Medical Face Masks - Pt. 1

  • 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.”

Medical face masks are not modern inventions. They were mentioned all the way back in Lev. 13:45. A couple of things to note from the text:

#1 – Medical face masks were not worn by the healthy. God ordered the symptomatic sick to wear them; in the case of Lev. 13:45 the lepers were to wear them.

#2 – Medical face masks did not cover the nose. According to which “experts” you read or listen to, covering the nose can be harmful on a number of levels.

#3 – Medical face masks are never mentioned for common sicknesses. The face masks God ordered here in Lev. 13:45 were for a dangerous contagion: leprosy. Make sure to get the facts about various pathogens and don’t be duped by hysteria. Everyone gets sick. Before making decisions, research the facts like what the fatality rate/percentage is, how it affects your age group, climate area, etc….

In conclusion, medical face masks are actually mentioned in Scripture, but they were intended to be worn only for the most serious of contagions and they were to be worn on the mouth not the nose.

Learn to search all of God’s Word concerning all of life’s questions and activities, and live all you do according to all of God’s Word. May the Great Physician have first and final say in your life.