One of the top questions every American is asking about the COVID-19 pandemic is, “Should I take the vaccine?” This decision is vital, largely because it concerns the matter of life. A look at the CVD Vaccine website lists certain categories of Americans who should not take the vaccine. One of the listed groups include women who “are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.”
“This would exclude almost every woman of childbearing age from the vaccine, or half of the American population (and world population) under approximately 50 years old,” the Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network (www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net), said. “There is no way the proposed 80-percent or more of Americans could receive the vaccine based on this warning.”
Many fact-checking websites have attempted to debunk the claim that the vaccine causes female sterility. But why else would women who are pregnant or may one day desire to become pregnant be excluded? The Pfizer-BioNTech answer is that:
“The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product. FDA may issue an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives. In addition, the FDA decision is based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product. All of these criteria must be met to allow for the product to be used in the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“In other words, no one really knows what will happen, Rohrer stated. “The details provided in Pfizer’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine specifically notes, ‘Available data on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.’ Legally, the research needed to make safety determinations regarding pregnancy risks has not yet been conducted.”
According to Rohrer, Christian leaders are obligated to fully inform their congregants of the health risks involved, especially as it pertains to a biblical worldview of life. “At the very least, women of childbearing age should not take the vaccine — at least not yet — due to unknown health issues related to fertility. Every one of us will decide whether to take this vaccination. Will we take it? Will we reject it? Does it make any difference to God? To our freedom? To the future of our children and grandchildren? Yes, it absolutely it does.”
From a biblical perspective, Rohrer said that the driving question should be, “What are the biblical principles or commands that should lead me to agree to put a foreign substance into my body where such tremendous unknowns exist and the governmental peer pressure to do so is built on saving lives when this virus has a recovery rate of over 99 percent?
“With millions of taxpayer dollars promoting the acceptance of the vaccine as an act of compassion, or the only solution to bringing normalcy back to life, we must evaluate the science and ethics involved to present and defend a biblical worldview,” Rohrer continued. “What should cause concern and even righteous anger is that the black community and ‘white, educated, evangelical women’ have been identified as the greatest threats to the acceptance of the vaccine. Why? Because of the stand these groups, among others, have boldly taken to speak out regarding health and ethical concerns. “When a vaccine that could potentially produce unknown pregnancy risks in women of child-bearing age is noted, we as men must stand up for our wives, daughters, and granddaughters in defense of God’s commands. When this experimental MRNA tampering with our immune system and its potential disastrous impact on childbearing is affirmed by many immunologists and biologists, we must stand up in defense.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is not merely a medical decision; it is a matter of life.”
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Part I – TRANSCRIPT:
COVID Vaccinations Part I: The Medical Truth about CV Vaccines: Helpful Healer or Camouflaged Killer? An interview with Dr. Delores Cahill.
PROGRAM: Listen HERE.
PART II – TRANSCRIPT:
COVID Vaccinations Part II: The CV Vaccines: Unapproved, Experimental and Potentially Fatal. An interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny.
PROGRAM: Listen HERE.
PART III – ARTICLE
COVID Vaccinations Part III: Should I Take the SARS CoV-2 Vaccine? From the Words of the Manufacturers Themselves. An analysis of the Pfizer vaccine “Fact Sheet”. Click HERE for the printable PDF.
Other Resources (Click on the title to listen to the podcast):
1/31/21- Stand in the Gap Today with guest, Twila Brase. Title: The COVID-19 ‘Narrative’
1/21/21 – Stand in the Gap Today with guest, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. Title: The COVID-Vaccines: Unapproved, Experimental and Potentially Fatal (Part 2 of 2 interviews with Dr. Tenpenny).
2/4/21 – Stand in the Gap Today with guest, Leo Hohmann. Title: A Free Country? Beware the Double Masking Double Crossers
2/5/21 – Stand in the Gap Today with guest, Mat Staver. Title: COVID-19 and the Law
by Sam Rohrer
As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our communities and nation, the government’s answer lies in widespread vaccinations as part of Operation Warp Speed. In my previous article, I addressed the question, “Should I Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?” In this article, I address 10 facts you must know before deciding whether the COVID-19 is right for you.
The following information is based on the December Pfizer “FACT SHEET” for caregivers and recipients. Though I am not a medical professional, these 10 points are based on information from key sources, my experience as an 18-year member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, as well as consultation with experts interviewed on my “Stand in the Gap Today” programs.
1. The vaccine is voluntary.
No one can require you to take the SARS-CO-V-2 vaccine against your will. It is -at this time-your choice, and one that should include much research.
2. There are several reasons NOT to take the vaccine.
Some of these reasons include age, pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, or those with compromised immune systems. In addition, the abbreviated clinical trials and current reports of side effects offer numerous concerns to consider before choosing whether to take the vaccine.
3. There is little incentive for vaccine manufacturers to disclose the full truth about the vaccine.
The testing, safety, and efficacy of the vaccine, including risks and downsides, are often overlooked, since they have been granted “immunity from liability” by the US government. In other words, if you are disabled or die from taking the vaccine, you have no option under law to sue the manufacturer, the government, the media, Dr. Fauci, the CDC, the WHO, Congress, any hired marketing firm, or any influencer of the COVID-19 vaccines (such as Bill Gates).
4. No nursing home, hospital, employer, or other third party that may intimidate you to take this vaccine has immunity from liability.
While your employer or care provider may pressure you to take the vaccine, they cannot force you to do so. If they do, they can be held liable and face legal proceedings.
5. You will be asked to sign a consent form before taking the vaccine.
This consent includes forfeiting certain legal right against the makers of the vaccine and to some degree the administrators of the vaccine if you face potential adverse reactions
6. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are NOT FDA APPROVED.
