by Arnie Suntag
August 29, 2021

As millions struggle with the specter of vaccine mandates and more draconian mitigation efforts, proponents work aggressively to bury the truth from a beleaguered public. © Drazen Zigic / iStock Photo

We are in the midst of perhaps the most aggressive movement in modern history to disparage and suppress the truth, right along with those who fervently advocate for it. Whether it is through critical theory, neurolinguistics, or fundamental Marxist philosophy, our society is subtly and surreptitiously being transformed into a stark, unthinking conglomeration of naïve and compliant robots who follow the dictates of their overlords, irrespective of the sheer lunacy that underlies their backward reasoning. Through a convoluted process of rationalizing and inverted thinking, millions are complacently heading for destruction like lemmings marching to the sea. Unfortunately, this includes many of our church members that have come to look upon their Conference leadership as God-fearing individuals who have their best interests at heart. In a much broader sense, they pedestalize their political leaders and public health officials to such a degree that they are amenable to their edicts, no matter how inane or unfounded in empirical fact they may be. They have been subliminally programmed to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, without rendering to God what is God’s – regardless of the dire consequences. They are all too ready to embrace the mainstream narratives that have been brewed in Satan’s kitchen without ever researching or investigating the veracity of such contrivances. As a result, the truth is gradually fading into oblivion, and the deceptions we are warned about in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 are being labelled as the ramblings of fundamentalists and conspiracy theorists, while man’s own theories, speculation, and reliance on science so-called take center stage. It is a sobering manifestation of the root problem — a wholesale departure from faith in Almighty God. The truth is being assailed and few will dare to defend it. “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment” (Isaiah 59:14-15).

The emergence of Covid-19 and the subsequent push for vaccine mandates and restrictions on freedom of conscience and other God-given rights have collectively provided us with a unique opportunity to take a stand on the side of truth. Yet, our Conference leadership has yielded to the machinations of a profit-driven medical establishment and rogue politicians, rather than to Biblical precedent and the counsels that founded our church. It speaks volumes about how little credence those in leadership actually place in their faith when the rubber meets the road. Despite the outcry of respected doctors and scientists, many of whom possess credentials far surpassing those associated with the NIH, the CDC, and the Biden administration, our Conference leaders, as supposed purveyors of the truth, have repeatedly and determinedly promulgated draconian mitigation efforts, restricted worship activities, and closed churches – even when authoritarian government agencies did not require them to do so. Now there is a concerted effort evolving to potentially mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for Conference employees despite the overwhelming evidence that these vaccines are not safe nor effective, particularly with respect to the Delta variant. The so-called fact-checkers, the mercenary mainstream media, and the endless barrage of political hacks will of course challenge such derogatory assessments of the vaccines with their trademarked psychobabble, but the only reason this gains any traction at all is that most in our church, and in our society at large, will not bother to investigate or research the actual data. Those promoting the prevailing storyline count on that fact. Since there is now a voraciously active cancel-culture to submerge any dissenting viewpoints, this lackadaisical attitude that accepts mainstream media hype as the Gospel, is destroying us all. It is a sad fact that such a large segment of those in our church, especially in leadership, have been so thoroughly indoctrinated that they can no longer discern scientific fact from fiction, or for that matter reason unemotionally and rationally in the midst of an aggressively hyped health crisis.

Media hype has caused an exaggerated fear of symptoms and disease – encouraging an abiding trust in an irretrievably broken healthcare system instead of God. © SvetaZi / iStock Photo

