Rev. Mark H. Creech
Why I’m still unvaccinated for COVID
FacebookTwitter
By Rev. Mark H. Creech
April 15, 2022

Those who follow my columns know that I haven’t addressed the issue of COVID vaccines, whether to get them or not. Exemplary Christian leaders have encouraged getting them, and many people have followed their advice. However, the information available has always been so conflicting that I never had any peace about recommending the jab one way or the other.

In August of 2021, I contracted a severe case of COVID, which lasted several weeks. I nearly died. I suffered a 105-degree temperature, which I cannot recall. I only know about it because my doctor told me. I could hardly think and process what was going on around me. I experienced profound flu-like symptoms, along with violent vomiting. Once I collapsed and went out like a light on the bathroom floor. I awakened to my wife calling out my name and rubbing me on the back. I have never experienced any sickness so severe. During a follow-up visit to my physician’s office, he shocked me by saying he was expecting me to die.

For several months afterward, I had to walk with a cane. My memory was significantly impaired. My cognitive functions were also blighted.

Currently, I’m being treated for COVID Brain and low energy. I have Long-Haul COVID symptoms and still find it challenging to work for more than half a day. I often feel as though I can never get enough sleep.

I wasn’t vaccinated when I came down with COVID, and one would think I would get the shots after all I went through. But I remain unvaccinated.

Here are some reasons why.

First, it seems that credible information about vaccines, which ought to have been known, have been withheld from the public.

Liberty Counsel, a Christian law firm led by Mat Staver, which focuses on religious liberty, has been vigorously fighting vaccine mandates and passports in court throughout the pandemic. Staver argues they are being used to restrict and control people. He says they are a serious threat to freedom and, if accepted, could be used by the government long after COVID.

I believe Staver to be a trusted source, and he says the FDA attempted to keep Pfizer’s COVID shot data a secret until a Texas Judge recently said that they couldn’t.

He notes a report by journalist Kim Iverson who gives an overview of the documents meant to be suppressed, but were released by a court order on April 1st.

All of the following information has been admitted to by Pfizer and has been known by the FDA for over a year:

    Natural Immunity Works. Study participants who had natural immunity from a previous COVID infection were protected against future COVID exposure. Not a single case of severe COVID was reported from the participants with natural immunity.

    The shots weaken the immune system. Pfizer knew that for seven days after the first injection, white blood cells drop sharply, disrupting natural immunity and making it more difficult for the body to fight off viruses, bacteria, illness and serious disease.

    The true death toll is far higher than reported. People who died in the week following the first injection were improperly recorded as “unvaccinated” despite having received the shot. Thus, the number of deaths from the Pfizer shots were false and underreported.

    Shot injuries are more common in younger groups. Pfizer admits the highest prevalence of shot injuries was found in people under 55. In fact, the number of adverse events increased as the age of shot takers decreased. Yet the FDA and CDC have been pushing propaganda campaigns to inject these age groups despite the evidence they are more likely to be harmed.

    Pfizer lied about myocarditis. The shots have caused 10 times more cases of myocarditis than Pfizer originally said.

    Pfizer has no idea of the long-term side effects of these shots. Pfizer specifically notes it does not know the long-term effect on fertility, pregnancy, birth defects or safety for nursing children.

    Pfizer cannot rule out Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE). This is a phenomenon in which the shots cause a worse and more deadly reaction when the person later comes in contact with the virus. The FDA knew about this concern as early as October 22, 2020!

When attempts are made to keep critical facts such as these from the public, and the government knew the shots could be deadly yet engaged in a billion-dollar campaign to get people to take them anyway, I smell a skunk in the woodpile. Something is seriously amiss.

Furthermore, what haven’t we been told about the other vaccines not manufactured by Pfizer? In light of such, shall I blindly offer my arm to the needle and syringe? As the steward of my own health, that doesn’t seem a responsible course of action to me.

Second, beyond this weighty question, there seems to be a deeper issue that’s spiritual in nature. It appears the loss of faith in our culture is rendering many vulnerable to the exploitation of their fears of suffering and death. For many in our day, faith in God has been replaced by faith in science, despite the fact that many of the conclusions of science are ever-changing with time. Faith in the perceived absolute power and wisdom of science leads many to accept whatever scientists say or advise, regardless. This is imprudent.