There is no currently-FDA approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Pfizer “Fact Sheet” repeats this warning three different times! What the government is granting is “Emergency Authorization” under the COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency declared by President Trump.
In other words, the established guidelines and underlying law established by the US Congress to ensure reliability, safety, and testing for vaccines have been set aside and do not apply to any SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine vaccines. The failure to differentiate the practical and legal distinction between an objectively and lawfully developed vaccine as “approved” and this experimental vaccine under the emergency authorization is nothing short of deception, and is potentially fatal for some who will take the vaccine.
7. The vaccines have not received normally-required FDA testing.
No person should falsely believe the COVID-19 vaccine has gone through the same rigorous clinical trials, animal, and human testing as other vaccines. Even Pfizer’s own Fact Sheet clearly states at the bottom of the sheet: “The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product.”
Important words like “safe” and “compassion” are being used to convince people to take this vaccine on blind faith. In reality, the effort is intended to deceive. This false representation is evidently driven by an ulterior motive fueled by politically-directed dollars. Please be aware that even Pfizer has provided an overwhelming number of warnings for the American people.
8. The approval status of the vaccine varies significantly around the world.
Pfizer’s website makes it clear that the approval status of its vaccine varies significantly from one nation to another. In fact, it is referred to as “an investigational drug” on the official website:
They state, “The approval status of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine varies worldwide. In countries where the vaccine has not been approved by the relevant regulatory authority, it is an investigational drug, and its safety and efficacy have not been established.”
9. The potential negative impact of this vaccine is unknown.
Any person who takes the vaccine releases legal liability against those involved. One standard COVID-19 consent form includes the words, “I hereby release [the vaccinating organization], their affiliates, employees, directors, and officers from any and all liability arising from any accident, act of omission or commission, which arises during vaccination.”
10. The information and guidance about this vaccine is ongoing and may quickly change.
No person taking the vaccine can be confident regarding its long-term results. With the ongoing mutations of COVID-19, the so-called vaccine may even serve more like a flu shot that needs repeated annually—allowing even greater government control into our lives.
Of course, the hope is that everything will soon return to normal after many people take the vaccine. However, it is already clear there is a government agenda evidenced by by the statements that wearing masks and limiting group sizes IN ADDITION TO widespread vaccinations will continue regardless of the vaccination.
As Pfizer, the vaccine administrators and other vaccine proponents recommend, do your research, do a risk/benefit analysis, fully understand what is at stake before taking the vaccination and make sure all your questions are asked and answered. Then in light of all the warnings- the known and unknown components,-rather than asking yourself the obvious question, “Why shouldn’t I take the vaccine?”, follow wisdom and ask, “Why should I even consider taking the vaccine?
Should I Take the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine? – Part III
From the words of the Vaccine Manufacturer’s themselves
Hon Sam Rohrer – American Pastors Network- Stand in the Gap Radio and TV
December 31, 2020
Note: To print this article from a PDF file, please click HERE.
Primary Concern: Based on objective analysis about this vaccine, what is known about this novel SARS-Co-V-2 experimental vaccination is disturbing. What is not known – by the words of vaccine developers themselves – is perhaps deadly.
Disclaimer: This analysis is based on the December Pfizer “FACT SHEET” for caregivers and recipients. It is sometimes provided in announcements being sent by some hospitals to their employees, retirement centers to residents and health care workers and others. However, in examples I have personally reviewed, the link to this “FACT SHEET” was buried three levels deep in the material or mixed with other websites no longer active. The highlighting below was not in the original. I have chosen to highlight or emphasize key words, statements or phrases that are essential in understanding what is being represented by the Vaccine manufacturers themselves. What is reflected in this analysis has not been edited or modified from what is available on the Pfizer website. https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download I have added my comments within text as appropriate to highlight where information is being presented that contradicts earlier information within the manufacturer’s own statements. I will add comments as to how the government ‘experts’ or the ‘government’ marketing ‘hired gun’ firms are saying one thing to convince people to take the vaccine, but deceptively redefining terms, couching statements in ambiguous terms or with clarifying language elsewhere.
Key Introductory professional observations: Below are a few key observations I have made in my research of official and legal documents, corroborated testimony by independent sources, stated publicly on many previous Stand in the Gap Today radio programs and from my experience as an 18-year Member of the PA General Assembly. I believe that you will find many of these observations to be identifiable within the official material prepared and disseminated by Pfizer themselves within the “Fact Sheet”.
- The vaccine is voluntary. No one can force a person to take this vaccine against their will (at least not yet.). It is your choice to receive. See Fact Sheet, Paragraph 1.
- There are many reasons NOT to take the vaccine including age, pre-existing conditions, abbreviated clinical trials, compromised immune systems, etc.
- There is little incentive for the vaccine manufacturers to tell the entire truth about the testing, safety, efficacy of the vaccine, including risks and downsides since they have been granted full ‘immunity from liability’ by the US government. In other words, if you are disabled or die from taking this vaccine, you have no option under law to sue the manufacturer, the government, the media, the ‘experts’ like Dr. Tony Fauci, the CDC, the WHO, any Member of Congress, any hired Marketing firm, or any heavily compromised special interest person who stands to make billions of dollars on the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines like Bill Gates, etc.
- No nursing home, hospital, employer or other third party at this time who may try to intimidate you to take this vaccine has ‘immunity from liability’. What this means is that while these facilities may try to persuade or intimidate you as an employee, patient, or nursing home resident to take the vaccine, they will stop short of forcing you because if there is a problem, they can be sued under law.
