John Piper on Covid vaccines

Can I Take a Vaccine Made from Aborted Babies?

John Piper, a well-known evangelical pastor, has produced an excellent and unequivocal article on fetal tissue vaccines (though the Moderna & Pfizer issue is more complex).

His headline observations are:

  1. We should never do evil that good may come.
  2. We value Christ and his kingdom more than security or health.
  3. We testify to the sanctity of life.
  4. God blesses principled action in his name.

Acting on principle — in this case, the principle that we do not want to be complicit in the desecration of dismembered human beings — acting on principle often does not look like the most obvious way to be a blessing to the greatest number people…

God is God. He honors integrity and principled action that is rooted in his truth and his beauty and his worth, even where the world cannot see the point. We have no idea what explosive effects, in the depths of God’s providence and purposes, our principled action might unleash by God’s grace.

So, I’m saying, let’s not act as researchers or as ordinary consumers in a way that desecrates the bodies of unborn victims and treats those children as though they can be killed and their tissue harvested for our benefit.

John Piper