The cutting phenomenon is one of the best evidences for the truth of God and His Word. I will explain this later in the article.
The cutting phenomenon is only about a dozen years old—about the same time political correctness and the Internet came into play. Now a kid can observe and engage in all the rebellion and perversions of the world with none of the appropriate consequences. As a result, to feel halfway normal, kids inflict inappropriate consequences on themselves by way of self-mutilation.
A Lack of Discipline
What people need to understand is that one reason so many teens are causing self harm is because of a warped sense of justice. No other person in their life is exercising any discipline on their behalf; consequently, they resort to a warped form of their own—all on the unconscious or spiritual level. All they know is that it relieves their emotional pain.
A Desire for Atonement
Atonement is a God ordained remedy for sin. What these kids are attempting to do by cutting themselves is a demonic counterfeit of the Atonement. Once kids understand that Christ has fulfilled this for them on the cross, the light bulb comes on and the healing begins. God dictates the guidelines of atonement—not man. What these kids are attempting to do is deeply spiritual. It’s just not Holy Spiritual. They are attempting to atone for their own sin—atonement sponsored by the lie of the devil. Cutting themselves brings them a semblance of relief from the mental, emotional, and spiritual torture that their exposure and indulgence in sinful activity has provided for them—a catharsis that, like any sinful behavior, feels good only for a short while.