- You will be asked to also sign a consent form before having the vaccine administered. Why is that? So that if you later get the corona virus, and you experience any of the many currently identified potential adverse reactions or any yet to be identified adverse reactions, etc., you agree to forfeit certain legal rights you otherwise may have had against the entity urging you to take the experimental vaccine.
- Warning: Both the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines are NOT FDA APPROVED!! This is important to understand. “There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.” To the credit of Pfizer, just in this short Fact Sheet, they repeated this warning 3 different times! What the government is granting is “Emergency Authorization” under the COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency declared by President Trump. In other words, the established guidelines and underlying law established by the US Congress to ensure reliability, safety and testing for vaccines have been set aside and do not apply to any SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine vaccines! The failure to differentiate the practical and legal distinction between an objectively and lawfully developed vaccine as ‘approved’ and this ‘experimental vaccine’ under the ‘emergency authorization’ is nothing short of deception, sleight of hand, and potentially fatal for perhaps millions who take the vaccine.
- Despite assurances from government vaccine proponents including Dr. Tony Fauci, NIH Director Francis Collins and other marketing hired guns about the safety and reliability of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines, they have NOT gone through the normal and reliable FDA required testing! No person should believe for a minute that the COVID-19 vaccine has gone through the same rigorous clinical trials, animal and human testing as other vaccines. Even Pfizer in their own Fact Sheet clearly states at the bottom of the sheet: “The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product.” In other words, there is a very good reason why a first ever type MRNA ‘experimental vaccine’ developed in record time is being thrust upon the American people and world by governments under the narrative that it is safe. Please understand that important terms and phrases are being deliberately re-interpreted such as the words, ‘safe’, ‘safety’, ‘compassion’, etc. being used within the marketing effort to convince people to take this vaccine on blind faith. In reality, this effort is intended to deceive. This lying and false representation is evidently driven by an ulterior motive fueled by trillions of politically directed dollars. Please be aware that even Pfizer has provided an overwhelming number of warnings for the American people.
- Not only is the COVID-19 vaccine NOT APPROVED and has not gone through the normal FDA approval, but the Pfizer site also makes it clear that the ‘approval’ status of this drug varies significantly around the world. In fact, it is referred to as “an investigational drug” on the official website: https://www.cvdvaccine.com/
“The approval status of the Pfizer‑BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine varies worldwide. In countries where the vaccine has not been approved by the relevant regulatory authority, it is an investigational drug, and its safety and efficacy have not been established.”
- The potential negative impacts of this vaccine are not known. No responsibility is being taken by anyone if you are temporarily or permanently impacted. Any person who takes the vaccine is totally on their own and by signing the consent are in essence agreeing to become part of a mass research study for which they get only uncertainty and increasing evidence of risk in return.
- The information and guidance about this vaccine is ongoing and statements made today may change dramatically tomorrow. That is why in part, no person taking the vaccine should for a moment be confident of what they are getting, the protection it may afford, or the implications it may create.
- The marketing and government narrative is that this vaccine is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19. They are saying that if a certain percentage of the population takes this vaccination that ‘herd immunity’ will be achieved and the pandemic will be over. However, that again is deception and not the whole truth. For instance, in the first statement of the Pfizer Fact Sheet it says, “You are being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019…” But then in the next paragraph it says, “The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19 . . .There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.” These are contradictory statements and further indication that what is being promoted as a solution is not only not a ‘solution’ but a highly risky ‘unapproved’ option.
- The marketing and government narrative is that once a person takes this vaccine that life can resume normalcy, but this is false since mask wearing, social distancing, and reduced group size will remain in place!
- In light of the unknowns, disclaimers, potential side effects, unapproved FDA status, no change in masking, distancing or any of the other dictates that disturb normal life and violate Constitutional freedoms, why would anyone rush to take this ‘experimental’ vaccine? In reality, despite the marketing firms promise of success and safety, the Manufacturers agreement to produce this experimental vaccine under nearly eviscerated government FDA safety standards, the false narrative that the vaccine will allow life to return to normal, and even some religious leaders telling people to ignore commonsense cautions and just take the vaccine as a demonstration of ‘compassion’, there is every reason to at least postpone taking the vaccine until there are more clinical studies. In reality, under the conditions presented and known at this time, there is no justified or compelling reason for any person to take the vaccine but every reason to REFUSE it. Under these circumstances, any person taking the vaccine is voluntarily agreeing to become part of a massive clinical trial for the government and pharmaceutical companies in this experimentation with this first ever mass promoted MRNA vaccine. If after knowing these warnings and considering these concerns, who would agree to such experimentation for no compensation? For what reason would any thinking person forfeit their entire right to sue for damages from harm experienced and when there is no assurance that any protection if afforded at all may only last 3 months?
The following excerpts are from Pfizer websites:
Pfizer Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
“You are being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which you may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19.”
“The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19.”
“There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent C O VID-19.”
“Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.”
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 3 weeks apart, into the muscle.
This Fact Sheet may have been updated. For the most recent Fact Sheet, please see www.cvdvaccine.com”
Note 1: The opening paragraph offers significant contradictions. “YOU ARE BEING OFFERED …. the vaccine to PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING THE CORONA VIRUS DISEASE.” Then note the clarifying statement: “. . . a vaccine that MAY PREVENT . . .” Then in a following line: “The COVID-19 Vaccine MAY NOT PROTECT EVERYONE.” The government and marketing firms are trying to convince people by intimation that this vaccine will prevent COVID-19 and thereby achieve ‘herd immunity’ and thus allow life to go back to normal. This is, however, neither true, proven, or in anyway substantiated by the manufacturer’s own research. This is classic bait and switch technique. If subjected to the normal advertising laws, it would be classic ‘false advertising’.
