cited in The British Medical Association, Vaccination: Facts and Problems (London: T, 1902).
The September 2019 Global Health Summit
A “Global Health Summit” took place on September 12, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by the European Commission and the World Health Organization, this wicked conference names two of its roundtables as thus:
Roundtable 1: In Vaccines we trust
Roundtable 2: The Magic of Science
World Health Organization, “Global Vaccination Summit.” Retrieved December 26, 2019, from https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2019/09/12/default-calendar/global-vaccination-summit
Thus, for those pushing global vaccine policy, “In God we trust” is replaced by “in Vaccines we trust”; and the Satanic act of magic is, however non-literal the meaning, spoken favorably of.
Vaccine Idolatry Continues Today
Besides just the recent vaccine summit, vaccine idolatry continues today, and is widespread. While we live in a secular age where many hide their religious affiliations, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
Ever hear people mention “the miracle of vaccines”? Also for these reasons, many today worship vaccines:
- Vaccination is considered a savior – one that can deliver all of humanity from “vaccine preventable” diseases
- Vaccination is considered all-powerful — it supposedly has the power to eradicate disease (denying God’s sovereignty)
- Vaccination “should be revered” — no one can dare say anything critical of vaccines; to do so is “heresy”
- Vaccination is considered infallible — “the science is settled” — vaccines are never wrong!
- Vaccination has its clergy — its priests (medical doctors) and high priests (vaccine scientists) who try to brainwash you with an irrational devotion to vaccines
- Vaccination employs human sacrifice — as in Molech worship, some must die via vaccination for the prosperity of the nation
(It is a sad state of affairs that many Christians have bought into the lies of vaccination, and are unwitting promoters of the anti-Christian vaccine religion. They must be educated and prayed for.)
Vaxxocracy as the National Religion
The current push to eliminate religious exemptions to vaccines, coupled with the push to force everyone to undergo the rite of vaccination, means this: they are gearing to make vaccination the established, national religion.
In short, a vaxxocracy. And there appears to be no shortage of rabid vaccine worshipers who are ready to slander and imprison you if you dare refrain from the ritual of vaccination.
Christians, pray for our nation, and implore the churches to stop accommodating the vaccine idol, but to speak out against it.
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