quote from the bible about masks
A passage from the Old Testament would seem to reference masks and social distancing.

The following sermon was submitted by ULC minister April Harrison. All ULC Ministers are invited to contribute their own sermons for consideration/publication. To submit a sermon, please email it to sermons@ulc.org.


We're into month 18 of the pandemic, and there's no sign this thing is going away soon. Public health officials have recommended that everyone continue to wear masks and social distance, which hopefully could help things get better. 

But those are also controversial policies that not everyone supports. Perhaps another authority could weigh in and offer some perspective? What does the Bible have to say about masks and social distancing?

A recent ULC Facebook post caught my eye. It cited Leviticus 13:45-46, which appears to show that those very measures were actually recommended thousands of years ago.

The passage reads:

Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ 46 As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.

Fighting Disease, Biblically

Where did this verse come from? What was the context? I was curious, so looked into the backstory a bit.

The passage in question is not about illness in general, but instead talking specifically about "defiling skin diseases," which most experts believe is a reference to leprosy. Many lines are devoted to explaining what measures should be taken when someone is believed to have such a disease to prevent them from spreading it to others. 

For example, all skin rashes were required to be inspected by a priest, after which the patient would have to isolate for 7 days. Once those 7 days were up, if the rash had cleared, the person was allowed to return to normal life. If it hadn't, they would be diagnosed with a defiling skin disease and cast out of the community. Harsh stuff!

But it also got me thinking about the measures being taken right now to combat a different disease. 

COVID and the Church

There's no avoiding the fact that COVID-19 and its associated restrictions have been controversial – particularly within religious communities. A church (or mosque, or synagogue, etc.) is inherently a communal place, where people gather to meet, talk, worship, and, well, build community.

That reality has led some churches and religious leaders to push back against, or outright defy, public health recommendations to combat the virus, such as masking and distancing. 

But perhaps the Bible ought to be consulted more carefully here. As churches continue to navigate a difficult period, should the wisdom of this holy book hold some weight? 

Critics have pointed out that the passage in question comes from the Old Testament, which contains many lessons that are viewed as outdated or overly harsh in our modern era. But just because the Old Testament is extreme at times, or overly prescriptive about certain diseases, does that mean we should ignore this powerful accumulation of knowledge?

What if Leviticus 13:45-46 represents a solution from above for how to defeat this terrible virus? If so, we would do well to heed its direction. 

84 comments

  1. Mike's Avatar Mike

    That passage refers to those who HAVE a disease, not those who don't. Poor choice.

    1. Rev. K.L. Owens's Avatar Rev. K.L. Owens

      I don't know about you, but I'm done wearing masks over my face in Public. If you are a true Christian, truly believing in God, and His Son's Salvation, then you will cease wearing your masks. Wearing a mask proves you are a non-believer. In Luke 21:11 warns us of pestilences (plagues), which we have seen time and time again artificially created and released into the Public. Following Luke 21:11, in Luke 21:18-19 Christ says: "But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.". This verse is implicitly identical to dozens of other Biblical verses that either explicitly implies or directly mentions having Faith in God and the Holy Son, nothing more and nothing less according to scripture. Wearing your mask means you lack Faith in Christ according to the interpretation of Scripture, which means you are a non-believer. If you are a true Christian, then have true Faith in Christ, and Faith alone as written in Scripture, spoken from Christ Himself. Those who deserve punishment from their actions will be punished, those that don't will not be harmed according to scripture; when you wear your mask, you are hindering the Judgement of Christ, and preventing the bad from being punished. It is against our Christian Faith to wear masks relating to Covid-19. If a business or Public location asks or tells you to put on a mask, you tell them you are a Christian, and it's against your "Religion". If they ask or tell you to leave, then you retort with "I'm a paying customer, I'm not putting my mask on, if you don't like that, then I'll go put my money elsewhere where it's welcome".

      1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

        Have you purchased your burial plot yet? Our local hospitals are filled with people who felt the same way you do. Now they are dead.

        1. Rex Rowe Lippold's Avatar Rex Rowe Lippold

          Absolutely, we need to show common sense and wearing a mask in certain situations is warranted, why not? I see people wearing a mask while driving down the road, Necessary? No, but that person is showing respect for others and himself, mostly himself. Stay Safe and don't end up a statistic.

        2. Jeffery Scott Keppler's Avatar Jeffery Scott Keppler

          The people that going to the hospitals are treated per the CDC which is wrong, has been proven wrong and it is killing people. Dr. Fauci only approved one medicine which doesn’t work. There’s plenty of research to show that what the CDC in these hospitals are doing are killing people not the virus. There are treatments that have been around for years that cure this in just a couple days if not less but big Pharma doesn’t make money off of it. My brother-in-law is a doctor and my wife is a nurse, I know firsthand.

        3. Kenneth Eugene William Maybee's Avatar Kenneth Eugene William Maybee

          If you are a true believer than why are you afraid to die. If you are a true believer you would know you are going to be meeting Jesus. Your family and friends that are believers would also celebrate that as well. So stop trying to make other people feel guilty for trusting God to protect them, which He has promised He would. When it’s your time to be called home you will be!!!