I suppose we must ultimately face the fact that decades of indoctrination and propaganda instilled through our educational institutions have finally brought us to the brink by taking a serious toll on the independent thought and rationale of a vast majority of the populace. This has left the door open for what has become nothing short of mass psychosis and delusional ideation. The mainstream narrative associated with the Covid-19 vaccines surely must represent one of the deceptions that, if it were possible, would deceive the very elect (Matthew 24:24). This alone has changed life in our world permanently. We have devolved into a society of hypochondriacs thanks to the fearmongering of corrupt politicians and oligarchs with a nefarious agenda – trusting in the medical establishment more than in Jesus Christ. Over the past year, the mainstream media has been rife with articles warning of potentially dangerous pathogens suddenly cropping up around the nation and abroad. This includes a drug-resistant superbug fungus spreading in two cities – referred to by the New York Post as “the next potential pandemic,” right along with a case of bubonic plague that killed a ten-year-old Colorado girl, and even a potential outbreak of deadly Marburg virus disease (MVD) in New Guinea just days ago. There is suddenly an unrelenting focus on disease in the media unlike anything I have witnessed in my lifetime, not to mention the constant din of the Covid-19 propaganda machine. Sadly, our Conference leadership has become a party to the Covid-19 hype that is turning our churches and schools upside down. But if you peel away the veneer created by the so-called scientifically-based arguments, there are some rather simple, common sense observations to consider about Covid-19 that most have either downplayed or completely ignored. I must admit though, that the indoctrination has become so effective that you can virtually parade indisputable observations and documented facts that challenge the common narrative right in the face of those who have been mesmerized, and they will still not believe you. That includes those in our church who, with the unique understanding of health and Bible prophecy that Seventh-day Adventists profess, should certainly know better. It is a fait accompli for Satan’s minions. Satan is exulting in the success of his hellish schemes.

Recently, the headline of an article published by Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center read, “White House to Vaccine Skeptics: The Wait is Over.” The article touted the approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the FDA. Presumably, this is supposed to allay any concerns the uninitiated have about the vaccine. But wait just a minute – how many of them will actually read the approval letter from the FDA to BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH at Pfizer, Inc.? It is available online for those who are wise enough to take the time to peruse it. The letter offers a “provisional” approval. That is, Pfizer must conduct studies to, among many other things, evaluate the occurrence of myocarditis and pericarditis following administration of the vaccine. These studies, along with a number of other requirements, will not formally be completed until 2025. They have put the proverbial cart before the horse! In other words, despite thousands of vaccine-related deaths, hospitalizations, and adverse reactions as evidenced by the VAERS database – the physician’s online tool promoted by the Department of Health and Human Services for reporting adverse vaccine events, the FDA released the Pfizer vaccine for use in the general population anyway. This is something that could never have happened in the past with any other vaccine. But then, this is not entirely surprising when you consider the enormity of the political pressure behind this vaccine and the fact that the FDA has approved many drugs in the past that were later pulled from the market due to numerous deaths and hospitalizations. Some may recall the Vioxx scandal, where the drug was linked to 27,785 heart attacks or sudden cardiac deaths between 1999 and 2003. Or how about Darvon and Darvocet with 2,110 deaths? That said, most of the drugs that were pulled from the market caused less than 100 deaths, and yet this was more than sufficient for their removal. There is presently a controversy surrounding the FDA’s approval of Aduhelm, a new and very expensive drug ($56,000 a year) for use in Alzheimer’s patients that studies have shown not only to be ineffective, but possibly detrimental. Just follow the money trail to gain an understanding of how this could ever happen with a supposedly legitimate government agency reviewing the studies. Earnestly consider these facts in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine approval. Anyone who would trust the FDA or any other government agency today in this anything-goes society, is either naïve or incredibly foolish. Remember, this is the same government that for years subsidized the tobacco industry resulting in millions of deaths. It is the same government that still subsidizes agricultural products that fuel the chronic disease epidemic in America. It is also the same government that has supported the use of asbestos, mercury, aspartame, fluoride, and even glyphosate with its long list of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma casualties and one of the largest lawsuits in history against Monsanto – the former poster child of the biotech industry. And the list goes on, believe it or not. This is not incompetence – it is collusion.

The Delta variant is being used as yet another wedge to compel the vaccination of the entire planet, even though the vaccine is ineffective and may even be responsible for the variant. © Nastco / iStock Photo

