If you want one, get one. Just don’t imagine it makes you some kind of non-conformist.
A permanent reminder of ones temporary insanity.
How many tats did Jesus or the Disciples get?
RE: Will Honeycutt, a professor at Liberty University, believes that while “the Bible does not explicitly forbid tattoos,” Christians should remember that “the Bible has a high view of the body as God’s handiwork, which is not to be disfigured.”
The Old Testament law commanded the Israelites, Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:28, English Standard Version ).
OK, some people might say that the above only applies to Ancient Israel and does not apply to Christians today because Christians are not under Old Testament Law.
But why do you suppose it was forbidden then?
Now I’m older, I’m tattooed all over
My wife is tattooed too
A rooty-toot-toot, rooty-tooty-toot-toot
Rooty-toot-toot tattoo too
This is much how I feel. It is simply an opinion.
As a man, I enjoy the look of the unadorned female body, and tattoos or piercings just detract from that look. The more of them there are, the less beautiful it seems to me.
But that is my personal opinion. If people want to get them, that is their business.
And I was put off by her statement "...But Meyer rejected the argument and contended that God also tattooed those He loves to Himself..."The Bible says in Isaiah 49 that God has a picture of you tattooed on the palm of His hand," she maintained..."
It sounds too much like saying "Well if God does it, we can too."
She’s written some good books (Battlefield of the Mind) but she is a false teacher in some aspects. I beleieve she is wrong here.
Not impressed, and just reinforces my belief that Joyce Meyers is just another new-age faux Christian.
Maybe a biblical scholar can correct me, but I don’t see Jesus being motivated to do things in order to “tick off the religious folks”. He was motivated by love and obedience, and he sure did tick off the religious folks but that wasn’t his intent.
She’s as big an idiot to think that her having or not having a tattoo makes any real difference in the real world. Those who think that anyone who has a tattoo is stupid, godless, or insane are also idiots to believe that their personal view makes any difference in the real world.
Your specific denominational religious views on tattoos have no more weight with regard to the religious beliefs of people with tattoos than does this twit who thinks getting a tattoo makes any real difference in the world.
My son (21 years old) just got a tattoo.
He knew I didn’t favor them.
I pointed out two things to him...
1. No one ever didn’t get hired for a good job because they didn’t have a tattoo.
2. While not all people with tattoos are low lifes, nearly all low lifes have tattoos.
My arguments fell on deaf ears.
At least it is a Christian based tattoo.
Umm.. Isaiah 44:5 .. “iste dicet Domini ego sum et ille vocabit in nomine Iacob et hic scribet manu sua Domino et in nomine Israhel adsimilabitur”
‘manu’ is ablative. So it’s not “write upon the hand” as this lady seems to mistranslate, but simply “write with the hand”
What are we to make of this first sentence? She's a Christian speaker, who is not religious?? If she's a Christian, why does she want to instigate conflict with other Christians?
I don’t know if it is “sinful” or not to get a tattoo. I do know that there seems to be this ongoing penchant in the church that complete assimilation into our culture is somehow a good thing. Yet, Christians are called to holiness. Holiness is what? Being separate from those who do not follow their Savior.
I will carefully add that I do not understand this desire to provoke anger over a relatively trivial life issue. Does this person secretly desire a tattoo and this is her way of insulating herself from possible future criticism?
It bothers me that there are those who seem to dedicate to much interest in trying to get the Christians to conform to this world. They justify it as being a way that reaches out by not seeming odd to unbelievers. IMO, this denies the work and power of the Holy Spirit and seems to satisfy their desire to get as close to sin as possible without sinning.
Not helpful if salt loses its saltiness.
1. What’s a Joyce Meyer?
2. Why should we care?
3. Any “Christian” who does something just to offend other people hasn’t read Romans 12:18, has she?
If I was going to get one: www.razzouktattoo.com
My mom hates tattoos. I promised her I would never get one. End of discussion. When my last baby was born a few years ago, the nurse asked about tattoos or piercings. She was surprised when I said, “One hole in each earlobe. That’s it.”
I have John 17:16 on my arm. Not the verse, the N(sword/cross with circle)W.
When visible, I get questions. I share the good news.
I also have the Celtic Trinity on the other arm.
They mean a lot to me. Simple yet bold.
No problem. Name it and claim it!.