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)
- 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)
- 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)
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)
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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