God established many hygienic laws in the Old Testament.
We were unaware of the science behind them until relatively recently.
For thousands of years, these rules just made God seem like a strict ritualist.
Thanks to modern microbiology and epidemiology, we now understand their scientific basis.
We know God prescribed these laws to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Here are a few of the hygiene topics God addressed in the Old Testament.
HEALTHY MEATS. Leviticus 11
DECAYING ANIMALS. Leviticus 11
POST-CHILDBIRTH. Leviticus 12
SKIN DISEASES. Leviticus 13
HOUSEHOLD MOLD. Leviticus 14
BODILY DISCHARGES. Leviticus 15
COMMUNITY SANITATION. Deuteronomy 23
RUNNING WATER. Numbers 19
God’s hygienic laws give us a secondary reason to believe his Biblical account of creation.
We know God’s hygienic laws align with science. On the topic of hygiene, we know the Bible and science are compatible.
God is internally consistent. He cannot align with science in one instance and contradict it in another.
Therefore, we can infer that the Biblical account of creation aligns with science. On the topic of creation, we can trust that the Bible and science are compatible.