Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.[Romans 1:24-27]
In the aftermath of the great cataclysm of the global flood, the Creator God made a universal covenant with Noah and subsequently with all mankind. Never again would He destroy all flesh from the face of the earth, and never again would He bring universal judgment by means of water.
The sign of God’s covenant … the rainbow.
God alone gets to decide what the rainbow is and more importantly what it means.
The rainbow is sign of God’s justice and judgment of sin, while at the same time it is a sign of God’s mercy and long suffering with sinners, not wishing that any should perish.
In a direct affront to God, the LGBTQ+ advocates and apologists have hijacked the symbol of the rainbow and redefined it to represent every form of sexual perversion and sin. Sadly, we have an entire generation that now marches under the banner of the rainbow believing that it stands for sexual liberation in celebration of all forms of sexual expression.
It is no accident that the leaders of the LGBTQ+ community chose the rainbow as their universal symbol. They knew exactly what they were doing — collectively spitting and laughing in the face of a holy God.
I am calling all people of faith to stand with me and reclaim the rainbow in this perverse and wicked generation.
And the only way we will succeed is through another symbol — the greatest symbol of God’s mercy and justice the world has ever seen.
We reclaim the rainbow through the cross of Jesus Christ, who was willing to give His life in the place of sinners that He might bring us to God and save us from the coming judgment.
To learn more about how followers of Christ can reclaim the rainbow through the gospel of Christ, check out Session 20 in my Genesis Study below.
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