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What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin to get a tattoo?

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Francis, Exactly! Jesus fulfilled the Law! Not fulfilling the law, but on April 15 28 A.D. at 3pm in the afternoon, when Jesus was 32 years of age, he fulfilled Matthew 5:17 on the cross at golgotha, and cried, "Eloi, Eloi, lima sa bachthani. It is finished. Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit.". Remember? He did not sin by saying, I come to reestablish the old laws, but instead I came to fulfill the old law. He fulfilled the sacrificial price for sin, not his sin, but the repentant sinner's sin. By all rights every sinner is condemned to eternal torments in hell, but those whom personally claim Jesus Christ for them self, accepts that Jesus paid the price of hell for them so that they can be freed.
---Eloy on 6/1/12


If God wanted anyone to keep the old then he never would have come and destroyed the old and replaced it with his New Law. Please Read= MATTHEW 5:20-48, and JOHN 13:34,35 very carefully.
---Eloy on 5/31/12

Matthew 5:17 Think NOT that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am NOT come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
---francis on 6/1/12


After Jesus God wrote His laws in our hearts, if we have to question it, that pretty much gives you your answer. If you have been born again of water and of Spirit your body is a Holy temple and tatoos defile a Holy temple.
---james on 6/1/12


Francis on 5/30/12 > "Leviticus 18:23 ...Since this is not NT is it allowed by the New and Living Testament"

Gal.5:16 "...walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh... now the works of the flesh... are these... fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness."

I think you will agree that what is mentioned in Lev.18:23 as well as in the other verses before that are lusts of the flesh. So, is the essence of what is mentioned in Lev.18:23 NOT in the teachings of Christ?

So, when christians do not carry out the desire of the flesh, it may seem (to OT people like you) that we are following the OT, but we are actually obeying Christ.
---jonweckl on 6/1/12


francis, Again, it does not not matter at all what the old testament contains any things also found in the New Testament, for the old is old, and the New is New. If God wanted anyone to keep the old then he never would have come and destroyed the old and replaced it with his New Law. Please Read= MATTHEW 5:20-48, and JOHN 13:34,35 very carefully.
---Eloy on 5/31/12




we as christians know what is right from wrong based on the word of God. Not based on what we feel or think.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

I happen to believe that God is always right and cannot err

so if God says in Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

I tend to beleive that he means it, and because God is love, He means it for my own good
---francis on 5/31/12


Francis, there you go ahead, being stuck on death. Leviticus is not the New Law, but the abolished old law:
---Eloy on 5/31/12
Leviticus 19:18 thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself:

Romans 13:9 Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Acts 15:20 abstain from things strangled, and [from] blood.

Leviticus 22:8 That which dieth of itself he shall not eat to defile himself therewith:

Leviticus 17:12 No soul of you shall eat blood,

Seems to me that a lot of what is in leviticus in also in NT
---francis on 5/31/12


Francis, there you go ahead, being stuck on death. Leviticus is not the New Law, but the abolished old law: Follow the Live Judaic-Messianic Law of A.D. delivered by Jesus, not the dead levitical-mosaic law of B.C. delivered by Moses.
---Eloy on 5/31/12


Christ lives within, and his Holy Spirit does not even entertain alien things like enumerated sins of the old law.
---Eloy on 5/31/12
his Holy Spirit does not even entertain alien things like enumerated sins of the old law. You mean like the ot laws that says: Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:28
---francis on 5/31/12


Francis, you ask the same questions over and over again, and are not accepting the answers given. Do you have difficulty in accepting the truth? No Christian asks themself, "Should I lay down with a beast?" Because Christ lives within, and his Holy Spirit does not even entertain alien things like enumerated sins of the old law. We born-again Christians are saints of the Most High God and we do not care what regulations were stipulated for sinners in the old law which is done away with in Christ. Get saved, then you thinking will be changed and will be set higher than rules and regulations which can save no one.
---Eloy on 5/31/12




---Eloy on 5/30/12
Simpler test choose any one of the three to see if your logic holds up:

2: Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

were they search thebooks of the OT or NT?

I think it is very important to seperate the " old covenant" of exodus 19 from the " books of the old testements" don't you think?

3: 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

does all scripture here means only what is in the books of the new testement?
---francis on 5/31/12


francis,
do you know what "observe" means ??

