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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|.
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.
GERAL's comment on 2013-09-16 18:47:01:
I BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURE IS UNDERSTANBLE,BUT THE ONCES WHICH UNDER THE FLESH WILL TWIST THE VERSE BECAUSE THEY STILL HAVE AN ENVY FOR THE WORLD.
Bodie's comment on 2013-08-07 22:15:09:
Too many so called Christians are trying to bend and twist Gods word to fit what they want into their life,It does NOT matter what you may say you think,if Gods Written Word
says otherwise and you continue to convince yourself it doesn't mean what it says you are in some serious trouble!
RICHARD's comment on 2013-08-07 21:30:26:
Thou shalt not take the fecal droppings of a bull and call it a law.
Tracie's comment on 2013-08-05 15:05:16:
each christian has his or her own relationship with the father, which also means spiritual level of understanding,in all things there is prayer and supplication, then discernment that will come.
Your heart will be convicted what to or not to do
Al's comment on 2013-07-25 07:34:53:
I believe that God is calling me to a dark place to witness to those who will not be reached other than from us who believe and look like them. I have peace. I have His Spirit. Amen
Irma's comment on 2013-06-03 12:41:41:
I agree it's wrong for several reasons, one is that the law says not to do it. Another is that piercing and tattoos scare the body. Although we can't see this, our skin sends messages throughout the body and if it is scared the natural healing can not take place. We become block and then we get sick. God created our bodies and he should know what is good for us. Another thing is idolatry, cutting yourself or putting a tatoo of your dead loved ones on your body is exactly what he says not to do. The good news is that when you get born again your under grace and so you get a clean slate. Don't do it again.
Confused's comment on 2013-05-29 16:34:51:
What about earrings and piercings? Is that not cutting yourself?
Shirley Harris's comment on 2013-05-16 23:18:04:
With all the blood born sickness out here I see why Father God said not to do these things to ourselves.
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