WILL THE COVID-19 VACCINE BECOME THE MARK OF THE BEAST?

Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Become the Mark of the Beast?

“Due to his cold-hearted and selfish ways, the handsome prince was cursed, transforming him into a beast.”

So begins the story of Beauty and the Beast. We are told that selfish manners and an evil disposition turned the prince into a beast. But what might exist today that could make us all beasts?  Is something lurking out there that could do this? Would the failure be in our scientific naivete or in our limited understanding of Bible Prophecy?

Many believe that the COVID-19 vaccine (referenced as C-19 henceforth), is not only unnecessary, but also enables the federal government to implant a microscopic tracking device or some other harmful substance into our bodies.

Is the RFID Chip the Means to the Mark of the Beast?

What’s worse, since most conservative students of the Bible believe that there will be a literal “Mark of the Beast” detectable on our forehead or forehand, the C-19 vaccination will modify our DNA and make a quick reading possible (like the air thermometer we are using nowadays) regarding who we are and what our loyalties may be toward the ruling authorities. And, if the vaccine is the Mark of the Beast, conjecture over the past decades or so teaches we will be transformed into a non-human and be lost to eternity. That is, if we receive the Mark, it signifies we belong to the Antichrist, the Beast of John’s Apocalypse. And like him, we will be thrown into the Lake of Fire at the Great White Throne Judgement, the so-called Second Death. Well, that is how all-too-common the speculation goes, at least, among many Bible prophecy buffs who are my friends.

But what does the Bible say? Does it teach the Mark of the Beast is something that transforms our DNA? And can the Mark of the Beast be “active” even before the Beast has arisen from the economic chaos and political turmoil that characterize his coming? Should we worry about receiving the Mark before the Antichrist declares himself the Son of Satan?  Will we witness his mortal wound miraculously healed first? Are we worrying about tomorrow’s troubles today?

Citing Revelation 13, beginning with the arising of the Second Beast who comes after the First Beast, we read:

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

This passage plainly relates that without the Mark, we can’t buy or sell.  The Mark appears to be ONLY a financial password. So, it seems the Beast has established a financial system that demands some manner of code or marking that enables participation in his financial system. But does this convey in any way that there is a biological transformation that comes as part of receiving the Mark? And does the passage indicate that those that receive the Mark will be surveilled wherever they go and lose all manner of freedom from such surveillance? Or is the Mark limited in scope?  Is it just a necessary means to perform financial transactions (buying or selling), or is it a mechanism for total control and enslavement of humanity?

It would appear that before the AC’s “executive order” could be put into effect, that not only must the First Beast be revealed, the Second Beast must be as well. Therefore, one could reasonably conclude that unless the First and Second Beast are both revealed and exercising their diabolical authority, the worship of the Beast (which is mandated and monitored by the Second Beast) must be in full force before the order concerning “the Mark” is put into effect. If this be so, what does this tell us about any circumstances regarding the C-19 vaccine? Should we be worried now?

Speculating about what constitutes the Mark of the Beast has been a favorite component of end-times prophecy teachings.  Many notions have been put forth. My favorite was that the original IBM bar-code scanner was model number 3-666.  It would make sense that the scanning of bar-codes was the Mark. After all, the code itself was universally used on retail products consisted of two sections with 3 sixes separating these sections. The sixes were used to calibrate the reading of the rest of the bar code.  This seemed to be the perfect Mark of the Beast.  It was buying and selling. However, you may recall (if you are old enough) that it was introduced some 40 years ago.  While this code is used for retail purchases “in store” it certainly isn’t used for major transactions between businesses and banks. It had limited use.

So much for being the universal Mark of the Beast. It wasn’t relevant for the biggest financial transactions. And yet, wasn’t it a well-reasoned speculation? Well, yes it was. But the speculation was wrongheaded, nonetheless.

