Vaccines: One of the Greatest Medical Advances God has Allowed us to Discover
Dr. Jay L. Wile, Ph.D. *
It is amazing what happens when you tell people facts that contradict their beliefs. Ever since I posted my original page regarding the benefits of vaccination, I have gotten the most hate-filled mail that I have ever received. Every once in a while, I will get hate mail from an evolutionist regarding my position on creation. That's to be expected. However, I do not expect the kind of hate mail that I have received from other Christians. Nevertheless, I get such hate mail, simply because I choose to look at the facts regarding vaccines!
In these e-mails, I have been called "delusional," "deceived," "brainwashed," "ignorant," "in bed with Nazi-hold over [sic] Big Bio Pharmaceuticals," "paid off by the pharmaceutical companies," and even "pro-abortion." One person went so far as to accuse me of not even being a young-earth creationist. He postulated that I was part of some vast conspiracy to put vocal, atheistic scientists in positions that make them look like Christians in order to deceive the Body of Christ. Another person seemed to decide that the Holy Spirit was in need of help in His job, claiming that she doubted that I was even a Christian! All of this because I choose to look at the facts regarding vaccines and check out the claims of the anti-vaccination movement.
Of course, I remember the last time I got hate mail from my fellow Christians. It was during the Y2K nonsense. I posted the facts behind the Y2K issue, and Y2K alarmists who claimed to be Christians sent me hate mail in response.
As was the case with the Y2K issue, however, some people who have honestly been looking for the truth regarding vaccines have e-mailed me with their questions, and I sincerely hope that I helped them. However, the vast majority of e-mails I have received have been from those who have no desire to learn the truth. They simply want to berate me because I choose to investigate the issue rather than just blindly believe the claims of the anti-vaccination movement. If anyone honestly investigates this issue, he or she cannot come to any other conclusion: vaccines have been one of the greatest medical advances that God has allowed us to discover.
I decided to update this page from its previous form because I think it is important to compile the data regarding vaccines into one large resource, rather than several individual ones. If you are really interested in learning the facts regarding the vaccination issue, please follow the links provided below. Please understand, however, that you must have the courage to actually face the truth. If you have been deceived by the lies of the anti-vaccination movement, you might be upset by what you read. I do pray that you have the fortitude to proceed, however, as your children's lives might depend on it. Make no mistake, the facts are crystal clear: children and adults die or are permanently injured because of the lies of the anti-vaccination movement. If you care about your children and your loved ones, you will carefully investigate this issue.
Before I present you with links that lead you to the truth regarding vaccines, I want you to know a bit about why I take such a strong stance on this subject. Firstly, I am not, in any way, associated with any pharmaceutical company. My wife worked for a company many years ago which does have a pharmaceutical division, but it does not produce any vaccines. She also did not work for the pharmaceutical division. She worked in the division that produced research-grade reagents for biomedical research. She also quit that job in 1997 to run the business end of our ministry.
Secondly, I am not tied to the "mainstream" view on any scientific issue. I am not only a creationist, but I am a young earth creationist. I also consider global warming to be the scientific hoax of the century; the ozone layer problem to be blown way out of proportion; the CFC ban to be misguided and bad for humanity; and the "save the rainforest" movement to be well-meaning but deluded. Obviously, then, I do not simply toe the "mainstream" line. I hold all of these positions for the same reasons I hold my vaccination position: My faith and the facts clearly point to the truth of those positions.
I was first introduced to the anti-vaccination movement by a biology student. I discuss how vaccines work in my biology course, and the student was one who had been deceived by the lies of the anti-vaccination movement. At the time, however, I knew nothing about the movement, so I was eager to look into the matter. After all, I could imagine that the "mainstream" scientific view of vaccines was wrong. Certainly a lot of "mainstream" ideas are wrong (evolution, global warming, etc.), so I was ready to believe that the "mainstream" view of vaccinations was wrong. Thus, I read the references that the student gave me (a few websites and Neil Miller's book, Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective?).
As I investigated this side of the vaccine issue, however, I became very disappointed. The materials she gave me demonstrated mostly the ignorance and deceit of the authors. Most of those in the anti-vaccination movement have little idea of how the human body or modern medical science works. Also, when they did reference the medical literature on the issue, they often lied about what it said .
Because well-meaning Christians have been fooled by the lies of the anti-vaccination movement, and because children and adults suffer and die when the anti-vaccination propagandists get their way, I consider it very important to educate those who have been fooled. Please investigate the links below. If you have been fooled by the anti-vaccination propagandists, you will be very surprised at what you read!
The Truth About Vaccines
Vaccines are incredibly effective at preventing disease.
Vaccines are very safe.
The anti-vaccination movement kills and permanently injures children and adults.
Stories of individuals who suffered and even died because they were not vaccinated.
The data in support of vaccines are nothing like the "data" that supposedly support evolution.
The REAL side effects of vaccines.
A small list of the lies told by the anti-vaccination movement.
Links to reliable information on vaccinations.
Two Mothers' Views
Here is a message that a homeschooling mother wrote in hopes that
it will help other mothers see how important it is to protect their children with vaccinations.
Here is a story of one woman's struggle with the decision of whether or not to vaccinate. Fortunately for her children, she ended up making the right choice.
*Dr. Wile is not a medical doctor. He is a nuclear chemist. As a result, he does not dispense medical advice. He simply educates the public about scientific issues. Please consult a board-certified medical doctor before making any medical decisions for yourself or your family. Return to Text