Piercing your body

June 5, 2006 3:41pm CST
Where does it say in the bible to NOT pierce your body?
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
19 Oct 06
Pretty much anything in the Bible is open to interpretation depending on the translator and the reader, I think this part if the one often referred to as being anti tattoo too, Deuteronony something or other?
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@exchange (949)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
so you say the bible says nothing as it can be taken any way anyone wants to take it
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@hdyggs (685)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I love body art 2 tat's 3 piercing
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• United States
19 Oct 06
I have to agree that this should have been answered already. I hope I can help, but like you said it depends on who you ask and how you interpret the Bible. I believe that our body is a temple of God and that we should not destroy it with any means. Saying this, I do smoke, but I am trying to quit, because I know that it is not right in the eyes of God. It is destroying my body and also my childrens from 2nd hand smoke. I found a verse that talks about our bodies being a temple of God, and we are not to destroy it. I Cor. 3:16 and 17. I will see if I can find more. I know they are in there. Hope this helps
• United States
25 Nov 06
Piercings do not destroy your body. Exodus 32:2-3: "And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron."
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• United States
17 Dec 06
i deff believe that the body is a temple of God.and that you shouldnt harm it.but think you do stuff everyday put things in ur body and say things out of your body that harm others.think just a piercing couldnt do much more harm.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
If your body is a temple to god, then that means you shouldn't eat foods that are bad for you, either. Also, there's a verse in the bible that says eating meat is wrong. It's really all up to inturpretation.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
19 Oct 06
people interpret the bible differently, the basic reason why the so many religions nowadays. Philippians and Corinthians talk about clean body and mutilation. I don't wanna delve into the meanings, but here are the passages: Philippians 3:2 (Whole Chapter) Look out for those dogs [Judaizers, legalists], look out for those mischief-makers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 2 Corinthians 7:1 (Whole Chapter) THEREFORE, SINCE these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God. i hope this helps.
• United States
25 Nov 06
dogs and swine were derogatory terms that Jews used for non Jews , it meant they were unclean animals.
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@dollar669 (569)
• Canada
19 Oct 06
Who cares, If your gonna do it, then do it. Don't let people or a book tell you what to do with your life. And When, or If, you get sick of it, you can just take it out. I've had my belly button periced 3 times by a pro once myself, my toung, by a pro and my lip (not my labret) by a pro, and of course my ears. now I'm a mom so i just simply took them out before baby did.
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@postbusf (121)
• Netherlands
6 Jan 07
Don't forget that the bible is written by men and not by God. I am sorry but i don't believe in living by the word of the bible. Living by the word of God is another thing i would do.
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@Lady_Vincy (1540)
• United States
5 Jan 07
This is a good question. When sombody finds out where please let me know.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 07
I always read the Bible but don't remember reading about a commandment that prohibits peircing. Maybe I just overlooked the passage though.
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@justreal (2367)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
This depends on the person wether they want to be pierced or not, or wether they like it or not. I personally don't, but I love tattoos instead.
@CyborgMC (173)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I think when it comes to interpreting the bibles intent in that regard, there's nothing specific. If one is looking to follow it's council, you would have to understand the spirit in which the text were written. In case of body ornaments it's all about modesty, which in that case means it would differ depending on which culture or part of the world you are in. If one was to interpret it to be just wrong completely, then they would have to do away with earrings as well, and there are very few people against this practice. So basically, it comes down to how you are viewed. If a person claims to be a person of God, would most people look at how they are dressed and think otherwise. That's probably the most simple way to interpret it I think. After taking that into account you'd have to decide how to adorn yourself in accordance to your concience.
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
28 Dec 06
It doesn't as far as I know. However, many construe it that way because they see it as defiling the body, like getting a tattoo. I don't think it's a desecration of the body, but some nut job religions do. The body is the temple of the Lord, blah, blah, blah. And earrings are seen as decorations in some cultures and apparently God doesn't want you to decorate your body. According to some. Just like the religions that don't allow women to wear pants, shorts or make-up.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
24 Dec 06
in bibble? not said there.
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@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
17 Dec 06
I don't know exactly where it says or how it says in the bible that you are not aloud to pierce your body, but I am sure it says.
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@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
indeed it is written in levictus. but then again it is also written in the book that its also a sin to plant two different kinds of seeds in the same bed.. wearing clothes made of two different kinds of yarn.. and so much more that if we take it to the heart, it will be nearly close to impossible to live in this day and age.
@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
what the heck?? im uploading some pictures in my interests and it ends up here!! this is the third time this had happened! i mean, im not even suppose to be able to post picture in my replies, im under 500!! whats going on??
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
Let should respect our body as what the bible said for it is the temple of God.
• United States
16 Dec 06
good point.
@sunita64 (6473)
• India
19 Nov 06
Well I have not read bible, but in my country piercing of nose and ear to wear jewels has been the tradition. Even if you will see our god and goddess photograph you will find them wearing jewels.
• Romania
26 Nov 06
Is a sin. A christian shoulden`t do that. If he did he should to release them....
@Riderfan (319)
• Canada
19 Oct 06
Don't know and don't care.
• Morristown, New Jersey
12 Feb 10
if you don't know and don't care, why are you wasting time responding this discussion? I have to save your post is the most useless that I have seen on my lot in a very long time. Congratulations!
@umavarma1 (926)
• India
9 Jan 07
its your life if you want to pierce ,you do it.your life your wish
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
oh no i love piercings!
• United States
9 Jan 07
My only reponse for this is that the Bible tells us that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Why would you want to damage it more than we already do on a daily basis!!! And this i mean, by the things we eat, what we say, what we look at and what we desire. I hope God will enlighten you~ so that you will make a good decision!