Webster's
1: to conform one's action or practice to (as a law, rite, or condition) : comply with
2: to inspect or take note of as an augury, omen, or presage


You have repeatedly said that you observe the Law. That means you are trying to change your behavior by "looking" at the Law to see how to act.


By default, you are admitting to desiring sexual relations with an animal.

The only thing keeping you from doing it is that there's a Law forbidding it. RIGHT ???
---James_L on 5/31/12


---Eloy on 5/30/12

Simple test to see if you logic holds up:

Leviticus 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion.

This is nowhere to be found in the books of the NT. Do you see this law as passing away and not applicable to christians?
---francis on 5/30/12


Francis, This is what happens= The New Testament is very clear that even a child is able to understand it. The o.t. is done away with, and Jesus has come and given us a N.T: all whom want salvation must follow Jesus, and not the o.t. Each soul must choose which way they will go, with Jesus, or else without Jesus which the o.t. has no Jesus for anyone. Your choice, life or condemnation. If you choose the o.t., then you cannot have Jesus, because the o.t. is enemity against the Spirit of Christ.
---Eloy on 5/30/12


\\ Making garments out of dissimilar fabrics is stupid - as Jesus pointed out. So is leaving your excrement inside your home instead of taking it outside the camp stupid\\

But these were not given as merely good advice.

These were COMMANDMENTS by God.

So do you follow them, jerry?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/30/12


However, if you want salvation, and God's grace then you must follow only the commnements from the Lord Jesus Christ in the New and Living Testament.
---Eloy on 5/30/12

usually you have good post what happened here?


i have not seen this in any NT verse:

Leviticus 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion.

Since this is not NT is it allowed by the New and Living Testament.
---francis on 5/30/12


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francis, There is no "if" in truth. The old testament with all of its ministry of death is abolisherd and disanulled, and has been superceded with the currently in force New Testament written by the blood of Christ. If you want to follow death, continue to follow the old testament which has been done away with in Christ, and you are guaranteed to be cursed and will surely perish in your sins. However, if you want salvation, and God's grace then you must follow only the commnements from the Lord Jesus Christ in the New and Living Testament. No ifs and no ands and no buts: Christ, or eternal condemnation, that is each soul's only option available.
---Eloy on 5/30/12


Cluny: "ARe you denying that God gave this law?"

No. I am denying that YOU understand its intent. Making garments out of dissimilar fabrics is stupid - as Jesus pointed out. So is leaving your excrement inside your home instead of taking it outside the camp stupid. But trying to use a twisted version of such good advice as justification to violate God's handwritten Ten Commandments is really stupid!


---jerry6593 on 5/30/12


---Eloy on 5/29/12

If it did not matter to God, why does he give commandments on tatoes, what we should wear or not wearand what foods we eat?
---francis on 5/29/12


slaves may be named for slavonians from slavonia, north of Greece. The idea of "owning" a person was considered like adopting the person as part of their family, and the term "slave" did not become derogatory until certain rich land owners started abusing those individuals that worked their large plantations.
---Eloy on 5/30/12


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Slave and servant are not synonyms.
---Cluny on 5/29/12

Great, so how many times does the Bible ( KJV) use the word SLAVE?


Exodus 21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

The bible says maidservant, but NurseRobert on 5/29/12
says slave. Where did he / she get his/ her translation from?
---francis on 5/29/12


People should not get fixated upon things that do not really matter to God. My Lord does not care about tatoos, nor about what kind of clothes you choose to wear nor if they perfectly match, nor what kind of foods you prefer to eat. The main thing he cares about is, Are You Saved? Are you sharing your faith? Are you obeying Jesus' Commandments?
---Eloy on 5/29/12


Unless you own your own bussiness, you are a slave / servant to another person if you are employed by them
---francis on 5/29/12

mmmm PAID servant maybe, but never a slave. A slave implies no pay and the inability to leave. I have never worked a job that I could not leave if I choose.
---NurseRobert on 5/29/12


\\Unless you own your own bussiness, you are a slave / servant to another person if you are employed by them
---francis on 5/29/12\\

Slave and servant are not synonyms.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/29/12


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The Bible also says we can own slaves (Leviticus 25:44).