Note 2: Note the use of the Phrase “Fact Sheet”. To understand what is being communicated, it is critical to define the terms. For instance: “Fact Sheet” implies that on this sheet a person can find the believable information that is trustworthy and true. The definition of fact is: “reality, truth”. Regarding the truth about the vaccine, however, much of what is being stated are marketing gimmicks, phrases and words. They are being used to persuade a person who is reluctant to ‘buy’ or take this vaccine to go ahead and do it anyway. The Pfizer ‘Fact Sheet’, for instance, does include more information than the marketing flyers, but disguises the reality of the facts by clever wording. In other words, the majority of COVID-19 ‘Fact Sheets’ are less ‘Fact’ and more talking points. “Smoke and mirrors” or deception would better describe the information being provided, but certainly not “reality, truth”.
“WHAT IS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
2 Revised: December 2020 The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent C O VID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
For more information on EUA, see the “What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?” section at the end of this Fact Sheet.”
“WHAT SHOULD YOU MENTION TO YOUR VACCINATION PROVIDER BEFORE YOU GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH CO VID-19 VACCINE?
Tell the vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have any allergies
- have a fever
- have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
- are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- are breastfeeding
- have received another C O VID-19 vaccine”
Note 1 – The list of “what you should mention to your vaccine provider” is a critical vaccine safety requirement. Yet is very likely that the vaccine provider/injector who administers this vaccine will not ask you or other vaccine volunteers these questions. The failure for you to ask them or the likely omission by them to ask you may result in grave harm, deformities, or death to the person or the unborn child of a woman of childbearing age who takes this vaccine. The very kinds of adverse reactions experienced by hundreds of thousands of people as a result of previous unapproved or hastily approved vaccines and the failure of all previous attempts to gain an FDA ‘approved’ corona virus vaccine is a fact that should be widely known.
Note 2 – The marketing hired guns, the controlled media, the government political experts, the vaccine promoters who stand to make millions of dollars from a COVID-19 vaccine are purposely omitting or downplaying these warnings. This is faulty advertising, corruption, and bait and switch of the worst type.
“WHO SHOULD GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older.”
Note 1 – The wording of this question is misleading. Who “should get” reads like a government or vaccine marketer trying to convince people they should get the vaccine despite the facts below:
- It is unapproved
- It has not undergone the same type of review as a normal vaccine
- It is still in clinical trials
- It is still unknown if the vaccine will work
- It is still unknown how long it will work
- It is still unknown what side effects–both temporary or long-term–may result!
“WHO SHOULD NOT GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH CO VID-19 VACCINE?
You should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine if you:
- had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
- had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl) bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.”
Note 1 – This particular warning is significant but is—in reality—an impossible warning to observe. Here are two reasons: 1) The warning not to take this experimental vaccine due to a reaction to the first vaccine is impossible for a person to know since they have not yet received the vaccination. Clearly, there are increasing indications that a wide number of people are experiencing severe reactions ranging from the more mild symptoms listed later on to more severe reactions such as passing out, anaphylactic shock, getting the disease, and others. The greater likelihood is that the most severe and perhaps fatal reactions will occur – as presented by many leading immunologists and biologists—following the 2nd shot; 2) It is IMPOSSIBLE for a person to know if they will have a reaction to the chemicals and laboratory created ingredients. The one identified ingredient known to create many reactions is the 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide. Here again, the failure to do the normal vaccine clinical trials is subjecting potentially millions—or even billions—of unsuspecting people to experimentation of new technologies without them knowing it.
“WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE PFIZER-B IONTECH CO VID-19 VACCINE?
In an ongoing clinical trial, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given 3 weeks apart. The duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.”
Note 1: Yet again, this question is double-speak mixing politically correct marketing language with true manufacturer warnings. Note the language – “has been shown to prevent COVID-19” follows the language, “in an ongoing clinical trial”. Especially note the disclaimer, “the duration of the protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown”! Here is what this means: 1) This vaccine is NOT FDA approved; 2) It is still in clinical trials, and anyone who submits to this vaccine at this time will be part of the clinical trial; 3) The statement “shown to prevent” was earlier qualified by the Pfizer statement that “There is no FDA approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19”; etc. The result is that the question alluding to “Benefits of the Vaccine” is a question without answers. In the end, any person who takes this vaccine expecting that it will give some type of predictable prevention from COVID-19 is doing this all by blind faith and trust in an experiment, but not in true science (which by definition is predictable and repeatable).
“WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH CO VID-19 VACCINE?
Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:
- injection site pain
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- injection site swelling
- injection site redness
- feeling unwell
- swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
There is a remote chance that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination.
Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face and throat
- A fast heartbeat
- A bad rash all over your body
- Dizziness and weakness
These may not be all the possible side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur.
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.”
Note 1: The potential side effects from taking the vaccine range from minor to “serious and unexpected”, from a simple inconvenience to hospitalization and ongoing potentially lasting physical or physiological impacts. Please note that the Pfizer statement, “These may not be all the possible side effects.” This is a true statement because multiple reports now established identify people with pre-existing allergies to various things have gone into anaphylactic shock where if not treated quickly may result in death. Other reports of people experiencing the debilitating condition of “Bell’s Palsy” are also now evident.
Note 2: The list of adverse “serious” reactions is growing. But rather than being “unexpected”, as currently phrased, undesired or likely would be more accurate considering the normal vaccine “FDA Approval” process has been suspended. This uncertainty is because the clinical trials and the normal FDA Vaccine approval process has been set aside by wishful politicians and promoted by many people with clear conflict of interest relationships and corrupted and driven by money and control.
“WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS?
If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest hospital.
Call the vaccination provider or your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
Complete and submit reports to VAERS online athttps://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.
