A man who goes by @GenealogyofAdam on Twitter wrote the following: “I’ve noticed a trend that many people complaining about ‘purity culture’ are really just complaining about Christian sexual ethics, and it almost exclusively seems to be women.”
One man responded: “Purity culture in itself sounds like a great idea on paper, but in reality it can be extremely toxic and lead to far worse things. I am an example of this. I grew up in it and held an extreme porn addiction for most of middle, high school, and college.”
@GenealogyofAdam responded: “I mean pretty much every guy today has or has had a porn addiction. I don’t think you can blame purity culture for that.”
Man responds: “True in ways, but I am not blaming purity culture on the whole. I am blaming the way the church takes purity culture (not all churches) and says that any sexual thoughts, actions, etc. are wrong which is what leads men to porn a lot in the church.”
Adam responds: “I mean it’s simply a fact that sexual thoughts that could lead one to fornication are wicked and must be resisted, and any sexual activity outside of marriage is wrong. Affirming the truth isn’t what drives men to porn, rather it’s men being unable to resist temptation.”
Man: “It’s not the act. It’s the guilt for even thinking it to a lot of people within the church. It isn’t about staying pure anymore, as bad as that sounds. They guilt people which is where a lot of the problems with the ‘purity culture’ stands.”
Adam: “One shouldn’t feel guilty for having impure thoughts, but rather for acting on them. Guilt has its place.”
I agree with Adam for the most part, but any impure thoughts need to be taken captive to the obedience of Christ. They need to be quickly kicked out and replaced with Truth. The more we practice doing this, the easier it will become.
Many hated the entire purity culture. They felt that once they had sex, they were “dirty” according to what they were taught. Let’s see what God’s Word has to say about it. “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). There are MANY more verses about this topic, but I will stick with these two for now.
God clearly states that when one fornicates, they are sinning against their own body. Fornication has caused devastation in many, many lives. It has led to STDs, infertility, abortion, heartbreak, divorce mentality, and broken lives. God speaks strongly against fornication. The purity culture did too. They wanted to warn young people of the danger ahead if they participated in fornication.
We are also taught that we are to keep the marriage bed undefiled. This includes singles before marriage. Any fornication before marriage is defiling the marriage bed. Many, many have shared the troubles they have in the marriage bed due to prior fornication. It causes many couples to not enjoy the sexual intimacy which should be fantastic, because it has been marred deeply by fornication. I don’t believe anyone should try to water down the severe consequences to the young about fornication.
Yes, God forgives. Yes, people who have committed fornication can find healing in Christ, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t suffer consequences of their sin while in this life. Warn the young people about the pain and suffering fornication brings. Teach them the beauty of sex within the bonds of marriage. Teach your children that their desire should be to glorify God in everything! Let this be their measuring stick for everything in life. The only place where any sexual activity glorifies God is in the marriage bed. Everything else is sin and causes a lot of suffering. God’s boundaries are for our good.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:2
Despite the COVID-19 vaccineshaving been promoted as safe and effective by legacy media, many health care workers are refusing to take them, and those who openly speak out about their concerns get censored by Big Tech companies or kicked off their platforms.
Some nurses and doctors are refusing vaccine mandates even if their refusal will cost them their jobs.
“Thousands of health care workers have and will be losing their jobs. The already weak health care infrastructure of Maine will not withstand this devastating loss of staff. Life will be lost. Care is already being rationed. We have been experiencing a media blackout in this state,” Nixon said.
“Speaking from my point of view, an intelligent, healthy, and empowered health care professional that takes excellent care of herself, it is an insult to expect that I would accept an injection of unknown substance and efficacy and provide an example to the great people that I serve that they too should submit their power over to pharmaceutical companies — convicted felons — in an effort to put a band-aid on the gaping wound of reality.
“It is unconscionable to mandate injections without exemption, especially when the injection is a brand new medical product still undergoing its first year of study. Breakthrough cases are not properly reported on. We know this vaccine is ‘leaky.’ The safety and effectiveness of this vaccine has not been proven. There are other safe and alternative treatments.
“It is impossible to give fully informed consent without long-term, unbiased data. Threatening our jobs is blatant coercion. Our God-given right to bodily integrity and personal autonomy has been stripped with these mandates and we will not stand for it,” Nixon said.
‘The Side Effects Are Real’
Jaclyn Zubiate, who was working for Southern Maine Health Care, loved her job as a nurse practitioner.
“I did not take the vaccine, even though I will be terminated … Now with the data that we have, we know that the survival rate is quite high. Over the last 18 months, I have only sent one patient to the ER in respiratory distress.
