A Biblical Argument Against Vaccine Passports for the Local Church

by Dale Partridge

In last week’s episode, Pastor Dale Partridge offered a biblical argument against vaccine mandates. This week, Dale refutes the growing idea of requiring vaccine passports for entrance at the local church.

By looking at James 2:1-9 which speaks to the sin of partiality, Partridge examines how this passage applies to the idea of class distinctions (vaccinated and unvaccinated) in the modern local church. Additionally, he demonstrates how partiality greatly inhibits the mission of the church.

Lastly, pastor Dale closes this episode with a strong and bold argument for why vaccine passports for local church attendance are not only sinful but scientifically unfounded.

Resources & References

Scripture References

  • Matthew 28: 19-20

    And Jesus came up and spoke to them (the apostles), saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

  • Galatians 3:28

    There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

  • Ephesians 4:4-6

    There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—“one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

    For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

  • James‬ ‭2:1-4, 8-9

    My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

  • Matthew 16:18

    I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

  • 1 Corinthians 12:18

    But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

  • Romans 10:17

    Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.

  • Romans 15:7

    Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”

  • 1 John‬ ‭3:16, 18-19

    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;

After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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