Should Christians Get Tattoos? What Does The Bible Say?

From the “Cruciformity Stations on Skin” at Xnihilo Gallery in Houston, Texas

There is a lot of conversation now days in regards to tattoos. A lot of people are asking questions as to whether or not they should get a tattoo.

You can find arguments on both sides of the issue, and both can be very convincing.

The problem I have with the whole argument against is how they are basing their reasoning.

How can you base your arguments on ONE scripture in Leviticus 19, but completely ignore this one, or this one?

When it clearly says in Leviticus 19:37, “Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the Lord.”

The last time I checked, we are no longer offering physical sacrifices because Jesus Christ Himself became THE sacrifice for us.

So….What does it all mean?

It comes down to this…the Bible is unclear about whether or not one should get tattoos, and any one touting the whole ‘the Bible is very clear about tattoos’ argument, are merely spouting their opinion.

I would encourage any Christian who is considering getting tattooed to do the research for yourself, earnestly pray about it, then determine whether or not it is for you.

NEVER take someones word for it, whether it leans toward your beliefs or not. Research it for yourself. Know what you believe and why.

Here are a couple of links to read on the subject.

What Does The Bible Say About Tattoos? RelevantChristian.org

To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo / RELEVANT Magazine

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33 thoughts on “Should Christians Get Tattoos? What Does The Bible Say?

  1. i agree that people should never take someone else’s word on what God Says. i used to think that there were certain topics that were unclear in the Bible such as tattoos, holidays, etc.but there are several verses in the New Testament that tell us to abstain from idolatry and impurity. based on that, i made a personal decision to refrain from things that had pagan roots, even though i don’t use it for paganistic purposes, because their origins aren’t pure. i don’t want to dedicate something to God when it wasn’t originally dedicated to Him in the first place, sort of like offering Him sloppy seconds. in the Old Testament, God Warns to not ask how other nations serve their gods and do the same and to not follow their practices. that’s my rationale on “unclear topics” but everyone has their own walk with God and He Reveals His Truths to His Children at His Own Time.

  2. I agree with you. We, if godly, cannot pick and choose what verses to hold and what to ignore. After all, god gave us his word to know his will and protect us from deception. However, every verse is intended by god, too. There are no throw away verses. Just because we misinterpret a verse that’s hard to accept, doesn’t justify our ignoring verses that are easier to interpret.

    In order to lay a proper foundation, lets review what the bible was written for. 

    Leviticus, being in the old testament, provides history, prelude to Christ, moral law precepts and principles, Israeli civil law, and ceremonial laws. Some is literal, although a lot of it uses symbolic or figurative language to help us understand spiritual concepts. Why did god tell us this, what was the point, is there more than one point, and so what, what does God want us to think and do about it? 
    Most of Levicus and Deuteromy describe ceremonial and civil law. But some of it describe God’s unchanging moral law. Ceremonial laws prepare us to understand how Jesus could die for our sin, how his righteousness becomes ours and our sin becomes his, in god’s economy. Civil law was a clear blueprint for how god wanted the decendants of abraham, issac, and jacob to live, treat others, and penalties and consequences for violating the civil law. Although the civil law, with its penalties, no longer apply to jewish believers (changed in the new testament) and never applied to gentiles. 

    God’s moral law is different. It applies to every person god created, just as the fall of Adam applies and affects every one who decended from Adam. Moral law reveals God’s perspective, intentions, expections, judgments, and love. Adam, prefall, was capable of honoring god and His moral law. We (before salvation) are not, by nature. In fact we are naturally tempted by satan and the world with lust of the eyes, hunger of our appitite, and pride of life.  Many underestimate the power of these temptation and our weakness to them. We sin because we are born sinners. What does god need to do to send everyone to hell? Nothing. In fact, god needs to do something for us to save us for heaven. 

