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Black Plague Leveled by Leviticus--And Here It Is Again!

Workers in hazmat suits were moving down the streets door-to-door removing the dead from their homes in sealed black body bags and taking them within minutes to their burial. There was a wail of tears and anguish coming from what sounded like thousands of the grief-stricken. Today, the world experiences various outbreaks of epidemics that sometimes become pandemics. Unbeknownst to most, Godís Word clearly lays out the solution for these deadly outbreaks.
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Black Plague Leveled by Leviticus--And Here It Is Again!

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GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 23:12-14:

12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

GOD SAID, Leviticus 13:1-4:

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying,

2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:

3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

4 If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days:

GOD SAID, Leviticus 13:45-46:

45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

GOD SAID, Leviticus 15:2:

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

MAN SAID: We have no need for a God and His Bible.  Man’s science will show us the way!  

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Men have penned millions of books addressing multitudes of subjects, but all of man’s books and penmanship must bow down and do obeisance to only one book, God’s Holy Bible.  Embrace the Word of God.  It is your life. 

The “God Said” passages referenced above were given unto Moses by God around 3,500 years ago—long before science began to understand the deep scientific wisdom contained in them. 

The other day, I was listening to a BBC newscast airing from an African village devastated by Ebola.  Workers in hazmat suits were moving down the streets door-to-door removing the dead from their homes in sealed black body bags and taking them within minutes to their burial.  There was a wail of tears and anguish coming from what sounded like thousands of the grief-stricken.  It was truly unsettling. 

Today, the world experiences various outbreaks of epidemics that sometimes become pandemics.  Unbeknownst to most, God’s Word clearly lays out the solution for these deadly outbreaks.  Central to His solution is diet, hygiene, and quarantine

God commands man, as quoted in the lead of this feature, to bury all waste that comes from the human body, but man has chosen to flush it instead—or just to relieve himself wherever is convenient.  The July 25, 2014 issue of The Week quotes The New York Times:

Around 620 million Indians, or 50 percent of that country’s population, have no access to a working toilet or latrine and thus defecate outside in the street or countryside.  The resulting bacterial infections lead to widespread malnutrition among children, and cause 62 million Indians under 5 to suffer permanent physical and mental “stunting.”  [End of quote]

Who is responsible for these horrific pandemics that have killed untold millions?  What social conditions have made these terrors possible? 

All of God’s commandments are supernatural instructions designed to protect the adherent from harm.  None are for God’s own self-glory or benefit.  All of God’s commandments are correct and those who disregard them suffer the curse—the bad things that transpire from doing the wrong thing.  A prime example is the commandment in Deuteronomy 23 that we quoted in the lead of this article.  God commanded human waste to be buried in the earth, but man chose to flush it into the waterways.  The following paragraphs are from the GodSaidManSaid feature, “The Truth Remains True—Pigs—Lot's Wife—Flush It:”

Flushing raw sewage into the waterways and the treated water coming out have an enormous, and often deadly, downside.  The problems are huge, even in America, where wastewater treatment plants handle the vast majority of raw sewage issues. 

Pollution microbiologist Joan B. Rose, at the University of South Florida, is clearing up the confusion over the source of fecal (dung) viruses tainting coastal waters and some shellfish.  The article in Science News presenting her work is titled, “Viruses—Just a Flush Away.”  It is said that 90% of the Florida waters tested showed a presence of fecal viruses, usually at low concentrations.  The germs have been linked to gastroenteritis and also to flu-like symptoms, ear aches, and heart disease.  Imagine, human viruses are flushed into the water and passed through the kitchen spigot. 

In June 2000, an article in U.S. News and World Report titled, “The Sickening Sewage Crisis,” reported that each year, an estimated 400,000 American basements experience the backup of raw sewage and municipal sanitary sewers overflow 40,000 times, dumping potentially deadly pathogens into our streets, waterways, and beaches.  In just eight months, San Diego reported raw sewage spillage of 34 million gallons, and the small town of Fort Pierce, Florida, reported spillage of eight million gallons.  Guess what follows the sewage?  Rats—big, disease-laden rats. 