Much more recently, the radio frequency ID chip (the RFID chip), which enables “tagging animals” to find them when they are lost. has been seen as a perfect example of how a technology exists which could be used to “mark” each of us human beings too. There have been a number of futuristic Hollywood movies that make use of such a “chip” or implant as a way of tracking the prey of criminal authorities. We see the hero has to “dig out” the device to eliminate his or her being tracked. We might wonder, “Could a “chip” be placed in our forehead or forehand to identify us?”  Well, certainly, this could happen if all those activist guardians of the individual’s right to privacy stop campaigning to preserve our liberty.  Indeed, it seems unlikely since the very idea of something to “mark” us is so repugnant to most Americans that should it be commanded from the leaders in Washington DC, guns would be drawn, and fights would break out in the streets. So, yes, this type of device would be a very good candidate for the “Mark” as far as conducting financial transactions for individuals.  However, it seems much less useful and less relevant for bank wire transfers, corporate purchases, and Wall Street “buys and sells,” (aka “puts and calls”) where the greatest volume of highfalutin’ financial activity takes place.

But getting back to the idea of the vaccine as a method to control humanity, it does appear to be the perfect means to clamp down on all of us, track us, and force us into surrendering our freedom in order to protect ourselves from disease and death. If C-19 continues to mutate as has been reported in the month of January 2021, and we require annual booster shots to protect us from the new version of the virus, it seems apparent then that individuals world-wide are completely vulnerable to authoritarian enslavement.  We become completely dependent on life-sustaining vaccines.

Still, the question is, as Bart Simpson would ask, “Are We There Yet?”

What we see today might be the means employed to make the Mark of the Beast real, but does the vaccine (either of the two mRNA-based vaccines[1]) currently being offered globally amount to the Mark of the Beast predicted in Revelation 13? If we agree to get vaccinated, what will happen to us?  MIght we be accepting the Mark of the Beast before the Beast has even appeared on the scene, claiming his place as God Almighty?

It is easy to for us to stipulate that using a vaccine and enforcing it in order to participate socially in society (e.g., travel, shopping, eating out) is a clear and present danger that the government can exercise almost total control over individuals. There should be alarm bells ringing everywhere that the government must not go there. Given what has happened with the lockdown, this fear is well-founded. However, in many locations like New York and Los Angeles, Mayors of those cities have already gone that far. The population is in total lockdown with only the most “essential” trips outside the home allowed (e.g., buying groceries, seeing the doctor). Just how long will the population in California and New York live like this before they rebel?

Plus, since some credible authorities are on record doubting the value of masks and social distancing, while others raise questions about the true risk of the C-19 virus, challenges are aplenty that our attempts to stop the spread of the virus are feeble at best, and destructive at worst with harmful downside risks. To be specific, recent statistics show suicide is drastically higher over the past six months as is the number of murders. Being boxed in is obviously “getting to us” and making us crazy. That factor has become so real even the CDC admits we need to balance our precautions.

Robert Redfield, the Director of the Central for Disease Control

Speaking from the podium of the Whitehouse, CDC director Robert Redfield made the statement, “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose, that are above excess, than we had as background, than we are seeing deaths from COVID.” Indeed, twice as many people are dying from these causes as from the C-19 virus itself.[2]Despite this timely observation, mainstream media and politicians aren’t fazed.

Robert F Kennedy Jr., staunch activist against vaccination programs

Likewise, there are strong opponents to vaccines of all kinds.  Some notable persons like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and actor Robert de Niro, have become strong activists against the vaccine industry.  The movie VAXXED brought out the dangers of today’s vaccines – their development and how they are administered.

Plague of Corruption, Best Selling Book on What’s Wrong with Vaccines in the USA

More recently, one of the top experts on the research and creation of vaccines (and the pathogens that necessitate the need for them) has published a scathing attack on the vaccine industry. Judy Mikovits writes about the situation in her number one best-selling book, Plague of Corruption.  Not only does she raise many challenges to the methodology of how we create vaccines and dispense them to the population, but she also demonstrates that Pharmaceutical companies are not acting in good faith in their manufacture. The corruption of which she speaks, (i.e., “the pill pushers are just out to make a buck”), is behind often slip-shod testing and questionable techniques (such as using RNA and DNA from mice, rats, and bats to incubate vaccine proteins). The argument is that these alter our DNA. When this point is combined with the fact that the federal government has given vaccine manufacturers a “get out of jail free card” (that is, vaccine manufacturers cannot be sued by anyone harmed from their vaccines due to laws passed in 1986 and again in 2020). This regulation that “there shalt be no lawsuits” against Big Pharma only adds fuel to the fire.  Mikovits story is amplified by the fact that she has been prosecuted unjustly and “thrown out” of the industry due to her intelligent criticism. It’s another case of “shooting the messenger.” [3]

There is little question, in my opinion, that certain kinds of vaccines require some special investigation to make sure they are safe and are being administered properly. For parents, the fear that childhood vaccines contain aluminum, mercury, and other toxins, and that they may be responsible for the increase in autism, has gathered enough momentum and credible support to demand more independent research.[4]  On the other hand, some physicians indicate that merely spreading out the vaccines, so they are not all given in a single or double encounter with the physician (i.e., spread them out over time to lessen a negative affect) reduces vaccination contraindications.

