Things I Heard In Church: A Primer on Smallpox

The smallpox virus killed 80% of children and 30% of adults who contracted the disease. Smallpox, also known as the red plague, was one of the most devastating diseases in history, until Edward Jenner came along. Edward Jenner’s work changed everything. He made people immune to the virus by infecting people with a virus. He made people immune to smallpox by infecting them with a different pox virus: cowpox. Two hundred years after Jenner, the World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated.

It turns out, Jenner’s story is analogous to Jesus’ story…

For more, listen to Dave Teixeira’s teaching on 3/27/2016, 11am, Everything Changed

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