Is It a Sin to Get Tattoos?

Episode 747 Show Notes 

From the Show

In the context of Leviticus, God is speaking to his people about how they need to be distinct from the pagan world around them. And in that time and place there was a religious significance associated with marking the body, it was really an act of worship. But there is contextual difference between this and people today who want to get tattoos.

–Adriel Sanchez

Is It a Sin to Get Tattoos?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Before I was baptized I had to take a 6 week course to make sure I knew what I was doing. Where I go to church now they do baptisms through alter calls only. Which way is right or wrong?
  2. How can I convince someone that God cares about the intimate details of our lives?
  3. If God knew who would and would not choose to follow him, why did he create so many people who separated from him for eternity?
  4. I wonder what the Bible says about tattooing your body. Is it mentioned anywhere in the Bible?
  5. My son recently left his wife because he says he is gay. I am not sure how to respond to him or view, I know there is a lot of debate about homosexuality. Do you have any advice?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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