Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s Stance on COVID-19 vaccine

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PRESS RELEASE

Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Stance on the COVID-19 Vaccine

St. John’s, July 7, 2021: Over recent times, it has come to our awareness that
there have been pronouncements on the COVID-19 vaccine in the name of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, that may have misrepresented the Church and
communicated the wrong impression among members of the public.

The
Seventh-day Adventist Church is a worldwide conservative protestant Christian
church with over 21,000,000 members, with emphasis on gospel proclamation,
humanitarian relief and development, education and health.

We are a people of health. We operate some 227 hospitals and sanitariums.
Many of our health facilities are actively involved in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic. So, how do we relate to the COVID-19 vaccine?

The following statement from the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ Biblical
Research Institute, issued on December 18, 2020, was in direct response to the
COVID-19 vaccine question:

The Seventh-day Adventist Church places strong emphasis on health
and well-being. The Adventist health emphasis is based on biblical
revelation…, and on peer-reviewed scientific literature.

As such, we encourage responsible immunization/vaccination, and have no
religious or faith-based reason not to encourage our adherents to
responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunization
programs. We value the health and safety of the population, which
includes the maintenance of ‘herd immunity.

We are not the conscience of the individual church member, and
recognize individual choices.

These are exercised by the individual.

The choice not to be immunized is not and should not be seen as the
dogma nor the doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

We trust that the above will serve to clarify the Church’s position. In the
meantime, we wish to inform the general public that, notwithstanding the many
messages and opinion of individuals, the South Leeward Conference is the official
body for the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the island and as such, is the only
body that should be considered as authentic in respect to pronouncements about
the Church’s positions.

Carson L. Greene, DMin
President
South Leeward Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Tel: 562-8109
Email: [email protected]

 

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Hopefully people like Stan Richards get the message: “As such, we encourage responsible immunization/vaccination, and have no
    religious or faith-based reason not to encourage our adherents to
    responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunization
    programs…The choice not to be immunized is not and should not be seen as the
    dogma nor the doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.”

    • Some of those Church Ministers are really singing for their Duty Free Concessions. If they really speak out against this Vaccine matter in a negative way. Dem Duty Free garne a Guasa.

      • So anybody who is not sitting on their brain and has a view different from your view is getting paid?? Sounds like the typical UPP rhetoric especially how they like to blame “foreigners” whenever they lose election, instead of doing some introspection.

  2. The cult of elen g white who is a freemason if you take the time to research is alive and well. The Most High is making a clear distinction between christianity and the truth….all these churches and church leaders are apart of the system….just wait until the true children of Yah light is seen…..then the word will know….Rev 2:9 ……all these piped pipers are leading thier flock straight to hell.

    • haile selassie:

      “When Brazil had too few vaccines to cope with the deadly third wave of coronavirus, Ethiopian Airlines came to the rescue. It transported 3.5m Sinovac jabs from Shanghai to São Paulo, via specialist facilities at its hub in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in April…
      Founded in 1945 by Emperor Haile Selassie I — its headquarters building is H-shaped in his honour — the state-owned company’s hub in Addis Ababa is one of the largest and most modern African cargo terminals, able to handle 1m tonnes a year. ” see How Ethiopian Airlines provided a vaccine lifeline

      So far, Ethiopian Airlines has carried more than 27m vaccines to 24 countries. It has a 54,000 sq m freezer facility in Addis Ababa for Covid-19 vaccines that can keep the temperature at -25C, and is developing a facility to make enough ice to keep vaccines ultra-cold when needed

  3. The vaccine contains pork and and dead fetuses.

    Would the good gentlemen please state the position of his clan on that issue. Is it OK to consume pork and dead fetuses?

    Among other things

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