Thursday, June 02, 2016

Christians Don't Need Tattoos

I'm not saying it's a sin. I'm not even saying it makes for bad aesthetics. And I know many fine people with tattoos. I will say that a Christian has already been marked, by something stronger than ink under the skin.

If you folks in the helping professions, like counselors, don't sit in front of the people with tattoos over nearly every inch of their body, and ask yourself, "I wonder what went on here?" I will give you a thousand dollars, for being such a good liar.

I know some people--whether they realize it or not--feel they need a visible sign of the scars they carry on the inside.

It is altogether appropriate to note that many Old Testament prohibitions ceremonial and civil have been set aside in the New. It's also wise to recall that God knows us better than we do, and he does nothing or commands nothing without a reason, even if we don't know what it is.

I can understand the draw (pardon the pun) of an evangelistic tattoo. Then again, if your life doesn't mark you out as a Christian, nothing else they see will make a difference.

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