All of these factors, whether relevant or not, add to the opposition behind the C-19 vaccine. It is safe to say that most conservatives no longer trust Big Pharma to self-police their actions and act in the best interests of Americans. Furthermore, the CDC (Center for Disease Control), and the WHO (World Health Organization), organizations which exist to monitor the risks of pandemics as well as perform quality control on all manner of drugs and vaccines, are considered members of a fraternity along with Big Pharma.  Claims of being “independent” are rather weak. Many Americans believe these institutions are “in cahoots” with one another to make one another rich at the expense of the public.  Scientists like Mikovits can easily point out how the industry of manufacturers and regulators act in concert to poopoo any criticism of Big Pharma’s actions and attack persons who raise questions about the decisions of the “establishment.”  Thus, we see the vaccine industry mirrors the same kind of incest as the financial industry when considering Wall Street firms and those that regulate them (e.g., the SEC and Congress).  In short, the foxes guard the henhouse.

Citizen Investigative Journalist, George WebbBut then are other factors too. One such factor that adds to the reprehensible quality of what may be transpiring in the vaccine industry is the allegation that viruses are being created for biological weapons, and in some cases, are being created in order to inflict them on the pubic merely so that the “vaccine” that prevents the disease can be widely marketed, ultimately generating giant profits for Big Pharma. Citizen journalists like George Webb have laid out considerable evidence that viruses (computer and biological) are created for just this purpose.  The scam is to make the illness and the cure at the same time. Webb claims that he witnessed this in the computer labs at one of the major anti-virus software companies where he worked, and he believes the same process occurs in our military labs where bioweapons have been researched and developed. We know that in 2019, Fort Detrick researchers were banned from working on anthrax, Ebola, and smallpox, until procedures were improved.  The fear was that such viruses could escape due to poor security and decontamination procedures.[5]

China’s Bat Woman at the Wuhan Laboratory

This is the same factor present at the Wuhan lab in China where it is believed the C-19 virus was either created as a bioweapon for an intentional release upon the Western World, or it escaped due to poor procedures.  (Most experts no longer give much credence to the theory that the virus began with Wuhan’s dirty open market where bats were consumed by its patrons who eat exotic foods).  Indeed, Chinese scientists who have been sanctioned by the CCP, Li-Meng Yan; Shu Kang, Jie Guan, and Shanchang Hu published a scientific paper that proved the C-19 virus was not a natural evolution of a biologically created virus.  It was a by-product of laboratory research.  They wrote, “Here, we use in-depth analyses of the available data and literature to prove that these novel animal coronaviruses do not exist in nature and their sequences have been fabricated.”[6] But where were they originally fabricated?

Another more sinister factor is industrial espionage. Researchers could walk out with vials of the virus and sell them on the open market.  Webb asserts this has happened at Fort Detrick. And Webb even alleges that the spread of the Wuhan virus happened due to the Military Games held in Wuhan back in November 2018, about two months before the virus was evident around the globe (with particularly destructive effects in Italy).

Military World Games Held in Wuhan, November 2019. Source of the quick spread?