Exodus says I can kill people for working on the Sabbath. It also says I can sell my daughter into slavery.

So which law do we follow?
---NurseRobert on 5/29/12
Unless you own your own bussiness, you are a slave / servant to another person if you are employed by them
---francis on 5/29/12


\\He is constantly bringing up such unrelated trivia as dissimilar fabrics as if his misguided dismissal of such justifies his sinful violation of God's handwritten Law.\\

ARe you denying that God gave this law?

It's in the SAME books of the Bible as the Decalogue.

Or are you looking for excuses to disobey it?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/29/12


The bible is clear that we should not have tattoos. It is also clear that we should not commit adultery
---francis on 5/29/12

The Bible also says we can own slaves (Leviticus 25:44).

Exodus says I can kill people for working on the Sabbath. It also says I can sell my daughter into slavery.

So which law do we follow?


---NurseRobert on 5/29/12


What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin to get a tattoo?
---Nathan on 5/23/12
Leviticus 19:28 nor print any marks upon you: I [am] the LORD

The bible is clear that we should not have tattoos. It is also clear that we should not commit adultery

There are many many people who came to christ with tattoos, as well as many who came to christ after adultery.

GOD FORGIVES SINS.

Tattoos like adultery cannot be undone, unlike adultery it can be seen by others.

If you do not have a tattoo as a christian do not get one. If you have one, God forgives.
---francis on 5/29/12


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//I do not make baldness on my head//

does that mean 'on top of'?

God takes the top and i take the sides. i hate the bozo the clown look!
---aka on 5/29/12


Francis: I have noted that Cluny makes a practice of finding ways to disobey as many scriptures as possible. He is constantly bringing up such unrelated trivia as dissimilar fabrics as if his misguided dismissal of such justifies his sinful violation of God's handwritten Law.

Thanks Steveng for a breath of sanity on the subject. Even Jesus commented on the combining of dissimilar fabrics. I suppose that Cluny considers Him kooky as well.


---jerry6593 on 5/29/12


---Cluny on 5/28/12
for the record, and hopefuly you never have to ask again:

I do not have tatoes
I do not wear clothes made from animals and plants
I do not take famale birds from their eggs or hatchlings
I do not cook animals in their mothers milk
I do not make baldness on my head
I do not round the courners of my beard
I do flush and it goes out into the wild or sea
I do not wear womens clothing
I have never killed a mother and her young on the same day
I do not drink alcohol

in short: Deuteronomy 8:3 by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

If you want to change ALL SCRIPTURE to SOME SCRIPTURE and EVERY WORD to SOME WORDS so ahead
---francis on 5/28/12


I saw a lady older than me in waffle house with shorts and tatoos all over her legs. boy she thought she was cool...but I am here to tell you she was disgusting and ugly wrinkled legs and all those tatoos were trying to fit in the wrinkles. I wish I had a camera I would ask her if I could take a photo of her cool legs.
---shira4368 on 5/28/12


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God looks at your heart and at your relationship with him, on whether it is vibrant or absent: moreso than any tatoos on your skin, or the presence or absence of them, and moreso than if you colored your hair or your nails, or what style of jewelry or clothes you wear on your skin: the worldly looks on the outward appearance, but not God nor his children, instead we look upon the inner glory.
---Eloy on 5/28/12


2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

//This answer prevents me from having to answer all your questions about everything in the bible//
---francis on 5/28/12

and, likewise.
---aka on 5/28/12


\Deuteronomy 22:11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, [as] of woollen and linen together.
---francis on 5/27/12\\


Cluny: "Do you observe this commandment, francis?"

All tailors know that you should not sew two different cloths together because after the first wash the cloth will separate caused by the two different cloths shrinking differently making the cloth worthless.
---Steveng on 5/28/12


\\This answer prevents me from having to answer all your questions about everything in the bible
---francis on 5/28/12\\

In other words, when penned into a corner about whether you in fact follow ALL the commandments of God, you refuse to answer.

In other words, you don't.

That's what I thought.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/28/12


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Well, your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and if you are one insisting on putting what is essentially car paint under your skin then don't get a tattooed message or design that would not also be appropriate on the front of a temple or sanctuary.
Most of the time my inquiries on tattoos are met with "it was just something to do", duh?
---larry on 5/28/12


---Cluny on 5/28/12

I have answered your question many times. This is not the first time that you ask these same questions.

