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Question: "What does the Bible say about tattoos / body piercings?"

Answer: The Old Testament law commanded the Israelites, “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:28). 


So, even though believers today are not under the Old Testament law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15), the fact that there was a command against tattoos should raise some questions. The New Testament does not say anything about whether or not a believer should get a tattoo.

In relation to tattoos and body piercings, a good test is to determine whether we can honestly, in good conscience, ask God to bless and use that particular activity for His own good purposes. 

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). 

The New Testament does not command against tattoos or body piercings, but it also does not give us any reason to believe God would have us get tattoos or body piercings.

An important scriptural principle on issues the Bible does not specifically address is if there is room for doubt whether it pleases God, then it is best not to engage in that activity.

Romans 14:23 reminds us that anything that does not come from faith is sin. We need to remember that our bodies, as well as our souls, have been redeemed and belong to God.

Although 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 does not directly apply to tattoos or body piercings, it does give us a principle: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 

Therefore honor God with your body.” This great truth should have a real bearing on what we do and where we go with our bodies. If our bodies belong to God, we should make sure we have His clear “permission” before we “mark them up” with tattoos or body piercings.
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Almighty God's Two Jewish Witnesses Are At Hand!

The Coming Day of Christ/ Messiah for His body the Church just before the great and dreadful Day of the Lord is at hand! Many signs are strongly pointing to that today. Never before in the 6000-year history of man has occurred such great global flux and searing consciousness that doom awaits at the very doorstep.

Almighty God's Two Jewish Witnesses Are At Hand!

Just after the Rapture of the church takes place (which the scoffers and haters of the Grace of God totally reject), there will be a massive void of light and truth here on earth, (i.e., there will not be one true believer left on earth at that time). 

However, there will be billions of unregenerate (unbelieving) human beings in great darkness along with millions of "possessing" a godless form of Christianity (Matt 7:21-23). This final form of apostate Christianity (i.e., "Christendom") is referred to as the “Mustard Tree” and “Leavened Loaf” (Matthew 13:31-33).

At this time there will be billions of unregenerate (unbelieving) human beings in great darkness along with millions "possessing" a godless form of Christianity left behind.

At the very moment in which the Body of Christ is caught up to meet Christ in the air (see 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-53; 1 John 3:2-3), Almighty God will send down his Two Witnesses from Heaven, His Two Mighty Candlesticks. These Two Candlesticks will dominate and burn exceedingly bright through out the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation period (Rev. 11:3-6). These Two Heavenly Agents - with great power and Divine authority - will mightily rebuke the post "Christian" Church age/ post Age of Grace world for their gross transgressions against Almighty God. These two will preach repentance unto all, especially to the house of Israel (Mal. 4:4-6), proclaim the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Messiah (John 1:29, 3:16-17, Acts 2: 17-47, Rev. 11:3-12), establish the temple sacrifice and priesthood (Dan. 9:27) and prepare Israel for their King's glorious return and His Kingdom reign (Isa. 11, Ezek 40-48, Zech. 14, Matt 24:29-30). These two will - with super natural power - shelter Israel from the seven Seal Judgments and first five Trumpet Judgments during these first 3 1/2 years (Rev. 6-9). These will call down fire from heaven upon their enemy nations, turn the world's waters into blood, cause dire droughts and destroy any that seek to devour them (Rev. 11:3-6). These two will be absolutely invincible and unstoppable during their 1260 day ministry and with their words and works will absolutely terrorize and torment the godless Gentile world and the majority of unbelieving Jews (Rev. 11:10).

God will send down his Two Witnesses from Heaven, His Two Mighty Candlesticks. These Two Candlesticks will burn brilliantly in this darkened, post Church/ post Age of Grace world to share the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Messiah.

Almighty God is never without a human witness upon His earth. There has been much debate about the identity of these two witnesses. The Bible elsewhere indicates that they will be Elijah (see Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:10-13) and Moses (see Malachi 4:2; Luke 9:29-30; Matthew 17:1-3), two great patriarchs and torches of light from Israel’s past sent to a presently unbelieving Israel. Under their leadership and powerful preaching, a small remnant (which will include 144,000 Jewish men) will be saved (see Rev. 7:3-8). These 144,000 saved Jews shall then be sent (Dan. 12:3, Matt 24:14) into all the world during this time of Great Tribulation, preaching the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ (i.e.,the Messiah) before His eminent Second Coming. Multitudes of Gentiles will come to a saving knowledge of the Messiah of Israel through their ministry (see Rev. 7:9-17). At the climax of His return (Rev. 19:11-16), Christ-Messiah will establish His Millennial Kingdom in Israel (Rev. 20:6).

