Don’t Be Offended by the Gay Pride Symbol…Be Reminded!
This morning I saw an article from CNN written about Gilbert Baker, the man famed for designing and creating the gay pride symbol – the Rainbow Flag. It was titled, “Rainbow flag maker inspired by the Bible, U.S. flag”. In the article, it expressed Mr. Baker’s happiness on the latest Supreme Court decision on gay rights, his struggle he had while he fought for gay rights in the 70’s when he made the flag, and how making the flag was the most important thing he’d ever done. It also discussed that the flag was inspired by the Bible and how no one should be able to argue against it because it was inspired from the Bible. His words exactly were:
“How do you argue with that? People want to argue about it, but I say: ‘The rainbow’s in the Bible. It’s a covenant between God and all living creatures.’” – Gilbert Baker, creator of Gay Pride Flag
This statement was alarming to me to me at first. I now had evidence that the maker of the gay pride flag used the rainbow knowing it was in the Bible. It fit my mainstream view that they were blaspheming God’s promise. I mean, yes, the rainbow represents God’s covenant with man. Yes it’s in the Bible. Now I realized that many don’t know what that covenant with God was, or maybe I didn’t completely. Like with everything, I had to go back to scripture. So let’s first go to scripture as Mr. Baker points out to us. Let’s see exactly what that scripture says. It’s found in the book of Genesis, Chapter 9.
Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:8-17 NKJV)
So this is what Mr. Baker is referring to? This is the covenant that he is referencing? The covenant that God made with us and every living creature is that when He judges the earth, He will not flood it again. The rainbow is actually the reminder of this covenant. Therefore when we see a rainbow it should remind us that God will judge the earth again and it will not be destroyed by flood.
Wow….When that realization hit me, I started looking at the gay pride rainbow flag in a completely different way. Like I briefly mentioned earlier, before when I saw the flag, I used to feel a little disgust that they were using the flag to blaspheme God. It use to offend me. But when really looking at it based on what God says about it, I realized that it was the complete other way around. It is God actually using them. Let me explain:
This world is moving in a very dark direction. That direction being very much in contradiction with the things that many have known God to stand for. In the Bible, it was actually prophesied that the last days would look very similar to the way the world is now. Many people do believe we are living in the last days. If they are correct and God is approaching near with judgment, it makes sense that we would be continually reminded about that covenant of judgement He made with us after the flood. Which would also mean that every time I see a gay pride flag, I should remember that God is going to judge this earth.
As the days keep getting darker, it’s not ironic that the sign of His covenant would increase in number and visibility. The reminder that He will judge this earth continuously getting stronger and louder. Though the LGBT community wants to use the symbol to stand for something else, you can not change the true meaning of a symbol. This goes hand in hand with people who display satanic hand symbols & gestures believing they can change the underlying meaning. You can’t do it! It does not work that way. The symbol always keeps it underlying meaning even if it is not understood by the one displaying the symbol.
So while they may believe that they are referring to gay pride, a believer in the Bible should realize they are actually reminding us of God’s judgement. Reminding us that our Lord & Savior is coming back for His church. A reminder that the times are going to get a lot darker and more evil. A reminder that God’s prophesies and Word is all true. A reminder that we need to be ready for the Lord.
So when you see a gay pride flag and become offended, please review your feeling and remember God’s Word. Remember His promise to us. Be ready for Him and make sure your family and friends are too. If you are a believer in salvation only though Jesus Christ, then rejoice for the return of our Savior is near. If you are not a believer, please take the time to understand why you need Jesus and repent from your sins. Give your life to Jesus Christ.
God does not lie! He has told us the truth! Will you listen? Pass this on to anyone that will read it and remind every one of God’s promise! God Bless you all!