Shellfish,Football,haircuts,tattoos and Duck Dynasty

In past few weeks I have had a couple conversations that went like this.”I’m confused. You are a Christian and you look like that?”
” every Christian I talked to said I’m going to hell for my tattoos”
My response to one person online about tattoos was this.
I am sorry that the Christians you talk to didn’t have a full understanding of what the Bible meant when it talks about tattoos in Leviticus. This scripture was pertaining to the marks on the body in honor of the pagan gods. God doesn’t look at the outside of a person he looks at the heart and the motive of a person in what they’re doing. The same book in the Bible Leviticus also talks about not cutting your hair shaving your beard eating shellfish or wearing two different types of linen, like wool and cotton blends. So if tattoos get you to hell and so does wearing blended clothes, cutting your hair, shaving your face and eating shrimp and crabs. Most Christians or should I say most people who call themselves Christians aren’t students of the word and pull a lot of scripture out of context to pacify their own beliefs and what they think people should look like or do or say. Not all Christians pull scripture out of context there are Christians who study the Bible,read the Bible and don’t pull scripture out of context. Yes there are a lot of judgmental Christians out there who don’t fully have a grasp or understanding of who God is and how he loves us. Remember God looks at the heart he doesn’t look at the outside exterior Jesus talks to the Pharisees and tells them on the outside you like whitewashed tombs but inside you full of dead men’s bones. Please don’t judge every Christian by the few ignorant ones you have to talk to you.
So I thought it’d be a good time to find a bunch of stuff that the Bible bans… stuff that’s a lot LESS convenient. Don’t worry, though… just because I’m pointing it out, that doesn’t mean you now have to follow it. It’s a lot easier to keep discriminating against gay or tattooed people for no particular reason than to stop eating bacon, after all. 
Should Christians get haircuts?
Leviticus 19:27 “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.
This butt cut is a guaranteed one-way ticket to sin.
Round haircuts. See you in Hell, Beatles… and/or kids with bowl cuts, undercuts,skater cuts or butt cuts. 
Well it looks like those “Duck Dynasty” guys got this right. 
Can’t eat shrimp, crabs,clams,oyster or lobster.
Leviticus talks about not eating any shellfish. Leviticus 11:10 reads, “But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you.” And shellfish is right in that wheelhouse.
Leviticus 11 bans a TON of animals from being eaten (it’s THE basis for Kosher law); beyond shellfish and pig, it also says you can’t eat camel, rock badger, rabbit, eagle, vulture, buzzard, falcon, raven, crow, ostrich, owl, seagull, hawk, pelican, stork, heron, bat, winged insects that walk on four legs unless they have joints to jump with like grasshoppers (?), bear, mole, mouse, lizard, gecko, crocodile, chameleon and snail.
And it also talks about fabric.Polyester, or any other fabric blends. The Bible doesn’t want you to wear polyester. Not just because it looks cheap. It’s sinfully unnatural.
Leviticus 19:19 reads, “You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.”
Check the tag on your shirt right now. Didn’t realize you were mid-sin at this exact second, did you?
And for you married guys and gals.Pulling out. The Bible doesn’t get too much into birth control… it’s clearly pro-populating but, back when it was written, no one really anticipated the condom or the sponge, so those don’t get specific bans.
But… pulling out does. One of the most famous sexual-oriented Bible verses… the one that’s used as anti-masturbation rhetoric… is actually anti-pulling out.
It’s Genesis 38:9-10: “Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord; so He took his life also.”
Yep — pull out and get smote. That’s harsh.
What about Fortune telling? Before you read your horoscope or crack open a fortune cookie, realize you’re in huge trouble if you do.
Leviticus 19:31 reads “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” The penalty for that? Check Leviticus 20:6: “As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.”
Also Football. At least, the pure version of football, where you play with a pigskin. The modern synthetic footballs are ugly and slippery anyways. Leviticus 11:8, which is discussing pigs, reads “You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.”
And you’re doubly breaking that if you wake up, eat some sausage then go throw around the football. Or eat some bacon in the morning!
After reading those lines it puts this: You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:28 ESV) into a better perspective. 
Context means everything the context of what they were writing in Leviticus was for Levitical priest and it was not a moral sin, you were ceremonially unclean by doing those things.
I can go on and on I think this is a good place to stop. In summary of this post, don’t pull scripture out of context to satisfy yourself in not liking or agreeing with something.

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