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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by owen on Fri May 25, 2012 7:42 pm

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My point is, I believe our conviction of what is okay and what is not depends on how closer are we to God.


Please dont misunderstand or misinterpret my statement above. I'm not judging anyone. In fact, one of my close friends, a Christian, has tattoos in his arm. And i havent asked him about it nor questioned him. Like you guys, it doesn't matter for me I see someone preaching the Gosper with tattoos in his arm. What matters most is the heart.

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Post by Daisy on Sat May 26, 2012 4:47 am

Amen Owen! It is all about the personal walk with the Lord. I hear what you are saying about the cartoons and stuff. Now I do let my kids watch some gentler shows, but the aggressive cartoons are not for us. I do see my son next to the other boys at preschool, and he is not aggressive like the other boys. Actually, the boys started rough housing the other day and my son stepped in as such a bold leader and said, "We are NOT suppose to be fighting!" His friends stopped and listened to him. My daughter is 8 and still likes the little preschool princess cartoons (strawberry shortcake). A lot of girls her age are watching shows that cause the kids to grow up so fast, learn about kissing boys etc (iCarly, Hannah Montana). I refuse to let the standard of the world to come into our home, and shape our kids!!! Who cares what the other parents think about me if my kids are different, bc we are raising a Godly seed, they are suppose to hold a standard right? That's not to judge other parents, and everyone may have different convictions and ways to raise their kids. That doesn't make my way right, or their way wrong. All I know is I will let the Lord lead me, and as I follow whatever He convicts me to do then I know we will be blessed.


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by owen on Sat May 26, 2012 6:16 pm

Daisy wrote: I refuse to let the standard of the world to come into our home, and shape our kids!!! Who cares what the other parents think about me if my kids are different, bc we are raising a Godly seed, they are suppose to hold a standard right? That's not to judge other parents, and everyone may have different convictions and ways to raise their kids. That doesn't make my way right, or their way wrong. All I know is I will let the Lord lead me, and as I follow whatever He convicts me to do then I know we will be blessed.

I think we are in the same page, Daisy. It is not the people who are responsible for our kids, it is us. It is not them who are responsible to God, it us parents.

We went to a children's party, we let our son play with other kids. At the end of party, a mother came to us (me and my wife). She said that most of the children were persuading our son to the extent of tempting him to eat candies and chocolates, even her(the mother) was also convincing him to take a bite of a delicious chocolate. To her surprise, my son told her "thank you" and put all candies and chocolates on his pocket. She asked why he didn't eat, not even one. My son said, " my mom told me not to eat candies and chocolates today." And he went back playing.

Amazed, she asked us, what did we do that our son obeyed us, even though he was away from us. I mentioned the Prov. 22:6, and she said.....Okay I understand.

I was laughing and at the same time very happy, when my son saw a poster of cartoon superheroes, he asked me what are those, and who are them, but that's another story.... lol!

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Post by Daisy on Sat May 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Awww!!! He sounds so precious!! Whatever your doing, its working!! :praiseg-d:


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by dreamster on Sat May 26, 2012 7:39 pm

laugh this has beena grt topik 2 debate :blah: :blah: :hairraising: ,,i remeba a testimony ofa gang memba who was covered in tattos, :shocking: head 2 toes, on his chest he hadda tatt sayin satans property, afta he came 2 da lord, that tatt supanaturaly disapered off him holy moly but the othas remained thinking

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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by owen on Sat May 26, 2012 7:44 pm

dreamster wrote: laugh this has beena grt topik 2 debate :blah: :blah: :hairraising: ,,i remeba a testimony ofa gang memba who was covered in tattos, :shocking: head 2 toes, on his chest he hadda tatt sayin satans property, afta he came 2 da lord, that tatt supanaturaly disapered off him holy moly but the othas remained thinking

wow wow wow what what what

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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Shan on Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:16 pm

Just reading this thread and find it very interesting bc I have had all the thoughts you all have had. I don't really have a problem with tattoos, especially on a young person as they don't really understand the impact the tattoos could have on them years later. The one main reason I don't get tattoos is because one day I will be married. My husband may not like tattoos and the Bible says my body will no longer be my own, but his as well. Even though I have thought about getting a small one that has something to do with Christianity, I don't out of respect for my future husband. Plus, I'm getting way past the age where it would be considered "cool!" Lol!