“COVID has no distinguishing features among other viruses like other diseases that we have vaccines for. Why would I need a vaccine for something with a 99 percent survival rate that does not have any distinguishable features?” said Zubiate.
“Health care workers are not taking it because they know that the side effects are real. In urgent care, I have seen myocarditis, cellulitis, [and] unusual neurological symptoms, among a variety of other side effects. I have seen people very ill post-vaccine, and then go on to test positive. The positivity rate for contracting COVID on the vaccinated is very high per the recent studies and what I am seeing in my clinic.
“A vaccine should work, and it is not working. It should be tested for years on something other than humans before we call it ‘safe and effective.’ There have been over 15,000 deaths from the vaccine that the media is not talking about. I will never take that risk on myself,” Zubiate said.
‘The Data Speaks For Itself’
Jessica Mosher has been a registered nurse for more than a decade. She is a mother of four and a veteran of the United States Navy who lost her job for refusing the shots.
She was a nursing supervisor, patient observer manager, and nurse program director at Redington-Fairview General Hospital.
“Protecting my health and staying true to my religious convictions will always be my choice over a job. The scriptures promise that ‘as long as the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest’; this side of heaven, we have an abundance of employment options, but only one life,” Mosher said.
“I have a master’s degree in nursing and am employed as a professor of nursing research and evidence-based practice. I am skilled in collecting and analyzing data and in drawing conclusions. I did not rely on the media, government, or Big Tech for any of my health care decisions prior to COVID-19 and I have no plans to change course. The data speaks for itself related to the harm these experimental vaccines have caused and the lack of studies that have been conducted.
“What I have seen as a nurse and what others have shared post-vaccination seals the deal. The virus, like the cold and flu, does not have a cure. However, it has an almost 100 percent survival rate. Those pushing the vaccine are following the money. I am following the science.
“Health care workers do not walk away from their passion or stable salary to be difficult. The amount of people willing to be fired should be cause for alarm in and of itself,” she said.
John Lewis worked for a large hospital in southern Maine.
He is pro-life and believes that all life is precious.
“Knowing all three available vaccines were either tested, developed, or produced using fetal cell lines from elective abortions, I could not in good conscience violate my deeply held beliefs. Anticipating I would be able to file a religious exemption, it is hard to accept [that] I’m not being afforded an exemption based on my duties after considering I am a remote worker and do not interact with patients,” Lewis said.
“Outside of medical or religious exemptions, many health care workers consider the risk-benefits of getting the vaccine. It is the same approach to providing patient care, where the patient is allowed informed consent.
“Many of the health care workers have natural immunity. Others do not feel there is enough long-term research into adverse effects. Also, these health care workers see with their own eyes what is happening in hospitals, which isn’t necessarily in line with the narrative,” Lewis said.
‘None Of Us Are Seeing’ Surges
Heather Sadler, a registered nurse, also loves to be a nurse, but she said that her and her family’s health are much more important than her paycheck.
“This is new vaccine (if you want to call it that) technology that has NEVER been deployed successfully, and has no data regarding long-term effects, not to be confused with ‘side effects’ as the general public seems to be hung up on. I have always been someone who analyzes my health care choices through the lens of risk-benefit ratio.
“Knowing what I know about COVID (and I’ve done a lot of research), I do not fall into any of the high-risk for severe illness/death categories: age over 65, obese, heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung conditions, and immunocompromised. For me and my immediate family, there is greater risk of having a side effect, or long-term effect from injecting a virtually unknown substance into ourselves,” Sadler said.
“I am a nurse in Oncology/Hematology, and I’m seeing that we are experiencing an increase in hospitalizations/ referrals for clotting and bleeding disorders. For one example, in one week, we had two patients in the hospital who were diagnosed with a rare clotting disorder … And this happened twice in one week in rural central Maine. The only common factor, a COVID shot three days prior in each case. Was this reported to the CDC? I do not know.
“Only 4 of the roughly 20 to 25 people I’ve known personally who have tested positive for COVID recently have been unvaccinated. Yes, unvaccinated. The majority of the people around me who have tested positive in the past three months have been fully vaccinated.
“Why would I want to risk side effects or long-term effects of the shot if I can still contract and spread this virus? It’s just not logical. Those two examples clearly blow their theory that ‘it’s safe and effective’ out of the water,” Sadler said.
“I am in constant communication with other health care workers in the state of Maine and none of us are seeing the ‘surges’ that the general public is told is happening.”
“This is America! I have every right to make an educated decision regarding my health care. No matter what you are told, what I do has no direct effect on you,” Sadler said.
‘Freedom Is The Most Important Thing’
Sherri Thornton was a Maine SAFE Advisory Board member and chair and has been a nurse for 45 years.
