What does the Bible teach about quarantine?

Apr 2, 2020 by

by Scott Brown, Christian Post:

Introduction, Part 1.

The news says that today 3 billion out of 7.8 billion people are in quarantine lockdown around the globe. Many are practicing “self-quarantine” while others are disregarding the guidance from the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). There are two fears: Getting sick and getting someone else sick (even though you may be displaying no symptoms). The governments of the world are quarantining healthy people. What should we think about this? When and why should we self-quarantine?

The Word of God is a wonderful guide even in these matters. It speaks clearly in general principles about quarantine. The medical community roughly follows them today. Some historians contend that procedures of cleanliness and quarantine first appeared in the Bible. Let’s survey the biblical principles of quarantine.

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