        4. Rev. K.L. Owens's Avatar Rev. K.L. Owens

          If you stand next to me inside Walmart and I blow a fart, and I see your reaction, then your mask isn't working anyway. Use common sense please.

      2. Debra Zurenda Ackley's Avatar Debra Zurenda Ackley

        If you intentionally step in front of a bus- yelling "God will save me"- you get hit. See?

        1. JaZe's Avatar JaZe

          I m not antivax and I wear a mask in enclosed spaces such as stores and public transport, stay away from large unmasked indoor gatherings, etc., dont go for conspiracy stuff, but something about the official narrative doesnt make good sense. 🤔 Science knows that viruses often mutate, now beyond 'delta' there s already something else. 😳

          1. Pink Clover's Avatar Pink Clover

            Which happens when people don't do what they need to do. We've been thru this before: polio, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, etc. etc. The reason those diseases are not around anymore is because everyone got vaccinated and wiped it out. Corona keeps mutating (as viruses do) because people are not getting vaccinated AND wearing masks.

            Gad. Over a year and a half later and we STILL have to talk about this stuff! Just do what you need to do to protect yourself and OTHERS and we'll be fine. Or don't, and keep allowing people to DIE because of your selfishness.

            1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

              Well said.

      3. Loreto Almazar San Andres's Avatar Loreto Almazar San Andres

        You are talking as if it is judgement day, unfortunately what you are saying is to accept the punishment and die or if not get the covid and give it to others as also they deserve to be punished....unfortunately some passages in the Bible were written on papyrus plant and some words were torn or destroyed because of the its age from all the papyrus and parts were missing and smart humans filled in gaps that they felt ok to add ...so no I think you must not incourage people to spread this deadly covid or it will never end. GOD will be happy if some of us humans would actually have some mercy to others. I don't believed all that's written in the Bible as some words were added by the Humans Who translated the Bible to filled in missing words,we should sometimes use our common sense. GOD BLESS

      4. Rev, Rene L.'s Avatar Rev, Rene L.

        Ceasar wrote: " What is useful for a City-State is no longer useful for an Empire. Things change, and what was written for a disease 2000 years ago has no bearing on a life lived with a viral disease epidemic in today's world. The hospitals are full with patients, most unvaccinated, children are sick and some dying, parents are crying: " if only I had been told the truth!" Please wise up and stop believing the lies spouted by people who have an alternate goal than your well-being. ( Freqently they make money from your misery!)

      5. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

        Very sensible post. Those who 'believe' in masks know nothing about a mask. Masks are a one time use item, once it is touched it is to be discarded. Everyone on the planet including myself used the same mask over and over again, masks harbor germs, viruses and bacteria and are actually detrimental the the general public and very unhealthy to anyone who uses them.

        Mask studies have been around for Decades.

      6. Cheryl Eilene Fluet's Avatar Cheryl Eilene Fluet

        I have not worn a mask since this ridiculous "pandemic" began. First, I am epileptic and will not cut off my way of getting oxygen. Secondly, I will not give into the government because I have proof that Dr.Anthony Fauci was the one who paid for the research. it is called gain of function, and he contributed $827,000 to the Wuhan Lab to research making bat coronaviruses more lethal and able to enter human cells.
        While Covid is a flu and a bad one, it did NOT kill me. Yes I had it. I will not get these shots which are not vaccines. A vaccine has to be researched and have good outcomes. It is not supposed to kill people. When my book is finished being written, I will let you know.
        I will not wear a mask, I will not comply. Their laws are for us not them.

    2. William J Lewis's Avatar William J Lewis

      People that "claim" to be Christian, then openly declare they don't care about others by simply not taking precaution to not spread a disease. Quite honestly don't have a clue what it means to be a Christian.

      Jesus didn't give up his life for himself did he?

    3. Amber Fry's Avatar Amber Fry

      Considering we know people can be carriers without symptoms, how would you know who is infected and who isn't? The key is, since we do know how easy it is to transmit, wearing masks would still be important and wise.

    4. Amber Fry's Avatar Amber Fry

      Yes, in that instance but it does also give proof that, when deemed necessary, masks are supported. They have been deemed necessary by actual experts in the directly related fields. Ignoring the correlation and adding to the death toll wouldn't win you a seat in heaven.

      1. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

        Knowing what masks are used for is a good idea. Mask studies have been abound for decades, they are not intended for what your "experts" say they are. They are a one time use item, any more than that creates the opposite effect.

    5. Edwin Merle Waltz's Avatar Edwin Merle Waltz

      I have never wore a mask or taken there shots and won’t. This is a man made sickness. This is a government ploy to control people. If you study Acts and Rev it says things like this will happen. Our government is paying farmers to plow fields of food in the ground kill there animals and dump milk. I have actually seen this in Indinia

      1. Rex Rowe Lippold's Avatar Rex Rowe Lippold

        These articles are posted to scare and pull us apart as Neighbors and keep us confused on what to believe, If we stay close to our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ during this trying moment and all times, the Spirit will guide us on what actions to take, we are not asked to ignore our common sense and stop doing what is safe, wearing a mask is a good practice to help respect each other's space, not to keep us gaged. It's easy to get caught up in the "hype" of what I believe is the Adversary who is very busy keeping us at each others throat. we were taught in church Sunday to K.I.S.S. keep it simple stupid, stay with the simple acts, Love one another, give service to each other, read your scriptures and Pray. doing these simple acts will keep us all close to God and the Spirit will guide us on the Narrow Path.

