Bible Truth Restored

Bible Truth Restored

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.           1 Peter 4:11

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CLEAN BY WATER

Under the law of Moses, the observance of the laws of sanitation and hygiene was a religious duty. There were strict provisions for bodily cleanliness. There were regulations for purification of the house and camp. There were explicit directions for the selection of proper food and the use of clean and unclean animals. There was a separation and seclusion of all persons afflicted with contagious diseases.

In recent years our laws of sanitation have been perfected to a high state of efficiency. Public health regulations are mandatory. The prevention and control of contagious disease is next in importance to medical care. The prevention of disease by maintaining personal cleanliness has saved the lives of millions.

If we apply these thoughts to our spiritual welfare we will readily see that spiritual disease and death can be avoided. The means of prevention provided by the laws of sanitation offer a striking parallel to our spiritual growth and welfare. Spiritual cleanliness involves the use of water, a figure of the Word of God. “You are clean through the word which I have spoken,” said the Master. He said to Nicodemus, “Except a man be born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Peter also reminds us that the race in Noah’s day was saved by water, “the like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us.”

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