Did the LORD ever say not to mark your body?
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June 25, 2019 / By Ofir Question:
Did God ever say not to mark your body? I'm not talking about another man, or some prohet. I'm talking about GOD HIMSELF. I want to get a tattoo but will not if God said not to. But if a man said not to, just because he felt it wasn't acceptable, I won't listen to him. Verses are very much appreciated.
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Laurence | 8 days ago
Tattooing is by no means a modern practice. Tattoo-bearing Egyptian and Libyan mummies have been found that date back hundreds of years before the time of Christ. Tattooed mummies have also been found in South America. Many of the tattooed images were directly related to the worship of pagan gods. According to researcher Steve Gilbert, “the earliest known tattoo that is a picture of something, rather than an abstract pattern, represents the god Bes. In Egyptian mythology Bes is the lascivious god of revelry.”
Significantly, the Mosaic Law forbade God’s people to tattoo themselves. Said Leviticus 19:28: “You must not make cuts in your flesh for a deceased soul, and you must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves. I am Jehovah.” Pagan worshipers, such as the Egyptians, tattooed the names or symbols of their deities on their breast or arms. By complying with Jehovah’s ban on tattoo markings, the Israelites would stand out as different from other nations.—Deuteronomy 14:1, 2.
While Christians today are not under the Law of Moses, the prohibition it laid on tattooing is sobering. (Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14, 15) If you are a Christian, you would certainly not want to make markings on your body—even temporarily—that smack of paganism or false worship.—2 Corinthians 6:15-18.
There are also health concerns you should consider. Dr. Robert Tomsick, an associate professor of dermatology, comments: “What you’re doing is breaking the skin and introducing pigmented material into the area. Even though the needle only goes in a little way, anytime you break the skin, you have a risk of bacterial or viral infection. I think [getting a tattoo] is generally a risky thing to do.” Dr. Tomsick continues: “Once pigment is in, even if there’s no infection, there’s always the chance of contact allergies, dermatitis and allergic reactions that can cause skin to get red, swollen, crusty and itchy.”
Despite the intended permanence of tattoos, various methods are used in attempts to remove them: Laser removal (burning the tattoo away), surgical removal (cutting the tattoo away), dermabrasion (sanding the skin with a wire brush to remove the epidermis and dermis), salabrasion (using a salt solution to soak the tattooed skin), and scarification (removing the tattoo with an acid solution and creating a scar in its place). These methods are expensive and can be painful. “It’s more painful to have a tattoo removed by laser than to get the original tattoo,” says Teen magazine.
What Will Others Think?
You should also give serious thought to how others might feel about your wearing a tattoo, as many react negatively. (1 Corinthians 10:29-33) On a whim, Li, a woman in Taiwan, got a tattoo at age 16. Now she is a 21-year-old office worker. “It bothers me the way my co-workers stare at the tattoo,” Li admits. British mental-health worker Theodore Dalrymple says that to many people, tattoos “are often the visible sign that a man . . . belongs to a violent, brutal, antisocial, and criminalized subculture.”
An article in American Demographics magazine similarly observed: “It is clear that most Americans consider it risky to have visible body art. Eighty-five percent [of youths] agree with the statement, ‘people who have visible tattoos . . . should realize that this form of self-expression is likely to create obstacles in their career or personal relationships.’”
Consider also whether choosing to get a tattoo would enhance or undermine your claim of being a Christian. Could it be a “cause for stumbling” others? (2 Corinthians 6:3) True, some youths have had their tattoos placed on hidden areas of the body. Even their parents may not know about these secret tattoos. But beware! An emergency trip to the doctor or simply taking a shower at school could make your secret common knowledge! Better it is to “conduct ourselves honestly in all things,” avoiding foolish deception.—Hebrews 13:18.
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Originally Answered: Is the mark of the beast a spiritual mark or a physical mark?
I have reason to believe that the mark of the beast is a physical mark that has to do with the worship of Allah. Here is why:
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Revelation 13:16: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” By doing some research, we find that the Greek word, “charagma” which has been translated to “mark,” in this verse, actually refers to a badge of servitude. Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon defines “charagma” as the “badge” of the followers of the Antichrist. As follows, the word “charagma” seems to suggest something that is worn rather than permanently tattooed or implanted, like a microchip. Further, it is worth noting that the phrase “right hand” comes from the Greek “dexios,” which may also be translated as “the right side” in general. This implies that the Mark, or badge, might also be displayed on the right arm and is thus not necessarily limited to the right hand.
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Christians need to wake up to what is happening to Christians in Islamic countries.
You do realize that God gave His word to people by His prophets, right?
You wouldn't have any of the books of the Bible without other men recording what they saw from God or what God said to them.
Leviticus 19:28 - Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Deuteronomy 14:1 - Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
The thing that you need to note in both verses is the use of the words "for the dead." Those words, and the context of the chapters around these verses tell you what the intent of these verses are.
These are not categorical denials of tattoos in any fashion, but in tattoos for religious purposes.
Lev. 19:27 talks about not cutting the sides of your beard. Does that mean that trimming your beard is a sin? No. It's referencing Pagan religious practices regarding such things. The same holds true to these verses about tattoos.
Let me make it clear, I don't have a tattoo, I don't want a tattoo, and I don't like tattoos. However, I'm not going to call something a sin that I can't prove from a Bible is a sin.
However, in order to be clear, I think these verses should give you some guidelines.
Religious tattoos look to be condemned by these verses, so I wouldn't do anything religious. This also seems (if you take it literally) to condemn tattoos in memorial of someone dead.
I'd also point out that the Bible has a lot to say on changing your appearance to attract attention. Such things are always called wrong. If you're doing this because you want to show off, then don't do it.
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Do the Lord ever say, mark your body with tattoo? No. there are so many things GOD ask you to do but still very few things indeed that we answer HIS call.
On the contrary the things that GOD did not ask us to do but we try to find means and way to do it. That is what we call the work of satan
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Leviticus 19:28 says "and you must not make cuts in your flesh ...and you must not put tattoo markings upon yourself . I am Jehovah."
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If you are talking about god himself, then there is truly no way to know. The bible is consisted of prophets who have spoken with god, therefore, the bible is god's word.
Talk to god, see what he has to say about it.
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Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
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if you colour your body eg. body art ,
or put any marks on your skin eg. tattoo ...
it is one of the many forms of ... the mark of the beast ... means hell.
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