“The Christian & ‘Tattoos’ – 101” …Blog.
“Disclaimer”: I neither “Accuse” nor “Accuse: anyone! But… “It Is Written!”
“It is Written – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 12:48) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does not receive My Words; has One who judges him; the Word that I [Jesus] have spoken; the same shall ‘Judge’ him in the “Last Day”.
*** (Leviticus 19:28) You shall ‘Not’ make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead; nor ‘Print’ ‘Any’ marks on you. I am the LORD Jehovah.
*** (James 1:22) [You] Keep on being ‘Doers’ of the Word; and ‘Not’ merely hearers; who ‘Deceive’ themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] 'Lord [Savior], Lord [Master], but don't ‘Do’ what I [Jesus] tell you [to]?
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog. [from my blog site]
*** (John 3:3) Jesus answered and said unto him; Verily, verily, I say unto you, ‘Excep’t a man be born again; he ‘Cannot’ enter into the Kingdom of God.
Why do some Christians get… “Tattoos”…? Perhaps it is because they may really never have been… “Truly Born Again”… by God’s Holy Spirit? Maybe, their Christian religion; never said anything about it? Could it be that they were even “Rebellious”… falsely thinking; “We are under Grace and ‘Not’ under the Law”…? If someone steals from ‘You’… do ‘You’ excuse it saying; “You are under Grace”…? [Luke 17:3] I think “Not!” What most chose to “Ignore”… are the Scriptures; the Holy Word of God…! Salvation is by God’s… “Grace & Mercy & Love”…! True Christian Discipleship is by… “Obedience!” Many claim to “Love JESUS”… and yet “Do Not”… “Read & Study”… His Holy Word: Daily…! Surely ‘You’ would not even think about missing a ‘meal & snacks’? Yet ‘You’ would miss His Holy Word… especially IF: something more important to ‘You’… came along? Did ‘You’ open your Bible… and meet with Him [Jesus]… “BEFORE”… your Cell Phone; Computer; and Yes, even ‘Face Book’…?
*** (Proverbs 29:25) The fear of man brings a snare; but whoever puts his trust in Jehovah the Lord; shall be safe.
“The ‘Cost’ of Discipleship – 101”…Blog.
*** (John 6:63-to-66) It is the [Holy] Spirit who gives Life [Romans 8:9]; the flesh is useless. The words that I [Jesus] have spoken to you are; Spirit and are Life. [John 7:38-39]
(John 6:64) But there are some among you; who do ‘not’ believe. For from the beginning, Jesus knew those who wouldn't believe; as well as the one who would betray him.
(John 6:65) So He said, “That's why I [Jesus] told you; that no one can come to Me; unless it be granted him by the Father [God].”
(John 6:66) As a result, many of His disciples; turned back and no longer associated with Him.
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you; when ‘all’ men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did; to the false prophets.
*** (Romans 1:22-to-25) Though claiming to be wise; they became fools
(Rom 1:23) and exchanged the glory of the immortal God; for images that looked like mortal human beings; birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
(Rom 1:24) For this reason, God gave them over to impurity; to follow the lusts of their hearts; and to dishonor their bodies with one another.
(Rom 1:25) They exchanged God's Truth: for a Lie; and worshipped and served the creation [Mankind]; rather than the Creator [God]; Who is blessed forever. Amen!
What is a Tattoo…? It is simply “Self-Worship” of your own: Body…! Say it isn’t So…? Did ‘You’ read “Romans 1”… in the above Scriptures…? Self-Worship always obeys Self: before God! Did ‘You’ show anybody…? Of course ‘You’ did…! And ‘You’ may even think it is beautiful; for now. But just wait till your skin ‘Sags’…! Or till the ink ‘Blurs’…? One simple question… “Will there be Tattoos on those… “Glorified Bodies” in Heaven...? “Absolutely Not”…! Will some have ‘Tattoos’ on their “Fallen Bodies” in the Lake of Fire…? Unless one is “Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God”… they will have a… “Imperishable ‘Fallen’ body for Eternity”… in the Lake of Fire! Another question…? Is your Body the Temple of God’s Holy Spirit…? If ‘You’ are Truly Born Again; He abides there…! Isn’t the Holy Spirit; “Enough of God’s Glory”… without trying to fix your fallen human body from the outside… especially with a “Tattoo”…?
*** (1Peter 3:4) Instead, it should be the inner disposition of the heart; consisting in the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit; which is of great value in the sight of God.
