Outside the Camp
Dr. Jason Garwood
The COVID-19 global pandemic took the world by surprise and many were left wondering if the cure was, in fact, worse than the disease. This was especially true as time went on and the narrative evolved. However, it wasn’t just a mass of confusion from the U.S. government and media outlets; many Christians were and are to this day unsure of how to approach medical ethics. Should Christians simply do whatever the “experts” tell them? Does the civil magistrate have jurisdiction over so-called “public health”? What about the leprosy passage in Leviticus 13 & 14 — can this be used as a guide for developing public health policies?
In this short book, Dr. Jason Garwood revisits the Levitical passage and makes the case that no, the magistrate has no authority or jurisdiction over public health. Rather than making assumptions about the leprosy passage, it is our Christian duty to draw the proper lines as we seek to teach the nations how to obey Christ.