Tens of thousands of military and support personnel were gathered in Wuhan at that time. After the games, they jumped on planes and traveled around the world. Webb even speculates further, that NATO intentionally used the virus as a means of disrupting the world and U.S. economy. Why would this have been done?  To get back at Donald Trump, an enemy to NATO’s status as the primary military institution among Western Allies. Plus, Trump stopped the research on bioweapons. Research at Ft. Detrick was transferred, believe it or not, to the laboratory at Wuhan. And this is where Dr. Anthony Fauci comes into the picture. Fauci had direct ties with Wuhan. he may have even been responsible for transferring the work being done at Ft. Derrick to the Wuhan Lab.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to be the Executive Branch’s “czar” for the pandemic. Fauci is an immunologist and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). “Although his name is all over the media in recent months, Fauci has been a key figure in the U.S. public health sphere for decades,” [7] according to Caroline Warnock, writing for Heavy.com in August 2020.  Some, like Mikovits, have alleged that Fauci holds patents on both the diseases and the prospective genomic sequences that can cure the diseases he “owns.” (in 2014, Fauci received a patent for Dengue Fever). This would seem to make the mundane criticism moot about Fauci – that he is incompetent and has been in this position for far too long. But his halo continues to shine. For whatever his faults and despite the fact that he stands to gain fiscally from the spread of such viruses and the creation of vaccines relying upon his patents, he remains a trusted figure by most Americans.[8]  As someone once said, “What you don’t know can kill you.” Is Fauci really a black hat in the story?

No wonder, with all this controversy as a backdrop, the C-19 vaccine is questioned by so many – both health care workers and the general public.

But what are the specific arguments that question the necessity and efficacy of the vaccine? Furthermore, what are the reasons for so much hot debate among conservatives and especially libertarians, with claims that the vaccine will prove to be a disaster for the human race?  Pushing aside the prophetic speculation from Bible prophecy pundits for the time being, let’s consider what current wisdom says about why the C-19 vaccines may be detrimental to our health.

The Targeted COVID VIRUS

One of the strongest reasons for opposition is the assertion that using mRNA as a means to immunize us is brand new and no vaccines have been produced to date using this method. This actually isn’t true.  mRNA has been researched for and tested since 2013 as a means to potentially create a path to immunization, and to manufacture this “vaccine” much more quickly than traditional methods. To explain, the mRNA is nature’s “messenger,” in this case to signal our DNA to trigger a production of antibodies to fight off the C-19 virus.  This synthetic mRNA which constitutes the “vaccine” (and it is synthetic, it does not come from rats or bats!) appears, on the surface, to be a simple and semi-natural way to stimulate immunization.  It creates a minor infection (actually the development of a partial DNA Corona virus string ) produced by our own DNA rather than reacting to a foreign DNA protein introduced into our bodies. With this minor infection created by our DNA, our natural immunity mechanisms jump into action to create antibodies to fend the infection off.  After clearing the infection, our bodies (for more than 9 out of 10 people) have been immunized from C-19 for a considerable period of time. How long?  Unfortunately, that isn’t known. And what are the long-term effects of the mRNA introduced into our systems?  That isn’t known either.

Not knowing the long-term effects, constitutes another big reason why many doctors have opposed releasing this vaccine broadly to the population.  That said, according to most experts, we are not to worry.  mRNA dissipates quickly whether it is put on a tabletop or put within our bodies.  In other words, this fact causes doctors in favor of the vaccine to give it a thumbs up. There is nothing to fear with mRNA they tell us. It does not change our DNA.

But also notice that I used quotes around vaccine in the above paragraph when referencing a mRNA vaccine.  The reason: Historically, vaccines have been a protein created from infections external to the individual – either other humans or other mammals. Therefore, some doctors object to calling the C-19 vaccine, a vaccine.  However, if we call it something like “a highly, technologically engineered means to stimulate immunization triggering our bodies through the introduction of a synthesized strand of mRNA to use its natural mechanisms to fight off C-19,” it would obviously be confusing to most everyone. “Too many words.” Indeed, we must keep it simple.  Therefore, calling it a vaccine is, practically speaking, correct.

And remember: Before the smallpox vaccine was widely accepted, most medical men and women would never think it smart to introduce another person’s infection into a heathy body.  But, despite the fear expressed by medical science for decades if not a century or more, it worked. And the same with the Polio vaccine.  Polio crippled millions until the vaccine ended the disease. Could this same kind of fear be in play with the C-19 vaccine?  Perhaps it is.

One scientist writing in a Malaysian publication, says this:

The Covid-19 mRNA vaccines have gone through rigorous laboratory and animal testing followed by a comprehensive human clinical trial. To ensure the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, these trials involved up to 10 times the usual number of clinical trial participants, recruited from people of diverse ages and ethnicities.[9]

Additionally, he offers this:

Despite the speed, the development process for these vaccines has followed the stringent safety standards that have been set by global regulatory bodies and were approved at each level of clinical trial phases.

