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PREFACE: The purpose of this article is not to promote violence or other negative gestures against those of the homosexual community — instead, the goal of this article is to address the topic from a Christian perspective while comparing the events taking place to a biblical world-view.
In the 1950’s and 60’s there was a massive movement to defend homosexuals from the widespread ‘discrimination’ against individuals who did not conform to the commonly accepted sexual paradigm (men with women). But because the majority of the population conformed to generic Christian values, homosexuality was viewed negatively by many — but It was around this time that organizations emerged with the sole purpose of establishing a sense of pride among the gay community.
This lead to the creation of the ‘Gay Pride’ (or LGBT) parades that are held annually — along with the ‘Gay is Good’ marketing campaigns that helped promote the movement.
NOTE: LGBT stands for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders.
The goal of the movement was to force those who once opposed homosexuality, to accept it as apart of life. Although they faced much opposition at the start of the movement, they eventually succeeded. As Church attendance declined, we noticed a drastic rise in the acceptance of homosexuality even amongst those who professed to be Christians.
Today we can literally see as thousands of people gather each year to celebrate their homosexuality. They can often be seen carrying their ‘Rainbow’ flags or “Marching with the Rainbow” as some call it.
But why do this? What significance can the rainbow possibly signify?
According to several sources, the ‘gay pride’ flag (also called LGBT flag) was created to symbolize the diversity of the LGBT community. Originating in California but now being accepted worldwide as belonging to the ‘Gay Pride’ movement.
Although you may get a wide variety of answers if you go to one of these parades and ask one of the LGBT members what it means — very few people know the historical and biblical significance behind this flag being used by people to signify that they are ‘proud’ of their sexual immorality.
I am sure many of you are wondering how could the LGBT flag relate to the bible in any way. Let me show you…
In the book of Genesis, the bible speaks about how the people of the earth had become so evil, wicked, and perverse — that God was sorrowful that he had ever created mankind.
It was in this time that God decided to flood the earth, but there was 1 man on the planet who found favor in God’s eyes … Noah. (Gen 6:5-8)
(Genesis 6:5) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
(Genesis 6:6) And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
(Genesis 6:7) And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
(Genesis 6:8) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
So because Noah found grace in his eyes — God instructed Noah to build an ark for him and his family. Once the ark was built Noah and his family entered the ark — thereby being saved from God’s judgement upon the earth.
When the time came for Noah and his family to leave the ark and return to land, Noah built an altar unto God and offered sacrifices to him. The bible tells us that when Noah offered these sacrifices — God smelled the sweet savor of Noah’s sacrifice and it touched his heart.
(Genesis 8:20) And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
(Genesis 8:21) And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
(Genesis 8:22) While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
After God had blessed Noah and his sons, and all the creatures of the earth — he then made a covenant (promise) with all living creatures. It was in this covenant that God promised that he would never again flood the earth — no matter how wicked mankind became.
God then decreed that whenever he causes much rain to come upon the earth, the rainbow will be seen. It was then that God created the rainbow, and placed it in the clouds as a visual reminder to all of creation that he will never forget his promise.
(In this section I’d like to tie all of the knots together by clearly and plainly depicting how the rainbow of the LGBT flag relates to the story of Noah.)
If you will think back to the story of Noah, you will remember that God flooded the earth because the iniquity of humanity had gotten far too great. They were corrupt, hateful, and wicked in everything that they did — this includes sexual immorality.
Not only were men sleeping with men and women with women — but both men and women had begun sleeping with the ANIMALS (Beastiality). According to the Bible, the immorality in the Earth was so high that God gave them over to their vile affections. (Romans 1:23-32)
It was things such as this that forced God to judge the entire earth by sending a massive flood to cover the entire face of the earth.
But after God had flooded the earth, the Bible tells us that he remembered Noah and his family — he then caused the waters to subside and the rain to cease.
When Noah and his family were off the ark, God made them a promise that he would never again flood the earth — no matter HOW evil humanity became.
So to ensure that all of humanity remembered his promise, God gave us a ‘Token’ (gift). The purpose of this token was to remind us of his promise whenever we see the rain fall upon the earth — and that gift was the Rainbow. (Gen 9:12-17)
The rainbow is a contract from God to mankind. In this contract, God gives humanity his Word that he will never again flood the entire earth — no matter what.
Therefore when we see Thousands of homosexuals marching in the streets with the Rainbow as their flag — they are essentially implying that they are proud of their sexual immorality whether God likes it or not — while simultaneously reminding God of the contract that he made with humanity never to flood the earth again.
Keeping in mind that sexual immorality was one of the very reasons God flooded the earth in the first place — We can clearly see how this is a provocative declaration towards The Most High.
Fortunately — I am certain that God knows that many of the people marching are not fully aware of the biblical significance of using the rainbow (contract) as their gay-pride flag, Which is why I believe he has been so merciful to them.
But whether they realize it or not — the masses who gather together to celebrate their sexual immorality, and those who carry these colorful flags are essentially provoking God to wrath in their Ignorance (Which is a big ‘no-no‘).
In the book of Deuteronomy, we can read about the children of Israel who provoked the Lord in the wilderness and were almost destroyed.
(Deuteronomy 9:7) Remember, and forget not, how you provoked the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
(Deuteronomy 9:8) Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
But despite what many may think, Ignorance is not bliss.
(Hosea 4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
So the next time you see someone proudly waving the ‘Rainbow’ flag of the LGBT — start the conversation by asking them…
“Hey, What do you think that ‘Rainbow’ Means?”