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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by KDRE on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:38 am

Love this topic always

I had a tatoo on my arm when I was not saved. My mother had died similar to a time my best friends cousin was murdered so we went together and got small tatoos on our arms


Well anyhow I said that to say after salvation I no longer have it... Mine basically disappeared. All of the ink went away completely. You can tell it was there by faint marks, but I really believe when God claimed me into the family, he claimed me indeed.


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Mia Sherwood on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:05 pm

IN the OT, followers of pagan religions used to mark themselves with tattoos identifying which idol they served. Ie. Property of Baal. Gangs now do the same thing. They require markings which identify a person's allegiance. Apparently, Satan doesn't change much.

This verse, which says not to tattoo yourself, is preceded by a verse that says not to trim your sideburns. Another civil law meant to make a readily visible separate separation between God's people and pagans. Those laws were civil laws which have been done away with by the NT and replaced with four simple laws which were established by Apostle Peter in Acts.

Revelation 3:12

He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

Here Jesus says that He will write on us the name of Our God and, in this case, it is a direct relation to the verse in Leviticus which says not to tattoo ourselves. It seems obvious, by this verse, that things have changed.

In any case, do what Paul says and don't sin against your conscience. If you are fully convinced that there is no sin in doing so, and there is no direct biblical edict for this time to say otherwise, do what is right in your heart.



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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Cholette on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:51 am

Mia Sherwood wrote:IN the OT, followers of pagan religions used to mark themselves with tattoos identifying which idol they served. Ie. Property of Baal. Gangs now do the same thing. They require markings which identify a person's allegiance. Apparently, Satan doesn't change much.

This verse, which says not to tattoo yourself, is preceded by a verse that says not to trim your sideburns. Another civil law meant to make a readily visible separate separation between God's people and pagans. Those laws were civil laws which have been done away with by the NT and replaced with four simple laws which were established by Apostle Peter in Acts.

Revelation 3:12

He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

Here Jesus says that He will write on us the name of Our God and, in this case, it is a direct relation to the verse in Leviticus which says not to tattoo ourselves. It seems obvious, by this verse, that things have changed.

In any case, do what Paul says and don't sin against your conscience. If you are fully convinced that there is no sin in doing so, and there is no direct biblical edict for this time to say otherwise, do what is right in your heart.


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:00 am

:bible: Isn't it amazing how truth that sets us free leads to fire in our bellies? That's how I feel by a Word that brings liberty. happy dance


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:02 am

dreamster wrote: laugh this has beena grt topik 2 debate :blah: :blah: :hairraising: ,,i remeba a testimony ofa gang memba who was covered in tattos, :shocking: head 2 toes, on his chest he hadda tatt sayin satans property, afta he came 2 da lord, that tatt supanaturaly disapered off him holy moly but the othas remained thinking

That's a testament to there being a difference in what offended God, and what He wanted removed, and what didn't.


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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:04 am

dreamster wrote: laugh hmmm ok analist owin, :reading: um i kno beleavas who hav gotten chritian tatoos nerd ,,an multyple pierceings,,guys im talkin about, oh and gurls 2,, i guess it comes bak 2 personal choice,, they gotta live wiv ther choices,, :shocking: i ask da question is it christian 2 getta boob job,, what or liposuction,, what ,,the list kood go on,, ,,i woodnt get one miself, hiding ,,mi fav scrip 4 these things is let the peace of god be ur umpire, clapping smiley dance

Let me add: Do you buy a new car when your's gets rusty?

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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:05 am

owen wrote: :hmm: duh Banned

lol!


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:07 am

Deborah wrote:
owen wrote:Good points debbie! clapping very practical!!!


Others would say.... God does not look at our appearance but to our hearts...so it doesnt matter if I am getting tattoos on my body.



First of all, thanks for calling me "Debbie!"
Anyway, I've heard this (above) verse referred to often by people who dress like gangsters, get tattoos and other such alarming trends--it says man looks on the outer appearance, but God looks at the heart. Yes, God looks at the heart, true, but MAN looks at the outer appearance. MAN is who we are to witness to and if our outer appearance is alarming, it's really hard to look beyond that.