Are medical authorities all lying to us?  There are some quoted by anti-vaxers. But it is often the case that they aren’t the most qualified medical scientists. Being an MD doesn’t make you an epidemiologist.  An article from scientists at John’s Hopkins provides an excellent, and clearly-written article delving into many of the details I touch on this post.[10] They indicate that the FDA set up standards for the development of the C-19 vaccine. The vaccine was created through an emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Federal Government.  And both the FDA and the CDC have expanded their capability to monitor the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine going forward. “Do you believe them?” Or more to the point, “Do you believe all of these agencies are lying in concert?”

Moderna Vaccine for COVID

Very much on the other hand, sampling the anti-vax literature currently circulating, fear-mongering is rampant. Many voices assert that the vaccine is a heinous invention of profiteering scientists motivated by the shadow government to thin out the population, if not entirely change the human genome. Obviously, they say, it must be avoided at all costs. In reviewing the literature, the discerning reader sees the above-mentioned objections typically reported again and again. However, there are other criticisms asserted pertaining to factors not directly attributable to the science of vaccines, such as the statistical methodology to count deaths (i.e., in this instance inflate them) citing C-19 as the cause of death when other comorbidity factors existed. And they contend, there are deaths associated with administering the vaccine which are being swept under the rug. Most side-effects aren’t reported.

But the underlying issue is the conspiracy behind the virus and the vaccines –  that it is supplies the perfect opportunity for globalists to enact control over us all, the plebeian masses. And clearly this concern has a strong basis in fact. The threat of authoritarian control and a loss of liberty is real.

It should be noted that a paper was published in 2010 by the Rockefeller Foundation, explicitly not an institution trusted by most conservative Christians. This paper stated that a global pandemic would create the perfect opportunity for the one-world government. But was that the reason the paper was written, to prescribe a manner for how world leaders could create the one-world government?  No, despite coming from the Rockefeller Foundation. Only one of four scenarios presented was related to a pandemic. An the not-so-popular debunking site, SNOPES.com, provides a sane reaction to the conspiracy theory associated with the 2010 paper. It states,

More importantly, however, the genuine report from The Rockefeller Foundation did not envision a future in which world leaders manufactured a pandemic to implement a prison state. A section of this document envisions how global leaders would react to a real pandemic, not how they would create a fake one.[11]

In fairness, we should stress that one can find objections in this literature that should be investigated. One such matter has to do with the coating of the mRNA to help prevent its destruction when it enters our body. The manufacturer coats the mRNA with PEGylated lipid nanoparticles. Otherwise, our natural immune systems would discard the mRNA or destroy its efficacy.  But caution here: This is not stating the vaccine constitutes a nano-technology-built, artificially-intelligence tiny-robot, that has been injected into our bodies. Rather, it is saying that a scientific technique has been used to make microscopic particles (non-metallic) stick to the mRNA strand to give it a safe entry into our system.  That is not so sinister, is it?

Liquid Nanoparticles Marketed for Use in Drug Therapy

These nanoparticles have been used in drugs for years. Consequently, we know how they affect our physiology.   Unfortunately, in some instances they have proven to induce allergies and cause auto-immune diseases, according to Dr. Mike Smallwood in an open letter on Facebook. (We should note that Smallwood cites another doctor with 50 years of practice to substantiate his claims). Additionally, he raises the fear that this vaccine is contaminated with aluminum, mercury, and possibly formaldehyde.  However, Smallwood asserts this speculation without evidence, because, as he admits, the manufacturers haven’t released any information on whether these substances are in fact present in the vaccine.[12] Indeed, in reviewing the information that accompanies the Pfizer vaccine, no such materials are admitted.  If they were part of the “vaccine cocktail” – and they were omitted – the public outcry by the anti-vaxxers would reach decibel levels never heard before.

The article containing Smallwood’s open-letter assertions also cites three different professors who refuse to take the vaccine. Why? Because each believes that more testing should be done first and more time pass so we can understand the long-term effects of the vaccine. They argue for the “wait and see” approach. Of course, there are consequences for those that might die before the “seeing” is determined. Those at high risk can’t afford such patience.

