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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
19:28 Cuttings in your flesh - Which the Gentiles commonly did both in the worship of their idols, and in their solemn mournings, #Jer 16:6|.
Graham's comment on 2014-03-02 11:45:31:
If we are not allowed to tattoo ourselves we are not allowed to cut our hair round or shave our beards we are also not allowed to eat medium rare meat and not be allowed to eat fruit that hasn t been cultivated for 5 years This verse is taken out of context one too many times
BRICA's comment on 2014-02-24 10:35:03:
Well I am a Christain and I do go by the bible most definitely and I have sinned and not perfect at all I am a faithful Christian but I am also human I have 6 tattoos and I just read Leviticus and I have decided not to get anymore tattoos I do not feel as if I will go to hell for my tattoos but now I know what the bible says and I am held responsible now I will not jidge anyone because we all have flaws and we all sin who are we to judge just because we have no idea of what each other have done doesnt give anyone the right to be hateful and pretend they are perfect The lord loves each and everyone of us whether we have tatts or not it is up to us to love him the way he deserves to be loved I do not idol any tatt I have on my body I got Jesus tatted on me also this still doesnt make it right but know I know I love the lord Jesus with every bone I have in my body and having tatts does not change that to all be blessed
Elly's comment on 2014-02-18 19:00:04:
I have some I also been down a wrong path for a wile ago but i never felt so ashamed or so guilty as when i put the initials of another man on my body I look at it every day ashamed because it felt unclean as if i marked my body for a worldly thing I will never do that again and will one day get it removed when i can but I dont feel that way about my other tattoos they didn t have that meaning they were pretty in my eyes I didnt get a tattoo in worship or appreciation to anyone or anything else or because someone told me to I cant say I m right about everything but I wouldn t called it cowardice or being tough as some people have said I think that it was simply excepted overtime as just something that was done tho I cant be for sure and thus the meaning changed over time It brings me to piercing we wear earrings all the time but in the Bible it shows that at some point earrings were a sign of slavery and this is why im so curious about the meaning of a tattoo vs a mark because there are other times they wore earnings for self purposes
Precious Peters's comment on 2014-02-05 17:46:38:
well am so happy that God is always there during my naive days wen I wanted 2 have a tattoo and also pierce my nose. is as simple as anything God is against tattoo but if you already have go for deliverance and denounce the spirit of tattoo.
Sara's comment on 2014-01-30 23:46:08:
My comment is for '' the cop of 17 years'' Ernie's comment on 2013-10-07 11:17:55: while you are right tattoos is forbidden in the bible, you are way out of line by saying only individuals from prison get tatts. Negative my friend, I know probation officers and law enforcement officials who have tattoos, including myself. You are stereotyping and that is against code of ethics and the law. So if you were a cop for so long, why didn't you know this. I think Sean is dead on.
Ben's comment on 2014-01-22 18:31:10:
I find it hard to believe that people who have free will and the ability to live their lives accordingly are subject to judgement from others. First of all did or did not Noah get found drunk and naked from under a tree? Yet he was still graciously remarked by God as a lead by exanple man in human flesh and noted what he was used for, as well as the fact he was found drunk which is a sin.. We are human we make mistakes and if i decide to bite my nails or peel away a scab i am suddenly an evil sinner who is satanic? So speaking of the dead, if i have a cross tattoo on me representing my love for the ALIVE ALIMIGHTY, im a patethic sinner who has self esteem issues? What about people who are burned/marked by other people? You judge without knowing or knowing which is a self esteem issue for yourself and also hypocritical. Worry about yourself and your own. Quit trying to make things happen according to your own beliefs. Thats why we are in war
Mike's comment on 2014-01-16 14:27:16:
I will retract my statement on Tattoo's, after futher study. I think God is against tattoo's! I have a few and was blind to the truth.On another note God came for the people that are the farthest away from Him (GOD). That encompasses people with tattoo's long hair, ear rings, all sinners, etc.. So God will take you as you are!! I don't think it will send you to hell, but should be avoided. God wants all people to come to Church no matter if they have any of these things listed.Be careful, we don't want to deter anyone with these markings from attending Church!!! God sent them to Church by the power of the Holy Spirit and we should not make them feel unwanted because of these markings or appearances!There is no difference in a sin, one is not greater that the other!We must examine our own lifes to what sin we have and accept any and all that come to Church,thanks for all who have posted to this verse.
Mike's comment on 2013-12-09 15:19:16:
About piercing, look where they got the gold to make the molten calf for yourself. Hint: Your young woman and young mens earrings?It is custom related, some cultures it is fine as stated when they made the molten calf.Don't Americanize the Bible!!!!!!
Linda's comment on 2013-12-05 10:04:01:
But are we supposed to pick and choose which parts of Old Testament law we will follow and which ones we won't? I don't particularly care for tattoos anyway, would never get one, and it seems to me that people with all-over 'body art' must have some sort of mental issue that makes them want to go through that much pain, and be 'decorated' all the time. All that said, while I would love to point to this scripture and say God forbids tattoos, what about some of the other things in Leviticus that we happily ignore? The New Testament addresses some of this, and lifetime Christians ("Gentiles", in the NT) seem to have fewer restrictions than Jews who convert to Christianity. Sacrifices are no longer required, of course - Christ was THE final sacrifice for all. By His words, He also, I would argue, abolished the death penalty and 'an eye for an eye'. God is the final judge. We are to forgive out enemies (70 times 7 ring a bell?). But are tattoos or 'scarifiction' still forbidden even to Christians? I would think so, and after seeing some pretty horrifying pictures recently, even WISH so. But, still... is it up to us to judge? CAN we, as Christians, do so?
