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Tattoos Becoming Popular

Considering how popular tattoos are getting considered this,
In Leviticus 19:28 Scriptures says,"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD." Is this scripture, a direct statement from God not to tattoo our bodies?

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I have no use for tattoos. I saw a man in short sleeves the other day whose arms were completely covered in weird designs and colours. To me, it amounts to treating your body like the side of a building with a mural painted on it. What exactly are these people aspiring to that the skin they were born with isn't good enough for them?
---BruceS on 8/25/08

I have noticed, especially women are
putting tattoos all over their bodies.
I might be old fashioned but I don't
want anything on my body I can't get off
---michael on 4/16/08

I've noticed that only a small number of people don't have a tattoo these days. Maybe this applies only to certain age groups or cultures. However, other folks see no reason to use their bodies as tattoo billboards.

I've learned to tolerate whatever choices other people make about getting tattoos. However, my body not become one of those walking billboards. Even though my choice means less money for the tatoo parlor.
---Augie on 4/16/08

wiccan/pagan/tattoo artist....

so if im to understand what most of you are saying....
if a man tattoos a scripture, or cross, or even a portriat of his own perception of christ, or christ on the cross, he is demeaning his body and what christ has written? (i thought that the print in the pages of the bible were actually written by MAN? ~Terri~ / a.k.a. ~stormytexxxas~
---stormytexxxas on 3/30/08

The seed, temple and tares proved you wrong about scripture out of context and proves the word means what the Lord says and not man.
You still choose to avoid answering as you cannot do it.
Don't blame the Holy Ghost or attribute words to him because you cannot detect a proud spirit.
As for your name-calling, that is a proud and childish excuse for not being able to answer.
---Frank on 3/29/08

**I am still waiting for an answer from you about the Lord using "seed","temple" and "tares" out of context.**

I never said anything about these here. It has nothing to do with the subject matter.

**You merely cannot answer as it takes the Holy Ghost.**

The Holy Ghost tells me not to answer a fool according to his folly. Proverbs 26:4

As for what we will get asked at the Judgement Seat, that's in Matthew 25.
---Jack on 3/28/08

I am still waiting for an answer from you about the Lord using "seed","temple" and "tares" out of context.
You merely cannot answer as it takes the Holy Ghost. Neither will you be able to answer the Lord should he ask at the judgment seat. You are just too proud to repent of the proud spirit that has a hold on you.
It may cost you dearly on that day.
---Frank on 3/27/08

Has it occurred to you, Frank, that I've been holding up a mirror to you, showing you how silly and pompous you sound in your attempt to pressent yourself as so super-spiritual?
---Jack on 3/24/08

I hope every babe in Christ here takes note of how you have used scripture to avoid admitting you have no answer for the seed, temple and other areas you cannot defend.
You are the one I now wash my hands of and it is you that are rejected in the precious name of Jesus Christ.
---Frank on 3/23/08

**My answers are scripturally sound.**

The Bible says, "A heretic after the first and second admontion reject."

You are now rejected in the Name of Jesus.
---Jack on 3/23/08

Let's get back to the issue of tattoos.

Besides Scriptures, there are physical and medical reason why a person should NOT. many have contracted serious blood diseases: HepatitsC, hepatitisB, tetanus, tuberculosis and HIV. Others are Allergic reactions, excessive scarring (keloids), skin infections, flesh-eating bacteria, epidurals issues and others.

Actress Pamalea Anderson contracted hepatitis from a small tattoo.