And therein lies the rub: This is a classic risk assessment. Are you better off catching the virus (only about 1% of those catching it die), or taking the vaccine to prevent catching the virus (it appears a few dozen may have died from the vaccine while millions of doses of the vaccine have already been given to the public globally)?  Therefore, one could rightly contend that the percentage of those dying from the virus is exponentially higher than those dying from the vaccine. That would be 10 to the third power. Or, better said. you are 1,000 times more likely to die from the virus than the vaccine. Of course, we don’t know what the fate of the billions might be who take the vaccine today when we are able to assess the situation, 5, 10, or 15 years from now. Additionally, those with a higher likelihood for death (those with comorbidity conditions or who are over 65 like my wife and me), might not be around to be among those counted years on down the line when the epidemiologists do their tally to determine the final score.

When the Antichrist is Revealed, the Mark of the Beast Will Be Made Clear

So, I argue, we shouldn’t be too fearful about the C-19 vaccine. Almost all of the reasons against it dissipate when we take a careful, indeed scientific look. So, I don’t believe we should factor into the decision we make today for ourselves and our family whether the vaccine will morph into the Mark of the Beast sometime in the months or years ahead.  Speculation about the Antichrist, the meaning of the number 666, and the Mark of the Beast will continue from now until Doomsday – literally. Good theories have come and gone.  And more will certainly arise if the Lord tarries.

In short, we can’t accurately predict what the Mark of the Beast will amount to. Linking it to the vaccine is unwise to say the very least. There are a number of concerns, but the evidence is strongly in favor of the safety and efficacy of the C-19 vaccine.  Period.

More conventionally speaking, we should not include in our decision process the possibility that the vaccination program is being used as a covert means to control the public as a giant step toward a one-world government. We simply don’t know that either. Without a doubt, what we have experienced since March 2020, gives every indication it might be the case.  But was the newly-found political power acquired by local government officials all “part of the strategic plan?” Did the pandemic happen because of this ulterior motive?  Or are we just borrowing trouble to think so?

We can’t really say. Nor do we know whether a counter-move looms, manned by libertarians, to throw off the power of the political elite. Democrats and the Biden Administration seem to fear this will happen. For a variety of sociological factors, including the formidable health factors in play – especially given what happens when we stay cooped up for so long – it is unlikely that the lockdown mentality of 2020 and 2021 will truly become the “new normal.” Conservatives… indeed most Americans whether they are conservative or not… do not want to be surveilled. The meaning of liberty in America crosses the political spectrum among all of “the People,” whether they side with the left or right.  Everyone but the elites hate Big Brother.

S Douglas Woodward’s Books on the Ascendancy of Antichrist in America, Available at Amazon (Printed and eBook Formats).

Consequently, what do I recommend?  Well, you can do what I’m doing. And, as the cliche goes, actions speak louder than words.

I’ve done my own risk assessment and looked at the pros and cons as well as the science involved (although my unscientific mind is admittedly rather limited in performing a medical assessment). I’m satisfied I’m making a good bet in going forward with the vaccine.

Nevertheless, I’m done writing about this matter for the time being.  I must go to bed, so I don’t miss my appointment for the Pfizer vaccine tomorrow. I’m well aware that global control lurks. And I’m quite aware in some cases that vaccines have a sordid past. Big Pharma has a mixed reputation too when it comes to serving the best interests of the public. Finally, it’s also true that the vaccine may have long term effects that could be harmful. However, so does the virus it seeks to defeat. Death is the long term effect I wish to avoid.

As to whether the C-19 vaccine proves to be the Mark of the Beast, which I sincerely doubt, or whether it proves to be a step in that direction, that decision will be made by other leaders at another time motivated by nefarious intentions that, the Bible says, will be obvious and will follow never-before seen circumstances involving two beasts that are yet to appear on the scene. As my wife, an RN, asserts: “Our God isn’t’ going to let us slip into an eternal hell without knowing what we were doing. He just doesn’t work that way.”  Amen to that.  Maybe I should have made the same point and left it at that. But writers do mince words. Me especially.

Post-script: It’s the next day after the vaccination: The site of the shot is barely sore. I don’t feel like I have the flu. And I’m even happier to report that the tail and horns haven’t sprouted yet.

Sorry. Not to make light of a very serious matter, but come on, let’s follow what Jesus taught.Each day has enough trouble of its own. Let’s let tomorrow come in its own time.  All speculation about how the events of the last days unfold has so far proven to be 100% wrong or without a final verdict. The Bible only provides general guidance of what we should look for, not the specific details of how everything will unfold.  Until then, we must have hope and faith in Jesus.

