The Gospel Coalition Argues For Vaccine Passports To Attend Church

The Gospel Coalition (TGC) continues to stake out the worst possible position on the ongoing ecclesial drama surrounding the novel coronavirus, releasing an article advocating for churches to institute vaccine passports and relegating those ‘others’ who do not want to get vaccinated or who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons to “online church” in the name of ‘loving one’s neighbor.’

This is hardly surprising, as TGC has been notoriously simpy when it comes to these matters, alternating between being completely silent about the infringement of religious liberty, and gaslighting their audience by claiming the government has not engaged in hostilities or persecution of the church during the last 18 months. Heck, if anything the state has been a perfect gentleman the entire time.

TGC Canada Again Argues that Their Churches Aren’t Being Persecuted,
TGC Author: Believing in ‘Big-Government Overreach’ Is a Denial of ‘Objective Reality’,
TGC Author: Christians Have Endured No ‘Hostility’ or ‘Ill-treatment’ From Govt During Pandemic

In a new post by Meagan Best, who is the Director of the Ethicentre Centre, she dedicates large portions of the article to advocating for the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine before turning her attention to vaccine passports. Here, she holds two propositions to be true: 1) “restrictions imposed by the state on an individual’s liberty are justified only to prevent harm to others” and 2) “unvaccinated individuals present a risk to society.”

She ‘refutes’ the notion that Hebrews 10:24–25: “…not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing… is applicable our current pandemic situation, arguing that it cannot be used as a prooftext for the insistence of gathering together:

The kind of “meeting together” that the verse encourages as a vehicle for mutual encouragement does not necessarily require large, weekly, extended, indoor gatherings. There are other ways in which we can fulfil the purpose of the exhortation in this verse.

She acknowledges that some people may not want to get the vaccine on account of a conscience issue, but that when it comes to church:

The conscience of those who remain unpersuaded by those arguments should be respected, but respecting a person’s conscience does not automatically confer on them a right to act in a way that endangers the health and safety of others.

Best concludes that because the unvaccinated don’t have a right to endanger other believers who have loved their neighbors by being double-dosed, they need to be prevented from gathering with their brothers in sisters in Christ, with these vaccine passports the way to go:

Given our responsibility to love our neighbors and prioritize 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

…But this should not mean that we exclude those who have not been vaccinated from the fellowship of the church or from the circle of our ministry. If a regime of vaccine passports is to be with us for some time into the future, then our energy should be expended not on fighting against it but on finding safe, inclusive and responsible ways to gather and minister within such a context. One obvious option would be to advocate for a system that permitted those who remain unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated to produce evidence of being COVID-negative as a condition for church attendance. Another would be to continue and expand the range of online opportunities for Christian fellowship and online communication….

…It should be entirely possible for us to practise both our call to minister the gospel to all people and our responsibility to love our neighbours and care for the vulnerable, without requiring one of these commitments to trump the other.



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10 thoughts on “The Gospel Coalition Argues For Vaccine Passports To Attend Church

  1. Well, there’s a big surprise. Not.
    The Gospel Coalition continues to expose itself as a heretical, woke collective of pretend-religious pinheads (and I’m being kind so as not to be chastised by the holier-than-thou types for my ‘fruit.’

    1. All one needs to point to is the fact that antibodies from a previous case of Covid-19 does not qualify. Considering the fact that a previous infection is more effective than the “vaccine” for protecting others, and yet it doesn’t count, is all anyone needs to see to come to the conclusion that this is about something other than prevention.
      Taking part in deception and plausible evil is against the conscience of many Christians. Forcing or encouraging them to go against their conscience is itself sinful… biblically.

  2. Another reprobate with a non-functioning mind. This so-called “vaccine” has caused more deaths just in the past two months, than all other vaccines over more than a decade, combined. Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have increased along with the rate of vaccination, which should never happen if a vaccine is anywhere near effective in the least. Young people are more likely to be hospitalized or die from the “vaccine” than they are the virus it’s supposed to protect against. It’s neither safe nor efficacious, by any stretch of the imagination.

    The decision whether or not to take the “vaccine” cannot harm anyone else. It doesn’t stop anyone from getting or spreading the virus. Just look at Israel – nearly 90% of the population is fully “vaccinated” and they’re seeing the highest number of daily infections to-date, hospitals are overrun, and deaths are up also.

    No one who is trying to force or coerce others into taking this dangerous and deadly “vaccine” actually cares for their neighbor. If you love your neighbor, you research and obtain the facts before running your mouth. If you love your neighbor, you don’t try to force them to take a dangerous and ineffective drug, and you especially don’t bear false witness, either by blatant commission or by lazy and ignorant omission, in order to further that effort.

  3. TGC Australia also has articles written by a “woman preacher”. So its no surprise this garbage came from TGC. I wonder though according to TGC, does the church have the authority biblically to bar a communicate member in good standing from the Lords Table? This is essentially what the church would be doing, not to mention causing division between persons in the church, and showing favoritism to those vaccinated. It’s also a form of legalism to require something the bible does not in order to worship. TGC has once again shown why they believe that Christ is not the head of the church but rather the Government.

    https://au.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-rise-and-fall-of-biblical-complementarity-1-2-equality-and-distinction/

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