While proponents of the Covid-19 vaccine continue to turn a blind eye to the patently obvious flaws in their vaccine argument, the mainstream media is replete with stories of Covid-19 breakthrough cases, i.e., those who received the vaccine and developed the disease anyway. One report out of Israel, for instance, stated that nearly 60 percent of patients hospitalized for Covid-19 had been previously vaccinated. We have seen many similar stories here in the United States. Just do a Google search. Of course, now the alarm is being sounded about the so-called Delta variant. While this variant is claimed to be more contagious (although there is only limited data), it is also less virulent than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus, as is typically the case with corona viruses. Nonetheless, the game is afoot once again to make this variant sound so deadly that it will pummel vaccine skeptics into a state of inordinate fear and badger them to roll up their sleeves for an ineffective and dangerous vaccine. There are also reports in the mainstream media, including those from the CDC, that the vaccine is not effective against the new variants, although it may possibly reduce the severity of the illness (according to their short-lived and incomplete studies), thus placing the real hard data about the vaccine’s effectiveness in an even more negative light. This phenomenon is really not much different from what we witness each year with the flu vaccine. Most know that during certain flu seasons the vaccines are ineffective, although the big difference is that nobody is being coerced to take them. The bottom line is that anyone can verify this information about the Covid-19 vaccines for themselves, but few will do so because of their unwavering trust in government agencies and, of course, church leadership. Instead, they merely assume the vaccine is safe for their consumption because the government and their church leaders say so, when they should be questioning the entire Covid-19 saga. It is a pathetic illustration of how gullible most of the population has become. Anthony Fauci’s warning in 2017 about a “surprise outbreak” during the Trump administration should alone raise an enormous red flag about the origin and the intent of this worldwide life-altering nightmare. How can anyone reasonably make such a statement without insider foreknowledge? And why would they? This is not a conspiracy theory – it is on video. How obvious does it have to get?

As numerous respected immunology, virology, epidemiology, and other medical experts have aptly pointed out before they were censured and marginalized by a malignant cancel culture, the vaccine can create severe adverse reactions and various autoimmune responses that may ultimately cause far more deaths than the virus itself. It may even spawn a superbug that will ultimately evade mitigation of any kind. The Delta variant is just a relatively innocuous example (compared to the original virus) of what can potentially go awry with mRNA technology. Bear in mind that this technology is entirely experimental, with virtually no track record and no frame of reference from which to determine its long-term implications or consequences. There is sound scientific evidence to support the notion that the Delta variant was created by the vaccine itself. Fauci and the CDC have at various junctures suggested that people will need to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing because those who are vaccinated do not have complete protection, and because the viral load associated with their vaccination (unlike natural immunity) can potentially spread the virus or its variants to others. So then, what is the point of the vaccine? This is a valid question. Once again, the facts are being ignored or manipulated in order to blindly charge forward with a mandate-driven agenda and with restrictions based on the flimsiest arguments ever advanced in modern medicine. The truth is that we are potentially creating a monster that can cause incalculable harm, just as we did, for example, with the use of various antibacterial agents in soaps to help curb infections. Many have apparently forgotten about that. With everything from hexachlorophene, which was pulled off the consumer market decades ago because of its potential teratogenic effects, to the more commonly used triclosan, triclocarban, benzalkonium chloride, and chloroxylenol today, we have fostered the proliferation of deadly, highly resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus), and CRE (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae). These are deadly bacterial infections that often evade antibiotic therapy. Now we are going down a similar path with a corona virus by using a minimally tested experimental technology. The real danger is that this is being administered to potentially billions of people, the consequences of which may be more dire than anyone can ever imagine.

Putting it in perspective: Ebola’s mortality rate can reach 90 percent compared to one percent for Covid-19, yet plans are in place for draconian Covid-19 mitigation efforts to continue despite vaccination. © harry1978 / iStock Photo

