Are Tattoos from God?

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Are Tattoos from God?

This is a picture of a tattooed Maori face; tattooing is a common practice for these people.

There is a large amount of archaeological evidence to claim that tattoos existed in Egypt between 4000 and 2000 BC, and were also used by natives of Polynesia, the Philippines, Indonesia and New Zealand (Maori), who would tattoo themselves in rituals connected to religion.

The question is: Would it be the case that tattoos, created and developed by pagan peoples, could have any biblical foundation?

From a spiritual or historical point of view, the answer would be no. Rather, the essence of this inspiration was and is satanic, since it contradicts the principles of Jewish and Christian faith.

“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When you are crossing over Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you will drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their carved images, and destroy all their molded images….” (Numbers 33:51-52)

“Destroy all their carved images” is a noteworthy command. Well, if God ordered them to destroy the carved images, why He would allow images to be carved in the human body, which is the temple of His Spirit?

The apostle John saw the condemned ones who were to be tattooed with a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads. This mark is the name of the beast or the number 666 (Revelation 13:16-18). Isn’t this mark a tattoo?

The body of the servant of the Lord Jesus is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Why put a tattoo on it? What is the benefit of doing this? (I Corinthians 6:19).

In my view, tattooing is wanting to look like the children of Baal. The children of God should never want to imitate them, even if this goes against the rules of this rotten world.

Besides, I doubt anyone sealed with the Holy Spirit wants to be tattooed! I am certain that someone who has been tattooed before being baptised with the Holy Spirit does have a deep regret of his or her tattoos!

This proves that tattooing does not match with the Christian faith.

Bishop Edir Macedo
www.bispomacedo.com.br/en
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