The descendants of Naaman was said to have been cursed with leprosy... Now its about time we asked the question: What is leprosy? Or even better what is Leprosy of today and what was the Leprosy from the Biblical stories? Shouldn't they be one and the same? Well as it turns, if we read their very distinct descriptions they just cant be the same. Now before we dive straight into this, we will confess that we believe with all our might and mind in verses like these (Romans 10,10-13):
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”12 For there is no difference between Bantu and Gentile the same SoNiNi is The Master of all and richly blesses all who call on him,13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of SoNiNi na NiNi will be saved.”
Anyone who denies Paul and his writings, will surely deny these verses as well. But in the end you cant cherry pick truth people. The last part is a quote Paul got from the Prophet Joel (Joel 2,32). Now taste those words, EVERYONE who calls on His name.... shall be saved. Don´t get hung up the outwards appearance of anything - its all about sin folks and that is what moves and lives inside the person. Nothing to do with colour.
However, and what comes next is not for the faint of heart...as it does include several thoughts on the matter of white skin and the pale-faced people in general. This article has been moulded for several years, added to and brushed up whenever inspiration strikes and insights are given.
First we will point out the fact that we have writers and contributors on this site that are indeed white and of the other nations from around the world, as well as from the African continent. We have no shame whatsoever in revealing this. We here in this space have nothing against white or black people, nor do we judge them on account of their skin colour or levels of melanin that you can see with your bare eyes. Now, we do have something against people being overcome with ignorance and wanting to follow and worship their sin rather than the truth. This we have no space for here. We know better than to judge a book by its cover, and we encourage discussions on peoples beliefs and we put great weight on how anyone interpret Scripture. Because this is what defines a person, what he or she believes.
Now if anyone is looking for support towards their racial theories or seeking to divide believers on account of their race, rather than lurk around here - they should go somewhere else. SoNiNi is One. We do not spread hate or seek to put one brotherhood or tribe over the other. SoNiNi is in all (Colossians 1,17). All the Tribes have their place in events to come, as do the Gentiles (the Nations). The devil loves to put the seed "classes" into the minds of people, first class and second class, middle class and lower class etc. This is all rooted in jealousy and ignorance of the sins and upbringing off your fellow brother and human being. People judge by these outer standards though and the devil reaps lost souls from it. Leave such thoughts people, there is only One SoNiNi and there will be only ONE people in Heaven, all the tribes of the earth will come before SoNiNi na NiNi and every knee will bow down before the King (Philippians 2,9-11).
That having been said and getting into realm of melanin now, there is certainly such a thing as being unclean and we would argue, it appears one is more susceptible as a non-believing and non-repentant white or pale faced person. You can call it genetic mutation or whatever scientific term you need to put on it, but we know there exists without a doubt different levels of uncleanness. Or different levels of generation sin. And as we shall see a certain level of this whitening of the skin is something that makes you more susceptible and "open" to sin and exploring of the depts of it. This is also an important factor as a Bantu, Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, African, Asian etc and not only as a person of the western and paler Nations. You will have the sins of your fathers attached to your soul and understanding. This another topic, but the point is none is without sin (Romans 3,23) - and if you want to use the two most popular colour distinctions of our time - this is in regards to both Black or white.
However, we do see in these times that the sins of the western Nations do seem, especially in these times, to reach down to the very depths of hell. Just look at the sciences, the medicine, the economies... All are riddled with unfairness and different levels devilry. Are the Nations behind all of this? No off course not,
Now, does this mean all white or pale people are unclean? No, not at all and Leviticus will prove us just that! There are different levels of the disease and the sins of your fathers determines wether you are unclean.
However and as we said, if the person has come to Christ and been washed, he is certainly clean before SoNiNi and his sins and certainly the outward appearance matters no more. He has become a tool of the Most High, and the shape and form of the tool is as He intended it to be, all to be able to bend to SoNiNis will.
Now interestingly and moving more into the finer prints of this research, and all in regards to leprosy, we will see that Immanuel cleansed the leprous (we believe this is a reference to people in ancient times with white skin) in the New Testament on several occasions. So this affliction was definitely around back in the day, and seem quite common. BUT we remember that only 1 out of 10 came back praising the Father (Luke 17,11-19) So, what is going on here !?
Now this one folks goes more than skin deep. Lets Dive !
What is Leprosy of today and what was the uncleanness called Leprosy mentioned in the Bible? To be able to answer these questions does not take much effort and after just a small amount of research, we see that the Leprosy of today is very different from the curse or disease called Leprosy in the ENGLISH translations of Scripture. If anyone with the slightest medical experience reads on these symptoms we are about to go through, and manages to come to the conclusion that this is the same disease as back then. We find that peculiar.
