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Why does Jehovah God forbid tattoos?

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WHY ? .... does Jehovah God forbid tattoos?

Today my wife and I were at a restaurant, and a woman had a tattoo on her shoulder, about the size of a U.S. Eisenhower "Silver" Dollar, of Mickey Mouse.

If this is wrong, then why are punctured ear lobes  for earrings OK?  It seems to me it it is not so much a question of "what" as it is a question of  .... WHY?

WHY ? .... does Jehovah God forbid tattoos?

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Ok, AllenSmith ... I give up.

You have worn me down to the nub with many words . yadda yadda yadda yadda.

The question remains ....

WHY ? .... does Jehovah God forbid tattoos?

 

4 hours ago, AllenSmith said:

Fair enough question. However, there is a short and long answer.

The short answer is: at what point does symbolism become idolatry?

The long answer is: why is the short answer so important for True Christians to understand such a crafted question about tattoos.

Going through what you wrote is like finding a specific four-leaf clover on a golf course.

Your short answer AND your long answer were not ANSWERS .. they were additional QUESTIONS !!

 

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(Romans 14:19-23) “19 So, then, let us pursue the things making for peace and the things that build one another up. 20 Stop tearing down the work of God just for the sake of food. True, all things are clean, but it is detrimental for a man to eat when it will cause stumbling. 21 It is best not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything over which your brother stumbles. 22 The faith that you have, keep it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who does not judge himself by what he approves. 23 But if he has doubts, he is already condemned if he eats, because he does not eat based on faith. Indeed, everything that is not based on faith is sin.”

 

(1 Corinthians 6:12) 12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are advantageous. All things are lawful for me, but I will not let myself be controlled by anything.

 

Why do we wish a tattoo?

It can cause stumbling.

Do we wish to conform to the world?

(Romans 12:1, 2) Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Why has it become popular?

Why did only certain persons of questionable repute wear tattoos decades ago?

Is it something required? Or would it make people think twice about your judgement? Would you get the job wearing one?

How do we know we or a significant other would like it years down the road?

What does it say of the world of today? (Think about degradation and the slippery slope.)

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What do we think of God’s creation? God’s art? Do we agree with God or the Psalmist?

(Genesis 1:31) After that God saw everything he had made, and look! it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

(Psalm 139:14) I praise you because in an awe-inspiring way I am wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know this very well.

Graffiti is usually cleaned off; true art stays and becomes more valuable.

Why can’t we be thankful Jehovah told us something he does not like?

Do we think Jehovah likes murder, adultery, incest, stealing, war, etc. because we are no longer under the Mosaic Law?

He said he cleansed foods that were not permitted for Israel under the Law but he has not cleansed any of these things.

Do we have to ask others or are we convinced?

(Romans 14:22 22 The faith that you have, keep it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who does not judge himself by what he approves.

Make your own decision based on your faith and what you know about the God YOU serve.

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More questions ... I did not count, but there must be a DOZEN or more ...

Lets' try AGAIN, ....

The SPECIFIC question is: (ahem...)

WHY ? .... does Jehovah God forbid tattoos?.

... getting a straight answer is like trying to find chicken teeth.

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( Hint ... and this is only a suggestion ... start your sentence with the word "BECAUSE ...")

 

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*** it-2 p. 1069 Tattoo *** A permanent mark or design on the skin made by cutting the skin to produce scars or by inserting coloring matter under the skin. The Israelites were forbidden to engage in this practice, one that was common among some other ancient peoples. (Le 19:28) For example, there were times when the Egyptians tattooed the names or symbols of their deities on their breast or arms. By complying with Jehovah’s law not to disfigure their bodies, the Israelites would have stood out as different from other nations. (De 14:1, 2) The prohibition would also have impressed upon them a proper respect for the human body as God’s creation, to be used in honoring him.—Ps 100:3; 139:13-16; Ro 12:1.

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2 hours ago, Anna said:

Does Jehovah forbid tattoos?

Maybe my earlier answer wasn't clearly stated.

No. He does not.

If anyone wants to explore the matter further and to get some guidance on how appropriate the modern (secular) fashion for tattoos would be for Christians then try:

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