You may wish to go through the entire bible line by line to ask if I obey or do not obey. My answer remains the same:

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

This answer prevents me from having to answer all your questions about everything in the bible
---francis on 5/28/12


\\Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. \\

But this is not part of the 10 Commandmenets, francis.

You have said repeatedly that God gave no others, even quoting scripture to try to prove your point.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/28/12


\\Deuteronomy 22:11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, [as] of woollen and linen together.
---francis on 5/27/12\\

Do you observe this commandment, francis?

Yes or no.

And if you are married, does your wife sleep in a separate bed during her period? The Bible commands that as well.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/28/12


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francis, answer my question first, and then I'll answer your question. Fair enough.

For the rest of you, go here:
---Cluny on 5/27/12
Fair enought.

here is my answer:

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 22:11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, [as] of woollen and linen together.
---francis on 5/27/12


Leviticus 19:28: Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. This verse is prohibiting worldly, pagan rituals that the nations outside of Israel had as tradition.



Although we are not under LAW, we can learn that Israel was separate unto the Lord . Separate from the world and pagan practices.

Is the Church any less separate from worldly pagan practices.

According to Paul we have come OUT OF THIS WORLD. And Paul tells Gentiles to not go back and practice pagan traditions, but put on the New Man created in Righteousness and Holiness.

I thing if a "Christian" gets a tatoo after salvation, it's worldly, and carnal. Come out from among them.......
---kathr4453 on 5/28/12


micha: "Only by being silent or diverting the focus may francis cover his sins."

So Jesus lost His job as our Judge, and you took His place? I guess I didn't get the memo.


---jerry6593 on 5/28/12


francis, answer my question first, and then I'll answer your question. Fair enough.

For the rest of you, go here:

bettybowers dot com slash biblesecrets dot html

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/27/12


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Cluny,
you're asking answers from francis in vain...
Even if you get an answer, how can you be sure it's the truth?
Lying would be going against the big ten, but not lying would go against everything else SDA holds dear...
Only by being silent or diverting the focus may francis cover his sins.
---micha9344 on 5/27/12


You're deflecting, francis.

I'm asking you if YOU follow all Scripture, including two that apparently make you uncomfortable because maybe you don't.
---Cluny on 5/27/12

and I am asking you
Are you suggesting that the bible is wrong and that not ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Would you like to modify it to say SOME SCRIPTURE instead of ALL SCRIPTURE?
That apparently makes you uncomfortable because maybe you do.
---francis on 5/27/12


\\Are you suggesting that the bible is wrong and that not ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Would you like to modify it to say SOME SCRIPTURE instead of ALL SCRIPTURE?\\

You're deflecting, francis.

I'm asking you if YOU follow all Scripture, including two that apparently make you uncomfortable because maybe you don't.

Or do you merely follow SOME Scripture that you find convenient?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/27/12


Our body is the temple. So would you want to destroy the temple? no! if you weren't a Christian before & got tattoos ,either remove them or learn from past mistakes.If you have not gotten tattoos do not get them.
---candice on 5/27/12


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Sag: "I KNOW -- without a doubt -- that I'm going to heaven."

Your words may be true, but your thoughts betray you.
---Steveng on 5/27/12


\\2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: \\

So, francis, do you follow the scriptures that command you to go outside the city with a spade when you have to relieve yourself?
---Cluny on 5/26/12

Are you suggesting that the bible is wrong and that not ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Would you like to modify it to say SOME SCRIPTURE instead of ALL SCRIPTURE?
---francis on 5/27/12


\\2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: \\

So, francis, do you follow the scriptures that command you to go outside the city with a spade when you have to relieve yourself?

Or do you obey the scriptures that forbid you to wear blended fabrics?

How about the scriptures that command the observance of the OTHER Sabbaths in the Bible besides the weekly one?

Or do you pick and choose which of God's commandments you follow, while you condemn those who don't follow what you choose to follow?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/26/12


I KNOW -- without a doubt -- that I'm going to heaven.

I do have a tatoo. I got it before I accepted Jesus Christ and learned that my tatoo wasn't pleasing to God.

