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Body Piercing, Tattoos, And Marring the Body (What the Bible says about this subject)

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The topic of body piercing and tattooing has gotten more popular in the last couple decades. Body piercing and getting tattoos are now trends that many young people are interested in. Lip rings, nose rings, bellybutton rings, gauges (for ears), tattoos, and such are in high demand among the youth but why are these so popular today? And, where did these practices originate? Body piercing and getting tattoos are not new by any means. They have been around for thousands of years and were practiced by pagan cultures around the world. The Bible speaks of such practices during the days of Moses. God told... (Read more below.) Related Search Words: Bible, body piercing, days of Noah, ear piercing, earring, end times, gauges, Genesis 6, giants, Leviticus 19:28, mark of the beast, marring, nephilim, primitive tribe, Satan, tattoos, tribulation, voodoo, body stretching, ear stretching, mummy with gauge, pagan piercing, druid tattoos, what the Bible says about body piercing, what the Bible says about tattoos, Leviticus, last days, false teachers, tribulation, the book of Revelation, the beast, the false prophet, the mark of the beast, 666, the last trumpet, the seven years of tribulation, the battle of armageddon, the end of the world, the last days of America, the sinking of the titanic, mystery babylon, mystery religion, secret societies, nimrod, Babylon, ancient Egypt, history, historical, prophecy, end of days, the week of Daniel, the final Empire, the last Empire, the iron and clay feet, the book of Jude, the book of Judges, the Gospel, Christian music, Christianity, youth group, churches, the Creator, God, Jesus Christ, salvation, Heaven and Hell, how to get saved, how to know God, true Christian, false christian, apostate church vs the true bride of Christ
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  Body Piercing, Tattoos, and Marring the Body   The topic of body piercing and tattooing has gotten more  popular in the last couple decades. Body piercing and getting tattoos are now trends that many young people are interested in. Lip rings, nose rings, bellybutton rings, gauges (for ears), tattoos, and such are in high demand among the youth but why are these so popular today? And, where did these practices srcinate? Body piercing and getting tattoos are not new by any means. They have been around for thousands of years and were practiced by pagan cultures around the world. The Bible speaks of such practices during the days of Moses. God told the Children of Israel (Hebrews) not to follow after the pagan practices of the people who would surround their small country. They were to be separate from the pagans because God wanted a pure and holy  people for Himself. In Levit icus 19:28, God says through Moses: “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”   What is this practice of cutting the flesh for the dead and what did it signify?  Alexander Hislop, a historian, wrote this in his book, The Two Babylons (pg. 129) : “Osiris was cut in pieces; therefore, to imitate his fate, so far as living men might do so, they were required to cut and wound their own bodies.” Hislop explained in the same book how Osiris was a god  borrowed from the Assyrian / Babylonian god Nimrod (or Baal) (of  Genesis 10) who was killed and his body was cut   Click here for the source.   Click here to enlarge the photo.    up into pieces ( The Two Babylons , pp. 56-58). These pieces were sent to various places as a warning to those who served Nimrod and his idolatrous system. After Nimrod was killed, his followers worshiped him as a god who was cut to pieces. To mourn his death and mutilation, they would cut bald patches in their hair, pierce themselves in various  places, and cut themselves with sharp knives. They also printed marks in their skin (i.e. tattoos). Herodotus wrote: I have before related in what manner the rites of Isis are celebrated at Busiris. After the ceremonies of sacrifice the whole assembly [...] flagellate [ or whip ] themselves[...] The Carians of Egypt treat themselves at this solemnity with unparalleled severity; they cut themselves in the face with swords, and by this distinguish themselves from the Egyptian natives. (  Herodotus, Volume 1. ) Hislop wrote of this practice of cutting the flesh and how it was practiced by Hindus, Romans, Egyptians, and others ( The Two Babylons , pg. 129). Besides cutting themselves with swords and whips, ancient people purposely mutilated their hair and beards for the same reason. Alexander Hislop wrote (Ibid, pg. 175): Centuries before the Christian era, thus spoke Herodotus of the Babylonian tonsure: The Arabians