      2. Rev. Marilyn Sahs's Avatar Rev. Marilyn Sahs

        Agreed

    6. Reverend Gary's Avatar Reverend Gary

      A virus is not visible using an optical or light microscope, the greatest magnification that can be achieved with the best modern optical microscope is around 1,000x (1,000 times life size).

      I can say with certainty that there were no SEM’s (Scanning Electron Microscopes) until invented in the 1930's using different technology, an electron beam, to scan the subject. This is around the same time the virus was discovered and classified.

      Today’s modern class of such machines magnify subject samples to as high as 10 to 3,000,000 times life size and cost from $80,000 to $4,000,000.

      The Leviticus quote is #1 out of context and #2 was like most responses to the unknown, driven by fear, the unknown, demons and beliefs of medieval proportions. "Cures" were more wild guesses than anything else. In a time when migraine headaches were "treated" by drilling a sizable hole in the live skull using a brace and bit for wood working with no anesthesia on the patient the cure was death in many cases, so it worked very well to cure the headache, no more pain but, oops, your dead.

      Masks cannot and will not protect you against a virus, ANY virus. Viruses are so small (sub microscopic) they can pass through the fibers of a mask like a finch will fly through an open double wide garage door. You would just as easy prevent mosquitos from entering you house by covering the windows with chain link fencing. EVERYONE who wears a mask to protect themselves is being a fool! There is NO medical evidence masks protect you against a virus! Nor does six foot spacing make a difference. Nor does staying home!

      There is medical precedence and data that supports the harm wearing a mask can cause by reducing your blood oxygen concentration by increasing your blood carbon dioxide concentration. If you have a medical condition or conditions affected by this, it can make your condition worse or even kill you.

      “USE IT OR LOOSE IT!” If you do not use it you will loose it. Most often in reference to your muscles, if you do not maintain exercise your muscles will diminish in strength and stamina. This also affects your own body's immune system. If you stay inside you are not exposed to the billions of pathogens your body is exposed to daily. Not being exposed to these pathogens, the immune system reduces the antibodies and immune protections that it would normally produce keeping you safe. With out these normally produced agents, when you do go back among the places and people you were normally associating with, you will most likely get sick, elder people are at higher risk and more will die from an unused immune system than have died from the normal seasonal flu, which is 5.5 TIMES more lethal than the covid bio entity.

      Six foot spacing does only TWO things. ONE it keeps people six feet apart, TWO there is no second thing. Six foot spacing is used for the six man or eight man black operation teams dispatched on covert missions. An RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification ) capsule "chip" is injected just under the skin of every team member so they can be individually recognized and monitored via satellite while on secret missions allowing those monitoring the mission to keep track of the team members. The team members must be at least six feet apart to be recognized and monitored. On these missions it is most beneficial to be 10 feet, 20 feet or further from each other to reduce "target density" in the event the enemy discovers the team and a firefight ensues. When every citizen is "chipped" (an integral part of the so-called “vaccine”) AND maintains a six foot spacing, the entire population, individual by individual, can be monitored to prevent gathering in groups, and meetings. OK there is a second thing, which is the reason masks are required, to program you to do things that are not effective and which will in reality kill many.

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the Deep State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the Deep State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the Deep State.”

      — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photomicrograph of TephaFLEX® Surgical Mesh (magnification 15X). Photo Credit: Tepha, Inc.

      Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science (Children’s Health Defense) Hardcover – April 14, 2020 by Judy Mikovits

      video interview with Mikki Willis

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcHqayirnc

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    Why yes it does. So why aren't Christians wearing mask? And why is this not an issue with other religions?

    1. arawngraalrd's Avatar arawngraalrd

      Don't forget to cry "Unclean; unclean," as you take your leprosy out of town.

  1. Clay Serenbetz's Avatar Clay Serenbetz

    I'm sure the Bible has versus that would support either position, especially if you're using both the Old and New Testament. If any Christians have any Christian morals, however, they would not want to act as agents of murder and contagion. Nowhere does the Bible support for intentional infliction of such harm to your innocent fellow persons. Also, suicide is considered a sin by many Christian sects. In my opinion, failure to get vaccinated is attempted suicide or, in some cases, intentional suicide.

    1. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

      You need a mental examination

    2. Robert Appleton's Avatar Robert Appleton

      The vaccines are filled with antibodies. That means they don't work until the vaccinated get the virus. Then the antibodies go to work attacking that virus. Radiology labs are receiving patients who have been vaccinated and have since come down with Myocardia, lung problems or other interesting complications like Guillen Barre. Now the hospital beds in COVID wards are beginning to fill up with vaccinated individuals who have come down with COVID.......usually D. Seems the government isn't telling us the whole truth behind the virus and it's supposed cure. NOTE: Ivermectin, coupled, with Doxicyclene is valid for at least a year at 99.9%. Perhaps we should stop using vaccines that are used to fill BIG PHARMA pockets with cash and use the cheaper options that do work much more effectively.