She was planning to retire but wanted to work until the end of the year; however, when she saw the mandate coming, she decided to retire earlier.
“I believe that freedom is the most important thing in life outside of salvation. No one has the right to tell me what I can or can not do with my body except the Lord. The vaccines have been produced with fetal tissue, and I am staunchly opposed to abortion,” Thornton said.
“The components of the vaccines are not safe. There are many side effects that cause more harm than the coronavirus. It doesn’t protect against the variants. … Vaccinating everyone will not gain herd immunity and will only cause more variants to which those without natural immunity will succumb,” Thornton said.
Three other health care workers that are against the vaccine mandates reached out to The Epoch Times but didn’t want to have their names or employers disclosed.
Ivanka Trump is a “young global leader” just like Jacinda Adern and Mark Zuckerberg. She was her father’s “special advisor.”Politics is a charade. They groom and elect our leaders for us. Ivanka could be President one day. Make us believe they represent us, like her father did.It’s all a scam. They’re not hiding it any more. They choose people who will take orders from them. They choose traitors, opportunists and perverts.They choose Satanists. (seen on Gab.com)
Gulf War Syndrome “A prominent condition affecting Gulf War Veterans is a cluster of medically unexplained chronic symptoms that can include fatigue, headaches, joint pain, indigestion, insomnia, dizziness, respiratory disorders, and memory problems. VA refers to these illnesses as “chronic multi-symptom illness” and “undiagnosed illnesses.”
275,000 US Soldiers Crippled by Anthrax Vaccine – Gulf War Syndrome The illness known as Gulf war syndrome looks likely to have been caused by an illegal vaccine “booster” given by the Ministry of Defence to protect soldiers against biological weapons, according to the results of a new series of tests. Scientists in the United States found that symptoms of the illness were the same for service personnel who received the injections whether or not they served in the Gulf. The common factor for the 275,000 British and US veterans who are ill appears to be a substance called squalene, allegedly used in injections to add to their potency. Such an action would have been illegal. Squalene is not licensed for use on either side of the Atlantic because of potential side effects. Pam Asa and her team at the Tulane medical school in Louisiana tested more than 300 former US military personnel who were given vaccinations to go to the Gulf: 95% tested positive for squalene antibodies. In addition veterans from both sides of the Atlantic were tested, including 20 who were given preparatory injections but who did not go to the war. All 20 tested positive to squalene antibodies. The first non-deployed British sufferer to be tested, Anwen Humphreys, was also found to have antibodies. Dr Asa said in her view the fact that even non-deployed veterans were testing positive for squalene provided conclusive evidence that vaccinations were a “major cause” of the condition. It ruled out the alternative environmental theories floated as causes of Gulf war syndrome. “I believe that those people who were given vaccinations in the US and the UK were given something they should not have been, probably in the anthrax vaccine. [The results] need a thorough examination by the US and UK governments.” Squalene is classed as an ad juvant – a chemical which is added to a vaccine to make it more combative. It is a naturally occurring substance in the human body but injecting it is illegal, and past scientific research in rats and mice has found that it causes auto-immune disease. Consequently, squalene in the form of a vaccine is unlicensed for human or veterinary use. The evidence could be devastating for the Ministry of Defence which is being sued for damages by 1,900 British veterans. If they show they were injected with an illegal substance, the damages could be astronomical. The ministry has refused toreveal what was in the injections. Ms Humphreys, 39, from Dolgellau, north Wales, who suffers typical symptoms of the syndrome – severe headaches, nausea, muscular pain, joint swelling, short term memory loss and depression – said: “I believe the MoD has used us like guinea pigs to see how effective squalene is. “There are no words to describe what they have done. It’s just medically, morally and ethically wrong.” She says she feels “cheated” by the MoD. “I was always one of these people who said that there is no way they would experiment with our vaccinations.” Ms Humphreys’ story is being told tonight on the Welsh-language current affairs programme, Y Byd Ar Bedwar, (The World On Four), on S4C. The US defence department has strongly denied Dr Asa’s claims. Lewis Moonie, a junior minister responsible for veterans, said: “To the best of my knowledge no squalene was given to any member of the British forces at the time of the Gulf war.” The Ministry of Defence has so far refused to disclose what was in the injections and defence scientists are carrying out experiments on animals to see what effects the Gulf war injections could have. The results will not be known until 2003. Related – Celeste Solum explains how graphene in covid vaccines turns you into a robot————Illegal vaccine link to Gulf War Syndrome———— US Military’s Smoking Gun Documentation re. Gulf War Syndrome —————— Soldiers say they’ll Quit