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THE LAWS OF GOD - #6.B
Public Health and Sanitation
God has set forth HIS Laws in the Holy Scriptures for ALL Mankind to
know--and obey (Proverbs 14:34 and Isaiah 60:12)!
6. THOU (you) SHALL NOT KILL (Murder)
.A MURDER AND VIOLENT CRIMES
This issue of the 6th Commandment was covered previously. See at:
.B PUBLIC HEALTH AND SANITATION:
The 6th Commandment is not only concerned with the rapid deaths from
murder and violent crime, but it also has a dimension in dealing with
slow forms of killing, most of which deal with biological hazards and
environmental polutants, which need proper care to contain in order to
prevent the spread of disease and its eventual death(s). So, read
thoroughly and follow these Laws carefully.
- ..1 TREATMENT OF CONTAGIONS (Diseases, Plagues, Leprosies):
The Holy Scriptures set forth all kinds of instructions for dealing
with the normal, natural diseases that like to prey on Mankind.
- ...a CONTAINMENT, ISOLATION, QUARENTINE:
One of the best lines of biological defense is to contain the
disease by isolating those who are infected from those who are not.
(Leviticus 13:4-5, 26, 31).
- ...b DESTRUCTION OF CONTAMINATED ARTICLES:
Items that the infected person has worn, sat on, or touched
recently (especially those that have been on his person since the
onset of symptoms) should be destroyed by burning in fire
(Leviticus 13:52, 57).
- ...c PURIFICATION OF PERSONAL ARTICLES:
Other items that a person may have had around their home need to
be cleansed by fire or great heat (if they can stand heat) or
boiled in water (if they would burn up otherwise) (Numbers 31:23).
- ...d CLEANSING OF RESIDENCE:
The house or home of the infected person needs to be cleaned
thoroughly (Leviticus 14:33-53).
- ...e RAPID BURIAL:
If the disease becomes fatal, the dead should be buried
immediately, without public ceremony, and the graves marked to
indicate potential contagion (Numbers 19:11-22; Ezekiel 39:12-16;
Matthew 23:27). Also, cremation of the dead may be used here, to
further confine the disease (II Samuel 31:12-13; II Chronicles
- ..2 TREATMENT OF NATURAL BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS:
Unfortunately, since the Fall of man, many biological hazards are
lurking about in Nature, waiting to prey upon Man. So, we need
to observe some simple guidlines to keep from being taken by them.
- ...a DRINKING WATER:
One of the most vital (and potentially dangerous) items for the
health of your body is good drinking water. So, it is very
important that you keep this safe and healthy!
normal drinking water should be either boiled or sodded (Genesis
25:29, 34) or purified with some potent chemical process (Exodus
15:23-25; II Kings 2:19-22)--with distilled water the best.
sources of water should be contained in sealed well-heads and/or
contained in sealed, sanitary pipes, to keep out contagions (see
above)--and all animals should be kept well away from your
sources of water, to keep from fouling it!
- ...b FOODS:
Anything that you eat or take into your body has the potential to
spread disease to you, so be cautious what you eat!
eating of blood or raw or rare meats is banned by the
Scriptures--so be sure your meat is always well done, to kill
any potential diseases (Genesis 9:3-4; Leviticus 7:26;
Deuteronomy 12:15-16; Acts 15:20, 29).
- DISEASED ANMIMALS:
eating the meat of diseased animals or those who have died on
their own is forbidden (Deuteronomy 14:21).
- STRANGLED ANIMALS:
eating meat for strangled animals is forbidden (Acts 15:20,
29)--rather in killing them they need to be bleed to pour their
blood out on the ground (Deuteronomy 12:16, 23-24). See, also,
LAW-8.B.2-3 ANIMAL RIGHTS.
- IDOL OFFERINGS:
eating any kind of food that was made for an idol (or in the
shape of a forbidden image) or was offered to some idol as a
sacrifce shall be banned (Acts 15:20, 29; I Corinthians 8:4-13).
See also, LAW-2 NO IDOLATRY.
- PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS:
the eating or taking of hallucingenic or other illegal drugs is
forbidden by the prohibition against sorcery--see under
- YEAST FAST:
observe the annual Feast of Unleavened Bread or Yeast Fast so
that your body will recover its immunity against unwanted
yeast--as the eating of daily bread made from yeast will often
lower a person's resistance to yeast type diseases. (Exodus
12:15, 18-20, 13:6-7; Numbers 28:17; Deuteronomy 16:4, 8).
- MEAT AND MILK:
avoid eating dishes made with meat and milk together, for the
milk will help the meat to spoil faster--unless you have
refigeration (Exodus 23:19, 34:26). However, as meat and milk
are also hard to digest together, it is advisable to avoid
eating such foods as much as possible.
- ANIMAL FATS:
avoid eating animal fat or colesterol as these tend to give you
excessive weight (and associated health problems) as well as
plug up your blood arteries (Leviticus 3:17, 7:23-25)--unless
you can eat lots of cold water, northern fish OR lots of oat
bran, to compensate.
