Conrad Vine has a sermon titled "The Runaway Train II" You can find it on U-tube
His chief question is:
Does the General Conference President (and/or his committees) have the authority to over ride personal conscience?
The issue is a document denying the church pastors, conferences etc. to sign for exemptions from the mandates to members who claim religious reasons for refusing the cvd shot.
From the other side that supported that policy, we got information that this is not over riding anyone's personal conscience. Everyone is free to refuse the shot, but they are personally responsible for the consequences -- as in losing their jobs even jobs in our schools, hospitals and institutions, as well as suffering all the restrictions and denied services government put on the unvaxed.
So what do you think? Was this against freedom of religion?
Is freedom of religion simply being able to choose between suffering "persecution" or going along with mandates?
Conrad Vine likens what took place these past two years, to what will happen in the near future when under the blanket of saving the planet from climate change, Sunday legislation will be passed as a supposed urgent and necessary measure to put the brakes on the mad consumer race and give the earth a day of rest. Once passed,
Vine says it will be only moments till it escalates into a religious thing (To resist will be seen as being against the common good, to be seen as destroyers, murderers, unchristian) Society has now been trained to give up normal living for the "common good" and even turn against those who don't conform as jeopardizing "the common good" -- the last two years were a trial run, what's coming next, the issues, lock downs and mandates will be even stricter and more confining.
Are we prepared to stand alone even if those we look up to won't go up to bat for us? May even endorse and enforce the mandates?