Rather than belabor the issue, let’s place the Covid-19 risk into perspective. Many in our Conference like to point to the smallpox epidemic during Ellen White’s day claiming that she received the vaccine – an arguably false statement. Nonetheless, the smallpox mortality rate was over 30 percent and, in some cases, between 40 and 60 percent. SARS has a mortality rate of 15-20 percent. MERS has a mortality rate of 30-40 percent. Bird flu has a mortality rate of 60 percent. Ebola, Lassa Fever, and Marburg virus have mortality rates as high as 90 percent. These hemorrhagic fevers are extremely deadly and would certainly be cause for alarm if there were to be an outbreak in our country. But that is clearly not the case with Covid-19. Indeed, there are many other quite lethal viruses that can potentially result in a pandemic, but in light of the preceding statistics, objectively consider the facts: Covid-19 has a mortality rate of less than one percent and, in the very worst case (which includes the elderly and those with serious comorbidities), less than four percent. Let that sink in. We have shut down the world because of Covid-19. Virtually the entire planet has been subjected to draconian measures that simply cannot be rationalized to supposedly contain a virus that has no greater lethality than any other pathogens that have come down the pike in decades past. The implementation of masks, social distancing, lockdowns, and other extreme mitigation measures, all of which are based upon junk science (despite seriously flawed arguments from their proponents), can never reasonably contain a pathogen that is ubiquitous. This has never been done. Nor is it likely to be done. It is flawed science. The current surge in Covid-19 cases now being hyped by the media aptly proves this point. Yet, these unscientific mitigation efforts are being carried on willy-nilly, resulting in collateral damage from which this country and others can never recover. And those in our government and in our Conference continue to deepen that wound.

Our leaders and the fallacious practices they have forcibly implemented to date are directly responsible for increased suicides and domestic violence, the collapse of millions of businesses and entire economies, educational and social retardation of our children, and much more – all for a supposedly lethal virus that cannot realistically be eradicated or contained except through infection and the development of a natural immunity, as God intended. This is immunology 101. As a physician friend of mine reminded me, immunity is not based merely on titer levels, a gage often used to assess the effectiveness of a vaccine, but on memory B and plasma cells that can confer lifelong protection. Bone marrow biopsies taken from patients up to a year after even mild SARS-CoV-2 infection have proven that they possess immunity to the virus, whereas this has not been the case with the vaccine. This certainly helps to illustrate why natural immunity is more effective and desirable than a very high-risk vaccine. We were designed this way by our Creator. But this has not stopped the vaccine proponents even in our own church leadership. When are these self-proclaimed experts going to recognize that this pull-out-all-the-stops relentless drive to force a needle into everyone’s arm cannot possibly be about a genuine threat posed by a virus? This is sheer lunacy, when you consider that the virus is more than 99 percent survivable, often with symptoms that are no worse than a cold or flu, despite the barrage of media hype. Any of the more worrisome symptoms so vigorously spewed out by the propaganda machine have also occurred with flu in the past, as peer-reviewed articles in mainstream medical journals will attest – even thrombosis which, by the way, also occurs with the vaccine.

If a line is not drawn in the sand right now for the abatement of Covid-19 mandates, then masks, social distancing, lockdowns, and endless booster shots will forever supplant our civil rights and liberties. © harry1978 / iStock Photo

The prevailing perspective on Covid-19 is warped and the lack of common sense unprecedented. The fearmongering and coercion by our own church leadership stems from the same anti-God sentiment that has permeated a society hell-bent on removing the constraints that, in their view, Christianity has placed on their treasured iniquitous indulgences and lifestyles. Our Conference vaccine proponents certainly would not have been among those who looked up at the brass serpent on the pole the Lord asked Moses to make to protect the children of Israel from the fiery serpents (Numbers 21:4-9) representing their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Instead, they choose to look up to the so-called medical experts like Anthony Fauci, who relied upon flawed epidemiological data right from the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. It is a known fact that Fauci and others relied upon epidemiological data from Neil Ferguson, a British epidemiologist. In 2002, Ferguson predicted that 150,000 people would die from Mad Cow Disease, but only about 2,700 died. His estimation was about 55 times higher than the actual number. A few years later he predicted that 65,000 people would die of swine flu, and only 457 people died – his estimation was 142 times higher than the actual number. His prediction of deaths from bird flu was 200 million and only 455 people died – a prediction more than 439,500 times higher than the actual number. His prediction for Covid-19 was that tens of millions would die, paralleling or even exceeding that of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Yet, even if we were to extrapolate from the known case fatality rate, this is obviously not the case, nor can it be. Not even close. According to The Daily Mail, Fergusson subsequently resigned after allowing his married mistress to break stay-at-home rules in order to visit him for trysts, illustrating just how seriously he considered his own predictions and recommendations. To say this is ludicrous would be a gross understatement. Yet, Fauci and others in the mainstream medical establishment based the urgency of their scientifically untenable mitigation efforts for Covid-19 on these predictions.

