What does Syphilis have in common with Biblical Leprosy?
The Chicago Tribune article titled, Syphilis cases hit rural areas, reports this communicable disease spread of syphilis and related causes such as illicit drug use and unwillingness of the CDC “to address it because of socially conservative views toward homosexuality and nonmarital sex.”
The Purpose of this Post
Is to question if ancient Biblical beliefs that victims of a communicable disease such as leprosy, was a sign of the Wrath of God’s anger for inflicting a person because of disobedience to His Commandments. Even if the disease was communicated to an innocent person in a family or a community.
Or was it a result of what happens when we disobey God’s Wisdom and Order for His Creations and Universe.
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. (Proverb 11:29)
He that troubled his own house,…. His family, his wife, and children, and servants; ……
What’s My Point?
Three thousand years ago, the Bible recorded the belief that leprosy was punishment for sins and God’s Wrath and anger for not obeying his commands. We know today that both leprosy and syphilis are both are communicable diseases contracted mainly by close contact with bodily fluids.
When people become victims of communicable diseases through no personal fault, bad luck, disobedience, personal decision, or action of their own choice, and are accused of breaking a Commandment of God, they may become angry at God.
Non-believers of God dismiss all religious beliefs as myth and superstition.
My point is to question the wisdom of people who direct their anger at God, rather than human beings who become infected with a communicable disease because they, or someone else did not obey God’s Wisdom and Order.
In My Opinion
King Solomon’s proverb recognized that people who disobey God’s Wisdom and Order bring about consequences to the family and communities.
As for all sexual transmitted diseases, there is 100 percent medical proof positive if both parties in a marriage are virgins at the time they marry, they will not contract a communicable sexual disease. Assuming of course when they were born, their parents did not have a communicable disease that infected them at time of birth.
In other words, ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s Commandments, we human beings have been our own masters of our own disasters in life because of personal choices of either ourselves, family or community members.
The result is stated in the explanation of the proverb Excerpt…………., “shall inherit the wind; nothing but vanity and emptiness; he shall come to nothing, and get nothing; and what he does, be shall not keep, and on which he cannot live;”
Read the Source Links below. One source is a post that described Jesus Christ’s justified anger against evil,
I also included the subject of bad luck which King Solomon explained his observations in Ecclesiastes 9:11. However this is a separate topic from the results of personal bad choices.
Is evil something we should be justifiably angry about in life?
God’s Wisdom and Order, Myth or Superstation?
Should we have a Sex Strike for God’s Wisdom and Order to end becoming “masters of our own disasters?”
Regards and good will blogging.
Leprosy in the Bible
Wrath of God
Proverb Excerpt Explanation