For further assistance with reporting to VAERS call1-800-822-7967. Please include “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA” in the first line of box #18 of the report form.
In addition, you can report side effects to Pfizer Inc. at the contact information provided below.
Fax number: 1-866-635-8337
Telephone number: 1-800-438-1985
You may also be given an option to enroll in v-safe. V-safe is a new voluntary smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with people who have been vaccinated to identify potential side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe asks questions that help CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe also provides second-dose reminders if needed and live telephone follow-up by CDC if participants report a significant health impact following COVID-19 vaccination.
For more information on how to sign up, visit: www.cdc.gov/vsafe”
Note 1: Reporting harmful side effects of this vaccine while important, is in many cases impossible for many people due to age, lack of understanding, technical ability or people who may live alone. The option to use smartphone tracing has been stated from the onset of COVID-19 has been the predetermined solution along with the vaccine. The stated goal has been to track–in essence–the worldwide movements of all citizens. This would link their vaccine status, their travel, their buying and selling, their banking, and employment to GPS tracing through their smartphone. While government ‘experts’ pushing this option frame their motivation as compassion for the safety of the people, it is clear that control of people by government ‘experts’ at the expense of privacy and personal liberty is the end result -if not the goal.
“WHAT IF I DECIDE NOT TO GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
It is your choice to receive or not receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Should you decide not to receive it, it will not change your standard medical care.”
Note 1: There is NO obligation either by law, by morality, by commonsense, to agree to take this experimental vaccine and become a guinea pig in this massive clinical trial. There is no reason to concede to the pressure being applied by government officials (many of whom have severe conflicts of interest) or their marketing firms to assure you that the vaccine is ‘safe’ or that ‘if you take this vaccine you are doing a patriotic duty to help life return to normal’. Nor is there Biblical backing for religious leaders who are telling people that rushing to take this vaccine is a demonstration of ‘Christian compassion’.
“ARE OTHER CHOICES AVAILABLE FOR PREVENTING COVID-19 BESIDES PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
Currently, there is no approved alternative vaccine available for prevention of COVID-19. Other vaccines to prevent COVID-19 may be available under Emergency Use Authorization.”
Note 1: This is the 2nd warning in this FACT SHEET about all the COVID-19 vaccines NOT being FDA ‘approved’. Pfizer is also warning caretakers and recipients of this vaccine that not only is the Pfizer vaccine NOT APPROVED, but there is “NO APPROVED ALTERNATIVE VACCINE AVAILABLE FOR PREVENTION OF COVID-19!”
“WHERE WILL MY VACCINATION INFORMATION BE RECORDED?
The vaccination provider may include your vaccination information in your state/local jurisdiction’s Immunization Information System (IIS) or other designated system. This will ensure that you receive the same vaccine when you return for the second dose. For more information about IISs visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/about.html”
Note 1: Your name, address and contact information will be linked to the IIS system and the details of your vaccination. That information will ultimately be available worldwide. While phrased here as being for your benefit to make sure you get the same manufacturer’s vaccine the 2nd time, there is far more involved. The truth is: If you sign the consent form before you take this vaccination, you agree to give up the right for this information to be held private. The key indicator in this language include the words, “or other designated system.” This ‘system’ or ‘systems yet to be created’ are designed to connect your private health data including the vaccine data to such things as ‘international COVID-19 passports’, ‘digital bank accounts or other economic transactions’. It will be used to encourage the vaccine taker to become enrolled (if not done automatically) in an international electronic tracing system. This international electronic tracing system has been heavily encouraged by vaccine (and population control) proponent, Bill Gates. When done, government tracking is enhanced (www.cdc.gov/vsafe), your freedom is diminished, and you may forever remain dependent upon government to receive future shots and injections of whatever they deem necessary (because as stated the effective duration of this vaccine is “unknown”, the possible side affects are “unknown and changing” etc.).
Note 2: By signing your consent form, you are giving authorization for your critical health records to be shared literally anywhere, with anyone, at any time. Below is the small print section dealing with this important area as written on the CVS Pharmacy Consent form: https://info.omnicare.com/rs/095-VIX-581/images/COVID%2019%20Vaccine%20Intake%20Fillable%20Consent%20Form.pdf
“ DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS: I understand that CVS® may be required to or may voluntarily disclose my health information to the physician responsible for this protocol of specific health information of people vaccinated at CVS (if applicable), my Primary Care Physician (if I have one), my insurance plan, health systems and hospitals, and/or state or federal registries, for purposes of treatment, payment or other health care operations (such as administration or quality assurance). I also understand that CVS will use and disclose my health information as set forth in the CVS Notice of Privacy Practices (copy is available in-store, online or by requesting a paper copy from the pharmacy). State of California only: I agree to have CAIR share my immunization data with Health Care Providers, agencies or schools. Vaccine Clinics: If I am receiving a vaccine through a vaccine clinic, I understand that my name, vaccine appointment date and time will be provided to the clinic coordinator.
WHAT IS THE COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM?
The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) is a federal program that may help pay for costs of medical care and other specific expenses of certain people who have been seriously injured by certain medicines or vaccines, including this vaccine. Generally, a claim must be submitted to the CICP within one (1) year from the date of receiving the vaccine.
To learn more about this program, visit www.hrsa.gov/cicp/ or call 1-855-266-2427.”
