Is Mask-Wearing Mandated in the Bible?

Steve, I think you’re all washed up as a Bible teacher.  You claim mask-wearing is part of an occult ritual.  But the Bible teaches us to wear masks and engage in social isolation whenever there’s sickness in the camp, and even endure lockdowns.  Here are some relevant verses:

Lev 13:45  And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. (Strong’s 2931)


Lev 13:46  All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.


Lev 13:50  And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that hath the plague seven days:

So, there you have it.  When sick, we’re to cover our mouths, practice social isolation, and endure any proscribed lockdowns.  Guess you don’t know your Bible as well as you thought, huh?

— Fred the Bible Scholar

Steve’s Answer:

Well, “Fred the Bible Scholar,” you’re misapplying Bible verses.  And worse yet, you’re misunderstanding Bible verses.

That’s not very “scholarly” of you. So, let’s take a look at why:

Each one of those verses you put forth is specifically about leprosy.  Leprosy is not the coronavirus flu. Nor can the Biblical proscriptions for leprosy be applied to coronavirus, or any other disease.  Those rules were designed specifically for leprosy.  And there’s a good reason for that, which you’ll discover in a few moments.

So, those pushing the idea that worldwide masking, social distancing and lockdowns for the coronavirus flu are somehow “Biblical,” are barking up the wrong tree, and are misusing God’s Word in the process, in order to justify their fears.

First of all, it’s important to understand that those having to mask themselves for leprosy, in the Bible, already had the disease. That’s why they have to cry out “Tame’Tame’!” (“Unclean! Unclean!”) whenever anyone approached them. (See Leviticus 13:45 above.)

Secondly, those already-infected were the only ones who had to wear masks, practice social distancing and social isolation (i.e., stay outside of the camp).  The masks were not for the entire camp.  Only the very few people who had been infected with leprosy were masked and isolated.  The rest of the city, or nation, was not.

But today, the powers-that-be are forcing quite literally billions of perfectly healthy individuals worldwide to wear the masks, in utter mockery of the Bible.

Masking the entire world’s population — billions of healthy people — over a coronavirus flu bug that has a death rate of less than 0.5% is nothing more than a mind-control and forced subservience tactic by the powers who run this old world from behind-the-scenes – the rulers of the darkness of this world.

Nowhere in the Bible is there a mandate for the healthy population to wear masks to protect themselves against lepers, or to protect themselves from carriers of any other disease, for that matter.

So, enough with this gross misapplication of the Scriptures.  Please.  If you want to wear a mask along with everyone else, just do so.  But leave the rest of us alone.  Quit trying to use God’s Word to justify your own overblown fears.

What You Might Not Realize About Leprosy

The particular illness called leprosy in the Bible was considered to make one unclean in a religious or moral sense.

In other words, you were stricken with leprosy because you were living a sinful life.  Therefore, you were deemed to be spiritually unclean, which only the priest could help you resolve.  Not a doctor.

Here’s what Strong’s Concordance says about the Hebrew word for “unclean,” which all lepers had to shout out to anyone coming near to them:









From H2930; foul in a religious sense: – defiled, + infamous, polluted (-tion)

The leper was considered to be foul, in a religious sense.  In other words, the person’s sins are what brought on the disease.

Even the root of the word Hebrew word for “leprosy” – tsara — implies being stricken with the disease rather than merely catching it from someone else:









A primitive root; to scourge, that is, (intransitively and figuratively) to be stricken with leprosy: – leper, leprous.

In other words, leprosy was not something you normally caught from others.  It was something you were stricken with, by God, just as Moses’ sister, Miriam, was instantaneously stricken with leprosy, by God, for going against Moses.

As it’s written:

Num 12:9  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them [i.e., Miriam and Aaron]; and he departed.


Num 12:10  And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 


Num 12:11  And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.


Num 12:12  Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.


Num 12:13  And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.


