Would you judge John by his 200+ tattoos? John’s favorite tattoo is on his face: a scorpion body with a human skull. It symbolizes a warrior who has endured a huge battle.
His battle? John’s girlfriend died during the process of getting a tattoo from John. The heroin she snorted in the bathroom was the cause of her death. John was battling the bite of that scorpion.
John and I talked about eternal things. John believed that God would let him into heaven because “he was making lots of improvements” in his life. We discussed the concept of justice and the punishment due John for the crimes he committed as a young man …despite the improvements he had been making.
John agreed and said that in that case he would accept whatever punishment was coming his way. So we discussed hell, the need to avoid it all costs, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I did what you would have done: I bought him lunch and told him I would pray for him.
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