Note 1: The existing legal right to sue for damages is near non-existent with this experimental vaccine. By law, the pharmaceutical companies have been granted a near complete ‘immunity from prosecution and liability’ as it relates to this COVID-19 vaccine. Of course, the politicians, media voices, marketing hired guns, etc. have no liability for what they say or imply. In this case, as citizens, a most basic right has been stolen. In addition, when a person signs the consent form prior to receiving this vaccination, they will not only forfeit any remaining legal rights they have to sue in case of severe and debilitating reactions. Most likely this consent form would give some protection to the facility urging the person to take this vaccine. This is important to remember. At this time, the facilities (nursing homes, hospitals, employers, etc.) who attempt to force you to receive this vaccination as a condition of employment have not been granted immunity. Should there be an adverse reaction, they retain significant liability. Therefore, read the consent form very carefully as, you may very well be signing away all remaining rights you may have.
Note 2: “Consent” is a legal requirement. Do not give it until ALL Questions are answered. Across the country, as of the writing of this analysis, getting consent and giving consent is being resisted. The following article speaks to this matter particularly in nursing homes. Many staff in nursing home and health facilities are resisting taking the vaccine for various good reasons. Please read this following article:
Note 3: Consent forms may vary somewhat but will contain similar elements as contained in this CVS Pharmacy Consent form.
Such consent forms do exactly what I have earlier warned. For instance, in the CVS Form, it reads:
“CONSENT FOR SERVICES: I have been provided with the Vaccine Information Sheet(s) or patient fact sheet corresponding to the vaccine(s) that I am receiving. I have read the information provided about the vaccine I am to receive. I have had the chance to ask questions that were answered to my satisfaction. I understand the benefits and risks of vaccination and I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any reactions that may result. I understand that I should remain in the vaccine administration area for 15 minutes after the vaccination to be monitored for any potential adverse reactions. I understand if I experience side effects that I should do the following: call pharmacy, contact doctor, call 911. I request that the vaccine be given to me or to the person named above for whom I am authorized to make this request. State of Georgia only: I verify a pharmacist asked for my health history and whether I have had a physical exam within the past year. Health care providers did not identify condition(s) that would mean I should not receive vaccine(s). AUTHORIZATION TO REQUEST PAYMENT: I do hereby authorize CVS Pharmacy® “
Note 3 (cont): These highlighted sentences are KEY: Remember, signing this consent form is a legal transaction. By signing a consent form and taking the vaccination, every person asserts under law that:
- “I have read the information provided”: In reality, virtually no one reads these documents, let alone if the information provided is not readable or like this FACT SHEET is full of contradictions and redefined terms.
- “I have had the chance to ask questions that were answered to my satisfaction.”: “Had the chance” is a term of art. It is undefinable and meaningless, but it lets the giver of the vaccine ‘off the legal hook’.
- “I understand the benefits and risks of vaccination”: How is it physically possible for any person to answer this question honestly? How in the world would a person “understand the benefits and risks”? What “benefits”? What “risks”? As defined by who? If one listens to the politicians, the vaccine promoters, and marketers there are nearly no risks and only upside benefits! Yet, as reality indicates, the benefits are few and undefined. The risks are enormous and unknown.
- “I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any reactions that may result.”: They are voluntarily assuming full responsibility for any reactions that may result (legal, financial, health, other.) In other words, in reading this language as is, it is likely that even health insurance coverage could be voided if the insurance company wants to do so. This is an unbelievable requirement and is normally prohibited by law, not sanctioned by law!
“WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA)?
The United States FDA has made the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine available under an emergency access mechanism called an EUA. The EUA is supported by a Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declaration that circumstances exist to
6 Revised: December 2020 justify the emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product. FDA may issue an EUA when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives.
In addition, the FDA decision is based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.
All of these criteria must be met to allow for the product to be used in the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is in effect for the duration of the C O VID-19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of these products, unless terminated or revoked (after which the products may no longer be used).
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Each day, the American Pastors Network strives to:
- Identify, encourage, equip, educate and network pastors and church members to “Stand in the Gap for Truth.”
- Be a voice for truth and an advocate for pastors in the public square by providing bible-based and constitutionally consistent analysis and recommendations on matters of public policy.
- Strengthen the Biblical relationship between pastors and elected officials, through various private and public meetings for prayer, study, and policy discussion.
Recently, the producers of APN’s popular and live daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today” shared listener comments that testify how APN and its president (and host of the show), the Honorable Sam Rohrer, are truly living up to their mission:
From Melissa in Colorado: “My dad shared an interview last night that Sam did recently. Wow!! That was incredible!! He did such an amazing job breaking down what is going on in America biblically. I shared it with my boss (Lead Pastor) and he shared it with staff. He was so grateful for this information. We have had multiple prayer meetings weekly for this election and are still believing God for victory and seeing Trump get in. Crazy times we live in but so grateful for the peace that God gives in the midst of it. He is our Rock!!! Thankful for you all!!”
From Dan in Ohio: “I just wanted to share with you how greatly I appreciate your recent KDOV TV interview. Between the excellent questions from the host, and your straightforward, simple yet profound answers, I truly believe that in this program you answered the questions with more clarity than I have seen or heard anywhere on the questions most patriots and Christians in America right now have. You shared information I have heard referenced, but you put it into context. You shared serious things but gave hope and balance in a way no other reporter I listen to does. News and information are good, but without the context of biblical truth it means little. Thank you. My wife and I will be praying for you by name every morning from now on.”
From Paul in Louisiana: “In my pursuit of knowledge concerning unfolding events and their underlying relationship to scripture, I have been searching sites never before visited. Recently, I ran across your site. This morning, I was particularly drawn to it. You were quoting from someone in nearly real time. I began to listen and found it to be very revealing but especially peace-giving in its presentation. Your analysis and insight caught my attention because although most other radio and TV commentors are informative, they do not bring peace to my spirit. I know you understand what I am trying to explain. I do plan on staying networked to your program for information. There is something uniquely different about how you connect biblical principles to the events of the day. Praise the Lord for all you are doing.”
