Franklin Graham Pushes Vaccination
During an interview with Axios on HBO, Reverend Franklin Graham encouraged pastors to inform their congregations where they could get the vaccine. “We are leaders in a community, and we have a responsibility to inform of the truth.”
Calling modern-day medicine “pro-life,” Graham told host Mike Allen, “I want people to know that COVID-19 can kill you, but we have a vaccine out there that could possibly save your life. If you wait, it can be too late.”
Earlier this year Graham was questioned about previously saying, “I think if there were vaccines available in the time of Christ, Jesus would have made reference to them and used them.” A few days later Graham clarified his statement, referencing the parable of the Good Samaritan. “Jesus Christ would advocate for people using vaccines and medicines to treat suffering and save lives.”
“We also know that Jesus went from town to town healing ‘every disease and sickness.’ He came to save life—to offer us eternal life,” Graham said. “Did Jesus need a vaccine Himself? Of course not. He is God.”
Hillsong’s Brian Houston Talks About Death of Unvaccinated Member
Hillsong recently experienced the loss of one of its members, Stephen Harmon, after he died from the COVID-19 virus.
Harmon chose not to get vaccinated and posted comments on social media such as: “When you can’t trust the Bible cause it was written by man, but you trust the CDC/Fauci guidelines cause they were written by man. Makes total sense.”
Even after Harmon was hospitalized, he said getting the vaccine was not an option for him.
In a statement Brian Houston said: “The death of Stephen Harmon was a sad day for those who knew him and called him a friend…While many of our staff, leadership and congregation have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, we recognize this is a personal decision for each individual to make with the counsel of medical professionals.”