Now, would you risk defiling God's temple?
---Steveng on 3/22/08

My answers are scripturally sound.
By the way, how did he tell you? Cell phone? Newspaper?
I wish he would have given you the answer to my question about the temple and the seed. That would have been scriptural and maybe of interest. I'm still waiting.
Was Jesus using the word out of context with the tares being children of the devil?
There are many more.
---Frank on 3/21/08

I don't claim any spiritual high ground.
I merely post spiritually discerned scripture to teach babes and point out heresy.
That spiritually discerned scripture is many times deemed rediculous by carnal minds.
May God bless,
---Frank on 3/21/08

God told me to tell you that I was warned you would react like this, and you are to quit trying to claim the spiritual high ground. It just makes you look ridiculous.
---Jack on 3/21/08

Very interesting.
The Holy Ghost rightly divides the word of God for me and glorifies Jesus while pointing out heresy.
He also shows the meaning of scripture that the carnal mind cannot find in study.
You still haven't answered about the temple and seed yet though.
They prove that study cannot reveal spiritually discerned meanings.
That's only two of many.
It's not good to call the Spirit a liar or put words in his mouth.
---Frank on 3/20/08

Rebecca, your reasoning flies in the face of even basic Christianity. You don't need God to say one more word to you about destroying your body. He has already said so in His Word. Even if smoking doesn't cause God to stop loving you or even get past the vacuum seal on your spirit, it does give the devil an inroad into your life.
---Linda on 3/20/08

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If I remember correctly, you have had no problem in the past judging and condemning to hell anyone who has committed suicide in any manner that only took seconds. If your reasoning is to hold water, then the one who has committed suicide wasn't convicted of the wrong and you have no place to judge. That is hypocritical, even at its very best.
---Linda on 3/20/08

Rebecca: You're right, some people will post these really long complicated blogs revealing their views on theology and how much they 'know' about the Bible, but leave me completely confused (and bored), when all along the answer is simple, Ask God!
I'm gonna have to remember that.
---sue on 3/20/08

**I post scripture as given by the Holy Ghost.**

The Holy Ghost tole me to tell you He never told you any such thing, and the depth of your delusion can be seen in how you will react to this message from Him.

So there!
---Jack on 3/19/08

Sue: I've been around some preachers who went to college for umteen years. But couldn't tell you anything about what the bible means. They may have read the bible from Genesis to Revelation, but it didn't do them a bit of good if they don't understand it. I want to know more about God. If I come across something in the bible that I don't understand, I take it to God and say okay explain this to me. And he does.
---Rebecca_D on 3/19/08

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Rebecca: thanks so much. It is sometimes really confusing trying to figure out what God wants from me. It's so easy to do something and say, well, God has not shown me it is wrong yet, so I'm gonna keep doing it, when I know darn well what I'm doing is bad for my body. Rebecca, you sound really down to earth and honest, I wish more were like you. At least you can admit you dont know everything! God bless you.
---sue on 3/19/08

Christians are under grace and not the law. But it makes sense not to tattoo our bodies. If we choose to do this, it has nothing to do with the condition of our hearts. This is what God looks at. Not the outer appearance. I think we should focus on this point.Tattoos are unattractive and if we are led by the Spirit we would not tattoo.
---Robyn on 3/19/08

Sue: No it doesn't matter what it is. When I became born again, God showed me it was wrong to drink any alcohol. He showed me, not the person beside me. So I can't go and tell a Christian who sometimes sips alcohol that it is wrong and their going to hell. That is wrong of me. If it is wrong in God's eyes he will show a person by convicting them that what their doing is wrong. Continue:
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/08

Sue: Continued: Once God shows or tells a person what is wrong they now have that knowledge. If they stop what they were doing, they are obeying Christ. If they continue, after being showed by God it is wrong, that is when it becomes a sin. And they will be held accountable for that. Until God shows a person what their doing is wrong, it isn't wrong. I think I repeated myself, my fault not yours. I'll give another example.
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/08

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Sue: Continued: When I first came to Christ, I smoked cigarettes. People were telling me that it is wrong for me to smoke and I was going to hell. I prayed about it. Because if I'm doing something wrong in God's eyes, I need to know it. I asked God if it was wrong for him to show me. It has been 8 years since I've been born again, and God hasn't showed me yet. Watch, since I said I smoked, many here will reply telling me it is wrong and I just didn't hear God.
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/08

Sue: I may not have all the answers about God, Salvation. But anytime you don't quit understand something of God or the bible, I will help you and respond to you the best way I know how. If I don't have an answer to give you, then I'm sure that you and I with help from the Lord can figure it out. I don't claim to know everything about God. I too, am still learning. We can learn together.
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/08