The following excerpt is from Scientific American, January 2009:

Four in 10 people have no access to any latrine, toilet, bucket, or box.  They defecate in narrow alleyways, in forests, by train tracks.  The disease toll of this human excrement is astounding, killing more people worldwide than any other single cause.  Modern sanitation, where it exists, has added 20 years to the average human life.  But population growth in the First World has taxed sanitation systems: 90 percent of the globe’s sewage ends up untreated in oceans, rivers, and lakes [End of quote]

The following excerpt is from Discover, March 2012, “The Human Vector:”

To be transmitted, a germ has to be shed from one human host and picked up by another.  Some germs, like cholera [and may I add, Ebola] make their hosts produce copious diarrhea.  If there is poor sanitation or people are crowded together, those germs are likely to infect other hosts.  Respiratory infections are shed into the air or onto surfaces.  If someone sneezes into her hand and touches a doorknob that you touch afterwards, you may catch her infection.  Some germs float through the air and you breathe them in.  Measles and tuberculosis spread this way. [End of quote]

Just to name two pandemics directly associated with raw human waste would be cholera and E. coli.  God’s commandment was to bury the waste in the earth, but man said, “Flush it.”  Now who is responsible for the millions of dead bodies buried in common graves?  Who is responsible for the suffering and the evil?  Thousands of years before modern science began to understand the reason why, God was there and provided the answer in His owner’s manual, and by following it, promised life and life more abundantly.  Choose life and live. 

The following paragraphs are from the GodSaidManSaid feature, “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday -- Update XXXII -- Saints, Prepare for Departure:”

When God, the Creator of the universe, gives direction, wise men and women take heed.  Concerning the Bible’s Old Testament dietary laws, it is true that Christians, with their childlike faith, can pray and eat.  I Timothy 4:4-5:

4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

But, also keep in mind that the vast majority of this world’s population cannot access this Biblical promise.  It behooves them to take serious precaution.  In Deuteronomy 14:8, we read:

And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

GodSaidManSaid has published numerous features concerning the pig.  The following paragraphs have been lifted from a feature published in the September 6, 2014 issue of Science News:

The study follows a 2012 report that raised concerns Ebola might be able to be spread by air.  That study, led by infectious disease researcher Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada, found that macaques contracted Ebola when housed in cages near piglets infected with Ebola.  The animals never touched.  The researchers said the virus probably floated to the monkeys' cages as a fine airborne spray of particles shed by the pigs. 

Pigs seem to give off more aerosolized viral particles than other species, says Derek Gatherer, a viral evolutionary biologist at Lancaster University in England.  “If it’s going to be spread by aerosols, the pigs are the species to do it.”  [End of quote]

Those stricken by Ebola in the African village mentioned in the beginning of this article were not quarantined, but living—infecting and dying—in their own homes.  It is estimated that for every person stricken with Ebola, two others in contact with that victim become infected.  Why was something as simple as a Bible quarantine neglected?   The following excerpts from the GodSaidManSaid feature “Quarantine” follow:

The price man has paid for his disregard of God’s commandments concerning the quarantine and his purification principles continues to be staggering on a global scale.  Literally hundreds of millions of lives have been lost, and trillions upon trillions of dollars squandered, not to mention the immeasurable hours of severe discomfort as a result of man’s disobedience.  Galatians 6:7 reads:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

The God-given quarantine of the Scriptures was composed of three basic principles:

  1. A running issue out of the flesh covers a myriad of problems, for example, the common cold.  You can be certain that in this world, there are billions of sicknesses each year and millions of untimely deaths as a result of disrespect for God’s quarantine.  Instead of being quarantined, those affected with a running issue, such as the common cold, for example, are permitted to intermingle with the general population, spreading their infection on doorknobs, eating utensils, handshakes, hugs and kisses, sneezing and coughing on food and drink in restaurants, and at home. 
  2. The principle of being unclean meant that one carried an infectious contagion which required separation from the general population. 
  3. Seven days of separation was one of several time periods of quarantine commanded by God.  This number seven jumps out because it is the life cycle of various infectious organisms, such as the one that causes the common cold. 

The number of health benefits hidden in the commandment of quarantining is much bigger than casual consideration, and surely past ever fully discovering. 

The vast benefits of the quarantine should be obvious to all, but as in much of life, the truth is obfuscated by untruths and ill motivations.  The following excerpts are from a 2003 article in the Los Angeles Times under the heading, “21st Century Role for Quarantines:”

The battle against severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, has brought back something that most people know only from history books: quarantine. 

Some critics tell us that quarantine—restraining the movement of people to prevent the spread of infectious disease—is unworkable and ineffective and deserves to be put back on the shelf.  Modern medicine, civil rights, and technology have made quarantine impractical and obsolete, we are told. 

But history suggests this assumption is mistaken. 

Until about 1850, the “miasmatic” theory of epidemic illnesses dominated medical thinking: Foul vapors in the air, or “miasms,” were believed to be the primary sources of outbreaks.  This idea of person-to-person transmission of “fevers” was ridiculed.  Quarantine was dismissed as unhelpful at best. 

The germ theory was first championed by Edward Jenner at the close of the 18th Century, and then by Louis Pasteur in the mid-19th Century.  It taught that epidemic disease resulted from bringing uninfected people into contact with infected ones. 