    Finally, we look at leviticus 19, a unique chapter, different from the others. In it god explains a few aspects and practices about his moral law , specifically his holiness and expectation for us to be holy as He is holy. “Be” means thoughts, desires, and actions. 
    Holiness deals with His image in which we were created. His people were human as everyone else, but by virtue of the old covenant, held to a higher standard. Their being was intended to give glory to god, by ceremonially cleaning themselves and seeking god’s remedy regularly when they fail. Violating these requirements could bring harsh justice, in some cases removing them from god’s people.

    In leviticus 19:28, god unequivically forbids tattoos. To tattoo yourself is to violate holiness, conduct idolatry, and violate god’s will. Disobeying god is called sin. The unredeemed disobey god naturally all of the time and glorify god when they are punished in hell with god justice. The redeemed, however, are freed from their former slavery to sin and guided by the Holy Spirit to sanctification and evential glorification to god. Sinners get tattoos. God’s people don’t.

    If you wish, i can address the verses in leviticus that many misinterpret and use to ignore the verse that shows god’s clear view of tattoos.

    In christ, John

    • The verse in Leviticus has to do with getting tattoos for the dead. None of my tattoos has to do with the dead. I am a born again Christian who loves the Lord and knows my seat in Heaven is waiting for when Christ calls me home. I also have tattoos. My children were raised in a Christian Household, saved, and love the Lord. All of them also have tattoos including my awesome Christ loving husband. Christ believes in mercy and according to my interpretation of the Bible if you believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose again 3 days later to sit at the right hand of His Father, then you are saved and we are. So I respectfully disagree with your opinion.

  3. Let’s get back to the primary reason for tattooing oneself–to make a statement about one’s identity. I compare it with getting one’s ears pierced or dying one’s hair. It is a completely agnostic decision. Just because it was, at one time in history used for pagan rituals, does not make a butterfly tattoo also pagan.

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  5. Just because that is your opinion doesn’t make it god’s. God’s opinion will determine eternal consequences. Your opinion justifies a debased lifestyle.

  6. So what?
    What’s a little ink, it doesn’t matter. 40% of people have tattoos. Pastors, worship leaders, bible teachers have tattoos. Its amoral. I believe in god, i saved, so god will accept me in heaven tattoos and all. 
    Really?
    This paragraph sounds reasonable doesn’t it?

    There are 2 different views of what salvation looks like. 

    The first one only requires 1 verse rom 10:9 to support it:
    If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9 NIV)

    Name and claim it. If you say you are saved, we believe you. In this school, church is a sinners hospital. The members look like, act like, and think like the world and have one foot in the kingdom of god and one in the world. Compassion means accepting all comers, wrinkles, blemishes, passions, and lifestyles.  They don’t have to honor the bible, since there is freedom in christ. Those who pull out condemning passages are lost, legalistic, and judgmental. Baptism is optional. Communion is just symbolic. External realities are ignored, because its all spiritual. We are new covenant christians, the old covenant is obsolete, replaced, the law, moral or otherwise doesn’t apply to us. All sins past,present, and future are forgiven by christ, so party on dude!

    Sound familiar?

    But this conflicts with the weight of scripture old and new. This is counterfeit salvation promoted by false teachers.

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 NIV)

    the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. (1 John 5:8, 9, 18 NIV)

    This is the charter verse of the true church:
    Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:16-19 NIV)

    Some incorrectly interpret the last verse to mean that god has given us the right to define and forgive sin. 
    This conflicts with the rest of scripture. 
    The correct interpretation is that the church will be a seamless extension of god’s will and love. 

    So here is the $64,000 question, does salvation just makes us sinless in god’s eyes, or does it also supernaturally and with affect gives us the will to accept all of god’s judgments and strive to obey them?

    Only the latter choice is biblical.

    So, what about tattooing?
    Lev 19:28 says it is a sin. Since god law never changes, its still god’s will. If you are truly saved you are eager to accept god’s view and obey.  True christians are against tattooing.