  1. John P Maher's Avatar John P Maher

    THAR YA GO BIBLE THUMPERs !

  1. Daniel Gray's Avatar Daniel Gray

    Nice try, but if you read the WHOLE passage you will find it refers to lepers, but then again cherry picking the passages you want to try and back you up is what most pro mask people do. And you still seem to forget that Federal Law called the 1st Amendment clearly states that you CANNOT make a law that would violate someones religious beliefs, as such they are perfectly legal to defy any ban that says otherwise. https://www.denverpost.com/2020/12/15/supreme-court-ruling-colorado-church-polis-covid-limits/

    And then you run into the 6000 ton Gorilla in the middle of the room, the one called the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) which has been federal law since 1990 and a US Supreme Court Decision. If ANY person has a medical reason as to why they cant wear a mask (PTSD/only having one lung/COPD/etc) they can get a script from their doctor and NO ONE can then force them to wear a mask as that would violate the ADA laws and the people that are doing it can be fined up to 1000 a day for each and every day they try to violate federal law. And that is PER PERSON! And under federal regulations and statutes, each time they try they can receive fines and or prison terms.

    So maybe this Minister should actually know what they are talking about BEFORE they start talking.

    1. Amber Fry's Avatar Amber Fry

      Yes, that instance was connected to lepers. It still adds to the fact that it supports such a thing when the need arises. The need has made itself present again.

      The constitution does support religious rights. However this isn't about personal rights anymore. It's about willingly and forcibly spreading disease to others. Nobody has that right. When one person's personal religious freedom of choice harm others, then no, they are not allowed.

      1. Daniel Gray's Avatar Daniel Gray

        says you. You cannot refuse to honor someones rights just because you believe they are wrong. As long as there is a 1st Amendment in the Constitution, then you will have to ABIDE by that persons rights no matter if you like it or not. And I guess you are now saying that the vaccine does not work as if it did then if you were vaccinated you wouldnt have any worries now would you?

    2. William J Lewis's Avatar William J Lewis

      That's the trouble with Facebook Medical and legal degrees, they empower folks with no knowledge to become experts.

      1. Daniel Gray's Avatar Daniel Gray

        No thats the trouble with people like you who open mouth, insert foot, then close mouth and to make sure you then stick your head up your nether region. You cant refute the facts then just hush unless you want to make yourself look more idiotic then you do now

      2. Lyndy Borden's Avatar Lyndy Borden

        I know, this guy is just a troll. I tried to correct his claims, now I ignore him, his takes are easily debunked if you take more than 5 minutes to research his claims but he still arrogantly claims he's right and will lie to support his fragile ego. On one thread, he kept annoying someone for videos of their 4-year-old nephew. On another, he accused someone of not being a veteran and lied about his evidence. He's a jobless waste of space, the best thing to do is to pretend he doesn't exist.

  1. William Dusenberry's Avatar William Dusenberry

    In the GOP Red States, now called the GOP Christian Confederacy, wearing a mask in order to thwart the will of the Christian God is considered a serious assault on the will of the Holy Ghost (what the Catholics called the Holy Spirit until it was confused with Casper)

    The Christian God created the Coronavirus for a reason — and it wasn’t just to sell masks.

    The reason?

    So GOP white Christian Nationalists wouldn’t have to use birth control.

    If enough GOP’ers died, because they refused to get vaccinated, they’d have to have more kids, to replace such dolts and dunderheads.

    Yours in nature (aka, God) Bishop Bill, DD, PhD, DsC, etc.

    1. Woodrow's Avatar Woodrow

      Man created the covid 19 virus. ETC. works well for you.

    2. arawngraalrd's Avatar arawngraalrd

      Believing in Science is one thing; believing in Scientific Authority is something else. Would you believe in Us, if we robed our Pagan Priests in White?

  1. Mark Anthony Crnkovich's Avatar Mark Anthony Crnkovich

    Your last line is most telling, of what you're saying here. Only problem with it, is this is analogous. People who ARE WITH THE DISEASE, should mask up and social distance themselves to a quarantine. I totally agree. But those who arent sick shouldnt have to bow down to the devil. This virus is political and evil, man made. If the people you claim say are here for health and protection. Then they need to be blunt and tell obese people to lose excess weight, change their diets, be more active, drink more water, take vitamins..... instead they say, take out vaccine. June 25, 2020 NIH claims ownership of moderna coronavirus vaccine. By axios, in that article they have a quote, "nobody sees this as a way to make billions of dollars." 'Moderna reports $1.7 billion in covid19 vaccine sales, posts first profits ever' May 6, 2021 marketwatch. "Moderna brought in $1.7Billion in sales of its covid19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021..... this is compared to a LOSS of $124 million in the first quarter a year ago. Up from $8million in the same quarter a year ago they made their first billion." How does anyone trust ANYTHING these people say anymore... 2 weeks to flatten the curve, 18 months later. I pray people wake up. This is a good vs evil situation going on.

