Story Time with Pastor Matutis: Mandatory demon-filled swine flu vaccinations coming soon
September 23, 2009
Every now and then, we receive the kind of e-mail that makes me remember just how nutty, and how passionate, some people on the other side of the "culture war" we're engaged in can be. If the e-mail message is long, I usually don't take the time to read it—but the message I pasted below caught my eye. And, how couldn't it? The message tells a gripping story that begins in a bucolic pasture but quickly throws in wolves with "fangs like snakes", conspiracies involving government cover-ups, and demons, oh my.
E-mails like this would be funnier, and less frightening, if it weren't the case that some anti-vaccination proponents might actually be coming from this kind of perspective... (see the bottom of this blog post for some examples).
While trying to prepare my message, (27.Aug.2009) the Lord showed me a vision.
I saw a large pasture with very many sheep. All of a sudden, from every direction and from all over, came wolves upon the herd, mixing themselves amongst the sheep. Neither the shepherds nor the shepherd dogs (of utmost importance) sounded any alarm. They lay on the floor as if hypnotized. There was just a bit of panic within the herd. The sheep did notice that something was wrong, but they took no serious note of what was happening. They just continued grazing in a relaxed manner. The shepherds and the shepherd dogs on the other hand noticed nothing.
As I observed closely, I saw the wolves, which had fangs like snakes in their mouths, tweak (pinch or prick) the sheep on their buttocks. These twitched briefly, and then continued their relaxed grazing. After a short while, the wolves ran from the herd, withdrawing themselves again into the mountains, without having stolen a sheep or inflicted any visible harm on them.
On seeing all these things, I thought to myself. ‘This is not at all possible, that wolves would come amongst sheep and not harm them. This is out of character! Then as the wolves left the sheep, I saw all of a sudden the leader of the wolf pack, together with his whole wolf followership on a high cliff. It was like a great beast; a monster. Then the wolves began to howl and yelp. The shepherd, shepherd dogs and all the sheep were terrified, shivering and shocked.
And the leader of the pack began, like a demon, to speak with a deep human voice. “My dear shepherds, dogs and all my dear sheep. You now belong to us. We have you completely in our hands. We were amongst you, without your noticing anything. We worked amongst you in disguise. We even inoculated you with a "serum" that makes you now ours. You are all, as at now, bearing our “mark”. We have also inoculated you with our spirit and data, without your having been aware. There is now no more escape for you. The whole flock is now under our control.
I then said in my spirit “No! The Lord is my shepherd. I will have nothing to do with the devil and his demons. I will not have them as my shepherds”. Then spoke the leader of the wolf pack even further with a sneer on his face, saying “the sheep here ate and slept. Your bellies and welfare was more important to you.
Now hear what this demon said to me very clearly: We have now come to take revenge for our man of the Gadarenes. (See Mark 5:1-17) Back then, your Lord cast us out of him, and we had to flee into sweine and spring into the abyss. Now though, we have recovered and are strong enough to leave our cursed dwellings again. We have therefore returned from the abyss to take revenge against him (Jesus) and his works. These sheep all grazing here have been infected by our demons from the abyss. They can no longer escape. They belong to us absolutely.
I was shocked!
Here, God spoke to me saying ‘my son, every person will be asked to compulsorily take immunization against the swine flu in the next few days. This is a disguise. They will in the process be infected with demons from the abyss; all who do not have my spirit and my seal upon them. Yes, it will be such that that they will receive a deadly spirit inoculated into them. This will allow the wolves do with them what they like. Whoever does not follow them, antagonises or stands against them in any way, will be eliminated at the touch of a button.
For such will there be no more escape from them. Yes it is true, my son says the Lord. These cursed spirits will arise again out of the abyss and return through the ‘swine’ to continue their mischief amongst the people who neither know nor follow me. I however, with my church will do same as then. We will depart from that area. So will those demons from the abyss exterminate one third of humanity.
Then said the Lord to me further. But you, my children, who follow me, must be bold and brave, and say NO! Do not allow yourselves to be pricked and inoculated. You must consistently trust me. I will take you with me to the other shore, and we will continue there. For you my children, life goes on quite normally. You are my sheep. You hear my voice and follow me. And I send you as sheep amongst wolves. (Matthew 10.16) Warn all my children and all men of good will against this worldwide compulsory inoculation. It appears harmless. It is not!
