For some people, getting a tattoo is wrong, a sin against one’s creature. For others, it merely a form of body modification. Here’s what widely read Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer has to say.
During a recent conference, the author made a biblical case for getting tattoos and admitted she has been thinking of getting one herself just to shut the mouths of religious people.
In her words, “Why would I do that (get a tattoo)? Just to make religious demons mad, no other reason.”
“Holiness is not legalism,” she said.
“I lived in so much bondage from legalism,” Meyer revealed of her past. “Everything in legalism is about something you can not do. Let me tell you something — it is not boring to serve Christ, it is so much fun and there’s so much you can do and not only that, you can enjoy all of it!”
She also said that in Ezekiel 16:9-13 there was a big celebration and God put earrings and nose rings on the Israelites.
“Here’s the bottom line, it’s all about your motives and how you are doing things. We can’t look at the outside of somebody and decide for ourselves that they’re an evil person … That’s why so many people today don’t want anything to do with the church ’cause all they get is criticism and judgment,” Meyer said.
The speaker also explained in the conference that religious people have made a mess of holiness by putting rules and regulations on people. She listed drinking, dancing, wearing makeup and more among those rules.
“One will say, I am the Lord’s; and another will call himself by the name of Jacob; and another will write upon his hand, I am the Lord’s, and surname himself by the name of Israel,” she quoted Isaiah 44:5 in defense of getting a tattoo.
Meyer contended that God also tattooed those He loves to Himself. “The Bible says in Isaiah 49 that God has a picture of you tattooed on the palm of His hand.”
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