Proclaiming God's promise – not 'pride'

Friday, July 21, 2017
 | 
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Ark Encounter bathed in rainbow lightsThe apologetics ministry behind the "Ark Encounter" theme park in northern Kentucky is reclaiming the rainbow.

The park's 510-foot-long ark is lit up in rainbow colors in the evenings (right). No, LGBT activists haven't sabotaged the life-size recreation of Noah's boat. Instead, according to the park's website, it's illuminated "as a testament to the true meaning of the rainbow."

These days the rainbow is more likely to be used as a symbol of pride for homosexuals and their supporters. But as Dr. Georgia Purdom with Answers in Genesis notes, it's actually a sign of God's promise following The Flood described in Genesis 6-9.

God's Promise

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: 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 waters 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 the earth."

Genesis 9:12-16 (NIV)

"Even though LGBT and those different organizations have kind of taken the rainbow and used it for their purposes, it's ours. It's Christian," she says. "It belongs to us, and that's why we want to do this."

So they're taking it back. Every night they will be bathing their ark in the colors of God's promise. Purdom says they hope to start a movement. "We can't just let LGBT or the secular society at large take what isn't theirs," she tells OneNewsNow. "It never was theirs, it was always ours; and they took it and redefined it."

Many Christians might believe that that ship has sailed, so to speak, but Peter Labarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says it's never too late.

"No battle in public policy and the culture war is ever gone," he states.

LaBarbera says it's not an angry or petty battle, but actually a battle for the hearts of the lost.

"Speak the truth in love," he advises. "Offer people the solution to the problem, to their sin problem, which includes homosexuality – and that is the person of Jesus Christ."

And remind them, LaBarbera says, that God's promise of a life beyond eternal destruction is for them, too.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is the most important issue raised during the congressional hearing with Google's CEO?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  EU leaders wary of May's plea for help selling Brexit deal
  Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout
  Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test
US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules
Trump argues he 'never directed' his lawyer to break law
Boy Scouts exploring "all options" to address fiscal woes

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Jared Kushner as next chief of staff? Reports say Trump is considering it
The people's revolutions against global elites
FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Judiciary Committee probing whistleblower raid
Opinion: Cohen didn't violate campaign finance laws - and neither did Trump
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Shapiro blasts 'safe spaces' free of conservative views

Berkeley anti-white protestAmerica's liberal college campuses keep failing the free speech test, and the lack of First Amendment rights in the name of tolerance has finally caught the attention of Congress.