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NOTES

[1] The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are mRNA based. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine does not use the same methodology as the other two vaccines, the methodology objected to by vocal opponents to the C-19 vaccine. It is a more traditional vaccine. But so far it does not appear to be as effective (65% effectiveness rate compared to 95% for the other two).

[2] Thau, Michael. 27 July 2020. “Head of CDC Admits Lockdown Killing Way More Americans Than COVID! Urges Masks. When Will These People Be Held Accountable for the Carnage They’ve Caused?” RedState.com.  Retrieved February 10, 2021 from https://redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/07/27/head-of-cdc-lockdown-suicides-drug-ods-killing-way-more-americans-than-covid-n248959

[3] Heckenlively, Kent & Mikovits, Dr. Judy. Plague of Corruption. New York: Children’s Health Defense and Skyhorse Publishing. 2020. Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  Mikovits argument addresses an alternative theory on why the Corona viruses are so virulent involving an understanding of retroviruses, which is outside the scope of this paper.

[4] Weatherspoon, Deborah, Ph.D., R.N., CRNA with Boulanger, Amy. 15 September 2017. “Understanding Opposition to Vaccines,” Heathline.com. Retrieved February 12, 2021 fromhttps://www.healthline.com/health/vaccinations/opposition.  Quoting the article:

The belief that vaccines can cause autism has become widespread in the past few years. Parents seem to be most concerned about the MMR vaccine, which is used to prevent measles, mumps, and rubella.

Multiple studies have shown that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. Most of these studies had large sample sizes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Trusted Source also states that vaccines are very safe in all but a few cases. The CDC also clarified that vaccine ingredients do not cause autism.

Thimerosal, an ingredient that has been used in some vaccines, also raises concerns. It is a mercury-based preservative that was thought to cause autism. It is now only used in some flu vaccines. There are also thimerosal-free flu vaccinations available. Even so, the CDC Trusted Source states that thimerosal does not cause autism.

[5] “Although the United States officially abandoned its biological weapons programme in 1969, Fort Detrick has continued defensive research into deadly pathogens on the list of “select agents”, including the Ebola virus, the organisms that cause the plague, and the highly toxic poison ricin” See Wyatt, Tim. The Independent, 6 August 2019. Retrieved from https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/virus-biological-us-army-weapons-fort-detrick-leak-ebola-anthrax-smallpox-ricin-a9042641.html.

[6] Yan, Li-Meng; Kang, Shu, Guan, Jie; and Hu, Shanchang. 8 October, 2020. “SARS-CoV-2 Is an Unrestricted Bioweapon: A Truth Revealed through Uncovering a Large-Scale, Organized Scientific Fraud.”  Retrieved February 12, 2021, from Zenodo.org,

[7] Warnock, Caroline. 5 August 2021. Heavy.com.  Retrieved February 10, 2021 from https://heavy.com/news/2020/03/anthony-fauci/

[8] “Fauci has often been seen as a calming figure in the response to the coronavirus and has been a strong advocate for social distancing efforts in the U.S., sometimes in contrast to President Trump’s guidance on reopening the country. Because of this, he has received death threats and was given a personal security detail. In response to this, Fauci said: ‘You know, it’s my job. This is the life I’ve chosen, and I’m doing it. I mean, obviously there’s a lot of pressure. I would be foolish to deny that. … It’s a job to do, and we’ve just got to do it.’ Ibid.

[9] Young Scientiss Network. February 2021. “Addressing mRNA vaccine safety and efficacy concerns. Retrieved February 10, 2021 from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/561297.

[10] Maragakis, Lisa Lockerd, MD, MPH, & Kelen, Gabor David, MD, n.d. “Is the Covid Vaccine Safe?” Retrieved February 12, 2021 from Hopkinsmedicine.org.

[11] Evon, Dan. 21 July 2020. “Was the COVID-19 Pandemic Planned in Rockefeller’s ‘Operation Lockstep’?” Snopes.com. Retrieved February 12, 2021 from snope.com.

[12] Editor. 15 December 2020. “Scientists, doctors won’t take the mRNA COVID vaccines: Why should you?”  Cairns News. Retrieved February 10, 2021 from https://cairnsnews.org/2020/12/15/scientists-doctors-wont-take-the-mrna-covid-vaccines-why-should-you/