“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant, between me and the earth.”

Genesis 9:13 (NIV)

The rainbow has long been a symbol of hope and unity, but in recent times it has become closely associated with the LGBTQ+ movement. While everyone is entitled to their beliefs and perspectives, it’s important to approach such topics with empathy and understanding.

Rather than passing judgment, it may be more constructive to have open and respectful dialogues that seek to bridge divides and find common ground. By approaching complex issues with nuance and compassion, we can work towards a more inclusive and harmonious society.

The rainbow has a long and fascinating history that goes beyond its association with the LGBTQ+ movement. In many cultures, the rainbow is viewed as a symbol of peace, harmony, and unity. This natural phenomenon has captivated people for centuries, inspiring numerous works of art and literature.

The LGBTQ+ Movement has chosen to use the rainbow as a symbol to promote their agenda, despite its rich cultural significance. This decision is concerning, as it demonstrates a lack of respect for the meaning the rainbow holds for many people. The rainbow’s use in this way can be seen as disregarding the feelings of those who hold it in high regard.

The use of the rainbow as a symbol for the LGBTQ+ community is problematic. The rainbow is not inherently representative of sexual orientation or gender identity, and using it as such can be misleading. This practice only serves to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and misconceptions about the LGBTQ+ community. It’s important to be mindful of the origins and meanings of symbols to avoid perpetuating confusion or misunderstanding.

The True Meaning of the Rainbow

God told Noah, “This is the sign of the agreement I am making between me and you, and every living creature with you, an agreement for all future generations. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the agreement between me and the earth.”

Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.”

The rainbow reassured Noah and his family that a flood on the same scale will never take place again. After the flood, God made an everlasting covenant with Noah, his family, their descendants, and all the living creatures. He promised never again to destroy the earth by a flood. The rainbow was the sign of that promise – a reminder of God’s commitment to the earth.

The rainbow is precious. It’s a symbol of what theologians call God’s common grace – the grace He shows to all people saved and unsaved alike. With the rainbow God promised to restrain his wrath. He promised never again to visit destruction on the earth in the same way. Judgement was delayed, for Noah, his descendants, and for the rest of creation. God would continue to provide rain and sun. He would provide seasons and harvest. Land could be worked, crops could be grown.

The Reality We’re Living In 2023

As you peruse the clothing section of your local Target or take a leisurely stroll through your neighborhood, particularly during the month of June, it is highly probable that you will come across a ubiquitous symbol adorning t-shirts or fluttering on flags: the rainbow. The vibrant hues of red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, and violet are immediately associated with the LGBTQ+ Pride movement by most individuals.

This association is not surprising, given the widespread availability of Pride-themed merchandise in stores, schools, and neighborhoods. The rainbow has become an emblem of inclusivity and acceptance, representing the diversity of the LGBTQ community and its allies. Its presence in public spaces serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for equal rights and the need for continued advocacy.

Today, the rainbow flag is often paired with images of same-sex couples or phrases like “love is love,” further emphasizing the message of acceptance and inclusivity. It is a symbol that has transcended borders and cultures, uniting people from all walks of life in a shared celebration of diversity and love.

How did this association come about? Who decided on the counterfeit rainbow as the staple image to represent the LGBTQ+ community?

With June being the designated “Pride Month,” the LGBTQ+ community and supporters push the sale of as much rainbow gear as possible. In preparation for the month, conservative leaders have spoken up, calling people to take the rainbow symbol back.

“The rainbow is and always will be a sign of the covenant God made with his people,” wrote conservative author and influencer David Harris. “The woke mob may try to twist its meaning, but we won’t let their foolishness prevail. It\’s time to reclaim the rainbow for His purpose!!”

The fact is, God defines marriage because He created it. We don’t get to argue with Him about it or throw a tantrum. He made marriage, He gets to set the terms. It’s between a man and a woman. Period.

It seems significant that the LGBTQ+ rainbow is a counterfeit of a real rainbow because everything about the sexual revolution is a counterfeit of good things God created. Satan has always been in the habit of taking good things and modifying them slightly so they have similarities to good things but are not good things.

As we walk through the month of June, let us heed the instruction Peter wrote to God’s elect and remember to stand firm in our faith and convictions. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

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