The Bible mentions tattoos just once, in Leviticus 19:28, it says: “You must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves.” God gave this command to the nation of Israel, thus setting them apart from the neighboring peoples who marked their skin with the names or symbols of their gods.

But news from the Chinese football administration concerning Tattoos says the National football players were asked to remove their Tattoos.

Footballers playing in China's national team should remove any existing tattoos and are "strictly prohibited" from getting any new ones, the country's sports administration body has said. 

The sport has found itself in the crosshairs of the Communist Party's purity drive in recent years, and players on the national football team routinely cover their arms with long sleeves or bandages to hide their tattoos.

But the China Sports Administration statement, dated Tuesday, said that players in the national team "are strictly prohibited from having new tattoos".

"Those who have tattoos are advised to have them removed," the statement continued. "In special circumstances, the tattoos must be covered during training and competition, with the consent of the rest of the team."

It went on to say that the under-20 national teams and those even younger were "strictly prohibited" from recruiting anyone with tattoos.  

But not all fans appeared to be behind the new rules. 

"Are we choosing a good football player or a saint?" asked one angry fan on the social media platform Weibo.

"Shall we just say outright that only the Party members could play football?" asked another.

Body ink is traditionally frowned upon in China but it is increasingly popular among young adults, even as authorities make plain their disdain for it.

The Chinese Football Association has ordered players in the national team to cover tattoos in recent years and packed young footballers off to military camps for drills and Marxist-style "thought education".

Last year, a women's university football match was eventually called off after players were told they were not allowed to have dyed hair.

President Xi Jinping wants China to host and even win the World Cup one day.

That has prompted complaints from fans that it is thinking more about politics than sport.  

But, lets Look at what the bible says about Tattoo:

In the bible, Leviticus 19:28  says no tattoos. It says you shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.  

Again, In 1 Corinth 6:19-20  the bible says we should honour the Lord with our body, which is the Lord's.  It says do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

Romans 12:1  continued by says "I plead with you by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?


Finally, my beloved friends, Jesus is coming back very soon, to take believers into a life of peace and joy, without trouble and pains in paradise. If you will receive Him as your Lord and Saviour today, He will give you the power to succeed in life and make heaven at last.

For those who are considering whether to surrendering their heart to Him or not, I plead with them to do so without delay, tomorrow may be too late.

Confess your sins to God and ask for His forgiveness, believe He has forgiven you.  Then ask Jesus to come into your heart, and be your Lord and Saviour.  Believe the Lord has also accepted your request and His Spirit is already inside your heart.

If you said that prayer from your heart, know for sure that you are BORN AGAIN, a new baby in the kingdom of God. You have also received the power to be the son or daughter of God.  As you study the bible and obey the word of God, the changes taking place in your heart right now will begin to manifest for people around you to see.

Congratulations, you're born again!

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