As followers of Jesus Christ, I suggest that we look carefully on His life on earth. Did He, in His life ever use cross on His neck? Did He put some tattoo of cross on His body? The answer for both questions is in the Bible.
The words Mark quoted from the Bible can be found in Matthew 10:38, Mark 8: 34, Luke 14:27. If you guys read carefully on those passages, it is clearly said by Jesus, asking us to show other people about Him through our daily life by living a life of Christ-like. That is not literal. Jesus always put His lesson through parables. This one is included in lots of His parables.
What I am trying to emphasize is that we have to live our live just like Jesus.
Jesus said, in Matthew 5:48, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
I hope my thought will open our mind to discuss this thing... It's good for us to know about it... But to apply it (those cross on neck or tattoos on our body) in our life..., we have to think twice...
Jangan membuat bagimu patung yang menyerupai apapun yang ada di langit di atas, atau yang ada di bumi di bawah, atau yang ada di dalam air di bawah bumi.Jangan sujud menyembah kepadanya atau beribadah kepadanya..