- REFINED SUGARS:
avoid eating refined, processed sugars as excessive sugar levels
in your body can lead to a whole host of bad health problems
(Proverbs 25:16, 27).
there is no Scriptural prohibitions against the eating of meat
or animal flesh--so long as it is properly cooked (Genesis
- KOSHER MEATS???:
the prohibition against eating certain meats (mainly pork and
shellfish) was dispensational (for a set period of time) and
that time has now come to pass, so we need no longer avoid
eating them--so long as they are properly prepared (Acts
- ...c EXCREMENTS (Sewage):
The body uses its fluids to help flush out diseases and toxins, so
any discharge of the body should be considered as potentially
dangerous! Thus, thorough washing whenever in contact or handling
them is advised--see washings, below.
- DUNG AND FECES:
great care should be taken in handling any dung and it should be
transported and burried or treated at a distance from
dwellings--and away from any sources of drinking water
(Deuteronomy 23:12-14; I Kings 14:10; Nehemiah 2:13, 3:13;
Isaiah 36:12; Ezekiel 4:12-15; Luke 13:6-9).
- MENSTRAL FLOWS (Menstral Taboo):
menstral isolation is recommended, especially in areas where
water is limited and thorough washings difficult--and as much
as possible, abstainance from marital intimacy as is to be
observed at this time, as well (Genesis 31:35; Leviticus
- SEMINAL FLOWS (Nocturnal Emissions):
male discharges are to be viewed as extremely hazardous (as they
hold the threat of destroying the marital bond of one flesh of
any woman), especially in areas where water is limited and
thorough washings difficult (Leviticus 15:16-18, 33;
- RIGHT HAND--LEFT HAND RULE:
in areas where water is limited and thorough washings difficult,
the right hand should be used for eating, while the left hand
may be used for bathroom needs and tending to your private parts
(Genesis 14:15; Leviticus 14:14; Jonah 4:11).
- ..3 SOCIAL DISEASES (V.D.):
the practice of marriage and the prohibition against adultery ought
to nealry eliminate the common sexually transmitted diseases.
However, considering the frailties of Man (and woman), care must be
taken to limit and reduce the spread of these Social Diseases (such
as thorough washings and use of condomns). And, while contracting a
Venereal Disease might be somewhat understandable, and tolerable(?),
the knowingly spreading of a V.D. is considered as a murder and is a
capital crime (especially if it is not curable)--See also,
LAW-7.B.6 Infectication under Mosaic Taboos.
- ..4 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS:
poisons, toxins, and other lethal environmental pollutants are to be
carefully contained, transported as a hazard, and quickly cleaned up
if accidently spilled by the company involved in the chemical.
Failure to take rapid and prudent action in such a spill is
Negligent Manslaughter (see above, under Murder Classifications) and
will subject the said company to the liability of all the damgages
and injuries that their actions of neglect may have caused!
(Deuteronomy 32:24-25, 33; Judges 9:45; Job 20:14-20; Jeremiah
- ..5 NON-SMOKING:
the smoking of tobacco (or other dangerous substances) is
specifically banned from all Congregational Facilities and Public
Places in Our Realm--and members are seriously warned not to smoke
at all (that they not contract a variety of diseases), and officials
are required not to smoke, lest they bring down the wrath of God
upon the Assembly (Leviticus 10:1-2; Numbers 26:61).
- ..6 ABLUTIONS AND WASHINGS (Cleansings):
water tends to be a universial solvent and its power to wash away
and cleanse areas of contaminants is potent, giving it purificantion
significance in the Holy Scriptures. Consequently, there are a
variety of washings to be observed to keep the individual healthy
and protected from diseases. Remember, CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO
- ...a HANDS:
wash your hands, especially before eating--and most especially if
you are coming from the fields or places where you may have been
exposed to contagions. (Exodus 30:17, 40:30-32; Matthew 15:2;
- ...b UTENSILS:
wash your cooking instruments, pots, and tools after every use--and
don't mix equipment used on raw meat with other foods without
washing them first (Leviticus 6:28).
- ...c BATHING:
wash your whole body, head to toe, frequently--at least weekly
or even daily, if possible (Genesis 43:31; II Samuel 12:20).
- ...d CLOTHING:
wash (and change) your clothing frequently--at least weekly or
daily, if possible (Exodus 19:10; Leviticus 6:27; Ecclesiastes
- ...e EXPOSURE:
wash your whole body and your clothing if you have been around
anyone with a disease of a bodliy issue, discharge, or sneezing
- ...f AREAS (Dwellings):
wash everything, especially to cleanse from the presence of any
contagions or if a diseased person has been present (Leviticus
- ...g MEDICAL:
if you work around disesed people or are commonly exposed to those
who are ill, when you get home, then wash your hands and arms--and
wash out the inside of your nose and gargle (washing the mouth and
throat--and spitting it out) or get done with work. (And it is a
good idea to change your clothes, then, as well). For these are
the common routes of contagions into your body!
.C WARFARE AND RULES OF COMBAT
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