“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).

Biblical Christians have good reason to be deeply concerned in America today with the ongoing societal conversion to perversion by governments, news media, corporations, and even churches. One example is last month’s LGBTQ* “Pride Month” celebration. More and more Americans have allowed themselves to be pressured to “call evil good and call good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). This process is the essence of perversity.

The huge acceptance by major corporations and others to incorporate rainbow flags and colors into their logos and advertisements reinforces this perversion in the culture. I think we all know God did not give the rainbow to the creation to be abused in this manner.

Genesis chapters eight and nine provide us with a lot of guidance on this topic. After Noah’s Flood God said, “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood” (Genesis 8:21b). Next God said, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” (Genesis 8:22). This is a strong statement about who has the ultimate control of climate. Even though physical entropy continues it will not be intensified ever again by a global Flood. On earth death continues unabated since the first Adam’s Fall with only one solution available, that being the last Adam.

Then in chapter nine we read about God’s Rainbow Covenant. God blessed Noah and his sons and mandated that they should be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth (Genesis 9:1). God also mandated that mankind was to have dominion over the animals (Genesis 9:2-3) and allowed humans to eat meat for the first time (Genesis 9:3-5). God repeats his covenant promise in Genesis 9:11 that “Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

What good news for the earth and especially for us humans! Then God says in Genesis 9:12 that he is providing a sign to seal this covenant, as follows:

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come” (Genesis 9:12). Notice that this is not only for Noah and his sons, but also for those alive today. What a wonderful covenant!

God continues, “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant 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 water become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on earth” (Genesis 9:13-16).

And now over the past several decades Christians have given over this sacred sign of the rainbow to perversion. Some have accomplished this by apathy others by outright promotion in and from their churches. Within the LGBTQ philosophy, not only is evil called good and good called evil, but reality is rejected and lies are called science (1 Timothy 6:20-21). This cannot endure for long. Eventually, it will be destroyed by truth or will slowly dissipate over time as falsity often does. This is good news for Biblical Christians for it means that truth will prevail in the long run.

So, we must remain strong in biblical truth by resisting the promotion of perversion in our churches in the present and being ready and able at all times (present and future) to demonstrate and teach the gospel message to the many lost who are being pummeled by the nonsense. The fact that God loves us can be seen in his grace and patience even though he knows that “every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood.”

“The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil” (Psalm 101:4).

Glory be to God!

Rainbow Covenant Depicted at the Ark Encounter

J.D. Mitchell

Note: Scripture is from the NIV.

*Forgive me if I don’t have the current perverse moniker. It is difficult to keep up.

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