Even though believers today are not under the Old Testament law (Romans 10:4, Galatians 3:23-25, Ephesians 2:15), the fact that there was a command against tattoos should cause us to question. In relation to tattoos a good test is to determine whether we can honestly, in good conscience, ask God to bless and use the particular activity for His own good purposes. "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31).
---Court7646 on 3/18/08

One more thing.
I do not post scripture out of context.
I post scripture as given by the Holy Ghost.
I guess Jesus used scripture out of context when he called the "temple" his "body" and the "seed" the "word."
You have a good day.
---Frank on 3/17/08

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Think what you want man.
You can't say you weren't warned.
By the way, I would rather be one of the few and seperate than damned with the multitudes that pervert judgment and justify that which is wrong.
Have a good day.
---Frank on 3/17/08

Frank, doing drive-by postings on these blogs and hurling Biblical verses out of context show us what a "come out and be separate" your life is, doesn't it?
---Jack on 3/17/08

Rebecca: So according to what God is saying to a person at a particular time, something may be right or wrong for that person but not another. And it doesn't matter what the thing is. Could it be just about anything? ie: drinking, drugs, tatoo's, tv shows, clothes, not going to church, not getting baptised, etc.? If God is saying okay, then it's okay? (thanks for your answers and being patient with me)
---sue on 3/14/08

Sue: God doesn't show everyone what is right and what is wrong at the same time. If he did, we'd all be the same. Like drinking. I believe it is wrong for me to drink any amount of alcohol, because God showed me that it was wrong. But drinking may not be wrong to this person, because God may not have showed them. But if it is really wrong in God's eyes, he will let that person know. If they continue to drink, that is where it becomes a sin. But if they don't know and God hasn't showed them it isn't wrong.
---Rebecca_D on 3/14/08

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Rebecca: I'm not sure I fully understand all this, and I really want to. When you said what may be 'wrong' for one person, may not be to another, wouldn't that include EVERYTHING? Or just certain things?
---sue on 3/13/08

Rom.12:1, "present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God..." Gal.5:25,"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit". Rom.14:21,"It is good neither to....anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak." 1Cor.3:16,"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (vs17)If any man defile the temple of God........" 2Tim.2:15, "Study to show thyself approved...".
---mikefl on 3/13/08

What is wrong?
Mark 12:24: "And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not
therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the
power of God?"
To err is to be wrong if our toughts or actions fail against the
better counsel of the Scriptures.
---Nana on 3/13/08

What command, "Love God with..." and " yourself", has
a tatoo covered against it being wrong? I've pondered as to
why would Jesus issue a new command, John 13:34: "A
new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another,
as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." Is not the
fulfilling of "love your neighbor as yourself" enough?
---Nana on 3/13/08

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No, it is not enough. Rebecca D said, "If I listen to everyone
about what they think is wrong or right, I wouldn't have a mind
of my own. If one listens to man, they will fall. But if one listens
to God, they can't go wrong." In those words lies the inherent
problem with " another as yourself" in that everyone's
ideas of right or wrong, left to themselves, will not make for
a great concensus in a social group.
---Nana on 3/13/08

On the matter of "listening to God", I have heard some of the
worst ideas passed on as "God told me so".
The saying "as I have loved you" moves the measure of right
and wrong and Love, to the measure of Jesus. Tatoos, piercings
cars, jewelry, boats, houses, money, and whatever, must now
be measured by Jesus's view on such matters. He, having
power even over death, dressed humbly. That is true humility!
---Nana on 3/13/08

I recomend to look at the historical Jesus for our pattern on
how to be with God and with our fellow man and as to what we
allow for ourselves. Tattos I do not have, nor piercings, neither
do I desire them, however I have many other things that by the
higher standard that Jesus exemplified as our measure of things,
I fail to meet his command. Hopefully this gives you something
to ponder.
---Nana on 3/13/08