  1. Thomas Edwin Peterson's Avatar Thomas Edwin Peterson

    this statement in the bible was specifically regarding leprosy a horrid disease until the advent of good antibiotics. regard's

  1. Donald Ray Sisk's Avatar Donald Ray Sisk

    The Fields are ripe an ready for gleaning ,deep the good with the bad,-------Think maybe this might have something to do With COVID---------While this is a disease that is effecting the whole world the Government is trying to use it for their control over the people.If U hav real faith in Christ U hav nothing to worry about Wen it all comes down yo it ,Our All Mighty God is in control nothing goes on that he doesn't no about it or see it .nothing gets passed him ,Hav a good n safe n Blessed day..

  1. Kenneth E. Salvage Sr's Avatar Kenneth E. Salvage Sr

    Lev. 13:45-46 is referring to leprosy, not a flu or common cold. Even our ancestors could tell the difference between a true pestilence and the common cold! As far as gaining historical insight from the old testament and new testament its good to remember both were written in the metaphor and analogy styles to be understood by the average people of the time. Both books of the bible are a wonderful way to start to understand the history of the right way to travel through this life. You have to start someplace learning and the bible is the foundation of that path. If you fail to learn from history then you are doomed to repeat the failures of the past. The simple fact that proves this statement, is that people never change, only the power of their tools!

    I would suggest starting with:

    Proverbs 1: 2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.

    1. George Michael Shelton's Avatar George Michael Shelton

      Amen

  1. Lawrence Haywood Davis Jr's Avatar Lawrence Haywood Davis Jr

    Why question a person’s faith just because they’re wearing a mask? GOD gave us all free-will! Which is why Adam and Eve eat from the forbidden tree. Yes, GOD will provide for HIS people…so, how can any of us say that GOD didn’t provide the knowledge for the vaccine to the scientists to cover HIS people. Didn’t GOD tell Moses during the plague of the death of the firstborn, to have HIS people place the blood of the lamb over there door. All that believe in the word of GOD through Moses, firstborn were saved and those that didn’t died. I see this COVID-19 and Delta as our modern day plague. So, I shall use my free-will and faith to continue the mission of preaching love and not this divided hate that is in world including the church.

  1. William Langen Burgoyne's Avatar William Langen Burgoyne

    Dear Fellow Ministers, There's no doubt that this Covid 19 virus is a deadly plague that has caused many people throughout the world to die. While it is true that God created this virus, He won't kill it because that would violate His 5th Commandment: "Thou shalt not kill." God's Word says this about plagues: "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty will say of the Lord, 'He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, 'The Lord is my Refuge,' and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 'Because he loves Me,' says the Lord, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.” (Psalm 91) (NIV). So why be afraid of catching the Covid 19 virus? Should you wear a mask anyway? Perhaps so if it's mandated by the government. Should you get vaccinated. Not to protect yourself, but yes if your friends and family suggest that you do. Although God won't kill the virus, He will render it powerless so that it won't affect His children.

    1. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

      God created the virus ? You cannot be a christian or have read the bible at all. God, the creator of heaven and earth does not kill, Satan does. I can go on and on but your not worthy !

      1. Reverend Gary's Avatar Reverend Gary

        Daniel, how can you deny that God creates all things? It is certainly not your position nor ability to determine any one's worthiness! You know this to be true.

  1. Guy Nelson Mullins's Avatar Guy Nelson Mullins

    This new translation doesn't ment the subject was lepercy, this masking of today is occultism... the new translation is tainted by Lucifer.

  1. Guy Nelson Mullins's Avatar Guy Nelson Mullins

    The Bible does not support mask mandates.

  1. David Franklin Lancaster's Avatar David Franklin Lancaster

    I just think it is a good idea to wear a mask to prevent the spread of this covid strain. But I got to also say that it is your right to not get the shot and not wear a mask. It is a proven fact that people die from getting covid, and i commend you for having the courage to stand up against it.

    I have all of my shots and I wear a mask, to do my part in stopping the spread

  1. George Michael Shelton's Avatar George Michael Shelton

    I thank God for doctors, scientists, and the wisdom, the understanding and the ability to comprehend. I wear a mask and I'm vaccinated just as I wear glasses, hearing aids and take medication.. Some of us are just not use to being told what to do.. The high number of deaths should help make the decision easy but oh well

  1. Barbara Kay Bradford Fenchak's Avatar Barbara Kay Bradford Fenchak

    you can pull words from the Bible to support most anything

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      I think I can find a passage in the Bible that says you are wrong.

  1. Br'er George's Avatar Br'er George

    "Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt,..."

    I like this part of the ancient wisdom! Wear raggedy clothes, Dreadlocks and social distancing.

    You can keep the mask though!

  1. Brian Chisholm's Avatar Brian Chisholm

    Way to pick your political team Mr PhD. I’m sure your nasty attitude is commended in either the Old or New Testament . If it’s not , just draw some childish parallel to bolster your negativity. Which year of your academic tenure did you learn this exemplary behavior/thought process?

  1. Debra Zurenda Ackley's Avatar Debra Zurenda Ackley

    I truly feel that those who claim their personal rights over ride safety protocol- are the ones that spread Covid. It is seriously SAD- that it is people of church that are disobeying "Love Thy neighbor as thyself". Surely God prefers that we don't do this to His world.

  1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

    In reality, does it matter what is written in that book of myth, tales, and fantasy? There is much better wisdom written in the Harry Potter books, and it’s nowhere near as bloodthirsty….and the stories are better for children to read with no blackmailing caveat that if you don’t believe in some of its concepts you will burn in Hell.