It is more the return on the ancient demons of the abyss. Warn everyone! Even when you are termed “paranoid” and “terrorist”. You are my children, and my people. You are holy. You should therefore have no other ‘stigma’ in your bodies. Your body is a temple for my holy spirit, and not a secret dwelling for demons, which had been cast out by me, from which I delivered you, says the Lord. I am passing on this message as it was given me.
Dear friends,we are right in the end times. Watch quite carefully, what happens to you and your children. The devil is, and remains a liar. Und he has no good intentions. I was shaken, when God showed me this vision with the swine, in connection with the whole thing about immunization against swine flu.
The believers are about to undergo the end times test, where will be shown, whether we have enough resistance power, enough to say NO.
You are not defenceless. God gave you his Holy Spirit and the whole armour (see Ephesians 6: 16-17). These you will now need and must soon make use of. If you are not yet a true child of God, repent! Be baptized and be filled the Holy Spirit, so that the seal of God will be upon your life (Ephesians 1:1,13, 4:30 and Revelations 7:3&4) and you cannot be touched for the devil.
Do write me a few lines.
I would like to keep praying for you.
For a few examples of people taking this hogwash (pardon the pun) seriously, look here : "DONT let your child get this vac. If your child is vac - and begins acting horrible - take them thru deliverance prayers."
or here: "They decided that instead of just injecting the demons into our water along with the chlorine used to make it cleaner they would go through this process of sneaking it in by making people come in for the shot that way it is less avoidable because not everyone drinks water or takes a shower."
or here : "that the enemy is capable of unimaginable tactics in their endeavors to take captive an unsuspecting world, and bring them ultimately under the power of anti-christ."
or here : "...we know that evil people in the rock music industry have placed demonic curses upon many of their products prior to distribution."
...or just Google the first sentence of the story , take a look at the comments, and weep.
#1 UncleJim on Wednesday September 23, 2009 at 4:51pm
How about “go now my children and explode unto the masses and cause great death and pain upon the infidel.”
#2 Heidi Anderson (Guest) on Wednesday September 23, 2009 at 5:04pm
Well I was never scared of the swine flu, but I am sure scared of these people!
Thanks for the nightmare fodder. Eewww.
#3 santa on Thursday September 24, 2009 at 7:01am
This is bordeline insanity from my perspective. I’m not sure it it’s smart to give whack jobs like this further exposure.
#4 Debbie Goddard on Thursday September 24, 2009 at 8:35am
I think we’ve probably all heard people say things like, “No, they really don’t believe that, do they? There’s no way…”
If people (especially we skeptical-types) don’t know that these perspectives are out there (and it’s my impression that they don’t), a response can’t be made, right? And we miss out on some types of understanding, which we need to have if we want to be able to communicate a skeptical message to a wide audience.
Hypothetical example: If a significant minority of the population and of elected officials truly believed that the U.S. needed to invade Iraq because of a prophecy made in the Book of Revelations that Christians must be in control of Babylon in order for the Second Coming of Jesus to occur, then those who don’t believe in prophecy and who were against the invasion won’t make much headway arguing, unless that belief in prophecy is challenged. And it can’t be challenged unless it’s brought to light.
Just a hypothetical. I think that e-mails like the one I posted above are good motivators (at least to me) to work harder at promoting critical thinking and skepticism.
#5 Edwardson on Thursday September 24, 2009 at 8:51am
What was this guy smoking? Probably the same thing the author of Revelations was. Is it that crackpots gravitate toward religion or religion produces crackpots?
#6 UncleJim on Thursday September 24, 2009 at 9:46am
All that religion requires is people who accept the premise that others (by their special relationship with a non-existent ghost [read here ‘god’]) have the answer. Necessarily requiring that these people do not think about what the answer is and requires of them.
This is why the absurdity of parents and grandparents honoring their children and grandchildren for blowing themselves into millions of tiny bloody bit of meat and bone exists.
#7 Deja on Thursday October 01, 2009 at 6:07am
At the risk of sounding trite: “Think of it is evolution in action”. The kind of behavior espoused by Pastor Matutis will almost certainly increase the mortality rate of those who follow his advice. Putting it another way, blasphemy can have survival value.