by Ronnie Floyd

Luke 17:11-19
INTRODUCTION: Not saying or being thankful is detesting to me.(Words of praise)
Read Luke 17:11-19
A DESCRTION OF LEPROSY-Medically, it is an appearance of nodules, small knots or lums,
in the eyebrows, the cheeks, the ear lobes, the nose, also in the hands or feet, where the
disease eats into the joints, causing the falling off of fingers and toes. There are
over twenty different kinds, but usually it affects the skin and works inward or else
it is seated in the nervous system of the body. Leprosy can also be in clothing and is
the result of a fungus or mildew, produced by unknown causes. Leprosy can also be in
a house and is described as consisting in hollow streaks, greenish, or reddish, in color,
and lower than the wall, as if coming out of its interior portions.
Biblically, leprosy contains the above as well as open sores and boils. The disease
was incurable and very dreaded. Not until 1871 did they find out the cause of leprosy.
A man named, Hansen, identified the virus that produced the disease. It was a specific
bacillus, which is a form of bacteria, sometimes caused by a lacking diet.
*"It was this disease, which contained blisters, scabs, and scales, that would literally
eat away the major blood vessels, and then the leper would bleed to death. When one
thought he was infected he was quaranteened and taken away from society for seven to
twenty-one days. He was then re-examined by a judge. His clothes or dress would give
everyone a kn ...

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