    🦁❤️

  1. George Michael Shelton's Avatar George Michael Shelton

    Some people just can't take being told what to do... I'm vaccinated and I wear masks and don't have an issue with it because I don't want to die yet. I thank God for the night and the ability to choose.. I thank God for the many doctors and scientists he have provided to assist us in making the right decision. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 TYJ🙏🏼🙏🏼 IJN

  1. Brien's Avatar Brien

    I am amazed. That is not easy to do. So, we are really going to try and apply a mythical belief to what is a MAN MADE problem. I think the current situation is plenty screwed up enough without adding any more false information. Do your homework, read up on all the FACTS you can from reputable sources, then make an informed decision for you and yours as best you can. Peace

  1. Sheryl M., D.Div.(h.c.)'s Avatar Sheryl M., D.Div.(h.c.)

    Clearly it says those with the disease not everyone! This is the problem...people skew thoughts to try to push agendas.

  1. George T Tusi's Avatar George T Tusi

    This passage Clearly Says IF you are sick, NOT If you are afraid of getting sick or know someone who is sick. or know someone who might get sick. It clearly SAYS IF YOU ARE SICK, WEAR A MASK. Until you are no longer sick.

    A Healthy person wearing a mask protects NO ONE. In this case of Covid being such a tiny micro organism that a mask stopping it from getting into your system is no better of a defense or deterrent than a chain link fence placed around your home to keep out mosquitos.

    If you want to have Biblical knowledge about how to cure this illness made by man. The very word of God tells you that the cure to all mans illness is found in the plants and leaves of the wild.

    research what foods you can eat to combat the covid illness you will find a simple way to reduce its effects to nothing more than the Covid sniffles.

    And again, Secrets of the Universe are revealed to those who believe. You simply do not search for things you do not believe in. Do you believe in mans cure or Gods cure ? truthfully they are NOT the same. One puts your faith in Man the other In God.

    Where does your faith stand ?

    My experience with Covid illness and being in a state of no less than 4 at High risk factors. I had nothing more than what I called the Covid sniffles. I had a diet Of food that combats the virus. I had far worse 24 hour colds. and I became a part of the group of the 99.87 percent of the people who survive the C-19.

  1. Rev. Marilyn Sahs's Avatar Rev. Marilyn Sahs

    1 Timothy 5:18 Verse Concepts For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      Ezekiel 23:20. There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

  1. Rosalind K. Easter's Avatar Rosalind K. Easter

    I recommend that those who are pro covid vaccine to visit the website: thenewamerican.com and read what Dr. Lee Merritt says about the vaccine, and by the way, those who got the covid vaccine are now super covid carriers for the delta virus. God has already natural medicines and vitamins to not only prevent a person from getting it, but actually alleviating it all together. When we ask God for the truth he always answers. ALWAYS. The only thing we have to do is be open to receive the truth and ask God to help us recognize it when it is shown to us.

  1. Patrick Campbell's Avatar Patrick Campbell

    We are missing the basic point that GOD went to great length to teach us in how to make a vaccine, including variations, as well as how to make and use a mask. Who among us is higher than GOD and thereby refutes GOD'S efforts on behalf of we, his children? That refutation is the act of SATAN. I agree with GOD'S teaching and am vaccinated and wear a mask. Reverend Patrick

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      Why did God let that take thousands of years? A loving God would not have created viruses and bacteria that would kill us.

    2. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      I’m curious as to which mythical god you are referring to Patrick being as mankind has created so many. If it’s the Christian one, I would say that being as my morals are way better than his, as I haven’t killed any little children and don’t condone slavery or stoning people to death, I consider myself much higher than him. If he ever turned out to be real and I ever met him I’d punch him on his very omnipotent nose. Just sayin’

      🦁❤️

  1. Wilford Leonard Fisher's Avatar Wilford Leonard Fisher

    So a virus that can be killed with soap and water needs a vaccine? And you should wear a mask to prevent spreading the virus to others? I know it's a respiratory virus. But if it's on your hands shouldn't it be on the rest of your body? How do you prevent spreading it if it's on your feet, head or clothing? Just my

  1. Robert L. Hewitt's Avatar Robert L. Hewitt

    It says AS LONG AS THEY HAVE THE DISEASE, it says nothing about covering up those WHO DON'T have the disease.

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      God has shown us those who do not cover up can get the disease and die.

  1. Reverend Gary's Avatar Reverend Gary

    Here is a comparison most can understand: 1. IF the smallest spaces of masks are the size of a two car garage door, 2. THEN virus are the size of a finch. 3. THEREFORE masks CANNOT "PROTECT" YOU AGAINST ANY VIRUS ! ! !

    The same is true for 6 foot spacing The same is true for "stay at home"

    ALL of the "protection protocols" have a much greater risk of causing harm or death when used as the government would have you use them. These are medical facts people.

    WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO ALL ALONG FROM BEFORE COVID WAS RELEASED!

    I first noticed organized, institutional, complex, lying in 1984 and stopped watching all the news channels, all three of them, ABC,CBS,NBC. The sources for my information revealed to me in the last few months that the lying has been going on at this level for decades before I discovered it!