    What about those who already have one? Repent and seek god’s forgiveness. Remove them if possible. Cover them if not. But most of all confess your mistake before others and glorify god by becoming an advocate for NOT tattooing. As any sinner, they hate the sin that enslaved them and seek to help others see the truth. The big problem is that their sinful past stares them in the face every time they look in the mirror. Silence may regrettably lead others to conclude that you are promoting tattoos just by having them and cause others to sin. 

    The church exists to glorify god. Its not love to ignore or condone sin. The safest place is living in the center of god’s will. It is also the most joyful!

    In god’s name,

    John

  7. The most common argument ive heard to ignore lev 19:28 is triming of the hair and beard, eating the bloody meat, wearing blended fabric, etc. the line goes… Since we already ignore these commands, therefore we can ignore the don’t tattoo yourself verse. So its logical to you to ignore any verse you want, just because you misinterpret and ignore another verse? For example, since i would never kill my children and therefore misinterpret and ignore the verse that says i can, therefore i can ignore the commandment thou shall not kill and kill anyone i choose. Do you see how flawed that logic is?

    Do you remember that the bible is inerrant and true. If it is (and it is), than every verse properly interpreted is inerrant and true. Hebrews 13 also says that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever”.
    We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. (1 John 5:18 NIV)

    Therefore, (in lev 19:28 ) god forbids tattooing, (heb 13) god doesn’t change, and (1 john 5:18) anyone born of god will not continue to sin, therefore true christians will not want to tattoo themselves.

    Pray about it and seek god’s face.

    In christ,

    John

    • I have read the Old Testament and the New. I know that I am living in the New Testament and under Grace. I think you are interpretating the Old Testament to literally and out of context. Yes the whole Bible is the unfailable Word of God and I do believe that. I also know that the only sin that is the unpardonable sin is to renounce God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. My sinful tattooed self has never nor will ever do that. Therefore me and my body art rest in His loving hands for eternity.

  8. Hebrews 8 NIV

    8 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being.

    3 Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. 4 If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. 5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”[a] 6 But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.

    7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. 8 But God found fault with the people and said[b]:

    “The days are coming, declares the Lord,
    when I will make a new covenant
    with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
    9 It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
    when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
    because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
    and I turned away from them,
    declares the Lord.
    10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
    after that time, declares the Lord.
    I will put my laws in their minds
    and write them on their hearts.
    I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
    11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
    because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.
    12 For I will forgive their wickedness
    and will remember their sins no more.”[c]
    13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

    Galatians 2:19

    19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”[e]

    Galatians 3

    3 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a] 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[c]

    7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. 8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[d] 9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

    10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”[e] 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”[f] 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”[g] 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[h] 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

    The Law and the Promise

    15 Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,”[i] meaning one person, who is Christ. 17 What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. 18 For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.

    19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. 20 A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.

    21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

    Children of God

    23 Before the coming of this faith,[j] we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

    26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    • So your point is?
      Jesus frees us from our slavery to sin. He doesn’t give us freedom to nor intends for us to sin.
      The question is – is tattooing a sin?
      Answer is yes.
      Jesus’ changes our will and the holy spirit empowers us to not want to sin and seek repentance when we do.

      • John,

        My point is this….according to scripture…we are no longer under the Mosaic Law or Covenant. We were given a New Covenant through our Savior Jesus Christ.

        “By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.” Hebrews 8:13

        We no longer need sacrifices to cover our sins. We no worry whether what we eat is ‘kosher’. The number of things that has ‘disappeared’ are many. So how can the argument be made to adhere any?

        The argument that we are to follow ‘some’ of the Levitical rules in Leviticus 19, but not ‘all’, as you have mentioned, simply doesn’t hold water.

        Further discussion between you and I on this matter should be done offline via email. relevantchristianblog@gmail.com

        “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34

  9. I’ve been torn on this. I wanted a tattoo that said ” I am His” on my wrist because I wanted everyone to know my love for Jesus.

