Lead Pastor of Good Tidings Bible church International, Dayo Olutayo
Many people have come up with conspiracy theories concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. One of such theories is that being vaccinated with it amounts to having the mark of the beast in Christian parlance.
Some prominent Pastors locally and internationally have been preaching against it warning their followers not to partake of it being the mark of antichrist.
But in a message, the Lead Pastor of Good Tidings Bible church International, Dayo Olutayo disagreed that the vaccine had anything to do with the mark of the beast.
He asked rhetorically, “The one they are giving for COVID, is it your head they’re injecting? So that is not the mark of the beast”
He spoke further, “the mark of the beast will be a decree of the anti christ and the anti christ has not come
“When they talk about the mark of the beast, it’s a mark, not a vaccination. Mark, they didn’t say vaccination of the beast, Mark!
“So let me tell you in conclusion, it’s not a sin to take it, it is not a sin not to take it. It’s a choice.”
Giving an analogy, he said, “When you celebrate your birthday, you make a cake but cake is not your birthday because it is still your birthday with or without a cake. True or false? So, let us not lay emphasis on the wrong thing.
“Some say, I don’t have cake as everybody. Whether you have cake, you were already born on that day. So it is not a sin to have a cake on your birthday and it’s not a sin, if you don’t have.
The same way it’s not a sin if you take preventive measures.
He explained further,” So if you have access to take the vaccination, take it, there’s no fear, you have not lost your salvation. It does not steal salvation away. You’re still a child of God. You may agree with it or not, that’s the truth of scriptures. It’s a choice and it’s a medical choice. Choice-based on medical advice.”
He then advised, “so if you know a centre that government has designated, walk in there, get vaccinated and come out.
“Foolishness kills. So why should we be foolish? Why should you die before your time? People die before their time out of Foolishness.
“The Bible does not condemn vaccination of any kind. Over to you. Please stay alive. I need you to stay alive. I need you to fulfill your purpose. I need you to join to reap the harvest of the end time for Jesus.” he concluded.