  1. Pamela Kay Waters's Avatar Pamela Kay Waters

    Those that won't wear a mask are severely putting people with autoimmune diseases and respiratory ailments risk. It's so SELFISH of you idiots that think this is ok. Ask any medical worker or a family member who had lost someone. Wake up. DON'T BE STUPID!!!!!

    1. Reverend Gary's Avatar Reverend Gary

      These sorts of beliefs and statements are made by people who do not know what they are talking about. They are totally influenced by the propaganda, misinformation and lies generated by the media at every level that we have been living with for decades. There has never been the constant, maniacal, frenzy of "you will die if you get covid" produced by the media every single day that you see everywhere in every form, print, television, radio, and everywhere on the internet. This is is done to get the entire world scared to breath knowing they will die if they do.

      Look around people ! ! IT WORKED, Pamela is a perfect example, she bought it hook, line and sinker.

      With a career in health care as a provider I have done extensive research relevant to virus, what I posted earlier is based on the statistics and science I have been following for over 30 years. When it was first released I began following the death rates for covid as compared to the normal seasonal flu we are all exposed to every year. At every juncture when I tallied deaths attributed to "with covid" and those a result of normal seasonal flu, the ratio was One to five and a half 1:5.5 covid to normal seasonal flu. At every point in time normal seasonal flu was killing 5.5 times more people.

      Even when deaths attributed to "with covid" were monetized with payments to the hospitals of $14,000 per death and $49,000 per death if on a respirator, the ratio did not change!

      The statistics for people determined to be "Exposed" to covid who later show symptoms have a survival rate of 99.99% of recovering and living.

      Here is a comparison most can understand: 1. IF the smallest spaces of masks are the size of a two car garage door, 2. THEN virus are the size of a finch. 3. THEREFORE masks CANNOT "PROTECT" YOU AGAINST ANY VIRUS ! ! !

      The same is true for 6 foot spacing The same is true for "stay at home"

      ALL of the "protection protocols" have a much greater risk of causing harm or death when used as the government would have you use them. These are medical facts people.

      There is an extremely powerful tool you can use which is very effective in protecting you against being infected with ANYTHING including covid. Everyone has this easily available to them and can be deployed anytime desired. If you are constantly worried about getting covid, if you believe all the lies, then you will eventually be affected. If you know there is no way you will be the least bit affected, because you know your body has powerful abilities to deal with any adverse pathogen you may be exposed to with no doubt at all, then you will not be adversely affected by covid. This extremely powerful tool you can protect yourself with is what you think, how you think, what you believe, and what powerful feelings you have about that. You can easily think yourself into sickness, it happens all the time.

      How do you thing Jesus jumped over the gunnel of a boat afloat and walked on water? He KNEW HE COULD DO IT because he believed he could, without a doubt.

      1. Cheryl Eilene Fluet's Avatar Cheryl Eilene Fluet

        All they have to do , maybe it will put them into the mode I am in now. Go to the AMAC newsline and search for Dr.Anthony Fauci. What you find will shock you and understand why I am so adamant. Do not jump off the cliff with these people who are invested in the devil.
        I do not say that lightly. Dr. Fauci claims he is a humanist. However the definition of a humanist is a person who does not think that he needs God. He believes what his mind tells him to be the thing to do. They do not need God. And they are atheists who think they cannot be questioned, They are , by medical standards Narcissitic.

        1. Reverend Gary's Avatar Reverend Gary

          And this is not the first time Fauci has done this! When the world was introduced to the Human Immunosupresore Virus (HIV) Fauci had developed medications to treat HIV but he did not release it until he had acquired a patent for the medications allowing millions during the years he was getting the patent to die due to his greed.You can read more about this in this book: Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science – April 14, 2020 by Judy Mikovits and: Summary & Discussions of Plague of Corruption by Judy Mikovits, Kent Heckenlively with Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science

          I downloaded a video from the source of an interview of Dr. Mikovits by fillmmaker Mikki Willis which has been removed by the source YT. In the video, Dr. Mikovits reveals multiple damming information about Fauci, Big Pharma and others. For more information go to this page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcHqayirnc

          YT is corrupted and evil but you can go to UGEtube.com and search for Dr. Judy Mikovits as well as Film maker Mikki Willis for more information.

          The ONLY reason for C-19 was to scare people, world wide, to death so they would willingly do things that will not protect them against a virus (the three protocols) and then happily give up every bit of personal and human freedoms to "protect themselves" from C-19 by demanding to have the killer vaccine. The only relation the vaccine has to C-19 is to get you to willingly accept the "vaccine." There is also lots of information about the plannedemic on the UGETube site.

          The next Plandemic is going to be the Marburg virus. This is a hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola with an 88% mortality rate.

          Now firstly rest assured, the ones pushing this agenda won’t release anything that would kill them.

          This will be fake Marburg. Many of the C-19 vaccine injured are displaying clots and uncontrollable bleeding. This will be claimed to be Marburg. GAVI and the WEF are already making announcements about the virus. They’ve already developed a PCR test for Marburg, even though there is no official ‘pandemic’ yet.

