It is extremely ironic that the homosexual movement has hijacked the rainbow as a symbol of their depraved cause. Because the rainbow was originally given by God as a symbol after the great flood that He would not destroy the earth with water again. God said: “I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:11-13) Of course we have to consider this question: Why did God destroy the earth in the first place? Because of man's wickedness. “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)
Homosexuality is certainly nothing new. It existed in both Old and New Testament times and it has always brought God's judgment. The ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19) were destroyed by God because of rampant homosexuality and in the New Testament, Romans 1 speaks of homosexual behavior as a clear example of God's judgment. Rest assured, a society that is so enamored with sexual perversion that it would enshrine it in law and have parades flaunting it is a society marked out for doom. America's days are numbered. Which is exactly why you shouldn't trust in America. You should trust in Jesus.
While God always judges sin; He is also gracious in that He sometimes forgives it. Those who repent and trust in Jesus are granted eternal life and forgiven of their sin. But even in their case the sin is still judged. The judgment just falls on someone else instead. On the cross, Jesus paid the price for the sins of those who trust in Him. Don't buy into the world's lies about love and hate. It is not “hate speech” to warn you of impending judgment. And it is very loving to tell you of the one way to salvation. The rainbow shouldn't cause you to think of homosexuality and it's warped brand of so-called love. It should cause you to remember God's wrath against sin and His promise of grace for those who trust in Him.
(NOTE: This article is my "Seeking Higher Ground" column for the July 15 edition of the Linn County News).