Wensis's comment on 2013-11-30 16:31:20:
Maybe i'm wrong maybe i'm right...
I have a tattoo aswel, I repented in december last year.. That means, I took my forgiveness from God in the name of Jesus, and yeah I felt the touch of God it's the most beautifull thing in life! (I'm still not near perfect, but i'm thankfull everyday)..
But this is for the people that are affraid.. Maybe you have a tattoo.. please don't worry about it.. Because what really mathers.. is the intention of you heart.. That's where the reall judgement lies.
If you did it, just keep in mind, you didn't do it in the occult or whatever meaning you can bring on it.. you did because you liked it, or you have a special meaning with the tattoo..
And for all you guys out there, Ask God Himself.. that's what the relationship with Him is all about.. And trust in Him to give you answers as he will see fit..
If you trust in the Lord Jesus, You will find everything, God has planned for us all.
Godbless everybody here, and everyone reading my opinion. In the name of yesua / Jesus ! That you all may feel the glory of God, and the knowledge of the Holy spirit!
Tiffany's comment on 2013-11-18 00:50:00:
I have a tattoo, but it is Chinese symbols. I believe hat Gods word is law. People can't judge other people. Because by the end of the day they got to answer to God not you. So, if they mark heir body that's that them,but by the end of the day you got to right with God.
Jim Lee's comment on 2013-10-30 11:56:28:
If you don't believe in Jesus & the bible,which is the word of God.Jesus Christ created everything & was in the old testament.Your going to interpret the Bible on how you want it to say & not what God is saying.This scripture says:'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
You obey what the word of God says.If you did this to your self:Repent & don't do this anymore.God will forgive you.
And to those who love saying:Your judging me.That scripture is referring to when you stand before God on judgment day.
Nuel's comment on 2013-10-20 12:17:04:
I recently got a tattoo and its gonna be my last after reading all these comments. But can I still make heaven with this on my skin? I wanna be closer to God. Scared of the pains and I can't even afford the expenses of removal. God bless you all. Amen.
Allen's comment on 2013-10-14 10:15:15:
It Is plain and simple. Don't do it. It's what the Lord says. End of story.
Mary's comment on 2013-10-11 12:15:01:
I am of Irish descent, and have wanted to get a "trinity" tattoo for a very long time. After researching what the scriptures say about marking your body, "the temple of God" I changed my mind. Pagans have marked themselves throughout history, so I can understand GOD wanting to keep his people's bodies clean and free of markings. There are many ways of honoring your loved ones other then tattooing your body with their portrait or name.
Sean's comment on 2013-10-09 07:37:19:
this coment is for Ernie so you were a cop for 17 years.you sure have learned to judge pepole.that is just as much as a sin as tattooing notice how i spelled tattoo.learn how to spell it before you talk about it this is what is wrong with christians we judge.and the lord said judge not least you be judged.and yes piericing the ears is a sin also. im covered in tattoos and love the lord. Ernie you are going to make society say look at those christians judging me for the way i look. by the way being over weight is a sin also need me to go on cause i can.
Ernie's comment on 2013-10-07 11:17:55:
its not your body,dont do it. psychology studies relate that low self esteem and COWARDICE prompt people to get tatoos to exhibit "look at me Im tough" I gotta tatoo. Seriously! it is selfish craving attention when Jesus say become selfless. SPend the $200-$1000 dollars buying someone lunch instead. "why do you spend money on things other than food that sustains." Tatoos are just nasty. I always ask "Hey what did you go in for?"(prison) After being a cop for 17 yrs priorities of criminals are screwed up..tatoos,beer,drugs,cigarettes,big rims on my car,loud stereo,..forget feeding and providing for the children created in a drunken stupor...but look at my cool tatoo and my obama phone and food stamps. Why do you want to look like a ex-con? To instill fear in other people. thats the technique of the devil. Have a nice day. you cant eat that tatoo.but hey your cool and Im not. Jesus still loves you.
Mike's comment on 2013-09-24 14:48:42:
Context and content, he is separating his people from a pagan cult, do we in America have pagan cults that are doing this now,hum? Also shaving the head? We can't pick and choose what we want to believe.Other scriptures talk about a women hair being long, most women have hair as short as mens hair in the church today, is this a sin also,hum?Think hard before stating a opinion, understand the context and content first!
Mike's comment on 2013-09-24 14:19:19:
The scripture in question is referring to pagan cults that mark their bodies to morn the dead, do we have pagan cults in America that do this now,hum?It also talks about the hair not to be shaven. You need to understand the context and content before forming a opinion and using it on Americans.
Mark's comment on 2013-09-22 04:25:50:
There are many things that are sin. God gives us insight into his thinking. Don't purposely tat or damage your body is one. Sin actual meaning is an archery term which means "to miss the mark" God created this world with priciples to live guides on how to best live this life. So you don't grieve the one who gave you this beautiful life to live. If you are a Christian you were bought with a price don't purpose to live against God but with Him so your life is blessed.
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