  10. Some things are sin, while others are weights. I would place tattoos as weights and not sins. If tattoos are sins than so are pierced ears, or tanning beds, etc.. If youbelieve tattoos are sin than do not get one. It is well down the sin scale and the church has incredibly more crucial issues than tattoos.

      • Sin (all sin) is disobedience to god. You are looking at it from a worldly perspective. If you say tattoos are minor sins, you are judging god, and raise the question does the holy spirit indwell you? God hates sin. So should you, if indeed you are in christ. Use the bible as the standard. Jesus did.

    • I’m not sure if this made it through the first time so if this is a repeat, my apologies :)
      about your wife’s tattoo..
      I love that. I think it’s beautiful. I’ve decided to go ahead and get one. The two laws I will follow and will always try to follow is ” love your God and love one another” there is just so much judgement with the old laws which very much pertain to the times they were written in. I think it’s a matter of what you’re having tattooed onto you and why. For me, it’s between me and Jesus. I’m pretty sure in the fullness of this life, He will care more for how I showed His love through my actions ( not works) but by loving them which naturally leads to acting kind towards others. just my opinion.

      • Nyssa,
        Have you prayerfully read throught the new testament? In john1, Jesus described himself as the word. If you prayerfully consider how jesus treated god’s will (law), you will find that he was lawful and saw obedience to god’s word part of love. He criticized the pharasees and scribes for heeping on (adding to) the law. But, he never questioned god’s will (law). To know God and to be known by him isn’t an emotion, its learning about the jesus of the bible and loving him by obeying him.
        Pointing to god’s judgments is love. Jesus will not let everyone into heaven. Only those who know him and follow him.
        Why don’t you read the new testament once more before you get the tattoo, just to see if that is god’s will for you ( or anyone).

        In christ,

        John

        • Yes, I’m going to read it, thank you John. I’m relatively new/old/new/old on this walk having been raised a Baptist Minister’s daughter. I find so much of it confusing. Not the bible per se but the people all claiming their interpretation of it is correct.. the amount of different opinions, different denominations, differing viewpoints like being Calvinist or Arminian etc. just to name two.. and a select number saved vs. all who profess Jesus as the son of God..and predestination vs. free will.. etc. My head is reeling. I am so hungry for God through Jesus, it’s not even funny. My heart breaks over thinking I am breaking His heart so of course I will continue reading.. with so many people believing so so so many differing viewpoints, of things within the same faith and all believing with their hearts and souls and minds and all of them good Christian people who try the best they can.. it gets crazy confusing. This passage stumps me regarding old law…Romans 7:4-6

          4 Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. 6But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.

          Can someone help me with this? Thank you in advance.

          I agree with you except I do think emotion plays a big role in it too. People I have known very well could quote the bible word for word and letter for letter and they “do” all the right things but they haven’t shown or extended love and compassion and understanding toward even their fellow Christians let alone unsaved sinners. There was so much hatred disguised as love and truth. It’s very scary to see it. I know that when I am praising God through Jesus Christ I am flooded, I mean flooded, bowled over in tears and my heart feels like it’s going to burst and I’m not exaggerating. Like Moses in a way when he didn’t want to go to the Promised Land if it meant being without God. I don’t ever want to be without God because nothing fills me up like he does and for me it is a highly emotional state and all I want to do is sing to God.

          Anyway, sorry, long comment. Thank you for your words.

  11. Hello Nyssa,

    I share your frustrations! We share the burden and urgency to know Jesus, the real Jesus described in the bible. I believe that is evidence of the Holy Spirit’s active presence and work in our heart! Some times I feel like John the Baptizer crying out alone, pointing others to Christ!

    First, the bible claims to be inerrant and true. Logic 101 tells us that if we find 1 error, the bible would be untrustworthy. I have tested the spirits and every passage I found hard to accept and believe. Some times 2 passages seem to conflict with each other. They don’t if you interpret each in context, taking into account the audience, and literary form (literal, historical, metaphorical, symbolic,etc) intended.