Lt. General Michael Flynn recently warned America, “If we don’t get this right, our country is done.” Americans are living in a historic time, yet few are aware of the significance of our moment. The Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network (www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net,) and a former nine-term state representative agrees wholeheartedly.
“Mainstream media usurps the law and prematurely ‘declares the next president,’” said Rohrer. “Citizens’ demands for a fair election are declared a conspiracy theory, and government overreach has extended beyond Constitutional limits to shutting down the very churches and the religious freedom our nation was founded to protect. Covid-19 is leading toward mass vaccinations and contact tracing, while world governments increase calls for digital currency, and even controlling travel through passports linked to vaccinations.
“Yet I continue to connect with fellow believers who recognize the importance of current events and are living faithfully to the Lord despite the world around us,” explained Rohrer. “Just as in biblical days of old, there remains a remnant.”
In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel always included a core of committed God-followers who declared the word of the Lord during times of decline or danger. Likewise, today our nation includes a vibrant remnant of American Christians who stand increasingly aware of the need for spiritual and national awakening.
“For the remnant believer, we are very clearly experiencing a renewed need to rely upon spiritual resources in what is ultimately a spiritual battle. Our Lord Jesus calls us to focus on three key areas in these turbulent times:
“First, the remnant believer is called to pray. We are primarily in a spiritual battle. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against powers in the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6:12). If we do not rely upon God’s strength, we stand on our own and will fail. Yet with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
“Second, the remnant believer is called to witness. This includes a firm conviction to communicate Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He is the only way of salvation (Acts 4:12). We are to witness about the truth as well. In addition to sharing the need for salvation, our call must include challenging those in our sphere of influence toward a biblical worldview. As the apostle Peter taught, we are to ‘be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.’ (1 Peter 3:15)
“Third, the remnant believer is called to resist evil. James taught, ‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’ (James 4:7). We must withstand the devil, as well as the sin of our fallen society. Even when our culture chooses to accept sinful ways, we must remain faithful to oppose what the Lord calls sin. This challenge again calls us to prayer, as spiritual power stands as the foundation for resisting evil.”
According to Rohrer, as remnant believers, we are called to stand in the gap for truth. This is a positive element, a defensive as well as offensive effort that requires forward action. Our calling includes proclaiming the word of the Lord in the spiritual battle for our nation.
“Resisting evil is not passive but involves thought and engagement. We do not only avoid participating with evil; we actively oppose it,” said Rohrer. “Proverbs 28:4 notes, ‘Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.’ For those who have yet to realize the implications of what is taking place, I urge you to awaken now! Decide now to join the faithful remnant who pray, witness, and resist evil in these last days.
“Be inspired and motivated. Determine to let God work through your efforts to impact lives and speak truth to those around you. Continue to stand in the gap for truth today.”
In a day where false alarms, exaggerated warnings and intentional scare tactics are used by a deceptive culture, it’s sometimes difficult to separate true warnings from deceptive false alarms.
So, asks the American Pastors Network (APN), how can Christians differentiate between the two?
Sam Rohrer, president of APN, the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square, and host of APN’s “Stand in the Gap” radio and television programming, says that Old Testament woes and warnings directed toward Israel have timely significance for America today.
“In the Bible,” Rohrer says, “the word ‘woe’ or warning is used nearly 100 times—98 to be exact,” he said. “The Old Testament prophets used it. Christ used it many times Himself. The word occurs in the Book of Revelation in final judgment. In nearly every case where a woe is given, the warning of judgment is certain, and God’s punishment imminent.”
As an example, Rohrer said, Noah warned the people for 100 years of a coming flood. The people heard, considered, rejected then died, illustrating that God gives His people warnings that they might live. Then in Isaiah Chapter 5, God’s prophet pronounced six specific warnings of imminent judgment against identified national sins.
“These woes were sobering, the sins specific and God’s judgment certain,” Rohrer said. “The message was to Israel, but the application is for America. When God warns, it’s real, and we’d better sit up and take notice.”
WOE #1: The sin of materialism. After God blessed the nation with security, wealth, houses and productive land, the people turned their back on Him. The result? God withheld His blessings, removed His protection, allowed rebellion within and threats of attack from without. Rohrer asks: Does this sound anything like America today?
WOE #2: The sin of hedonism. Consumed with an intoxicating addiction to alcohol, drugs, entertainment and partying, the nation willfully rejected God and the consequences of evil choices, as depicted in Isaiah 5:11.
WOE #3: The horrible practice of literally promoting sin and evil. As told in Isaiah 5:18, without regard for God or moral truth, the nation dreamed of evil, sinned without remorse and even belittled God by profaning His name and His truth.
WOE #4: The sin of moral relativism. Even more dangerous is when a nation redefines moral truth into moral evil, as outlined in Isaiah 5:20. This is accomplished by discarding the Ten Commandments as dangerous, killing the unborn through abortion and calling it reproductive rights, redefining marriage between two men or two women and much more. “Have these re definitions been made in America?” Rohrer asks. “Yes—all have!”
WOE #5: The sin of arrogance and corruption. God hates pride because it embodies the sin of satanic defiance against God, Rohrer said, pointing to Isaiah 5:21. Through pride, mankind pronounces himself to be God, which results in the rejection of God and eternal life.
WOE #6: The sin of corrupted leadership. The prophet warned: Woe unto the political and military leaders who through addiction become bribed and incapable of sound judgment.
“What is the result of continually ignoring God’s true warnings?” Rohrer said. “Isaiah 5:24 says that God’s love will be turned to anger, His blessings will turn to judgment, murder and death of the people will increase, enemy nations will threaten to attack—suddenly and overwhelmingly—and all trusted defenses will fail. It happened to Israel. It will happen to America if we don’t soon change our ways. It’s past time to look to God, repent and beg His mercy.
