Declaring Current Disease State
- Leviticus 13:45 “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.”
- Luke 17:12 “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:”
#1 – Instead of encrouching upon every individual’s privacy or freedoms with constant temperature checks, contact tracing, etc…, God’s law simply instructed all those with symptomatic infectious disease to inform others of their sickness before they are within transmission range. For those in technologically advanced cultures, the sick can simply call or email or text their condition to others. It is crucial that an individual’s God-given freedoms of privacy are not lost simply for fear of disease.
#2 – The healthy do not have to communicate their health status. This example is not seen in Scripture.
#3 – Only those who have deadly contagions should communicate their health status to warn others. The practice of the lepers crying “Unclean, unclean” is not for every illness, only for the worst contagions.
In conclusion, God’s law is consistent here as with His other regulations for the sick. God does not require both the healthy and the sick to constantly declare their state of health. Man likes the “one size fits all” factory line format where everyone has to do or undergo the exact same procedure. For all the “individualism” this lost world preaches, they only make cookie cutter products. They make everyone get temperature checks, everyone must wear face masks, everyone must stay indoors, etc…. This is not seen in God’s Word at all. If someone is contagious with lethal pathogens, let them declare it. If the diseased selfishly withhold that information from the healthy around them, then the diseased must be held accountable for their lawless selfishness. Are innocent people harmed for such selfish actions? Yes. But many more healthy, innocent people are harmed by removing their livelihoods, their freedoms, and their privacy.