Contagious Uncleanness

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“12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. 14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.” (Haggai 2:12-14)

Very important concept explained here in Haggai chapter 2. Essentially it says that uncleanness spreads to whatever it touches, but holiness does not.

Pagans don’t understand this – they use “holy” water and “holy” relics and other “holy” items as fetishes in the vain hope that it will disperse holiness to the unclean. This can never work.

How then is holiness spread if uncleanness is contagious to everything it touches, but holiness is not ?

Holiness is the absence of uncleanness. Holiness is imparted after all uncleanness has been purged away.

Mankind does not need trinkets and religious gimmicks – he needs the precious blood of Jesus Christ to purge away his sin and guilt.

“3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” (Hebrews 1:3)

“22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22)