The Road to Heaven Is Temporarily Tattooed

If you can’t win them with the Gospel, when them with tem­po­rary tat­toos. Only 50¢!

It is notable to me that this par­tic­u­lar church is stamp­ing its approval so pub­licly on tat­too­ing, giv­en their strong legal­is­tic ten­den­cies which at one point I was very much par­ty to. The mes­sage I’m com­ing away with is that win­ning peo­ple to Christ through the attrac­tion of tem­po­rary tat­toos, but every Bible ver­sion aside from the King James Ver­sion is garbage.

Note: I’m not say­ing tat­toos are wrong because I do not believe the Scrip­tures teach that; I do, how­ev­er, think that it is wrong to com­bine the Gospel mes­sage with trite merchandise.

I took the pic­ture a cou­ple of weeks ago at the Fayette Coun­ty Free Fair, and I here­by release it into the pub­lic domain. Feel free to use it (though a link back here would be appreciated).

3 thoughts on “The Road to Heaven Is Temporarily Tattooed”

  1. And you could draw even more peo­ple with a “tem­po­rary pierc­ings” booth, too! But seri­ous­ly, it all just seems kind of silly–I can think of a num­ber of ways to get peo­ple’s atten­tion and with­out such “mer­chan­dis­ing”.

    Kei­th Green used to call the mer­chan­dis­ing of the Gospel “Jesus Junk”. He was pos­si­bly a bit too harsh at times in his ear­ly Chris­t­ian years (as Randy Stone­hill not­ed), but I do miss his pas­sion and straight­for­ward­ness when it came to the Gospel.

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Rick Beckman