Some go to great extents to pervert the word of God.
That which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination unto God.
If you wish to look like a serpent that's your right.
You'll be the one to answer for it.
At least some here tried to warn you.
---Frank on 3/13/08

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Sue: No I am saying if God doesn't show a person it is wrong, then it isn't wrong to that person. If God showed another person it is wrong, then it is wrong for that person only. If a person is really a true Christian, they won't commit suicide. The sheep know the voice of God. Only Satan will tell someone to kill themselves.
---Rebecca_D on 3/12/08

** The Lord said come out from among them and be seperate.

And if nobody was getting tattoos, then the "be seperate" [sic] thing would be to get one, right?
---Jack on 3/11/08

The Lord said come out from among them and be seperate.
---Frank on 3/11/08

Rebecca: So what you're saying is that if a true Christain feels okay about a certain thing, then it's not a sin? That one should follow or listen to their 'spirit' for guidance on whether to do something or not?

For example, what if a Christain felt that God was calling him home because he was in so much pain, so that Christain committed suicide. Would that be a sin then?
---sue on 3/11/08

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I thought about getting a tattoo. But I don't know if I can get through the pain. If I listen to everyone about what they think is wrong or right, I wouldn't have a mind of my own. If one listens to man, they will fall. But if one listens to God, they can't go wrong. If God convicts you of tattoo's then don't get any of them. If not, and you want one, get one.
---Rebecca_D on 3/11/08

The Jews were given many laws that prohibited activities that were not INHERENTLY evil, they were just practiced by surrounding cultures, so avoiding them set the Jews apart.

So, if you're an Orthodox Jew, you probably shouldn't get any tattoos, or piercings - or shave your beard, or wear blended fabrics, or eat pork, play football, or...

However, Christians are not in bondage to the law, so such prohibitions do not apply to us.
---StrongAxe on 3/11/08

Mima, are you going to observe the 612 other mitzvoth, or are you going to pick and choose which ones are still in effect.

Either Christ did away with ALL of them--or NONE of them.
---Jack on 3/10/08

This topic has been beaten to death already. Mima, must you always bring up dead topics.
---Trish9863 on 3/10/08

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No. These are the very laws (ceremonial and sacrificial) that we are no longer under. The same law also says you shall not cut your beards or touch a menstruous woman and all your males have to be circumcized.You can't pick and choose just one or the other that suits you. I'll go with the NT. which gives me freedom from these laws.
---john on 3/10/08

Lots of people get tattoos with the names of dead relatives or pets, I'M THANKFUL I am not their judge, if it were so they'd be damned when Satan brought me this scripture and his accusation.

Then again, I'm not holy I don't have to execute righteous judgment and I'd be living up to my name for judging, NEVER been qualified, I would not judge the sin.

But then- the Kingdom would fall to Satan!
Any kingdom divided against itself falls!
Once again, glad I'm not God!
---Pharisee on 3/10/08

I have a tatoo. A lot of others at my church also have tatoos. So do many of the motorcycle riders that we witness to.

Leviticus 19:28 applies to those people are worshipping the DEAD. As long as a tatoo doesn't worship SATAN, what could possibly be wrong with it?

If tatoos are a NO-NO according to God, then so should the body painting that is part of Kid's Vacation Bible School (VBS) courses. Most churches see nothing wrong with what goes on at VBS courses. Same goes for tatoos.
---sag on 3/10/08

1st Cor. 9... St Paul said "To the jew, I became a jew, to those who are without the law, as without the law."

R'r, Jeus said, "We played a dity, and you did not dance, We played a dirge, and you did not mourn."

I plan to put a Cross on my upper arm with the letters, "A thru E" for the ABC's of Salvation.

Romans 10:14, "...How shall they hear without a preacher?"
---timotheus on 3/10/08

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Mima,(Mod) Are we jumping to conclusions here? The statement is qualified by saying "for the dead" So if you're marking your body "for the dead" it is to be avoided,but for "decoration".... Maybe not!
---1st_cliff on 3/10/08

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