    Also, Jesus claims to be God. He is the head of true believers. He warns us that there are many who claim to follow him, but who He never knew! Note that he didn’t say no longer know. He said never knew. Test everything you hear from everyone including me, your pastor, and friends, with the bible. The bible was given to us to be read, and wrestled with. If anyone tells you to ignore anything, without a biblical reason, don’t do it. If we can ignore one verse, we can ignore any verse. Jesus said ever Word Is true and binding.

    Most importantly, Jesus was born to be sacrificed for the sins of his people. His sacrifice satisfied God’s righteous anger toward our sinfulness (propitiation), it made us acceptable to God (justification), it changed our will by freeing us from our slavery to sin, it cleanses us by his word as guided spiritually by the holy spirit (sanctification), and it a child of God spiritually adopted by god and therefore fully entitled to all the promises made to his people. We are the body of Christ. We obey Jesus and thereby honor god and give glory due god.

    Therefore in Romans 7:4-6, we are dead to the law, because we have become by new nature lawful. Out of love of Christ, we yearn to obey Jesus and Jesus obeys god’s will. To say that this verse frees us to do something that god said is unholy, is unbiblical and offensive to god. Any law is only needed to stop those intent on acting lawless and inappropriately. If we would never consider murdering anyone, does it matter that murder is punishable by law? Those who are truly saved no longer worry about the law because it was written on our hearts by God.

    I’m here to answer your questions. I didn’t provide chapter and verse, but I can if you want. I hope I was a blessing to you.

    Praise god!

    John
    AZ4Christ.wordpress.com

  12. Hello again Nyssa,

    With regard to Calvanism vs Armenian debate, I believe the bible is clear and most churches get this one wrong. I wrote a detailed biblical response on this on my blog http://wp.me/p2K2dL-1r.

    Most Armenians don’t know who Armenius was. The typical hang ups that they have with Calvanism is dealing with free will and does God choose us or do we choose him. Also, most have unease with the thought that God predestines some to hell.

    The song Amazing Grace makes a great case for Calvanism. Grace is God’s unmerited favor towards us. Unmerited means God chose us ( that is His people). Grace saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now can see. Tis grace that taught my soul to fear, and grace my fear relieved…

    Regarding “free” will, we are free to choose what we do, but our will, will dictate what we want. We are born with a fallen will, a desire to sin. When we are saved, we are set free from our slavery to sin, but through our love of Christ, made slaves of righteousness. If you put a vulture in a room and place on the other side a room a pile of meat and a pile of lettuce. When you release the vulture, although he is free to eat ether lettuce or meat, he will always eat the meat, because that is his nature (his will). The term “free will” is an aximoron. It’s not biblical. Will is slavery to sin or slavery to righteousness. As Bob Dylan sang, “you got to serve somebody.”

    Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. (Romans 6:16-19 ESV)

    Lastly, with regard to predestination, God doesn’t force people to sin, but in justice sends those who do sin to hell. God has the ability to save everyone, save no one, of save some. The Bible tells us that God chooses to same some (the elect).

    Question: What does God need to do, for use to go to hell?
    Answer: Nothing.

    He must save us by grace, if we will join him in heaven. Save by God, for God, and to God.

    I pray that God will guide you and give you peace.

    God bless!

    John
    Az4Christ.wordpress.com

  13. The Bible teaches us that serving God is not external, but internal issue. Believers’ testimony and faith must be an internal issue by the Holy Spirit in accordance with the word of God. God said through the prophet Jeremiah that in the New Covenant, God puts His law in the inside of His people and writes His law in their hearts. Biblical faith must be written in a person’s heart, not externally on his skin.

    The whole article: http://koti.phnet.fi/petripaavola/Bibleandtattoos.html

    • Thanks for your reply.
      I’m not sure if you are pro or con on tattoos.
      I appreciate the comments in the article concerning private conscience. There are other passages that warn against placing out judgments above biblical ones.
      I have additional posts on tattoos at az4christ.wordpress.com
      God bless you!

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