This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Very short note - The deviant practice of self cutting is addressed in scripture
Cutting oneself is something that has come into being among the worldly during my lifetime. Not surprisingly, it generally seems to go along with immorality. It is inspired by that being who is jealous of our bodies, for as Joseph Smith taught "the devil has no body and herein lies his punishment"
There is common sense which says cutting oneself for amusement is disgusting and wrong. But I am amazed at what can be found in the scriptures.
Deuteronomy 14:1 1 Ye are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not cut yourselves