Num 12:14  And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again


Num 12:15  And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

Again, that’s why you had to go to the priest to be cured of it, rather than a doctor.  It was a disease, yes, but one you got when the Father had become so angry with your sinful way of life, He quite literally had you stricken with it.

Another quick example of this can be found in the Second Book of Chronicles, chapter 26, regarding king Uzziah’s arrogant act against God, and his subsequent life-long case of leprosy.  As it’s written:

2Ch 26:16  But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.


2Ch 26:17  And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:


2Ch 26:18  And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.


2Ch 26:19  Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar. 


2Ch 26:20  And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him. 


2Ch 26:21  And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land.

In other words, God smote king Uzziah with leprosy instantaneously, and condemned him to live alone, forever, in a house severed from the rest of the city, for his “trespass” (i.e., sin) of trying to play priest in God’s temple when he wasn’t a priest at all.

His punishment for this sin was lifelong leprosy and being severed from the people for the rest of his life, which is, in turn, symbolic of being such a sinner that you end up on the wrong side of the gulf in heaven (Luke 16:26).  As it’s written:

Luk 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

In short, the reason for being stricken with leprosy was gross sinfulness.  Leprosy was not a common seasonal disease like a flu virus.  Not even close. It was a disease you became stricken with, by God Himself.  And thus, it had to be dealt with spiritually, by a priest.

Can’t You See the Profound Difference?

Look, leprosy is a very real disease. But the cleansing period lasted only 7 days (14 days in some rare cases) and on the 8th day the leper, then healed, and his sins being forgiven via the sacrifice proscribed by the priest, was allowed back into the camp.

That’s not anywhere near the same as ritual mask-wearing by billions of healthy people across the entire globe, for months and months on end, followed by a short reprieve, followed by more months and months of worldwide ritual mask-wearing.

In short, the difference between the so-called “coronavirus crisis” and the Bible account of lepers wearing face masks and practicing “social isolation” is so profoundly huge you could drive a Mack truck through it at 80 miles an hour and never touch either side.

Folks who can’t see the profound difference between the Biblically-mandated 7-day spiritual healing/cleansing process for lepers, versus this worldwide, non-stop coronavirus ritual mask-wearing spectacle over a flu virus, are simply looking for an excuse to join in with the “in crowd,” and wear the masks.

Which again, exactly proves my point.  The ritual is that powerful.  That mind-control on people is that effective.  It’s literally driving people like “Fred the Bible Scholar” to search the Scriptures for reasons to join in with global masquerade, rather than to take a firm stand and resist it.

What is Leprosy Symbolic Of?

There’s a very special symbology built into the Bible accounts of leprosy.  It’s virtually the Gospel story, in a nutshell.  Here’s what I mean:

Biblically speaking, leprosy is symbolic of how covered in sin we all are.

So much so, in fact, that we’re not even allowed into the “camp” (i.e., symbolic of the eternal kingdom), without first making the proper verbal admission of the reality of our sinful nature (i.e., “Unclean! Unclean!”), and getting the sinfulness out of our lives, via true repentance.

The masking of the “leper’s” mouth, therefore, is symbolic of being unfit to teach God’s Word in such a sinful “unclean” state.

With that in mind, the Biblically-mandated 7-day period for the cleansing of lepers, plus the 8th day for their entrance back into the camp, is symbolic of the 7,000 years leading from Adam to the end of the millennium teaching period, plus the eternity.

In other words, there were 4,000 years from the time of Adam to the time of Christ.  Plus, there have been 2,000 years since the time of Christ, for a total of 6,000 years.  Then there’s the millennium teaching period (a 1,000 year “day”), bringing it up to a total of 7,000 years. Then, the final “day” is ushered in, i.e., the 8th day of new beginnings (aka, the eternity), in which all who have been healed of their “leprosy” (i.e., healed of their sins during the millennium teaching period, via verbal admission of their sinful nature, followed by repentance and Christ’s forgiveness) are allowed entry back into the “camp” to be with God and His Christ (i.e. eternal kingdom).

