Pastor Erton Kohler is the president of the 2.5 million-member South American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.  He published a tweet last month calling upon church members to pray to God for a COVID-19 vaccine. He included the following message in his call to daily prayer:
“We need a miracle! Shall we pray together for the discovery of the vaccine? Men study, but God gives intelligence. #IfMyPeoplePray at 7 am and 7 pm.
— Erton Kohler (@prertonkohler) April 11, 2020
In the picture above posted by President Kohler, you can see the words, “Pray for the vaccine discovery.” And in the smaller letters of the same picture you read “United in prayer at 7 am and 7 pm.” Seventh-day Adventists are calling upon God to give us a COVID-19 vaccine. This is an ethical and divisive issue and raises so many contentious questions on so many levels. This is basically asking church members to pray to God asking Him to help globalists like Bill Gates discover a vaccine and save us.
I personally have not been involved in the very emotional vaccine debate for several reasons. People on both sides of the issue will call you evil if you don’t share their views. Secondly, because vaccines are so hotly debated, I personally didn’t see the need of getting involved in another controversial issue and make people dislike me even more. I already get a lot of angry emails without having to talk about vaccines.
However, when the president of a division tells his members to pray to God for a vaccine, that’s where I draw the line. I want to address the subject of vaccines, but not with the regular arguments that have already been made. I am not going to address whether vaccines are safe or unsafe, whether they are useful or useless. I want to address vaccines on the basis of their vital connection to human fetal tissue and to the abortion industry.
- It is a fact that one of the ingredients in all vaccines is human fetal tissue. 
- The use of fetal tissue from aborted babies is essential for vaccine development and research. 
- Vaccines contain small traces of human DNA. 
- Any future COVID-19 vaccine that is discovered will be developed from aborted fetal tissue because several politicians are calling on President Trump at this time to end his ban on fetal tissue research to help scientists develop a vaccine for COVID-19.  
Bill Gates is a “leading billionaire who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to find faster ways to develop vaccines and create disease-tracking systems.”  He is also a globalist and an advocate for abortion rights. He and other globalists will use aborted babies to develop their vaccines in laboratories in China where there are no restrictions on using fetal tissue for research. So is this what we are supposed to be praying to God for? Will Seventh-day Adventists ask God to help people like Bill Gates develop a COVID-19 vaccine from aborted babies?
Seventh-day Adventists are supposed to be a commandment-keeping people. This means that we must articulate a moral reflection on the connection between vaccines and the abortion industry. Are vaccinations helping to provide a market for aborted baby parts? Because aborted babies are necessary for vaccine research and development. And is there a shared, moral culpability in God’s eyes between the abortion industry, the sellers of baby parts, the vaccine industry who buys fetal tissue and the person receiving the vaccination?
The reason why we must ask these questions is obvious: If we reject abortion, how can we accept vaccinations that depend on the traffic of human fetal tissue – which ultimately comes from abortions? And if we believe in protecting the family, if we believe in protecting life, if we believe in defending the moral Law of God and if we reject abortion as the murder of human life, would it not be a contradiction of our values to accept vaccinations that are developed from aborted children? Wouldn’t that make us an accomplice in the great evil of the slaughter of the innocent? And is this what we are praying for when we ask God to help us develop a COVID-19 vaccine?