A Biblical Case Against Vaccine Mandates

by Dale Partridge

How are Christians to think about government-sanctioned vaccination mandates? What does the Bible say about the body of a Christian? Do we have biblical grounds to deny forced vaccinations?

In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridges tackles these questions with Scripture and offers three principles to support Christians in their examination of the vaccination issue.


Scripture References

  • Proverbs 29:2

    When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

  • 2 Timothy 3:12

    Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

  • 1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20

    Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

  • 1 Corinthians 7:23

    You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

  • 1 Peter 2:9

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

  • Psalm 100:3

    Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

  • Acts 20:28

    Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

  • 2 Timothy 2:19

    But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his.

  • Ephesians 1:13-14

    In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

  • Acts 5:29

    We must obey God rather than men.

  • Luke‬ ‭20:25

    And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.

  • Romans 14:5

    Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.

  • James 4:17

    So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

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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