We should recognize medical science is not flawless. It cannot cure every illness, and it remains an art requiring guesswork and sometimes trial and error. A doctor who was recently going over my chart and discussing some of my remaining COVID symptoms admitted to me, “We really don’t know what we’re doing.” I appreciated his honesty. Some physicians act as if they expect their patients to defer to their judgments unquestionably.

Please understand me. I don’t intend to demean the value of medicine and its practitioners. They are God’s gift to us. Nevertheless, medicine is not an exact discipline, and doctors are fallible human beings. A healthy faith in the omnipotent power of God won’t allow for an uncritical trust in medicine. If our faith in God is sound, we won’t view health care institutions and professionals with an unwarranted sacral mystique. Instead, we’ll recognize they are imperfect instruments in the hands of our Creator, who alone provides healing.

Therefore, with so much uncertain and conflicting information about the COVID vaccines, I have chosen to remain unvaccinated. My faith is also a part of my resolve because it assures me whether facing tremendous suffering again or possible death, God’s grace, as it always has been, will be sufficient for my every need now and forever more.

Because of vaccine mandates and required vaccine passports, not everyone has been permitted to make this decision of conscience as I have. That’s wrong and it should be passionately resisted by every liberty-loving American.

May God’s richest blessings be with you, coerced or free, vaccinated or not.

© Rev. Mark H. Creech

 

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Rev. Mark H. Creech

Rev. Mark H. Creech is Executive Director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc. He was a pastor for twenty years before taking this position, having served five different Southern Baptist churches in North Carolina and one Independent Baptist in upstate New York.

Rev. Creech is a prolific speaker and writer, and has served as a radio commentator for Christians In Action, a daily program featuring Rev. Creech's commentary on social issues from a Christian worldview.

In addition to RenewAmerica.com, his weekly editorials are featured on the Christian Action League website and Agape Press, a national Christian newswire.

Subscribe

Receive future articles by Rev. Mark H. Creech: Click here

More by this author

June 8, 2024
From ancient idols to modern misconceptions: The call to worship only God


June 3, 2024
Restoring ethical foundations: The Ten Commandments in American culture


May 27, 2024
Repeating history: Medicinal whiskey’s echoes in medical marijuana policy


May 20, 2024
Billy Graham’s statue in the Capitol: What does it mean for the country?


May 10, 2024
Pillars of society: Reclaiming traditional motherhood in modern times


May 6, 2024
Navigating faith and civic responsibility: Pastor Loran Livingston’s controversial sermon


April 28, 2024
Beware the leaven of progressive clergy


April 20, 2024
Scriptural sobriety: Rethinking wine in the Lord’s Supper


April 15, 2024
Scriptural sobriety: Challenging assumptions about Jesus’ wine miracle


April 6, 2024
The dwindling flame: Exploring the decline of church attendance in America


More articles

 

Stephen Stone
HAPPY EASTER: A message to all who love our country and want to help save it

Stephen Stone
The most egregious lies Evan McMullin and the media have told about Sen. Mike Lee

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
FLASHBACK to 2020: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Jerry Newcombe
A politically-incorrect prayer

Victor Sharpe
Who truly deserves a state? The Kurds or the Palestinians?

Pete Riehm
Father's Day: When men sing!

Cherie Zaslawsky
RFK Jr.: The silver-tongued spoiler

Randy Engel
A documentary: Opus Dei and the Knights of Columbus – The anatomy of a takeover bid, Part VIII

Linda Goudsmit
CHAPTER 22: What Is Social Justice?

Stephen Stone
A Song for Independence Day: ‘Have You Been To My Hometown?’

Rev. Mark H. Creech
From ancient idols to modern misconceptions: The call to worship only God

Michael Bresciani
Pride Month – Are we proud of the decimation, disfigurement, and death of children?

Tom DeWeese
The second great Colorado land grab

Matt C. Abbott
Dealing with the Dobbs backlash

Ronald R. Cherry
Book Review: Left Imperialism – From Cardinal Richelieu to Klaus Schwab, by Gary Gindler
  More columns

Cartoons


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

Columnists

Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites