Question 556

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Should a christian get a tattoo?


In Leviticus 19:28 the Lord states…

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

Now Before someone says “That’s Old Testament, That’s under the Law”, Let’s consider 1 Corinthians 6:19 & 20…

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

After a person has placed their trust in Christ as their only means of going to heaven the Holy Spirit IMMEDIATELYI indwells – Ephesians 1:13, that individual and their body NOW is the property of the Lord. and as V20 further states we are to “Therefore glorify God in your body”.

Romans 12:1 says…

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

I compare christians “Getting Tattoo’s” to taking a can of spray paint and using it to graffiti the walls of a church, In reality “Getting a Tattoo” is like putting graffiti on your body.

The reason the Lord DID NOT want the Israelites (Jews) making Marks or Cuttings in their flesh was because he wanted them to BE DIFFERENT from the rest of the pagan nations.

Tattoo’s and Body Piercings have their roots in pagan worship and societies in which God deemed them as evil.

According to 2 Corinthians 6:17, the Apostle Paul, wrote by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit stated…

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

– Come out from among them = Don’t blend in.

– Be ye separate = Stand Out, Be Different.

– Touch not the unclean thing = Do not do what they do.

– I will receive you = I will fellowship with you.

Wherefore Don’t blend in, and Stand Out, Be Different, saith the Lord, and Do not do what they do; and I will fellowship with you.

In Conclusion:

Christians that “Get Tattoo’s” as far as I am concern, ARE REALLY, doing Christ a disservice BECAUSE we are commanded to “Not blend In”, “To Stand Out” and “To Be Different” from the rest of the lost world, If we Look, Talk, and Act like the world there is “No Reason” for them to want anything different then what they already have.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23