(Original post by skotch)
P.S. Another question to debate on - A Christian getting a tattoo - Yay or Nay?
(Original post by greeneyedgirl)
something along those lines...Leviticus)
(Original post by Facticity)
I don't recall that. Hmm, this complicates issues
I'm pretty sure the word Tattoo wouldn't have been around when Leviticus was written and it depends what the verse is referring to. I'm interested now.
(Original post by skotch)
Would love to get a tattoo of the christian fish symbol on my wrist
The history of tattoos goes back to Egyption times, then they spread as their empire did, hovever tatoos may have been around for up to
Tatoos originaly meant a sign of power and were set aside for religious figures. Also they were used for religious icons. Det 27:15, Psa 97.7
, refers to households of idoliters
, each city with it's own Gods, even seperate families.
could be argued to include tatoos and were used by early Christians as symbols of acknoledgement, after which the church banned. up to 787AD
Tatoos are used globaly with women in Borneo marking their forearms to show particular crafts such as weaving. Also representing someones position in society. When worn around the wrist and fingers this suposedly warned off illness. Greeks used tatoos for spies to recognise one another. The Romans marked slaves and criminals.
It is a pretty common occurance today, some christians say that it is sin
. I being one of those.
. In context this speaks of preperation of the dead, marking with pagan symbols.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
This shows Christ owns your body so you must honour him
, he would never get a tatoo with snakes or butterflies would he? Colossians 3:17
continues this idea.
1 Thess 5:2
. Tatoos symbolised evil in the past, common in pagan practice, therefore we should seperate from all connection with sin
, we are set apart. 1 Peter 2:9.
2 Corinthians 6:17
. We are not supposed to live the way the rest of the pagan world lives, even if it seems cool.
Some Christians would argue that a tatoo of Christ can be justified. However this apears to state otherwise, it is not of God
. Pagans marked their bodies with images of their Gods, we should not be like pagans but honour God in praise, worship and through sharing the Gospel mystery - that is reveled to us- with others
. We do not need tatoos, they are not a way of praising God. All our actions should be used to golrify God, tatoos are clearly originaly from devil not God. Anything that does not Glorify Godshould be questioned.
Revelation 13:16,17 ; 14:9,11 ; 15:2 ; 16:2 ; 19:20 ; 20:4.
Where false worshipers
are represented as receving in their hands and on their forehead the marks of the beast. So it could be seen as false worship.
It is not from God, even if we atempt to manipulate it, it says that false worshipers do such things, we should shy away from anything that was born from sinfulness or paganism, in that respect it is definatly SIN
Looking at the Biblical evidence I would never myself get a tatoo, my body belongs to Christ alone, I doubt he wants me to have any tatoo even of a cross. We should show that we are Christians through our words and works not by the ink on our skin. We are set apart as holy vessels for God
I would advise a Christian not to be like everyone else and do what they do, especialy when it conotes paganism
, looking throughout history. But it is your body, but you should honour Christ. Be very weary of such things that are originaly from paganism, therefore of the devil
This is my view - so nay- some may argue against it but I think it has strong biblical foundations, that tatoos are not of God
, do not honour him, therefore is sin,
just bear it in mind.
Hope this is of use.