Absent an effective vaccine (such as for smallpox or rabies) or cure (there were none), public health officials had to depend on sanitary measures.  Sanitation of streets and buildings; destruction of infection sources such as the clothes of a smallpox victim or mosquitos in a yellow fever zone; quarantine of road, rail, and ship traffic; and home or hospital isolation of patients and their contacts—all this helped to combat contagion. 

Many epidemics of plague, smallpox, yellow fever, and influenza were successfully contained by interrupting the transmission of germs.  This fundamental fact of germ theory has not changed over time.  [End of quote]

Concerning an ugly, devastating communicable disease, HIV/AIDS, the political appetite to quarantine these contaminated individuals does not exist.  As a result, untold millions have and will die an untimely death.  The following two excerpts are from the Encyclopedia of Public Health:

A very important human disease with an incubation time that can, and probably usually does, exceed forty days, is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection, but for reasons that have more to do with human rights than epidemiological insights, there is no quarantine for persons exposed to HIV infection. 

Community values changed in the late twentieth century, however, and there is now emotional and political resistance to restricting freedom in the interests of safeguarding the public’s health.  It is regarded as ethically unacceptable to quarantine promiscuous persons who are HIV-positive, even though it might be in the best interests of the general public to do so.  In some cases, public health officials have invoked the police power of the quarantine regulations and, sometimes with the assistance of the local police forces, they have incarcerated incorrigibly promiscuous persons infected with HIV/AIDS.  AIDS activists and civil rights advocates oppose this, and a debate that played out in relation to detention of polio contacts in the early twentieth century is being reprised. [End of quote]

Man will always reap what he sows. This is an immutable law of God.

Well-accomplished researcher and author Grant Jeffrey, in his 336-page book The Signature of God, recorded this concerning the Bible’s quarantine:

The continents of Europe and Asia have periodically been engulfed by epidemics of leprosy and plague, especially from 1200 to 1400.  More than sixty million people, almost one-third of the population of Europe in the fourteenth century, are estimated to have died by the Black Death (bubonic plague).  Those who survived described scenes that sounded like the haunting visions of Dante’s descriptions of hell. 

How was this dreaded plague finally stopped?  During a trip to Vienna, in the center of the city I examined a strange-looking plague statue dedicated to the Black Death’s countless victims and the actions of the church fathers to abolish the curse of that plague.  In light of God’s advanced health laws, one might expect to learn that it was only after the people began to follow the Biblical laws of sanitation and disease control that the epidemic was broken. 

Several church leaders began to search the Bible to discover whether there was a practical solution.  They saw that in Leviticus 13:46, Moses laid down strict regulations regarding the treatment of those afflicted with leprosy or plague: “All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.”  God answered their prayers for deliverance when they finally began to obey His Scriptural commands.  This divine medical rule demanded that a person who contracted the plague must be isolated from the general population during his infectious period. 

Fortunately, the church fathers of Vienna finally took the Biblical injunctions to heart and commanded that those infected with the plague must be placed outside the city in special medical quarantine compounds.  Caregivers fed them until they either died or survived the disease.  Those who died in homes or streets were quickly removed and buried outside the city.  These Biblical sanitation measures quickly brought the dreaded epidemic under control.  Other cities and countries rapidly followed the medical practices of Vienna until the deadly spread of the Black Death was halted. 

Until the twentieth century, nearly every society other than the Israelites kept infected patients in their homes—even after death—unknowingly exposing other people to deadly disease.  Even during the Black Death epidemic, patients who were sick or had died were kept in the same rooms as the rest of the family.  People often wondered why the disease affected so many people at one time.  They attributed the epidemic to “bad air” or evil spirits.  However, careful attention to the medical commands of God as revealed in Leviticus would have saved untold millions of lives.  Arturo Castiglioni characterized this Biblical law with these words: “The laws against leprosy in Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model of a sanitary legislation.”

Moses’ instruction to segregate infected patients from their families and other people was one of the most important medical advances in human history. Yet no other ancient nation followed this effective medical regulation.  The only reasonable explanation is that Moses received this advanced medical knowledge from God’s inspiration. [End of quotes]

Imagine, the solution to the scourge of the Black Death was found in the Word of God all the time.  The pandemics of today will prove no different.  God’s Word is true and righteous altogether—a place to build a life that will last forever. 

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 23:12-14:

12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

GOD SAID, Leviticus 13:1-4:

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying,

2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:

3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

4 If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days:

GOD SAID, Leviticus 13:45-46:

45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

GOD SAID, Leviticus 15:2:

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

MAN SAID: We have no need for a God and His Bible.  Man’s science will show us the way!  

Now you have THE RECORD. 

 

 

 

References

Authorized King James Version

GodSaidManSaid, “Quarantine

GodSaidManSaid, “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday -- Update XXXII -- Saints, Prepare for Departure

Jeffrey, G. R., The Signature of God, Waterbrook Press, 2010

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