Anonymous asked: Hey there, you guys are amazing and I really love what you're doing here! :) I have a question though. There's this girl online who says she's a Christian but she wants tattoos all over her body and encourages others to get tattoos too, using the bible to support it. She said it's okay as long as it not's demonic or "against God", but aren't tattoos against God? They're permanent, hard to remove, unless you pay a large sum of money in the end to erase that mistake.
Tattoos are kind of a grey area.
For me, I’m not for them, but I’m also not obstinate against them.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” - 1 Corinthians 6:19
God is the one who created you and your body so, if you ever plan on marking your body then you should always ask God permission for it and not just move by your emotions.
Personally speaking, I won’t advise anyone to get a tattoo nor would I stop anyone from getting one also. BUT if you have to mark you body just to show how much you love Jesus.. then I don’t think that would be worth it and you’re getting a tattoo for the wrong reason. The way you act towards others and just the way you act in general should be enough to reflect if you’re a disciple of Christ or not… not the markings on your body.
The bible also says to love your neighbor and to not do anything that will cause them to stumble. (1 Corinthians 10:32) So a question to ask yourself is if getting a tattoo will cause someone to stumble in their path with God.
Again, I don’t think tattoos are really necessary and I wouldn’t advice anyone to get one. I think its just an earthly desire that people think are really cool because of all the media with the bands and the fashion industry.
God called us to be light in dark places and to love each other in the same way that He loves us. And He uses each in every one of us in different ways. We’re alive in the mystery of how God works. His logic goes beyond ours. So ask God for His help, His direction and His opinion on this and well, just keep praying about it.
That’s the best thing you can do.
Anonymous asked: Another question about tattoos. In my case I've always wanted one but like you said in the past post it's not to show my faith but rather saying God this is for you. Like I feel like people in the world do tattoos to honor someone else or to show tribute. And I love God with everything that beats in me and I just want my tattoo to be like an honor to God, tho I do know that the true way to honor God is to spread his word, to love others, to stay righteous which I do.
Tattoos are kind of a grey area in the bible. Personally, I am not for them nor am I headstrong against them. 1 Corinthians 6:19 reads, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”
God is the one who created you and your body so, if you ever plan on marking your body then you should always ask God permission for it and not just move by your own emotions.
Now personally, I won’t advise anyone to get a tattoo, nor would I stop anyone from getting one. BUT if you have to mark you body just to show how much you love Jesus.. then I don’t think that would be worth it. The way you act towards others and just the way you act in general should be enough to reflect if you’re a disciple of Christ or not… not the markings on your body.
Anonymous asked: When I asked someone about getting a Christian tattoo, they said not to spirtualize a Christian symbol by getting a tattoo. What does this mean?
The first thing that comes to mind when someone says “spiritualize a symbol” to me it means to regard that symbol higher than our God. So, basically that person was telling you not to get a tattoo.
Anonymous asked: Do you think that revelation 19:16 means that God has a tattoo on his thigh?
No. It is written on his robe. On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords is what the New Living says. Several other translations say the same. Also, some theologians say that was the sword on his thy… but I’m not so sure that’s correct.
There is also the Levitical law which Jesus fulfilled, one of which not having tattoos.
Last, we should keep in mind that Revelation is very symbolic. There are things in there that are not literal.
Anonymous asked: "If you want to honor God, write his laws on your heart, not your body. Then share your heart with the world. Ink is completely unnecessary (unless on paper). I tell you the truth, God cares not for tattoos, but your heart. Your body & tattoo will pass away, but not your spirit. For God does not judge us by our appearance, but by our hearts." :)