Never Fear! The shed Blood of Jesus Christ covers that foolish decision of mine to get a tatoo.

If God wants to, He's free to just remove my tatoo. I sure wish that it was gone!

For some reason, though, that hasn't happened. Same goes for other people's sickness, birth marks, mental conditions, etc.

Perhaps God allows some not-so-good things to remain for some reason that only HE knows about.

Any other ideas?
---Sag on 5/26/12


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Rob, Lev.19:26-28 has zero to do with most tatoos that are done to day, and only to do with tatooing for the dead, the scripture implies that the NonIsraelite people's lifestyle was to tatoo their skin "for the dead". I believe that this means that the NonJudaeo territorial tribes would tatoo an identifying mark or name of the deceased familial kin on their skin as a memorial, or even indicating a deeper meaning of allegience to them according to their cultural beliefs. Today, as I have already posted, most people do not get tatoos "for the dead".
---Eloy on 5/26/12


2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
---francis on 5/26/12


Finally, there was something Francis and myself had agreed on.

Personally, I think having a tattoo is wrong. After thinking about it, I must be honest and admit what Trish wrote on 5/24/12 is correct and true.

What does this mean? It means I am not always correct, and I will admit when I am wrong. But I also will take a stand for what I know without a doubt is true.

What was written concerning tattoos was written to the Levites, and under the Old Covenenant,

There are times when I may become LEGALISTIC and I myself need to be reminded we are under a NEW COVENANT, and we are also under GRACE.

Trish, Scott1, and Rod4Him, I sincerely thank you all for reminding me of this fact.
---Rob on 5/25/12


francis, you are not very consistent about what you consider the Law of God.

Yesterday--on the same day, mind you--you posted both of these things:

Concerning the Decalogue:

\\Deut 5:22.. AND HE ADDED NO MORE
---francis on 5/24/12\\

Then, concerning tattoos, you posted this:

\\\\Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make... nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
---francis on 5/24/12\\\\

You seem to use the Bible to support your own personal beliefs and taboos.

And if a Bible verse, even a direct command of God, does goes against what you want to believe or do, this doesn't count.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/25/12


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"Would someone with tats make a presentable ambassador/representitive for God?"--trey on 5/24/12
--It depends on whom God is presenting us.
Paul wrote: (1Co 9:22b) I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
But also: 1Co 10:31-33 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all [men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be saved.
--I'm not disagreeing, just maybe expanding a point of view.
I don't believe it's the tattoo that's the sin, but the heart.
---micha9334 on 5/25/12


Hello,Family...this is ELENA..interesting Not so long ago(and this was a 1st. Heard by me... Tatoos for Cancer,any patients with dire dreadfull diseases a Tatoo in case the patient Can not Speak or their wish for Life - Support / or NON- life support! .... It would be good for me perhaps? goes on chest area.. in case you are unable to speak! Etc... Other thing,me have nev'r put tatoo..but,my daughter has & brothers..It is valuable in case of missing person.. Love of Jesus!
---ELENA on 5/24/12


Yea, we should all be careful not to commit this sin.
I put it right up there with all the other sin, we shouldnt commit.

But, by all mean, lets worry about tattoo.
And be sure to mark those who have sinned as unworthy!
For we are selves have no tattoo, right?
Clear enough for you? No!
Read-on

For as it is written, all have sinned!
Mar_7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Luk_18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

Peace
---TheSeg on 5/24/12


Who are you trying to impress - man or God?

The christian's body is the temple of God. It belongs to God. Would you damage something that does not belong to you with graffiti?

It was once known that tattoos and body piercings were a sign of slavery or rebellion. Pirates were a rebellious lot having tattoos and body piercings. Now, it's a cultural fad - and fulfills the end time prophesy that whatever was bad is now good.
---Steveng on 5/24/12


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If you really want the answer to this question straight from scripture, read Leviticus 19:28, and possibly various chapters of the Revelations, Chapters 13-thru 20.
---Rob on 5/24/12


\\Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make... nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
---francis on 5/24/12\\

The Bible also forbids wearing blended fabrics. Do you follow that commandment, francis?

Besides, this is NOT one of the Decalogue, so according to you, it's not binding.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/24/12


KarenD: The answers that someone will get on the question about tattoos will vary, because some don't see anything wrong with them, while others will quote an Old Testament Law.