I cannot state it more strongly – by participating in this worldly charade to subjugate the masses and coerce them to relinquish their God-given rights, the leaders in our church are placing themselves in league with Jeroboam and Ahab theologically, and Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin politically. It is an abomination to God and there will one day be a severe price for them to pay if they do not wake up and turn back to the Lord.

Many in our church have been ecstatic about Elder Ted Wilson’s recent epiphany at an ASI conference regarding the papacy and the Mark of the Beast. Indeed, he said it. But this does raise an honest question about why he did not endorse this centuries-old fundamental belief all along. After all, he read The Great Controversy, didn’t he? He has even proposed to do a mass distribution of the original unadulterated book. So why the long-standing hesitancy about echoing the sentiments of the early reformers, particularly when you consider that the papacy has been conspiratorially behind many of the postmodern movements that endeavor to unravel Protestantism? This long-standing subversive history has led up to the pièce de résistance – the current worldwide conundrum over Covid-19, climate change, and the Green Sunday. It is true Jesuitism at work. So, the question is, where will Elder Wilson stand on the Covid-19 dilemma? Will he ultimately decide to take a position against the rising tide of proponents for vaccine coercion and other mandates, which includes some of his own staff, or will he follow the path taken by John MacArthur in his battle against the State of California when he chose to obey God rather than man? I think we know the answer to that. The General Conference is a 501c3 non-profit under IRS scrutiny. That threat is sufficient. Not to mention the prospect of lawsuits or fines – something that the Conference appears to fear more than the wrath of God. Just as the organized church has gradually sold out to the LGBT movement, transgenderism, spiritualism, critical theory, and other postmodern philosophies and ideals, it is just a matter of time until the Conference leadership joins the ranks of the other heretics to drive the final coffin nail into the church militant. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The lies keep getting bigger as politicians, health officials, and even General Conference leaders try to find ways to obstruct the truth about the vaccines and the mitigation efforts. © wildpixel / iStock Photo

I can only hope that my meager efforts in this article to bring awareness to those in our world church will resonate with at least a few who will stand boldly for the truth and convince others of the dangerous ground our Conference and the proponents of Covid-19 mandates are treading upon. If there is any objectivity left in our church, it is seriously time for those who are sincere about their faith to consider where this is all headed. No, the vaccine is certainly not the Mark of the Beast. However, it is a precursor to the Sunday Law and a Divine test – because those who willingly accept the vaccine and the mandates will ultimately be inclined to accept Sunday sacredness via the Green Sunday – which truly is the Mark of the Beast. It is not much of a stretch at all. This is why it is so important for each of us to consider the ramifications of current events carefully. If those who still believe in liberty and freedom of conscience do not take a stand for the truth right now, it is a forgone conclusion that they will be spending the rest of their lives subjected to mandates that include masks, social distancing, lockdowns, imprisonment in isolation camps, and one vaccine booster after another. Try disseminating the Gospel message under those conditions – it will be even worse than what the Waldenses experienced:

“We have no time to lose. The end is near. The passage from places to spread the truth will soon be hedged with dangers on the right hand and on the left. Everything will be placed to obstruct our way so we shall not be able to do that which is possible to be done now. We must look our work fairly in the face, and advance as fast as possible in aggressive warfare. I know from the light given me of God that the powers of darkness are working with intense energy from beneath, and with stealthy tread he (Satan) is advancing to take those who are asleep now, as a thief taking his prey. We have warnings now which we may give, a work now which we may do; but soon it will be more difficult than we can imagine. God help us to keep in the channel of light, to work with our eyes fastened on Jesus our Leader, and patiently, perseveringly press on to gain the victory.” {SpTA07 64.1}

Our Conference leaders are supposed to be watchmen on the wall, but most have failed in that regard because they either drank the Kool-Aid or they have been wooed by the appeal of promotion, status, and monetary gain in exchange for advancing the mainstream narrative. The Bible characterizes these individuals quite well: “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” (Isaiah 56:10). To these folks I can offer no stronger admonishment than to remind them of the words Jesus spoke to the scribes and Pharisees: “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:8-9). This should resonate as a dire warning. God will not be mocked.


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