acknowledge no other gods than Bacchus and Urania [i.e., the Queen of Heaven], and they say that their hair was cut in the same manner as Bacchus' is cut; now, they cut it in a circular form, shaving it around the temples. What, then, could have led to this tonsure of Bacchus? Everything in his [Bacchus's] history was mystically or hieroglyphically represented, [...] [and] none but the initiated could understand. One of the things that occupied the most important place in the Mysteries was the mutilation to which he [Bacchus] was subjected when he was  put to death. Hislop showed how Bacchus, the Roman god, and Osiris were nearly identical. He also showed that the worshippers of Osiris and Bacchus would shave their heads or partially shave their heads (in a tonsure). Click here to enlarge the photo.    God’s Word forbids it.   Leviticus 21:5  5 They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. In 1 Kings chapter 18, we read about how the priests of Baal cut themselves so that Baal would hear them. 1 Kings 18:28  28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. Again, look at Leviticus 19…   Leviticus 19:27-28  27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy  beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord. God does not want people to “mar” themselves or print marks on themselves. The word “mar” is defined in Webster’s 1828 dictionary as injuring something in the 1 st  definition. The 4 th   definition states: “4. To injure; to deform; to disfigure.” (Webster).  Disfiguring or marring ones hair, beard, or skin (such as tattoos and ear gauges) came from  pagans and can be found in remote tribes, but marring or disfiguring one’s hair and body ultimately did not srcinate from a human mind. Marring the body and hair srcinated from Satan’s rebellion against God.   “How can this be?” one may ask. “How does a tattoo, a body   piercing, or a tonsure haircut have anything to do with Satan?”  We need to take a brief look at Satan and his rebellion against God before we can answer those questions.  A powerful angel called Lucifer used to worship God in Heaven. Ezekiel 28 speaks of this angel and how he was “the anointed cherub that covereth” (Ezekiel 28:14). Lucifer became proud one da y and decided he didn’t want to worship God anymore (verse 17). Lucifer rebelled against God and led a third of God’s angels in this rebellion. Afterward, his name was changed to Satan, the deceiver. They wanted to rule over Heaven, but they were foolish to fight against the only true, all-powerful, infinite God, and God cast them out of Heaven. Revelation 12:4 tells us that Satan, the dragon, led a third of the “stars of heaven” (figurative of angels). Revelation 12:4: “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth…”  These fallen spirits lost their holiness and glory after they rebelled against God. They became deformed and ugly with skin that looked as if it was charred in a fire (  Job 30:30 and   Lamentations 5:10 ); their hair was gone (  Ezekiel 7:18 ); they lost their glory and light (  Job 18:5 and   Proverbs 24:20 ); they behave like cruel animals (  Psalm 59:14 ,  Daniel 4:16  , 2 Peter 2:12 ); they inflict physical pain on each other ( Galatians 5:15 ), and these evil spirits influenced (and still influence) people to cut and mar their own skin (  Mark 5:1-5 ). (Please note that the Bible has multiple applications, but they must be understood as God leads.)  In Mark 5:5, we read that a demon-  possessed man “was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.”  Why do evil spirits want people to cut and mar their own skin? Genesis 1 holds the answer. Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he t hem.”  God created us in His image. Satan rebelled against God and hates God. Satan hates everyone who bears God’s image. That is why Satan wants humans to deform their hair and bodies. Evil spirits themselves are deformed, as a result of their great evil, and evil spirits want God’s image and creation to be deformed and twisted. Pagan tribes in remote parts of the earth poke bones through their ears and noses and modify their bodies with scars, rings, bones, tattoos, and with growth-modifying bands. The Mursi  people are an example of a tribe where lip-stretching and ear-stretching are common. Today, many young people in America, Asia, and Europe are getting their ears pierced and stretched with gauges, having tattoos, and sporting multiple body piercings. These all srcinate from pagan cultures which ultimately got their inspiration from the spirits that they worshiped. God does not want us to be conformed to the world (Romans 12:2). God wants us to be conformed to His image (again Romans 12:2 and 1 Peter 2:21) and saved by the precious blood   Click for source.  
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