THE Archbishop of Canterbury has seen fit to encourage the take-up of booster injections by alluding to what he claims ‘Jesus would have done’. Justin Welby infers that because getting the injections is an action to be undertaken on behalf of ‘others’ it is incumbent upon us to follow Christ’s example and take unto oneself the latest (but surely not the final) injection. Welby claims that it is ‘immoral’ to refuse.
The ‘what would Jesus do?’ question has become a guiding principle for many Christians. Yet the strategy means we run the risk of confecting a Jesus to suit our own ideas or, as in the case of Welby, moulded to fit the prevailing political winds.
I see nothing in the scriptures that translates as a modern requirement for anyone to undergo the risks associated with the injection process. I do not recall Jesus pushing his curatives against anyone’s will, threatening them or demanding his healing be undergone for the sake of others. There could be no profit motive behind his actions. Jesus did not do ‘social distancing’ with lepers, wear face coverings or make any other virtue signalling gestures. Quite the reverse, virtue signalling is a frequent focus of criticism for Jesus. Yet for Welby, it is of great importance to appear to be following the government’s line to the point where he is unafraid to place Jesus at the service of tawdry politicians and their advisers.
Shall we give the archbishop the benefit of the doubt for one moment and ask if he believes that he is doing good in joining the ranks of the celebrity drug pushers? After all, one might be able to make a case for the injections if they performed like vaccines by conferring sterilising immunity, and were clearly going to bring to an end the era of restrictions. We would see the last of the dehumanising (and useless) face masks and an end to the engorgement of landfill sites and sea-beds replete with the filthy hateful things.
We know after nearly two years that this is not the case. Unlike traditional vaccines, more and more ‘boosters’ are ordered in at great cost to the taxpayer, making gargantuan profits for the pharmaceutical companies. Furthermore, many of those taking decisions regarding these procurements have vested interests in these juicy financial returns. As Welby surely knows, you cannot serve both God and mammon.
The commandment against idolatry is frequently misunderstood, yet I see it as increasingly relevant in this new Covidian world, and reveals something important regarding the archbishop’s position.
Idolatry is evil, using fear and anxiety to entrap people. Fear affects our ability to think clearly, and as Laura Dodsworth has admirably shown in her recent book A State of Fear, the government has deliberately used fear to control the population throughout this saga. It has set out to create anxiety and chaos rather than to reassure and heal. There is now so much evidence accumulating in this regard that it is beyond credibility that someone as educated and presumably as religious as Justin Welby could remain unaware of this. Welby claims he ‘cannot understand’ how anyone can refuse to take the injection. Paying attention would provide him with all of the understanding he needs.
Welby claims that the ‘scientists’ are ‘good people acting in difficult circumstances’. Whatever their shortcomings, he says, ‘they know better than us’. It is a pity he cannot extend the same courtesy to the equally, if not more, highly qualified scientists trying to speak out on the part of the weakest and most vulnerable members of society. These are the scientists who have nothing to gain, and much to lose. Welby has uttered not one word about governments across the world using coercion, threats, mandates and ‘passports’, all technically illegal within the framework of international law and the Nuremberg Code. His sickening descent into choosing the powerful over the weak, the rich over the poor, and the demonising of truth is an example par excellence of idolatry in action; it is a kind of state-olatry.
Has the archbishop given any consideration as to where this is all going? He has summarily dismissed the idea of the Covidian saga being attached to a wider conspiracy, an opinion he bases on his own church’s organisational ineptitude. However, there is openly published material that the World Economic Forum’s figurehead, Klaus Schwab, appears to be advocating one world government. The attempt to get us to that place begins with man playing God. We have Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates funding the creation of experimental genetic mRNA injections. Then we have the subsequent and deliberate creation of a two-tier society comprising of the ‘unvaccinated’ and the vaccinated, the former being openly demonised, the focus of Welby’s shameful demands, and the frightening and bullying of whom the archbishop joins in with rather than condemning.
Giving in to Schwab’s (and others’) vision of a one world government would mean a kind of enslavement of the whole world and, if true, must be understood as the ultimate in idolatry. I cannot fathom how Justin Welby can construe that Jesus would have submitted to any of this, let alone advocated such submission to others.
The only way I can comprehend his stance is to construe Welby as an apostate. His words make sense only if one assumes that he has chosen to abandon Christianity and has entered a new Covidiancult based on illusions, lies, power-grabs, bullying, human sacrifice and totalitarian regimes. That the Covidian cult slyly makes use of religious tropes whilst it quietly demolishes true religion makes Welby’s stance especially egregious. How one of the country’s most important religious figureheads could take this position must give many cause for concern. My plea to those who are awake to this tragedy is to live not by lies; rather, as one of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life exclaims, ‘Tell the truth!’ I sincerely pray that Justin Welby returns to the Christian fold and works for the good, not the powerful in this most terrible of times.