          They’re already rushing through a ‘vaccine’ for Marburg, and the main ingredient in this new vaccine is Ricin, one of the most toxic poisons on the planet.

          They will allow the vaccinated to travel globally this Christmas. They’ll need a cover for people bringing ‘the virus’ back to their home countries. A new pandemic will be declared, they’ll claim there is asymptomatic spread. The media will pump fear harder than we’ve ever seen. People will lose their minds believing that there is a pandemic of something with an 88% chance of making them bleed out and die.

          At this stage jabs will be mandatory and the police and military goon squads will be in full force trying to ‘save humanity’ and dragging off people who refuse the Marburg vaccine to the now built concentration camps to be forcibly injected. The Ricin ‘vaccine’ is the real death shot and there will be billions of people lining up for it and fighting to be at the front of the lines.

    2. Cheryl Eilene Fluet's Avatar Cheryl Eilene Fluet

      To Pamela Kay Waters, I have been in nursing for over 52 years. I have never met a mask that protects you. Especially if you listen to people who want to cover your face. Being a nurse, one mask is good for 30 minutes. However, these people are not medical people they tell you to wear a mask for 24 hours in your homes, they are the same ones who closed businesses and now due to their mandates , which by the way are not laws, do not allow me to get a job. They are deplorable. Look at the statistics for these "vaccines" They are killing people, they are causing permanent disabilities. After almost dying from a flu shot some years ago, I will not be taking these vaccines. Any vaccine that has to use fetal cells from an aborted fetus , done in 1972, does not make me feel safe. But does not the Church say that abortion is prohibited? Look into your own heart. Only you can decide what is right for you.

  1. Patrick Campbell's Avatar Patrick Campbell

    To all: As a society, we play by the odds in our everyday life. Wilford, The odds are far greater that we will present the disease in our respiratory system than have it on our feet or clothing. (Head, yes, maybe). Robert, we don't know WHO has the disease, so we play safe and cover up everybody, including you and me. Lastly, Douglas, getting our vaccinations is just another for of "covering up", and any daily paper regularly reports on the new cases of unvaccinated people who got their disease from somewhere, the odds being from contact with a carrier. So, Douglas, you are quite correct. I bow my ministerial head to all of you for your care in letting us have your thoughts. Reverend Patrick

  1. Rafael Picon's Avatar Rafael Picon

    Masking and social distancing are the most basic of basic preventive measures . The difference is in biblical days they were preventing demonic entities from invading the body

  1. Rafael Picon's Avatar Rafael Picon

    Masking and social distancing are the most basic protective measures . In biblical times it was to prevent a demonic entity from entering the body . In Passover , the vaccine was lambs blood spattered on the door . You think that could work today ?

  1. Reverend Gary's Avatar Reverend Gary

    As we pass through from this three dimensional universe we have created to higher and higher levels of understanding, frequency vibrational levels to fourth dimension and on, we will come to know the truth of all eventually becoming ascended masters. Only then will all these ancient beliefs be realized for what they truly are, nothing.

  1. Marius Gabriel Burja's Avatar Marius Gabriel Burja

    The law of the land is also God's law yet the men of law are also sinful.

    COVID IS A HOAX. COME FIND TRUTH @ SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS CHANNEL ON YOU TUBE KNOW WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT TIME IT IS.

    WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF BEING SILENCED BY SELL OUT SCIENCE.

  1. Gerardo Salazar's Avatar Gerardo Salazar

    The good thing about people not being vaccinated and/or not wearing a mask is that soon there will be a plethora of open jobs due to the previous worker demise by CORONA. Fanatical groups will go the way of the Dodo and overall the country’s intelectual level will go up by several notches so let’s face reality and realize how better off we will be without all of these denial people. Encourage their beliefs and when the house next door is empty you can buy it cheaply and make a nice big yard for Sunday BBQ.

    1. Robert Appleton's Avatar Robert Appleton

      Still using last year's COVID cures? Antibodies in the vaccines don't go to work until a vaxxed individual gets the virus....then is attacks the problem. So........vaxxers can give people COVID just as easily as unvaccinated individuals. Only reason a a booster is required is to cover for the falling reliability of the vaccine within 4-5 months after the jab. Would you like to wager a bet on a second booster and possibly a third? Masks are 6 micron resistant but COVID is only 1/10 micron in size...so please tell me how that works out with the masses who don't use sophisticated masks...perhaps the natural immunity is kicking in.......

  1. Robert Appleton's Avatar Robert Appleton

    Noticing the CNN definition of COVID requirements are taking the lead on this blog. Interesting. Of course everyone knows that antibodies don't go to work until someone is infected....that means the vaccinated are just as prone to give COVID to each other with the same frequency as non-vaccinated individuals. It's tough to admit one has been duped into believing the vaccines would be enough. Yet there is now a booster on the horizon....and maybe a second. Two things I learned as a soldier. 1. Never trust a suit. 2. Never trust a government that tells us they're here to help. Please tell me why vaccinated individuals are now visiting radiology clinics to find out if they have Myocardia, Lung Problems, or even Guillen Barre, not to mention 40 other maladies directly associated with the vaccines. Also, visit a COVID ward and find out how many vaccinated are now in the hospital beds....remember, the vaccine is good for up to 5 months......enjoy CNN.

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