Friday, July 14, 2017

TATTOOS WERE ONCE THE DOMAIN OF CRIMINALS, THE TRIADS, BIKIES AND THE REBELIOUS. Since Celebrities Have Been Paid To Wear Tattoos Now The Sheeples Are Following. Even Christians Who Claim The Bible Is God's Authoratative Word Are Having Tattoos When They Are Prohibited In The Old Testament.

There is an element of conflict in respect to Christians deciding to follow the celebrities who were paid to have their bodies tattooed as a means of acculturation and behavioral manipulation.

What does the Bible have to say about tattoos.
  • You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh. (Leviticus 19:28)
Some appeal to the fact that many Christians do not question wearing clothes made of different materials, sowing a field with two kinds of seed ,or crossbreeding animals, and these are part of the laws that are required to be kept, if we are to walk in God’s blessing.
  • You shall keep my statutes. “‘You shall not cross-breed different kinds of animals. “‘You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; “‘Don’t wear a garment made of two kinds of material.” (Leviticus 19:19)

  • ‘Cursed is he who doesn’t uphold the words of this law by doing them.’ All the people shall say, ‘Amen.’” (Deuteronomy 27:26)
Many Christians take the view that the Old Testament is a dead book, and we can do what we like, because we are no longer under law, we are under grace. Yet we read the following in the New Testament that the law is not to be done away with; rather, the law is to be upheld, and established as that which Christians are above, and no longer under.
  • Do we destroy the Law by our faith? Not at all! We make it even more powerful. (Romans 3:31 CEV)

  • Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. (KJV)

  • Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. (RSV)
The law exists only for those who break the law. Grace does not nullify the law. Neither does the idea of grace mean that we are not required to uphold the law, nor walk in accordance to what is required by the law. Grace—unmerited favor—was extended to people in the Old Testament, too. The difference being, since Jesus became the sacrifice that removes sins, blood sacrifices that could not remove sin, offered daily, year after year, are no longer required as instruments of instruction (Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:26).

There is a curse upon those who break the law. This curse falls upon everyone who willfully breaks the law. The curse is upon all who sin, even those who sin inadvertently. This curse is removed not by grace, but through faith in Lord Jesus Christ, who is the expiation for the sins of the world. Fortunately, not only did Lord Jesus pay the price for the sin of the whole world, He acts as an advocate for all who call upon His name (1 John 2:1–2).

What is the Christian’s obligation? The Bible says that we are to let our light shine.
  • Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

  • For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)

  • That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. (Philippians 2:15)

  • Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)
Too many people glory in judging other people rather than becoming lights in the darkness. We are all called to glorify God with our own bodies and become lights to the world. Each one of us has to make up our own mind, whether we want to glorify God with our bodies or whether we want to suffer physically, because we disregard the advice or warnings that are in the Scriptures.

In respect to any person, who is covered with tattoos or only has one tattoo, what really matters is that he or she has a right relationship with Lord Jesus Christ and is walking in the light (1 john 1:7). The same applies to those who are more interested in how a person looks rather than how they themselves are walking in the light.

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