“The similarities of the six woes in Isaiah Chapter 5 and how they relate to America today are astounding,” Rohrer concluded. “What will we do to heed God’s warnings? Will we claim ignorance and say we were never warned? While God is full of mercy, His justice will prevail. When God warns, we’d better listen because time eventually runs out. God has been warning America, but America doesn’t seem to care.”
Recent headlines have reported that the General Services Administration (GSA) has given the green light to engage with Joe Biden’s transition team. In her letter to the Biden team, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy noted that the decision to provide transition resources should not be understood as a determination that one of the candidates has won the election.
Says the Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Networkand a former nine-term state representative, “The GSA decision to follow the unlawful ‘coronating’ of candidate Joe Biden as ‘President elect’ despite sufficient uncontested and certified votes to the contrary is but one more evidence of the unelected bureaucrats working hand in hand with illegitimate journalists in the media to usurp the Constitutional process by conferring a ‘constitutional status’ on someone they have no authority to confer.
“A desire to proceed with a ‘normal and legal’ transition to a new U.S. President must never be outweighed by an ‘abnormal’ and ‘unlawful’ transition to a new U.S. President.
“The circumstances pointing to the most compelling evidence of election fraud perpetrated by nefarious domestic and foreign enemies must be fully investigated, prosecuted, and rectified or there can never be a lawful election in the U.S. again.
“The willful refusal of elected leaders—too many even from the U.S. Senate GOP—to recognize the clear evidence of election fraud, is an indictment on them personally and a violation of the obligations of their Constitutional Oath of office to uphold and defend the laws of the United States. It is shameful and they should be publicly ridiculed for their miserable failure to pursue and defend justice.”
Originally published HERE.
November 11, 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Next year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving held in North America in November 1621. Governor William Bradford declared a Day of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims celebrated with 90 Indians, enjoying a three-day-long feast.
The harvest of 1621 was abundant thanks to the help of their friend, an Indian named Squanto, who had helped them plant crops and grow and store food. He also taught them how and where to fish. Were it not for his help, many, including Gov. Bradford, believed they would have starved to death.
Later on, the new colony’s food supply was greatly depleted after 35 British travelers arrived on a ship. Many colonists died that winter from sickness and starvation. Just barely two years after their arrival, by the spring of 1622, the Pilgrims were starving.
The winter of 1621-1622 they were reduced to daily rations of five kernels of corn per person.
Twelve weeks of drought dried up their crops by April 1623. Desperate and crying out to God they gathered as a group and fasted and prayed for eight hours straight. The next morning they reported that a gentle rain fell on their land and continued for 14 days. Their crops were saved, and what they thought was lost was now abundant. They even had a surplus of corn, which only a few months earlier had seemed unimaginable.
By Thanksgiving 1623, the Pilgrims had an abundance of food to eat but began their celebration differently. Before their meal they placed five kernels of corn on their plates to remind them of how much God had provided for them, “lest anyone should forget.”
The story is wonderfully told in the book, The Light and the Glory: Did God Have a Plan for America?
The five kernels of corn help us to remember five things for which we are thankful.
- The first kernel reminds us that God loves us.
- The second kernel reminds us that God provides for all our needs.
- The third kernel reminds us of the friends God has given us.
- The fourth kernel reminds us of everyone God has given us who love us.
- The fifth kernel reminds us that God hears our prayers and answers us.
Facing near starvation they pressed on, they looked inward and confessed their sins asking God to have mercy to save them. As a result of God’s mercy and providence they survived.
The five kernels of corn helped them remember their arduous journey just three years prior. They had travelled across the Atlantic Ocean in a cargo ship not meant for passengers. Their destination was Virginia—to reach an already settled area. Instead, they landed in a deserted, barren land in a bitter cold winter in Cape Cod.
William Bradford, who became their governor, was initially booked to sail on another ship departing from Holland. But that ship twice returned to port because of structural issues. He joined Pilgrims on the Mayflower, which first left Southampton, then Plymouth, England, taking on more supplies and people than they had planned for, including Bradford and his wife.
There were many setbacks and delays to even get to the point of departure.
Once they set sail across the Atlantic Ocean they were on board the Mayflower for two months surviving treacherous storms. Once they landed they were on board for another month while men went out on several expeditions to figure out where they could set up camp.
Many were sick on the journey and five died on the ship when they first arrived in the harbor.
Still—they pressed on—and created one of the most fundamental governing documents in the history of the U.S., the Mayflower Compact.
In 1621, they met Squanto, whom to their astonishment, could speak perfect English. He became their interpreter, enabling them to join alliances with Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe.
What the Pilgrims and Squanto could not have known was that in God’s providence, Squanto had been kidnapped twice, traveled across the Atlantic Ocean four times, learned English and been spared from the Small Pox, which killed his entire tribe while he was gone. The Pilgrims arrived in an uninhabited land—where his tribe had been living— that could have otherwise been hostile towards them.
If Squanto had not been able to return to his homeland without all the help he received along the way he would not have been able to help the Pilgrims survive.
The five kernels of corn served as a reminder of all of the ways in which God had protected them. Now 400 years later, that testimony lives on through the 35 million direct descendants from the Mayflower, as recorded by the Mayflower Society.
William Bradford wrote,
“As one small candle may light a thousand, so the light kindled here has shown unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation … We have noted these things so that you might see their worth and not negligently lose what your fathers have obtained with so much hardship.”
To listen to an interview with Bethany Blankley on the Miracle of Thanksgiving, please click HERE.
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