A growing trend in these last days are the practice of body piercing and tattoos. The secular world and rock and rollers have embraced tattoos as well as body piercing. This is to be expected as in these last days as the lost are growing very close to Satan. They have been prepared through rock music and occult entertainment to accept the antichrist when he comes on the scene. The day when that event will occur is growing very near.
Did you know that imitation is the highest form of flattery? With the secular occultists and rock and rollers embracing body piercing and tattoos, it is to be expected that "professing" Christians would do the same. I use the term "professing" because these people really are not Christians. These false Christians may attend a church and use the name "Christian" but in reality their allegiance is to Satan. These false Christians enjoy the same things Satan does. For example, they love the world of the occult via Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings. Occult games as well as rock and roll music is also very enjoyable. These lost souls live like the world yet prance to church each Sunday for something (I'm not sure what).
The Bible describes such people as lovers of the world. By copying the world and using body piercing, tattoos, rock music, and loving occult entertainment, these false Christians are showing to all that they are "of" the world. Let's look at the following verses:
1 John 2
15 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.
16 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.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
A great way for a person to show that they love the world is to imitate the lost people and to get a tattoo or do some body piercing. Carving up the body or applying permanent marks (tattoos) shows to all that a person is very worldly. Plus outward actions show the inward condition of the heart. Or should I say, the lost condition of the human heart manifests itself in the outward conditions of the body.
A person who has a heart far from God and in love with Satan and his "world" will gladly identify and imitate the lost by body piercing or tattoos.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY
The Bible has a very clear verse on the subject of body piercing and tattoos that even a blind man can see. Here it is:
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
The above verse is pretty clear isn't it? What more can be said than what the inspired Word of God just said in the above verse?
Of course lost people must seek to justify their sin and rebellion. Those who like to call themselves "Christian" will certainly come up with silly arguments to nullify the clear Word of God. I have seen it with the occult lovers many times. These lost people "claim" to be a Christian as they defend their Satanic love for Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Shall these tares do less for tattoos and body piercing?
Of course these people will twist Scripture and defend their rebellion as they apply permanent markings on their bodies. These tares defend their love of the occult and rock and roll music. They will surely defend their use of tattoos or body piercing.
Below are some additional verses related to the topic of body piercing and tattoos:
1 Kings 18
25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
Notice the above. The prophets of Baal wanted to please their false god by cutting themselves and bleeding. What a cruel master the devil is to his followers. As people pierce their flesh or add tattoos to their body, they are doing it for the devil.
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.
God's people are commanded to be a holy and a peculiar people on earth. This means if the world goes after the occult which is an abomination to the Lord, God's people will not do so. If the world gets deeper into Satanism via rock and roll music, God's people will not do so. Can you see a pattern here? To be a holy and separated people unto the Lord, one must separate themselves from that which is evil. So what if the entire world accepts something that is evil. God's people will reject sinful activities because God has also rejected such activities. So if the lost world goes after tattoos and body piercing, God's people will not.
This action of separating oneself from evil makes a person peculiar to the world. Lost people can't understand why a saved person does not love the same sinful acts as they enjoy. The lost person should be able to look at the life of a Christian and notice a big difference! A saved person is a new creation in Christ with a new heart that dislikes sin and seeks to please the Lord.
Is this true in your life? It may be time to take a personal inventory of your life.
1 Cor 10
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
It is time for God's people to take a stand. Be different because you are different. The lost person does not have the Holy Spirit which is given at the point of salvation to all God's people.
The Lord Jesus is coming back very soon and it is time to draw closer to Him instead of drawing closer to this condemned world and its sinful delights.
It is time to make a choice:
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
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