Now the dictionaries define Leprosy something akin too this :
`"A slowly progressive, chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, that damages nerves, skin, and mucous membranes, and can lead to loss of sensation, paralysis, gangrene, and deformity if untreated."`
So then looking at the description above, we should get images like the below and fit them into descriptions from Scripture. The problem is, we dont get anything like that from the Bible. All we need to include for people to understand that Leprosy certainly is around, are these verses from 2. Kings 5,27:
27 Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous - it had become as white as snow.
There you have it. You can stop reading the article right now and be wise enough to only need this piece of Scripture as evidence of what we and the Bible are trying to convey. Clearly this verse here is not talking about rotting flesh or fingers falling of like the image of what is today recognised as leprosy (image on the right) and what has been depicted in famous Hollywood movies. Our Bible literally says that when Gehazi (described as a man of SoNiNi) left the Naamans presence, his skin was leprous it had become as white as snow. The man went from black Bantu (African), to white Bantu (still an African). Now as we will see from the descriptions in Leviticus, that describes in further detail what leprosy was and the details on how and at what stage the person may be regarded as unclean. It does not imply anything like the modern cases identified as leprosy with rotting things falling off. The Bible focuses on whiteness, raw flesh, rising flesh and white or yellow hairs. We would also argue that the antagonist for these boils and such mentioned in the Scripture was simply caused by the sun, as the flesh was now raw and without melanin, the person would burn. Think about that one now. For an African with darker skin, its unheard of to react to the sun in such a manner, for white and poorly melanated skin it is normal by now to even put sun screen on.
Lets read all of Leviticus 13 (come on don`t be lazy and out loud, it sticks more):
13 SoNiNi said to Moses and Aaron, 2 “When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a shiny spot on their skin that may be a leprous skin disease, they must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons who is a priest. 3 The priest is to examine the sore on the skin, and if the hair in the sore has turned white and the sore appears to be more than skin deep, it is a leprous skin disease. When the priest examines that person, he shall pronounce them ceremonially unclean. 4 If the shiny spot on the skin is white but does not appear to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has not turned white, the priest is to isolate the affected person for seven days. 5 On the seventh day the priest is to examine them, and if he sees that the sore is unchanged and has not spread in the skin, he is to isolate them for another seven days. 6 On the seventh day the priest is to examine them again, and if the sore has faded and has not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them clean; it is only a rash. They must wash their clothes, and they will be clean.
7 But if the rash does spread in their skin after they have shown themselves to the priest to be pronounced clean, they must appear before the priest again. 8 The priest is to examine that person, and if the rash has spread in the skin, he shall pronounce them unclean; it is a leprous skin disease.
9 “When anyone has a leprous skin disease, they must be brought to the priest. 10 The priest is to examine them, and if there is a white swelling in the skin that has turned the hair white and if there is raw flesh in the swelling, 11 it is a chronic skin disease and the priest shall pronounce them unclean. He is not to isolate them, because they are already unclean.
12 “If the disease breaks out all over their skin and, so far as the priest can see, it covers all the skin of the affected person from head to foot, 13 the priest is to examine them, and if the disease has covered their whole body, he shall pronounce them clean. Since it has all turned white, they are clean. 14 But whenever raw flesh appears on them, they will be unclean. 15 When the priest sees the raw flesh, he shall pronounce them unclean. The raw flesh is unclean; they have a defiling disease. 16 If the raw flesh changes and turns white, they must go to the priest. 17 The priest is to examine them, and if the sores have turned white, the priest shall pronounce the affected person clean; then they will be clean.
18 “When someone has a boil on their skin and it heals, 19 and in the place where the boil was, a white swelling or reddish-white spot appears, they must present themselves to the priest. 20 The priest is to examine it, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has turned white, the priest shall pronounce that person unclean. It is a leprous disease that has broken out where the boil was. 21 But if, when the priest examines it, there is no white hair in it and it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days. 22 If it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling disease. 23 But if the spot is unchanged and has not spread, it is only a scar from the boil, and the priest shall pronounce them clean.
24 “When someone has a burn on their skin and a reddish-white or white spot appears in the raw flesh of the burn, 25 the priest is to examine the spot, and if the hair in it has turned white, and it appears to be more than skin deep, it is a leprous skin disease that has broken out in the burn. The priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease. 26 But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in the spot and if it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days. 27 On the seventh day the priest is to examine that person, and if it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a leprous skin disease. 28 If, however, the spot is unchanged and has not spread in the skin but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce them clean; it is only a scar from the burn.
