A Christian response to Corona Virus and other diseases. (updated 5/30/2023)
The information posted on this page in 2020 and 2021 has been proven to be true as government lying, pseudo-science and collusion has been exposed over time (Matthew 10:46). The actions taken to close churches (and “non-essential” businesses) were wrong from the beginning from the legal, moral and science perspectives. Tragically, the COVID “vaccines” have proven to be dangerous as was feared early on.
In brief, because Pastor Harris’ undergraduate degree is in biological science and we have two PHN’s in the church including one that was the infectious disease control nurse for her hospital, we were able to respond using actual science from the very beginning and understood that the mandates being made by various government entities did not match actual science – especially when the arrogant claim was made they would be able to “stop the virus.” It was also recognized early on that those seeking to institute such draconian mandates were godless people who we quick to try and shut down churches but made no public calls for prayer for God’s mercy regarding the pandemic.
Grace Bible Church had already been streaming for years prior to the shut down requirements issued in New York on Good Friday, 2020. We streamed only for a couple of weeks while we secured legal backing, then added additional people to the live service as any equivalence was found within the government mandates. We began mixed indoor / outdoor services within a few weeks in order to accommodate restrictions congregants had placed on them by their work or school or level of fear. We used short range radio to broadcast to those outside and indoor closed circuit live feed video was provided to various rooms with the same purpose in mind so that some were mask optional and others were mask required with spacing. The goal was to get as many people physically present on the church property as were willing to come. This continued as long as there were government or business restrictions upon people in our congregation, and even afterward a “mask only” room was provided upon request.
We also strongly recommended against the COVID “vaccines” (see below) while also providing practical support to anyone that developed a case of COVID (or other illness).
What is below is what was posted on our website through 2022 as an historical record of our response and reasonings.
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We have been asked our thoughts on taking one of the genetic therapy interventional medical products – the “vaccines” – for SARS-CoV-2. We had our PHNs research the available information and Pastor Harris reviewed the ethics. The result is the research compilation at this link to Public Information Regarding the “Vaccines” for Covid 19. We encourage you to examine the paper and its many links and do your own research. Our conclusion is that there are definite ethical issues with all the vaccines currently being offered and there are also very serious medical concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines being offered. The mounting evidence since the paper was first written continue to validate our concerns. Ultimately you will make your own decision, but in love, we strongly recommend against it. The benefits do not warrant the unknown risks for the vast majority of people even if the ethical issues can be overcome. We also firmly stand against these “vaccines” being mandated as a matter of both ethics and the safety of those receiving them. The mandates are crimes against humanity as defined in the Nuremburg codes. Links to how to fight against the mandates can be found by clicking here
Click here for our response to the fears that have been generated about SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) and government restrictions. It includes links to sermons dealing with relevant issues, and a links page to articles dealing with the relevant medical, social and governmental issues that have been generated. Truth matters to us because it matters to God, and most governments and media have not been following actual science – they have been blocking it. A serious charge, but the results of bad government and pseudo-science has been and continues to be devastating.
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Posted on our Corona Virus Response page
A lot has changed since I first put this page together. I have even had my only personal experience with it as well having overcome a bad case of it in February 2021 by following by the Lord’s mercy and following sound medical practices. We know much more about SARS-CoV-2 and recognize that the panic, paranoia and draconian government restrictions have been unnecessary and extremely destructive. The second wave of infections was not unexpected given the nature of any contagious disease and the fact that government restrictions have aggravated the situation. It is also not unexpected that the disease would begin to wane as Spring comes – as with cold and flu in any year. Our response to this particular disease, as with all diseases, is to take proper and reasonable precautions, trust God and live for His glory. This includes assisting those who may become sick or quarantined.
I am extremely disturbed by how much the major news media, social media and search engines block any contrary evidence to the politically (socialist) correct view. They claim they are following “science,” but they are not, for science is not afraid of contrary evidence. True science goes forward as all the evidence is brought to bear. Below I have been posting links to contrary evidence. I recognize some of it will be confusing because information available is incomplete and therefore is subject to continuing change (so note the dates of reports). However, the contrary evidence does prove that the data used for the models upon which government restrictions have been set were flawed from the start. If they were following science, that would be admitted and protocols would be changed accordingly.
My own back ground is biology including classes covering epidemiology and experimental design, and I am married to a public health nurse. I must be direct. The virus is not nearly as deadly as government incompetence and over reaction due to media hype. Gov. Cuomo’s directive in early 2020 putting COVID-19 positive patients into nursing facilities caring for the elderly and those already medical compromised was unconscionable. Government incompetence in New York, around our nation, and internationally about what is or is not “essential” destroyed much more than economies. That incompetence, whether well intended or malicious, is directly linked to lives lost due to drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, suicide, and postponed “elective” surgeries that would have otherwise extended life. Even worse has been the blockage in many States of the very medications that were either already known or were quickly demonstrated to alleviate COVID-19 symptoms and prevent death if administered early. They have been following modeling that was disproved by late Spring 2020. Their claims of following “science” have been blatantly false. Mainstream news reports block counter evidence to the politically correct line while hyping and faking the stories they do report. These reasons in and of themselves are enough to give serious pause to trusting these governments and media about anything related to the vaccines, and indeed, research into them raises serious medical questions as shown in this link to Public Information Regarding the Vaccines for Covid 19.
Pray for those who are being so severely impacted by all of this not only locally but around the globe where similar actions are now leading directly to starvation. Pray for those in authority that they will repent and turn to truth to end the unnecessary oppression. The power of the Lord Jesus Christ gives hope to people in any situation, so pray that God’s people will continue to find ways to proclaim the gospel even when oppressed.
The following four sermons and two papers are helpful to regain and keep a godly perspective . Links to sermons & papers related to the virus crises: *Godly Wisdom During a Medical Threat, *Foundations of Wisdom, *Finding Peace in a Time of Fear, *Authority & Submission *Remaining Calm in a Time of Panic, *Ideas Concerning being Stuck at Home due to Virus Regulations These are our Medical Restriction protocols and ministry plans
Use this link for papers, news articles and resources concerning the SARS-CoV-2 virus crises (COVID-19); Mask usage, government policies, treatments and fighting mandatory “vaccinations.” (Note: the google search engine is politically correct and nearly worthless in research on this topic and many others. Use other internet search engines such as https://duckduckgo.com/)
Simply a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Pastor Scott L. Harris