As was stated prior, in the first 3 1/2 years of a 7-year duration called the Tribulation Period, certain events will transpire and affect the Whole World (see Luke 21:35, Rev. 6-9). Satan and the world at this time will seek to destroy these Two Witnesses via the media, national governments, assassination attempts, etc., all to no avail until the allotted time. They will preach God's Word and it will torment those who out right reject it. We can see today just a glimpse of what will come to pass for the world in the very near future.

Jesus said, "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God" (John 3:19-21).

How real and how true is this! People run for the hills, change the subject, run for cover, hide their children, tremble and shake whenever the True Gospel message of Jesus Christ is declared.
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When this seven year tribulation begins, there will be great wars, famine, pestilence and death (Rev. 6-9). About 1/2 of mankind will perish during this time (first 3 1/2 years)! It is during these catastrophic and calamitous events that the world will look exclusively to this man to give them answers, stability and hope they so desperately crave and need. Since they have rejected the true gospel message and the love of the truth of salvation from their true Creator (see 2 Thess. 2:10-12), the Beast (Anti-Christ) will step into the vacuum/ void and rise to receive god-like status and devotion. It is during his political apex that a crucial event transpires. He will receive a deadly wound to his head (Rev. 13:3, 14; 17:8, 11). This event will have a traumatic effect on the godless world population - 3 billion people or so that are left - at this time. Their great leader and human savior, their one and only hope for world peace, is dead. The Utopian Dream is now gone; Global Camelot is dead! Great mourning and glowing memorials all around the world will be taking place. As the world inhabitants mope and cannot cope with their misery, godless emotions will run amok. In their rage and emotional turmoil they will seek a scapegoat on which to vent their frustrations. This scapegoat will be the Nation of Israel and Believers in the Messiah of Israel, as in Nazi Germany of the 1930's (see Zech. 14:1-2; Matt. 24:9; Mark 13:11-13).
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The world's mourning will turn into great joy at the resuscitation of this man. 'He's Alive!,' will be their cry. 'Our great leader and humanity's savior is alive!'
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It is during this time of great despair and godless anguish that the “deadly wound” of this man will be miraculously healed (Rev. 13:3)! The world's mourning will turn into great joy at the resuscitation of this man. “He's Alive!,” will be their cry. “Our great leader and savior is alive!” At this key moment he will absolutely solidify his global allegiance and power base (Rev. 17:11-12, 17). His first act of authority is to destroy Almighty God's two witnesses (Rev. 11:7-8), which bare witness to the Saving Grace of Almighty God. For three and a half years these two witnesses have been unmovable and unstoppable. They have tormented the ungodly world with their message from Heaven: “Repent and be saved!,” and “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” (John 3:18-19; Rev. 11:10). After the execution of God's Two Witnesses, their bodies are left in the streets of Jerusalem to rot and for all to see. The world will greatly rejoice at the barbaric murder of these two men! The Two Witnesses of Almighty God have finally been destroyed! The godless world will have a "Christless Christmas" celebration and send gifts to one another (Rev. 11:7-10). This execution of God's two messengers will temporarily enhance the power and authority of the Beast (Anti-Christ)! The global chant will be: "Who can make war with our great leader?” (Rev. 13:4, 8). It will be a time of great rejoicing for the godless inhabitants of the earth! Such rejoicing, however, will be very short-lived.
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The world will greatly rejoice at the barbaric murder of these two men! The Two Witnesses of Almighty God have finally been destroyed! The godless world will have a 'Christless Christmas' celebration and send gifts to one another.

"Three and a half days later after this brutal murder in the midst of this “Global Mardi-Gras” Festival, Almighty God's two powerful witnesses are resuscitated in the sight of all the world and ascend up into Heaven right before their wicked eyes. This very sobering event will send great horror and fear into the hearts of all the world, but they will still not repent and be saved." (Rev. 11:11, 12). 

With his mighty enemies eliminated and the absolute devotion of the world secured, the ultimate power-grab and godless coup of all time and eternity takes place. This is called The Abomination of Desolation (Matt. 24:15; Mark 13:14-15; 2 Thess. 2:3-5; Rev. 13:4)! This is when all Hell literally breaks loose! It will make the recent destruction of Haiti look like a Sunday School picnic. Woe unto those who are alive at this time! Woe indeed!

My friend, God loves us and sent his Son Jesus Messiah/Christ to be our Savior, and to save us from the wrath which is to come on the ungodly. You don't have to hide from Him. He is there to receive you as you receive Him, and to love you and deliver you from the judgment and consequences of sin. The Day of the Lord is at hand! Will you be ready?

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, trust Him today! Quit hiding in fearfulness and receive Him today. Only Christ can TRULY CHANGE your life for the better. If you will but allow Him to do so, you can never be the same again - nor will you want to! He says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Rev. 3:20).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.
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