What are some bible based ideas on tattoos?
In Leviticus it says not to get tattoos but that was so God could separate the Hebrews from the pagan beliefs they were introduced to in Egypt. Some biblical scholars believe that Moses may have had tattoos.
This is the closest you get for indorsing tats Isaiah 44:5 One will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's,' and will take the name Israel
Emperor protect us, not this topic.The short answer - it depends on your interpretation. I'm not going to give you the long answer; it's warranted some twenty pages of discussion, if I remember correctly.This isn't to bring you down, but this has been discussed to the death and people get really emotional over it, so I'm trying to give you fair warning of what will happen if this thread doesn't lose attention
Goood point Thirst. You're going to get some mad responses on here.Check these out though...http://www.gotquestions.org/tattoos-sin.htmlhttp://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-tattoos.html
The condition of a persons heart is far more important than something as simple as a tattoo. I find it so sad that some Christians will bash people who have innocent intentions for things that are not wrong, like tattoos. And i see it as hypocritical to the search of Truth and very Religious and self-righteous. But thats just me :) Basically tattoos are just ink and if its not a personal struggle for you, then enjoy it. But if you're asking this question, then perhaps it is a struggle, and maybe you need to ask yourself your true intentions?
I love them! Im getting my first this summer! :)
Ask yourself why you want to get them. What prompted you to want one? Also, if you want to know what everyone thinks search tattoos in the search bar. There are two topics on it and they are quite long!
Well, my intention is to have an alpha & omega sign on my forearm as a way to present my beliefs knowing that God is beginning and end instead of the mainstream cross tattoo that most people with tattoos already have, but I always had trouble with choosing whether it's right or wrong even though it's meant to glorify God.
@Brian-i'm getting a tattoo soon with a similar design. It's a cross with "Man of God" written across the horizontal part with the alpha sign at the top and the omega sign at the bottom. the tattoo as a whole means "Man of God from beginning to end"
If you're having problems deciding whether or not it's right, don't do it. In this case, there are so many other ways to share your faith. Wear a shirt from C28 ;) have bumper stickers, wear Christian jewelry. A tattoo is not the only way of sharing your faith in this day and age.
I have three tattoos, and the older I get the more I wish I didn't get them....well, maybe except for one. I am glad that I at least have them in places where wrinkles don't occur nearly as much as in other places. I have looked into laser removal but even that will leave fading. So I make the most of it now since I am stuck with them. So think hard about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQqV_sfhOocjust watch this xD
Do you have a picture of the alpha and omega one?
We are not just to flee from evil but we are flee from all appearances of evil. To say we can take what originated from evil and use it to worship God is not correct and there are many scriptures besides the one I just mentioned to show that. If you want to argue that the appearance of evil can be different for different people then you need to understand its biblical context. We are to do nothing that appears evil to outsiders, and unsaved people. Music that sounds identical to demon possession and participating in degenerate practices like unusual body piercings, tattoos and body manipulation and mutilation still "appears" to be coming from darkness even to lost people are who are civilized. If it even appears to have its origin in darkness and degeneration then we as believers should not participate in it; much less if it actually does originate in darkness. No one can honestly argue intelligently that tattoos did not originate among pagans and that it is predominantly, if not solely, found among degenerate groups of people. Granted now Christians are beginning to participate in it but it is clearly a worldly thing and only a fad among cultures that are slowly or quickly degenerating. Also the argument that Satan never created anything is just as incorrect. Satan is the author of lies which means it was birthed out of him. Lies exist but that does not mean they are "created" by God and certainly does not mean they can be used now to worship God. Of course Satan did not create any physical thing but he has "created" or authored many things by taking what God has made and twisting it. We are not to take the twisted things and just add Jesus to them. We are to untwist them. In Heaven there is no darkness at all and there will certainly not be any music that sounds identical to demon possession and the only markings on us will be those that God himself places on us. Our bodies are not our own they were bought with a price and they belong to Him. We don't have a right to do with them what we please. Of course when people want to do something bad enough they will find a justification to do it not matter how clearly it is wrong.
Well going by Dean's logic, you cannot use playing cards (poker, etc.), you cannot say "God bless you" when someone sneezes, you cannot have a Christmas tree, and you actually can't even celebrate Christmas on December 25th.Obviously, I disagree with this guy. I've seen tons of great tattoos that proclaim Jesus is Lord and that are actually great tools for getting the gospel across to people and good conversation starters that can lead to someone getting saved. I've also heard great rap, rock, hip hop and other songs that I'm sure Jesus loves hearing.Don't listen to guys like this. We as Christians have the Holy Spirit in us and He is the one who tells us if what we're doing is wrong. I haven't gotten a tattoo but I do listen to "worldly genres" of music and I feel no conviction. A simple human cannot declare what is and isn't a sin, that is only God's authority and God will let you know if you're sinning.If you truly have the Holy Spirit in you and you feel no conviction when you act, then that act is not a sin.We don't have to google the origins of every little aspect in our life and make sure it didn't originate from pagans 3,000 years ago.