This is open defiance of God’s Law and Christ’s Gospel message. It is also the perversion of God’s covenant sign (the rainbow) in support of this open defiance. Christians often claim that we are to hate the sin but love the sinner, and this is true. However, far too often, we allow ourselves to believe that the sin and sinner are and can be treated as two different things. We should be careful with this way of thinking. Christ taught that any sexual desire for someone other than your opposite sex spouse was a sin. Therefore — according to Christ — just lusting after someone other than our opposite sex spouse makes us guilty of adultery. But when we lust after Someone of the same sex, we add the sin of sexual perversion on top of adultery. If you are gay, then you lust after people of your own sex, and that is a double sin. If you have a problem with this, do not attack me: take it up with God. It’s His Law, not mine. Now, about the rainbow…
The LGBT community has perverted a covenant sign from God in adopting the symbol of the rainbow to their cause. They have also tried to pervert its meaning. I found this as just one example:
The Truth here is simple: whether we want to acknowledge it or not, man cannot change the things of God. The LGBT community can claim the rainbow in support of their open defiance of God’s Law, but the rainbow is still a sign from God that He will never again destroy the earth with water. Even the colors of the rainbow have Biblical meaning, and the LGBT community can no more change those meanings than it can change the fact that God says everything about their lifestyle is sin. Here is what the rainbow and its colors really represent:
But there’s more. Go back and look at the LGBT rainbow. Do you notice something different about the LGBT rainbow? It only has six colors. God’s rainbow has seven colors. Seven is the Biblical number for completion and is associated with perfection and with God. However, six is the umber of man and is meant to teach us that everything man does or tries to do falls short of God and God’s perfection. What’s more, most LGBT flags leave out the sky blue of the rainbow. Instead, the majority of them use the indigo. There is significance in this, too. The color the LGBT community usually leaves out represents heaven and God’s Kingdom. It was the color that Israel’s priests wore on their robes, and is most often mentioned in the Bible in association with the Tabernacle. Whether the LGBT community is aware of it or not, the use of six colors and the omission of the sky blue are all spiritual indications that they are not of God, but of Satan.
BUT THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE TO HATE!
But here is where Christians must be careful. None of this justifies hatred of or toward the LGBT community! Homosexuality is sin — period! But so is lusting for others to whom we are not married. If you watch a sex scene on TV or in a movie and find yourself aroused in any way, guess what? You have just committed the exact same sin! Same for watching people at the beach, or at a party or club where people are dressed and acting provocatively. This is why Scripture teaches women to dress modestly: because we are all commanded to do everything we can to avoid leading others astray. It is also why we are all told to avoid places and company where we may be tempted into sin.
But the point is this: above all else, Scripture teaches us not to hate because we are all guilty of the same sins. This is actually what Christ was trying to teach us in the story about the speck in our neighbor’s eye and the plank in our own. Christ did not say not to judge at all: He said to learn to judge correctly, so that we will not condemn ourselves by being a hypocrite. But make no mistake: we must judge actions. Scripture repeatedly commands it and tells us we will know the spirit that rules over others by their actions. If we allow ourselves to hate because the LGBT community lives an openly sinful life, then we do not make ourselves righteous, we actually join them in their sin.
The proper response for a Christian toward the LGBT community is to have and show an agape love for them. This means we do not accept, approve of or even tolerate their lifestyle. We offer correction, and we do it with a Christ-like love. This means you tell them they are sinning, and you stand firm on this Truth, but you do not lash out at them or give in to their demands. You accept their attacks with Christ’s grace, just as Christ told us to do (turn the other cheek). But we do not give an inch on God’s Word or Law. At best, we turn and shake their dust from our feet and leave them to their depravity, but we do not and cannot allow ourselves to join them in their rebellion. Each of us already have too much to answer for when we meet the Lord, we do not need to add to it by hating those who persecute us. Pray for them, instead. 🙂