I know of a man who went to a job interview in a lime green suit. He didn't get the job, but he did get hired by another company and made that company millions of dollars. The person who interviewed him initially said he could not get beyond the lime green suit, no matter how hard he tried. I was watching a documentary of a famous singer not long ago and a line from it keeps haunting me. It says, "people hear what they see." For that job interviewer, a brilliant potential employee was what he lost, but what if eternal salvation was what he lost? What if the person in the lime green suit had been witnessing to him and he had rejected the message because of the packaging of the witnesser?

Yes, God does look at the heart, but man looks at the outward appearance and if that tattoo is part of that outward appearance, it could affect how or even if people hear us.

I think, to people who can relate to tattoos it would draw them in. Different strokes for different folks. Not everybody is attracted to Mr. Rogers.


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Re: Is getting tattoo okay?

Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:10 am

lola21st wrote:too funny, ironically, I ran into the same guy this evening at a different restaurant...the real irony is that I recognized the tattoo before I recognized him.... laugh

lol!

By the way, I loved the post. Tattoos are definitely tools.


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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:11 am

Cholette wrote:
dreamster wrote: scratching chin 2 be breif,, the otha scrip is man judges the outa apperance wer as God judges the heart of man, ,,and its not wat goes in2 a man that makes him unklean but wat proceeds frm his mouth :blah: :blah: ,,im not still not moved really eitha way hiding laugh jus so long as ther not compulsery, :shocking: :hairraising:

These are the EXACT scriptures that came to mind when I read the original post to this thread. I really think that as Christians we pay too close to what takes place outside of a person and like to judge them accordingly. The thing is, we pick and choose what we deem good or bad. Yes our bodies belong to God, but when we lay down with people we aren't married to...gossip about people we really know nothing about...etc...you can't see those things ON A PERSON. This is why God had to put these two scriptures in the Bible, that Dee quoted, so that we can come back to the realization of what's important...man's heart...which ultimately means his motivation for doing something.

I don't care either way, to be honest with you. I'm after the soul of a person. I'm looking for them to get healed and delivered from whatever they need to be healed and delivered from. If a Christian decides to get a tattoo, it doesn't matter to me because if it doesn't change God's heart towards them, then I don't want my heart to change either.

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Post by Daisy on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:14 am


Mia wrote: "Not everybody is attracted to Mr. Rogers."

Lol! Isn't this the truth!! I love this comment! laugh


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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:16 am

Daisy wrote:Amen Owen! It is all about the personal walk with the Lord. I hear what you are saying about the cartoons and stuff. Now I do let my kids watch some gentler shows, but the aggressive cartoons are not for us. I do see my son next to the other boys at preschool, and he is not aggressive like the other boys. Actually, the boys started rough housing the other day and my son stepped in as such a bold leader and said, "We are NOT suppose to be fighting!" His friends stopped and listened to him. My daughter is 8 and still likes the little preschool princess cartoons (strawberry shortcake). A lot of girls her age are watching shows that cause the kids to grow up so fast, learn about kissing boys etc (iCarly, Hannah Montana). I refuse to let the standard of the world to come into our home, and shape our kids!!! Who cares what the other parents think about me if my kids are different, bc we are raising a Godly seed, they are suppose to hold a standard right? That's not to judge other parents, and everyone may have different convictions and ways to raise their kids. That doesn't make my way right, or their way wrong. All I know is I will let the Lord lead me, and as I follow whatever He convicts me to do then I know we will be blessed.

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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:18 am

This was a great thread! This topic is HOTLY debated and it's just a testament to the fruit of the Holy Spirit at work in this forum that you are all so BEAUTIFUL about it!

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Post by dreamster on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:30 am

sweet dreams 2 yep,,, cant argue wiv dat, looks like ur afta mi highest poster award boss,, lol! happy dance

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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:22 pm

lol! D, I could just squeeze you, you are so cute.


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Post by dreamster on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:31 pm

like that lill creature mort outta madagaska film, wiv da big brown eyes lol!

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Post by Mia Sherwood on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:19 pm

Uh................. no. lol!


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Post by dreamster on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:04 pm

ok i guess u not seen that movy,, lol!

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