Why I Believe That Any Vaccine That Uses Fetal Cell Lines from Abortions to Produce It Should Be Rejected Rev. Ron Jones, The Titus Institute

Updated 9/15/2022

NOTE: I no longer use the fetal stem cell religious objection to the COVID-19 vaccines (although it is still true) since the Novavax C19 vaccines came out. It is much simpler to use two religious objections to all four COVID-19 vaccines than three religious objections to them.

I am opposed to taking any vaccine that uses fetal cell lines from abortions to produce the vaccine. The Bible clearly teaches human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and thus human life is sacred. The Bible also teaches that human life begins at conception (Psalm 139:13-16). Therefore, any vaccine that uses fetal cell lines to produce the vaccine I oppose. They are dependent upon the cells of murdered babies which I believe is forbidden by God.

As far as I could find out by my research (let me know if you know of others), this would apply to the following vaccines used in the U.S.:

Hepatitis A

Rabies (specifically the Imomax rabies vaccine)

Rubella (what the "R" stands for in the MMR vaccine)

Varicella (chickenpox)

Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines

These vaccines are dependent for their existence on the fetal cells of aborted babies. They must be rejected. However, the Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax vaccines and many OTC and prescription drugs only use fetal cell lines for testing. These vaccines and medications are not dependent on these cells for their existence. Therefore, I do not reject them for that reason.

I reject the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and Novavax COVID-19 vaccines and the Flu vaccines for completely different reasons.

NOTE: Although I still believe it, I no longer use the fetal cell lines for any of the vaccines in my clergy statements or letters. There are already sufficient religious reasons to reject the COVID-19 vaccines and it simplifies the statements.