The eternal wisdom of God #8: How can I cure leprosy?

This is an ongoing series designed to share the wisdom of God with you. If the Bible is to be considered legitimate, we should be able to read it and say to ourselves “Wow, this is so insightful it must be the eternal wisdom of the divine creator”. The guidance must be so amazing that it could not simply have been written by some loin-clothed bronze-age lunatic, it can only be the word of God.

In this edition, we deal with a terrible illness, leprosy. Leprosy is a scourge that if untreated leads to sufferers being crippled and in many places blinded. Modern medicine offers hope to sufferers but some would argue that God must know better. Those people would be correct. Who needs medicine when you can follow these simple steps from Leviticus 14 (nicely marked out by the Sceptic’s Annotated Bible.

14:2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:
14:3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;
14:4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean , and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
14:5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:
14:6 As for the living bird, he shall take it , and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:
14:7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.

All it takes would be some birds, plants and a quick shower and you’re cured. Remarkable. I don’t understand why this cure isn’t used more commonly in the world.


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