We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
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Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Demonic Mutilation

I have seen many young people with all sorts of body piercings and tattoos and always wonder what possesses them to do such things to their bodies. Piercings and tattoos are painful to get!

I understand piercing the ear lobes for post earrings, but how many holes does one ear need? I’ve even read and heard of piercings in the most intimate of places and can’t understand the reasons behind them unless they are from some evil suggestions.

A small tattoo here or there is bad enough (especially with women) but when tattoos cover huge areas of the body, I have to wonder how much pain was endured and for what purpose?

Aside from piercings and tattoos, there are the huge rings some put in their ears which make the person look absurd!

When I saw the photo above my first thought was “demon possession.”  I can think of no other reason or cause. Then I wondered how much demonic influence is leading our young people to mutilate the bodies that God has given them. 

Leviticus 19:28 tells the Jews/Israelites to not do such things “for the dead,” which I always take to mean in honor of the dead in some fashion. So if one is not doing it “for the dead,” does that make it okay?  I would suggest the answer is, “no, it is not okay.”

Mutilation of one’s body, whether for the nonsensical and unscientific ideology of “trans” persons or for any other reason, has to be based on sinful desires to begin with. 

The human body is the home of our spirit, and for Christians it is also the temple of the Holy Spirit.  Desecrating God’s temple is sin. Which is why Satan would probably like it when people do as the person in the photo has done.


Eternity Matters said...

When I see extreme tats or piercings, I immediately think the person has little impulse control (i.e., never date or marry someone like that) and that they crave attention. It is like wearing a sign that says, "I'm begging you to look at me!"

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn,

For the most part, I agree with you. I often wonder why people do this. I do think there is a good possibility of demonic influence in some cases (like that picture!!!). Though I admit, lest I cast stones from a glass house, I do have more than one ear piercing, but I've kept it pretty conservative.

While I am personally not a fan of all the crazy piercings and tattoos, I try not to judge too much. I remember meeting the sweetest married couple, believers, both the husband and wife were so gracious and kind, yet each had many tattoos.

I would agree, though, this (many piercings/tattoos) is becoming more and more common with the younger generations.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Carolyn,

I know man who has tattoos all over his body from his time as a non-believing person in his late teens and early 20s. Then he became a believer and was with the Navigators for a while. He used his tattoos as part of his witnessing about the evils of the world. Perhaps the couple you met have a similar story of their pre-Christian days.

The ear piercings that get me wondering are when they have 4 or more per ear with all sorts of bizarre jewelry in them, and of course the huge ear lobe rings.

Mountain Girl said...

As Christians we are not to conform to the world, but to be different, peculiar. Tattoos are a mutilation of the body. Just look at the unsaved in our world and how popular getting tattoos is with them. It appears to be a sign of rebellion in my opinion.