Judge Not

I have quite a few tattoos. I had someone tell me that God will not let me into Heaven. This was told to me by a guy who was a serial cheater on his wife. 

My take is that when we die, our bodies stay in the ground and our souls go to Heaven. I will not have tattoos when I go before God. Plus, the forgiveness through Christ trumps everything. I find my tattoos to be a ministry tool. It makes conversation and it shows that I am human.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  Matthew 7:1-2 NIV
Do not judge for that is God’s job. Jesus speaks frankly and direct. Do not be a hypocrite. Pull the plank out of your eye before judging someone for the speck that they have in their eye.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:3-5 NIV

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  1. My father was tattooed on both arms several times during WWII. He was never shy about displaying them. He never wore long sleeves to cover them up. He completed Bible School in his forties after retiring from a career in the Navy and Air Force. He wore a suit coat to Church because he thought it was proper. But never did he think body markings, piercings, or scars would keep him, or anyone, from entering heaven. Dad knew it was the content of the heart, one’s faith in God and fellowship with Jesus that gained one’s soul entry into our Father’s Heavenly Kingdom. Dad met Hell in the Pacific in WWII; a few tattoos weren’t going to prevent him from going to heaven.

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