Leprosy (Sermon Audio: Sunday A.M.)

Leprosy in Scripture can describe a variety of skin diseases. The most common reference is to a disease that begins with a white lesion on the surface of the skin. The lesion does not heal. In time the skin not only loses the ability to heal, but also to feel. Because of a lack of sensitivity those infected with leprosy continuously injure themselves and eventually lose their extremities. In Scripture leprosy is not only an anathema of the skin, but a metaphor of the impact of sin on the soul. Sin causes us to lose sensitivity to conviction and the teaching of Scripture. In 2 Kings 5 leprosy is not only a skin disease, but it is also this metaphor of the soul. Who is the leper?

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