29 “If a man or woman has a sore on their head or chin, 30 the priest is to examine the sore, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a leprous skin disease on the head or chin. 31 But if, when the priest examines the sore, it does not seem to be more than skin deep and there is no black hair in it, then the priest is to isolate the affected person for seven days. 32 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if it has not spread and there is no yellow hair in it and it does not appear to be more than skin deep, 33 then the man or woman must shave themselves, except for the affected area, and the priest is to keep them isolated another seven days.
34 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if it has not spread in the skin and appears to be no more than skin deep, the priest shall pronounce them clean. They must wash their clothes, and they will be clean. 35 But if the sore does spread in the skin after they are pronounced clean, 36 the priest is to examine them, and if he finds that the sore has spread in the skin, he does not need to look for yellow hair; they are unclean.
37 If, however, the sore is unchanged so far as the priest can see, and if black hair has grown in it, the affected person is healed. They are clean, and the priest shall pronounce them clean.
38 “When a man or woman has white spots on the skin, 39 the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean. 40 “A man who has lost his hair and is bald is clean. 41 If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean. 42 But if he has a reddish-white sore on his bald head or forehead, it is a leprous disease breaking out on his head or forehead. 43 The priest is to examine him, and if the swollen sore on his head or forehead is reddish-white like a defiling skin disease, 44 the man is diseased and is unclean. The priest shall pronounce him unclean because of the sore on his head. 45 “Anyone with such a leprous disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ 46 As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp."
Now if you managed to get through that, we reckon by now you might be a little confused or the matter has clarified for you. Now what this is basically describing is skin going from Black and melanated, to dry and white. In different stages and patches of the body - an occurrence happening either over time or immediately. Simple as that. The diagnosis on these today would be different stages of Vitiligo and then Albinism. Now who is clean and who is unclean is not that straightforward to understand, as there are different factors involved. So we can read about the different stages of the leprous disease, what might dispel it or discourage it from spreading. Today we call the disease we think is being described in different stages in Leviticus as, Vitiligo. Then we have the matter of Albinism, and the full blown state of Albinos seem to be the truer diagnosis of leprosy today.
As we can see in Leviticus 13,30 from the above:
30 the priest is to examine the sore, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a leprous skin disease on the head or chin.
More in Numbers 12,10 we see:
10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous—it became as white as snow. Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease,11 and he said to Moses, “Please, my lord, I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.12 Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother’s womb with its flesh half eaten away.”
Guys, this is not a good thing. And we can see from the images drawn from its descriptions (stillborn infant), white skin was not highly regarded back in the day. Just from these to quotes, we should be able to discern that it does indeed matter (if you have not been cleanses by SoNiNi) the state of sin you are in. Black or white.
There are many other quotes from Scripture that talk about Leprosy, and we will go through them all in the next post on Leprosy. But for now, we will conclude by putting another issue to rest. If the people, Bantu people of the Levite tribes in the Temple was considered unclean if they had a mere white spot in their skin. We can safely assume and ascertain that the Levites, along with all the other Tribes, had melanated skin. Meaning they had plenty of colour. Now in these times there are people, again coming out of Babylon (The Americas) teaching that the line of Cain and the line of Ham, being in their view predominantly white people, was the tribes or people that killed uMsindisi. Therefore white people are evil, kinda theology. Now as we have explained the level of sin is what makes the person evil, not necessarily the skin colour they now have. It should not be pointed out, but this like the many the dummy doctrines coming from the Hebrew Israelite (also coming out of the Americas) proclaiming themselves to be Levites and using Scripture as means of intimidation and preaching the Fear of the Lord over everyone. Commendable, but do they know Christ? Have they been wahsed themselves... When you have been cleansed it is easy to see who has not.
Also for the People that claim the line of Ham (white people) killed uMsindisi, go against the Gospel they preach. Immanuel said it, he gave himself up to be killed, as was told in the Prophets. Why must one people then claim another people killed Him? We remember the words the crowd of clean Bantus (no albinos or lepers in the crowd) and what they said, let his blood be upon us an our children. And so it became. And here we are.
We know, it makes little sense looking at all these strange beliefs coming out of Babylon... and most are views grown out of ignorance of these facts we have taken from Scripture and showed that white people was considered unclean and sick back in the day. They were not an integrate part of society, they were outcasts and probably shunned and hated. This is clearly different in todays day and age. But we do remember the lepers that Immanuel cleansed.
Only 1 came back...more on that in the next post on the subject.
And we remember Scriptures like John 1,11-13,
11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of SoNiNi - 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of SoNiNi.