In March, 1977, the Associated Press reported that four deadly tropical diseases could be totally eliminated by the year 2007 for only one dollar per patient per year. The diseases include Chagas disease which infects 18 million people in Latin American and kills 45,000 each year, river blindness that affects another 18 million in Africa and Latin America, Lymphatic filariasis that affects 120 million in the tropics and leprosy. Yes, leprosy could actually be eliminated entirely from the earth! Because of all that was known (and thought) about leprosy in days gone by, sin has come to be thought of as the leprosy of the soul. That spiritual leprosy will be eliminated -- but not until Jesus comes back again.