MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
Vol. XIX., No. I. JULY, I902. Whole No. 73.
THE DISEASES OF THE BIBLE.-LEPROSY.
To-day we halt between two opinions as to what constitutes
real education, whether it be to know something of everything
or everything of something, or to put it in other terms, is the
truly educated man the broad-minded man or the deep-minded
man? That question we do not hope to answer, nor is it
our purpose in this paper to deal with such matters, but the
point to be made along these lines follows:
There is no calling or profession which more directly
demands for itself a broad and comprehensive knowledge of
things general than that of the ministry. In studying the
Bible along the many avenues it presents for mental gymnas-
tics, ministers should not neglect the medical phase, which re-
ceives much mention in that book of books.
Disease is old as mankind, it came first to Adam in the
yielding of an unhealthy or diseased mind to temptation
which may account for the traditional association of sin and
disease. In this field I can see nothing but great possibili-
ties, for ministers of God's word, if they but further carry
out that thought, viz: by depicting the sorrows, pains and re-
sults of disease and vividly apply the same to sin. This is
but a suggestion, do with it what you will.