*** (1Corinthains 6:18-19-20) Keep on running away from sexual immorality. Any other sin that a person commits is outside his body; but the person who sins sexually sins against his own body.
(1Cor 6:19) You know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit; Who is in you; Whom you have received from God: don't you? You do ‘not’ belong to yourselves,
(1Cor 6:20) Because; you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out; then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that; after I have preached to others; I myself will not somehow be disqualified. [as a witness for Christ]
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
About now someone is dying to ask me, “Do ‘You’ have a Tattoo”…? Over 10+ years ago, I had cancer surgery and “Radiation Therapy!” I receive a lethal dose of Radiation… over an extended time… to supposedly kill any remaining Cancer Cells. I was placed on a table; with my head secured with a Form Fitted Plastic: “See Thru Mask Solid Net”. I was then bolted to the table as not to move; as the Radiation Therapy was: “Location Specific!” They had placed a… “Tattoo DOT”… on my chest; where the ‘Laser Locater’… could pinpoint a ‘Reference Point. Each day, they used the same ‘Tat’ as a reference. If ‘You’ call that dot a “Tattoo”… then it is a medically permissive one. My chest hair has grown over it; and I would need to shave that area to find it again. …LOL! Often when I have an opportunity to share Christ… with a “Tattooed Biker” and often use that as a lead in. “Hey I see your TATS… I spent over $18,000 –thousand dollars on mine! And yes; I do ride a “Yahama V-Max” motorcycle…!
*** (2Peter 1:2-10) Grace and Peace be multiplied to you; through the knowledge of God; and of Jesus our Lord,
(2Pet 1:3) according as His divine power has given to us ‘All’ things that pertain to life and godliness; through the knowledge of Him; Who has called us to: Glory and Virtue,
(2Pet 1:4) through which He has given to us exceedingly ‘great and precious’ promises; so that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature; having escaped the corruption; that is in the world through lust.
(2Pet 1:5) But also in this very thing, bringing in all Diligence; filling out your Faith with Virtue; and with Virtue; Knowledge;
(2Pet 1:6) and with Knowledge; Self-Control; and with Self-Control; Patience; and with Patience; Godliness,
(2Pet 1:7) and with Godliness; Brotherly Kindness; and with Brotherly Kindness; Love [Agape].
(2Pet 1:8) For “IF” these things are ‘In’ you; and “Abound”: they make you to be ‘neither’ idle nor unfruitful; in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2Pet 1:9) For he in whom these things are ‘Not’ present; is Blind; and cannot See afar off; and has ‘Forgotten’ that he was purged from his sins in the past.
(2Pet 1:10) Therefore, brothers, rather be diligent; to make your calling’ and election Sure; for if you ‘Do’ these things; you shall ‘Never’ fall.
Ok, so ‘You’ have a “Tattoo”… what do ‘You’ do now…? You have several options. The first are “Siamese Twins!” They are… “Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10”…! Question…? “Should ‘You’ have it Removed”…? I will not advise ‘You’… that is between “You & Jesus”…! Simply see… “Romans 8:14 & Galatians 5:16”…! ‘You’ may leave it there as a reminder of your Disobedience or ‘You’ may remove it! That is why I said for ‘You’ to settle that with Jesus…! May I simply ask… “Do ‘You’ understand Repentance & Forgiveness”…? Can ‘You’ open your Bible and defend your answer with the Scriptures…? If you cannot… that is why You saw nothing wrong with a “Tattoo!”
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Repentance – 101 Blog [1/6]
*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we may serve the living God!
“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 101” …Blog. [1/4]
“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 201” …Blog. [2/?]
“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 301” …Blog. [3/?]
“Understanding ‘Forgiveness’ – 401” …Blog. [4/?]
This is all that will be said… the rest is between ‘You’ and “Christ Jesus”…!
*** (1Corinthains 3:11-to-15) For any other Foundation can no one lay than the one being laid; Who is Jesus Christ.
(1Cor 3:12) And if anyone; ‘Builds’ [works] on this foundation; gold; silver; precious stones; wood; hay’ stubble,
(1Cor 3:13) each one's work shall be ‘Revealed’. For the Day shall declare it; because it shall be revealed by Fire; and the fire shall ‘Try; each one's work; as to what ‘kind’ it is.
(1Cor 3:14) If anyone's work which he built ‘Remains’; he shall receive a “Reward”.
(1Cor 3:15) If anyone's work shall be ‘Burned Up’: he shall suffer “Loss”. But he shall be “Saved”; yet so as by fire.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!