We don't know this person at all. A mentor, or some other Godly person who know this person would be a better source for guidance on such a question.

Too many people come to Christianet asking questions that they won't get a straight answer on. People don't pray, search Scripture, or seek a mentor for such guidance. Yet, that is the Biblical way we are to seek guidance on matters.

The Word says if we lack wisdom, we are to ask Him. It doesn't say to go on the Internet and ask a bunch of strangers who may or may not be believers.
---Trish on 5/24/12


1Co6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
I don't think it pleases God when we graffiti his temple. Where I live it's a crime to graffiti someone else's property.
2Co5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Would someone with tats make a presentable ambassador/representitive for God?
---trey on 5/24/12


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The Bible only reads that God's people should not mark their flesh in grieving for them that died. Lit.Hb: "You all will not eat with the blood: neither will you all use enchantment nor soothsaying. You all will not round the sides of your heads, neither will you mar the sides of your beard. You all will not make any cuttings in your flesh nor write any marks upon you for the dead: I am Yhwh." Lv.19:26-28. Most tatoos are acceptable personal statements, artistic expressions, or fashion by the wearer. Now if I would tatoo my body with some kind of antiChrist symbol, then yes that would be sinful: but on the otherhand if I tatooed my body with a Christian symbol, then no that would not be considered sinful.
---Eloy on 5/25/12


If we are able to answer this, will this be another law that people who live under grace don't have to abide by?

It is interesting to me that many who are dogmatic about being free from the law are many times the first to make another law.
---Rod4Him on 5/25/12


Hello,Family..bro.WillieC. What a beautifull post you wrote..so,really beautifull..the Lord mark our hearts..God bless you! Bro.Willie c. & your family! Really original thought..
---ELENA on 5/24/12


Willie, your advice is nicely said.
---Catholicus on 5/24/12


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In Ethiopia it is considered a great act of piety to have a beautiful cross tattooed on the right hand or forehead so you can't receive the mark of the beast.

In Egypt, Coptic Christian families frequently have a cross tattooed on their children's hand or thumb lest they be kidnapped by mahometans and raised in their false religion--an ever present danger.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 5/24/12


You "might" grow up and wish you did not have them (c: So, you might get one that can come off easily, if you really are so interested now.

But why mark yourself with what this world's people are selling in order to make their money? You don't need to go with some fad thing that can be meant to guide where a bunch of people spend their money. Use it for loving.

Let God mark you the way He wants to (c: with better than what humans can invent. And why use what is a copy-cat of what other people are doing? God is creative in His love.

We want how He "marks" us in our hearts, with His words written with the ink of His love making us like Jesus, not only showing some imitation picture of Him or whatever.
---willie_c: on 5/24/12


"This is the wrong place to ask that question. There are a variety of thoughts on whether tattoos are sinful." Trish

Not!!! What better place than a Christian forum to ask this kind of question.
---KarenD on 5/24/12


What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin to get a tattoo?
---Nathan on 5/23/12
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make... nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
---francis on 5/24/12


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I think tattoos fall under the same category has moderate alcohol, cheering for sports team etc. Many of my friends have verses or crosses tattooed on their arm, wrist etc. Just remember that tattoos are permanent and you will have that for the rest of your life so pick something important. Levi. says do not get tattoos because it can become an idol the same is true today. Also some things are benefitual and others are not that is your decision.

Trish agree with the mentor but why is this not a good question? This is way better than Rob and Francis going back and forth.
---Scott1 on 5/24/12


This is the wrong place to ask that question. There are a variety of thoughts on whether tattoos are sinful.

My answer would be for you to pray, and seek the Lord for His wisdom and guidance in this matter. If you have a mentor, seek their guidance. Here you will get answers ranging from yes, it is sinful, with quotes from the Old Testament, to no, there is nothing wrong with tattoos.

If you do not have a mentor, find a mature Christian you can trust, and ask them to guide you in your walk with the Lord. Then, instead of seeking Spiritual guidance from total strangers on an anonymous website, you can receive it from someone who knows you, and also knows the Word.
---Trish on 5/24/12


The Law of Moses prohibited the tattooing of Israelites, Leviticus 19.28. They were associated with necromancy.
---Catholicus on 5/24/12


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