Tattoos, Beards and Hair
“Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I AM The LORD,” Leviticus 19:27-28.
These are in the Mosaic Law and this part was not affected by the death of Jesus.
The first comment is that fashion is not a good basis for interpreting The Bible, because so much of it is from hell, given to people by demons.
Note that demonization of designers in the fashion world explains why their creations are so sexist or outlandish and not what is normally worn.
This was a pagan practice, so to have one said you were a pagan and not a Jew.
So should a Christian have a tattoo, seeing it is a practice belonging to people in Satan’s kingdom?
I see three scenarios:
- You were a non-Christian and had a tattoo and now are a Christian.
The offense is covered by Calvary so that it does not affect your salvation.
- You are a Christian and did not know it was wrong to have a tattoo.
It is not a sin as it was not deliberately done so there was no rebellion against the law of God. James 4:17 covers this.
“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin,” James 4:17.
- You are a Christian, knew it was wrong but still had one.
You have sinned and need to repent of it.
If a Christian has a tattoo should they have it removed?
I do not know but I would not be showing or flaunting it around.
We are told not to trim our beards.
Clean-shavenness was a sign of other religions, especially some priests.
This means everyone who shaves breaks this law — if they thought it was wrong to trim their beard let alone remove it.
I have a beard, but still have a problem, because the wife is always after me to trim it every few months. If I do not do this, she believes it gives her nagging rights.
We are not under the legalism of The Law, but under Grace and in heaven not every male wears a beard — but no one in heaven has tattoos.
Whenever Jesus is seen, His beard is beautifully shaped and trimmed.
I believe this means that trimming a beard is acceptable as a witness to order, also because in heaven they are always beautifully shaped and being clean shaven is also acceptable, as many men do not have beards in heaven.
God would not ask us to do anything He does not do in heaven, because earth is God’s training ground for heaven.
I had finished writing the above and was having a shower and The LORD said to me to write about hair.
He pointed out that He had shoulder length hair, so it was not wrong for a man to have this.
However longer hair was a sign of women:
“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering,” 1 Corinthians 11:14-15.
In heaven women have long hair and do not cut it.
Heaven is our pattern for earth. As we learn to live as they live up there, so it seems long hair for a woman and shoulder length for a man is acceptable.
Of course we have to keep the hair healthy, which may require trimming and/ or chemicals to maintain it e.g. very dry or brittle hair or to deal with an illness.
But this only be if we need to do this as a good steward of our hair.
God looks at your heart attitude and not what you actually do or say.
So according to what you believe in your heart about these things, you will be judged and not according to what others say you should do.
~ Through Neville Salvetti
Neville Salvetti is a deliverance minister and can be contacted via The Web Pages of Neville Salvetti and at: email@example.com if you desire deliverance or to know how to do it.
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