If you watch reality television, entertainment media, or keep up with tattooing, you have definitely heard the name “Kat Von D.”
The 41-year-old star of Discovery’s LA Ink from 2007 to 2011, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, renounced the occult and her former beliefs of the mystical and magical. Why? She met Jesus Christ.
Kat Von D made a very public statement about her newfound faith, considering she has 9.5M followers on Instagram. In her mind, she told the world about the transformative love of Christ.
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When you experience a touch from the Lord, it’s a proud moment, a time of revolution to share with everyone. When your loved ones hear about that kind of experience, they usually celebrate with you. Regretfully, that doesn’t happen all the time with the family of God, the Church, the Body of Christ. These are individuals who sometimes forget where they came from, and why they are full of God’s love.
Kat Von D was known to the country as a skilled tattoo artist and someone who had a love affair with Crowleyism and “Magick.” Her library of occult books, Lovecraft novels, and theosophical Luciferian texts were just as regaled.
And she trashed it all because God’s Glory touched her. The response from the Church was unlike the reception she was expecting. One year later, this video below happened, which is what brings us to the group of people most of us claim as fellow children of God.
Regarding her turn away from the macabre, Kat Von D wasn’t attempting to “put anyone down if you’re into this stuff” but insisted on a “spiritual battle taking place” and her desire to “surround myself and my family with love and light.”
That’s when the truly dark stuff happened.
Kat Von D: A Fish Out of Water
That video is evidence of the work changing her from the inside out.
Katherine von Drachenberg, upon your profession of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in obedience to His Divine command, I baptize you, my sister, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Those were the words of Kat Von D’s pastor. She renounced witchcraft and anything connecting her to the occult. She is removing her affinity for Goth and anything that resembles a Hot Topic store in the mall.
Beautiful, right? Regretfully, Kat Von D has noted in several publications about an “awful” response from “some Christians” who has accused her of “faking her baptism for publicity.”
And there’s so much more.
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Aside from the ridiculous, other so-called Christians has a problem with her clothing. Never mind the girl has spent the better part of two decades buying every shade of black in the Crayola box, but since she hasn’t gallivanted down to Forever 21 yet, here comes the anti-welcoming committee.
“You would think that most Christians would be happy for you when you come to this point in your life, especially when you get baptized,” she said. “Baptism is so beautiful and it’s such a big landmark in time. For me at least, it was one of the most important days of my life.”
“I think it’s really insane that we live in a time where people still judge a book by its cover,” she said, jokingly adding, “I wasn’t aware that there’s a uniform that you’re supposed to wear once you give your heart to Jesus.”
That’s a voice of innocence. She gives her heart to the Lord, washes away her sin in a sea of forgetfulness, and is greeted by a handful of hypocrites and cantankerous fuddy-duddies. To those “frozen chosen,” let’s have a quick Bible study in defense of Kat Von D:
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. (Romans 14:13 NKJV)
Doing a perfunctory exegesis on this verse, we learn three things that should be refreshing to the Church’s latest convert.
“Not judge one another anymore.” Paul knew people judged each other. It’s human nature to talk smack about people. Regretfully, it’s a trait that doesn’t wash away that fast. So, those in church, stop doing it because you know you still do.
“Not put a stumbling block in our brother’s way.” This isn’t a physical command; it’s a spiritual one. The largest obstacle most Christians plant in front of others jettisons right from their mouths.
If a babe in Christ comes to the Lord, will God kick that baby out of Church based on the dress code? Not at all. If that same newbie Christian gets baptized because the Bible said so, would Jesus condemn him or her for it? Not one bit.
Kat Von D sacrificed what she knew for a God she didn’t. She now chooses to be like Christ despite those she knows who didn’t. And then, she runs into a Christian who really isn’t.
Don’t judge anymore, people. Remove any stumbling blocks from her path with Jesus immediately. Even Kat Von D has learned that lesson, and she’s still wet behind the ears. So to speak.