I’m sorry but your answer has just confused me. I was asking about
TEMPORARY tattoos as I was thinking of getting some for my little cousin he is
about 7 1/2 years old. The earring part was just clarifying that the cutting
part was just about for death. But mainly I am wondering about the temporary
tattoos. Should I get them or would that be causing him to sin by using
Chris K (6 Dec
"Re: Paul Wilson -
Would the Prohibition Apply to"
To Paul and all the Doves,
said, He came not to do away with the Law, but, to fulfill it. And, as your
namesake Paul the Apostle spoke, "These things were written as a shadow of
those things to come", We must look for the spiritual substance that those
In spite of the fact that we should know by "the
Spirit of Christ" that its inappropriate to mark or pierce or bodies, those
things in and of themselves are not sin. However, whatever significance or
meaning we ascribe behind those actions and images very well could be(and
probably are) sinful. Having done them before we came to a saving knowledge of
Christ, of coarse, cancels out any personal responsibility we might otherwise
have had without the sacrificial blood of Christ Jesus.
So, it is
the spiritual nature behind the act and symbolism thereof that would have the
condemning effect. What is your intent....
Now, I could imagine a
scenario by which God would ask one of His called out ones to mark or mutilate
their body(not necessarily of their own volition, though), but, under only the
most extreme or broken of circumstances. God will occasionally expect of us
actions(or inaction) that do not represent His perfect will in order to
bring something good out of a broken or bad situation.
That is what
the CROSS is all about, submission to GOD, even unto death...in spite of the
fact that we know God does not really want our death(except for our rebellious
The image of Christ' mutilated body and the submission He
demonstrated in allowing it to happen is the premier example of that. He did
"nothing" in order to bring that about(except maybe doing good), knowing the
outcome, but, "despising the shame"...He allowed them to Mark, Pierce and
Crucify His Son' body in order to bring about HIS working for
That alone should be enough to convince us to do nothing,
through our own action, to His body.
But, wait a minute.....WE ARE
HIS BODY. So, if you are talking about a choice in the future(or now) to mark
or pierce HIS BODY, I would say, be very cautious! No need to draw or immolate
this flesh which is set for death, but, if the Holy Spirit, asks it of
you...well, just make sure its HIS will.
I apologize if I sound as
if I'm pontificating. I have both tattoos and piercings from before the Lord
turned me back to "the Way" of life and have dwelt much on these matters and
have actually seen how the Lord has used my previous sinful behavior
symbolically, to show me the "before and after" of it!
I have a
picture of an Indian on my arm shooting an arrow aimed at my heart that I now
understand it to be that mighty hunter of men' souls, who would rather see us
dead than worshiping the one and only true GOD and His Son Christ
Thank you for this place in which to speak about and confess
my own helpless and sinful state, thank GOD we have a
your brother Chris K.