Masks, Vaccines, and the Bible

by Matthew W. Bassford The following restates the biblical principles that should govern our speech and behavior when it comes to masks, vaccines, and discussion of the same. In areas where we are given liberty by man and God, we must respect the liberty of others. We must not judge or show contempt toward those…

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Is it a sin to get vaccinated?

Question: Hello beloved brother! I always give thanks to God concerning you, for your exhortation, correction, encouragement. The worldwide has been overtaken by the coronavirus pandemic, which is responsible for a scary number of deaths daily.  The various religions seek responses to give to the hopeless world, trying to comfort the world. Many theories have been given…

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Does wearing a mask mean you don’t trust God?

Question: I am in a battle with some of my family members regarding following the CDC guidelines concerning COVID 19 (they are reckless). With the numbers going up where I live, I have chosen to follow the guidelines regarding wearing a mask in public and social distancing, and not socializing between households. My family members…

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Love in the Time of an Epidemic

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton A friend of mine recently posted a passage written by Eusebius, an early historian of the church, which I wish to share with you. At the peak of the Cyprian Plague, which ran from about A.D. 249 to 262, there were as many as 5,000 deaths per day throughout the Roman…

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Is taking an antidepressant for fibromyalgia just an easy way out?

Question: Hi, I’m going to have some tests for fibromyalgia, etc., due to body pains. My doctor wants to put me on antidepressants for when I have flare-ups and for stress. I don’t want to use medicine as a crutch, and I have asked God for his help on this. I try to tough it…

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Can medical conditions be behind negative thoughts, worries, and anger?

Question: I often wonder if medical conditions can be an excuse for how we feel? Take someone that has started having anxiety attacks out of the blue. They have never been someone that worries but because of a hormone imbalance they often have negative thoughts. Are they in sin? How can God help them? I…

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Does holding sperm for a long time cause cancer?

Question: I have heard about this site and how it helped people. So I am looking forward in hope. I was leading the life of an ordinary man with a good job, but I wasn’t able to find peace. Recently I got into religion and I am interested in this new life. I wanted to…

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Is being addicted to caffeine a sin?

Question: I was wondering if you could give me a bunch of verses concerning whether being addicted to caffeine is a sin or not. I personally believe that being addicted to caffeine is a sin or anything for that matter. I can think of a few verses to back my point up, but I am…

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