Whenever there is a leftist agenda being pushed, you can count on The Gospel Coalition (TGC) to get behind it. TGC, which was founded by the Marxist, Tim Keller, along with his comrade, D.A. Carson, has been the catalyst behind the vast majority of leftist movements in the Evangelical Church ranging from homosexual inclusion to Critical Race Theory.
Previously, on September 2, TGC Australia put out an article stating that they would be “extremely concerned if Australian Governments decide that religious organisations must mandate vaccination for attendees and participants in public worship services and other religious meetings.”
Now that it seems like a high probability that this will happen, TGC jumps on board with it. On September 18, TGC now writes:
“Given our responsibility to love our neighbours and prioritise the interests of the most vulnerable, there are good and persuasive reasons for us to support and implement a system in which proof of vaccination (or medical exemption) is a standard requirement for attendance at large indoor gatherings such as church services.”
Of course, this doesn’t come without its caveats. Of course, “we shouldn’t exclude” from worship those who don’t vaccinate, TGC affirms. However, with the biblical command to “love your neighbor”–and making vaccination an outworking of that command–TGC isn’t just implying, but outright stating that those who don’t vaccinate would be unrepentant sinners.
This falls right in line with the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission who, as well, is fully behind vaccine mandates arguing that religious exemptions for vaccines should only be available to cultists and isolationists. The ERLC argued:
In our experience, the reasons appealed to by some evangelicals for refusing vaccinations are not, strictly speaking, religious, but personal, philosophical, or political. This includes objections that invoke religious beliefs in general terms, but upon further scrutiny, appeal to other factors. Some may, for example, express concerns about infertility, or the lack of longitudinal studies, or that their employer has simply violated their rights. But none of these reasons are overtly related with the individual’s religious beliefs.
Keep in mind that these leftists organizations are funded in part by globalist billionaire elites like George Soros and James Riady. What makes anyone think they have the church’s best interest at heart?