Why are you judging and condemning people you think judge and condemn????? Why not care for your own and not worry about what others are doing? Just curious. DW > Doc, > > The real problem is the sinful judging of those who have tattoos by some > people who call themselves Christians and "good church members." Yes, I > said "sinful." > > Church people, ... I hesitate to call them "Christians" because what > they DO is so "un-Christlike", ... are so quick to condemn anyone with a > tattoo and relegate them to "ungodly, hell-bound sinners." > > People do the same thing with some musicians simply because of their > hair style or because they have tattoos showing. They may have gotten > the tattoos before they came to Christ, or, even if they got them > afterwards, they may have had their own reasons for doing so. Still, > ... not my business as a pastor to condemn them. > > I do not recommend for anyone to get a tattoo. I personally find them > detestable. Yet it is not my business if people get them. I feel the > same way about body piercing. I do not like it at all. I shudder even > to see a baby with pierced ears ... but it is not my business. > > I saw a young man this weekend with some type of spacer in his earlobes > about the size of quarters ... reminded me of scenes from National > Geographic magazine ... > > I feel that the greatest sin of Christians or church people today is > unbelief in the promises of God. A close second, or number two > position, would be sins of the tongue, gossip, slander, judging and > condemning of other people. Some religious people are so expert at it > they should be classified as professionals. I'd rather hear someone > cuss than to hear a Christian slander another Christian. > > Jerry > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Dpowellaz2@... > To: pastorsforum@... > Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 7:03 PM > Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] High On Praise Music--- out of tune > > > In a message dated 10/3/2006 3:41:39 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, > jlew@... writes: > Jeff, > > Can you not give a straight answer ... or are you required to > obfuscate???? > > Jerry > I am not Jeff but if you don't mind, I will answer you myself. There > are many in my church who have tattoos. We are close to an Air Forced > Base (LUKE AFB). We have veterans from every branch of the service > including the National Guard and even the Air National Guard. Both of > my sons, one is an ex - NAVY and one that is currently in the NAVY, > have tattoos. For me it is a non-issue. I don't have a problem with > someone getting a tattoo as long as it is not vulgar in nature. We > have men that come to our church who have graduated out of our Bible > Study program in the Arizona Department of Correction (that's fancy > talk for prison!!!) that have tattoos every place you can get them. > They still love the Lord. And yes!!!!! I do get high on Praise > music. I am high on Jesus and love to praise him! God Bless > Doc > > > To subscribe, > send any message to:pastorsforum-join@... > > To unsu > bscribe, > send any message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... > > Eph.4 > :29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that > which > > is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the > hearers . > > > > To subscribe, > send any message to:pastorsforum-join@... > > To unsubscribe, > send any message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... > > Eph.4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but > that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace > unto the hearers.