Does vaccination fit in God’s providence? Three Dutch pastors give a different answer


Christian Life

Bart van den Dikkenberg, RD

The Dutch pietists have never felt relaxed with immunisation. Photo EPA, Friedemann Vogel

For Reformed pastors in the Netherlands, vaccination is not always easy. Some argue that a vaccine is an instrument of God’s fatherly care. Others would see it as conflicting with God’s providence. Three ministers explain their position: Rev. J. A. Weststrate, Rev. P. Mulder and Dr R. van Kooten.