This is the ushering in of the third and eternal age. And it’s all encapsulated, symbolically, in the treatment for leprosy spelled out in Leviticus.

Again, it’s basically the Gospel story, in a nutshell.  In this flesh earth age we’re all “lepers.” Indeed, you might call our fallen, sinful nature a form of spiritual leprosy.  And thus, we’re all in desperate need of Christ’s mercy and grace and the healing brought about by His redeeming act on that cross at Calvary.

And that’s what this 7,000 year flesh earth age is all about.  It’s the “7 days” of cleansing of the leper, so he can re-enter the eternal kingdom he was cast out of in the first age.

Dare to Be a Daniel

But again, I must ask, what has any of this to do with coronavirus?

Absolutely nothing.  It’s astonishing to me that so many Christians are actually digging through the Scriptures searching for reasons to wear the damned masks, rather than to stand up to those antichrist bastards forcing the masks on the whole world.

That, too, should tell you that the mask-wearing has become a cultish cultural ritual so powerful that Christians are willing to give up their God-given freedoms and liberties… wear worthless masks all day long even though they’re perfectly healthy…allow their churches to be barred and even allow their pastors to be arrested…just to fit in with the crowd…the majority.

In other words, hundreds of millions of perfectly healthy Christians are now allowing themselves to be treated as if they were perpetual lepers…this, even though the folks doing this to them are the true spiritual lepers of this earth. 

And that’s why all-too-many Christians will ultimately take the mark of the beast when it’s offered. They simply don’t have the backbone to stand up against it.

After all, if they can’t refuse to wear a mask because they’re afraid they won’t be able to gain entry to a store and some other building, then they won’t refuse the mark of the beast, either, for the same reason.

They’re too afraid to take a lone stand against the prevailing deception and encroaching darkness.

As the old song goes:

Dare to be a Daniel
Dare to stand alone.
Dare to have a purpose, dear,
And dare to make it known.

But Christians today have no idea how to stand alone, for the Lord.  It scares the hell out of them.

If they actually had the Holy Spirit in their corners, they wouldn’t be so astonishingly fearful.  But the fact that they’re so fearful they willingly go along with this nonsense, tells you they don’t have the Spirit, at all.  At least, not the Holy Spirit of God.

Instead, they’ve caved-in to another spirit, the spirit of fear, which, in turn, displaces the Holy Spirit in their lives.

They don’t believe God when He says:

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you.”

And they don’t believe God’s Word when it says:

Rom 8:15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Instead of claiming that precious promise from God’s Word, and enjoying the Spirit of adoption that makes them free sons of the Living God, they actually embrace the spirit of bondage again, through fear, reversing Father’s very clear word that we’re not to indulge in fear and bondage.

And finally, they don’t believe God’s Word when it says:

2Ti 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Instead of embracing the spirit of power, love and a sound mind, which comes only from God, once again they instead embrace the spirit of fear, which is not God-given (i.e., for God hath not given us the spirit of fear”).

If they actually believed God’s promises, they wouldn’t be afraid of taking a solitary stand against the encroaching evil, rather than mangling the Scriptures to find a way to justify joining in with the crowds who have willingly masked-up and sold themselves out to the encroaching evil.

Look, if you’re actually a leper, then for God’s sake, wear the mask.  It’s Biblically mandated for leprosy…for seven days.  But if you don’t enjoy being treated as a perpetual leper by those trying to take over this old globe and displace the Christian order, then stop consenting to their antichrist nonsense.  It’s that simple.

Finally, to you, Mr. “Fred the Bible Scholar,” might I suggest not calling yourself a “Bible scholar” until you gain some knowledge of what the Bible actually says and means?

Trying to fake your way through spiritual matters is what got Uzziah stricken for life with leprosy.  Right?  And our Father is the same today as He was yesterday.

You might want to think about that next time you take it upon yourself to chastise and ridicule one of Father’s servants.  If He’s displeased with me, I promise you, He’ll let me know, Himself.  He doesn’t need know-nothing “scholars” to correct His servants.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


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