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...(23)And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of. (24)But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal. (25)And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.
(26)Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. (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.
(29)Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. (30)Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
(31)Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God...
...(1)And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people: (2)But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother, (3)And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled. (4)But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
(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. (6)They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.
(7)They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God. (8)Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy. (9)And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire...
...(1)Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. (2)For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
(3)Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing...
I Corinthians 6:12-20
...(12)All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. (13)Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. (14)And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. (15)Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. (16)What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. (17)But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
(18)Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (19)What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
(20)For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's...
[Ing, Richard (1996). Spiritual Warfare (p. 84-85). Whitaker House.]
Leviticus 19:28 says, "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord." Body tattoos can brings curses. Tattooing involves the insertion of fine needles and the placing of dye into the punctures in order to form a pattern. One female Marine followed Navy traditions of obtaining a tattoo and vowing to "raise hell". Demons tormented this young woman day and night. She saw shadows and felt things grabbing her and carrying her while she slept. When the young woman renounced the tattoo and asked God to close all gates, the demons responded by attempting to scratch my eyes out. They screamed obscenities and spat at me. It took six people to hold her down, but the demons fled after a few moments.
Sorcerers often pass on their powers or demons through a tattoo on the body of a disciple or descendant. Small wonder that God forbade the Israelites to mark their bodies in such a fashion.
Women sometimes ask me about cosmetic tattooing where lip color and eye shadow are tattooed in permanently. I don't know the answer to that one, although it would seem that once you know that the Bible warns about disfiguring your body or placing marks on it, marking your body for cosmetic purposes would be sinful. If you are unsure and do it anyway, it is without faith and any cosmetic purposes would be sinful. If you are unsure and do it anyway, it is without faith and anything done without faith is sin. "And he that doubteth is damned...for whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Rom. 14:3).
Chappell, Paul (2008). Should a Christian Get a Tattoo? (p.19-). Striving Together Publications.]
Chapter 2: THE PRINCIPLE OF SEPARATION
NOT CONFORMED TO THE WORLD'S PHILOSOPHY
When a new trend comes into our culture, we should ask, "What is its origin?" In order for us to know whether tattoos are right or wrong, we must first find out whose philosophy they come from. Are they part of God's practices, or do they have a worldly context? If they come from a worldly philosophy of living, then we as Christians ought to abstain from them.
I think it is wise for you to search out where each style, fad, or trend originated. Having this understanding of origins will help you determine whether God or the world influenced the trend...
...In answer to our question of the tattoo's origination, a Christian author writes, "There was a time when markings on the skin were only made by the primitive and heathen tribes, or by sailors who had traveled to their countries and brought these customs back with them. Body piercings were traditionally done only by primitive tribes who didn't know the God of Israel. However it is indeed a sign of the times over the last few decades, body piercings and tattoos, which are reminiscent of the unregenerate pagan nations, have become very popular in Christian countries: (Tony Warren, http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/christians_and_tattoos.shtml).
If you research the history of tattoos, you will find that barbaric nations, criminals, heathens, and godless people turned to the practice of marking their bodies for idol worshipping, witchcraft, and many other reasons. Therefore, the origination of tattoos is godless.
Anytime you begin questioning something the world does, and you ask yourself what is so wrong with it? read 1 John 2. This chapter will provide you with plenty of answers. To give you a glimpse, 1 John 2:15-17 says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." The world's philosophies are anti-God, and we cannot abide by both worldly and heavenly philosophies--we should not want to! We are to love God alone and not the world...
[Holliday, Dr Pat (2011-09-05). The Witchdoctor and the Man (pp. 62-63). Kindle Edition.]
Chapter 8: Fantasy World
This strange underwater habitation was used to manufacture things to lure people into busy lives so that they will not have time for God. Satan uses the gods of money, perversions, pornography, tattoos, piercing with rings and fashions. These demons also produce new inventions. There are also laboratories in which articles are invented to steal the souls of people one who foretells the future supernaturally. As a result, gadgets are dreamed up here before they ever appear in the world. For instance, I remember seeing personal computers there in the early seventies before they ever became popular in the world. Computers are exploding and will eventually replace the telephone and television. Moreover, the Internet is not regulated, so it is filled with evil music, pornography, witchcraft, and evil demonic game sites. So, it is Satan’s playground. The Bible warns “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” (Matthew 6:19–20). It is window dressing for millions to stumble into wickedness. In any case, the computer is one of Satan’s most powerful inventions to date.
Beneath the sea in the city, there are telescopes and televisions that seem to be supernatural. These machines are given to the agents to take into their homes for them to watch a person. These televisions allow agents to follow the movements of Christians and track the plans of churches that they are assigned to defeat.
Satan also invents new fashions there to ensnare souls. Think about the new fads such as body piercing, tattooing, electronics, extreme makeover, creams, perfumes, cosmetics, beautiful cars and fantasy things to steal people’s souls. The Word of God warns, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).