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Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by kallmekrazykatie, Apr 15, 2005.
What are your opinions on them?
That Christians shouldn't have them.
"Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD."
Cutting and marking was a heathen practice, and we as Christians obviously should not do those things.
If someone had a tattoo before their salvation, that of course, wouldn't be brought up because it's under the blood, but for those who are saved and don't have tattoos, I don't agree in them getting one.
There are men in my church who have testified if they could go back, they would have never done it. Unfortunatly it's pretty permenant by then. We have to live with the consequenses of our mistakes.
This is just my two cents worth.
That was Jewish Civil Law. Once Jesus died, we are not to follow the civil law. We still follow the moral law ie. the ten commandments
Katie, I'm no youth but I was once and my best friend is 28. She has a tattoo on her ankle that she uses when she gives testimony to our church youth about her past and where she is now.
NO, Abby, we are NOT under that law but ugly tattoos or vulgar types are horrid testimonies for Christians.
Katie.... if you're considering a tattoo, think ahead. A little rose just about anywhere on your body will be a long stemmed rose by time you're 40.
"2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness"
"1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully"
Because of these verses I believe the one I posted in my first reply is pertinent to this discusion.
All of the Bible is inspired, all of it is God's Word, and all of it is profitable.
Yes, a lot of the old Testement was Jewish law, and while I know and believe we are not under the law, I believe there are many things in the old Testement we can apply to our lives. Hence the saying "One interpritation, many applications."
I do not believe it is a good testimony for a Christian to get a tattoo. You asked for our opinions, and I gave mine. Because of those verses I cannot nor would not advise a person to get a tattoo, neither would I condone it.
Of course, no Christian is going to answer to me for getting a tattoo, and I believe God will forgive a saved person who gets one, but I simply don't agree with a Christian doing it.
i will never have one... ill just leave it at that. I do like to go into tatoo shops though... i love to see the art work they have alot. And im not going to say that a Christian shouldnt have it I think thats a call the individual needs to make.
I'm with sister(Abby) on this one, tattoos are something you can't get rid of easily. In the state of Missouri if you are a highway patrolman you can't have any visable tattoos, our Sunday School teacher is a Highway Patrolman, and one of his friends had a tattoo of naval anhors on his arms above his hands, the topside of his forearms, and he had to get these removed to work for the partol so he has very large scars now in their place.
Also I have a friend whose mother got her first boyfriend's name tattooed on her back and then broke up with him and married my friend's father, and they are still married and it has hurt their relationship alot.
What if you get a tattoo that says "Jesus loves you?"
Because of what Abby said before.
I want one but I will not get one I do not want people to be turned of to the gospel because of something I have on my body. Many times people judge you based on a tattoo and they always assume the worst.
I am so glad to see that statement.
I knew you would be I still want one but not all the Craker(lol) that go will it. ya know lol
I'm getting one. But, it will be something that can easily be covered with normal clothes. No one will have to see it.
To quote my friend Scott..."Tattoos are the devil!" LOL He got odd looks from the youth pastor when it was discovered that he had one. The youth pastor was like "This is one Godly guy, and he has a Tat???" Oh well. I'm going to have to put up with some junk about it, so bring it on.
I really do not see anything wrong with it I love to see what people get but I really feel that it is not for me I would love to have one but I do not want people to think less of me because I have one
Yeah, I think it's a personal thing. I would never convince someone that they should get a tattoo. On the other hand, I'm not going to tell someone who really wants one "Tattoos are the devil!" I might argue "subject matter" but that's only because it annoys me when girls or guys get their boyfriend or girlfriend's name tattooed on them and then they break up...hmmm.
Funny story, this one girl I know got a tattoo of two dolphins circling her belly button. Since then, she's gained like fifty pounds. I want SO MUCH to see that tattoo.
what about what the Bible says? what's more important what the Bible says or what you just want? i would post more but i g2g some where
1 Corinthians 3:16,17-
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
When this subject comes up..I always think back to these verses. To me..getting a tatoo...of whatever is it..is like grafiting the walls of God's temple. This verse tells me that we are the temple of God. Kind of like the church because He dwells with in us. It says clearly that we are not to defile His temple.
Oh and Just because the world cant see it..doesnt mean God cant either.
To me it is a black or white situation. Its either right or wrong. You can put up the argument "what if it says something christian"..but then Im reminded of the verse in Rev. 3:15,16
15 I know thy works, that thou art either cold nor hot: I would that thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
This is where I stand on this..but what yall do to your own bodies is between you and God.
I do not believe that this verse is talking about doing something to your body. I believe that this verse is talking about being useful to God. For along time I thought that this verse meant that if you were saved act saved do not ride the fence. However, in a Bible study with my youth group we found that is not what it was talking about at all. God is telling the church I don't care what you do but do it for me. A person might feel that they serve God by mowing the churchyard or on the other hand by keeping nursery. Either one of these needs to be done the help the church run smoothly. I think God is trying to tell us to not just sit in church thinking someone should do something about the yard or those people need to hear about Jesus but to go and do it ourselves and be useful for him. I would post more but I have class have a nice day!!!!!