Philadelphia’s pro-homosexual rainbow-colored road signs.

In Philadelphia, rainbow-colored street signs are being placed around the city, to show that it is a homosexual-friendly city.

Blah blah blah, conservative values. Blah blah blah, diversity values.

Sinners will be sinners, regardless. There’s no reason to complain about it or even try to legislate against it. Israel had strict laws, and yet they still managed to fall into sin with seemingly every other page of the Old Testament.

What I want to know is simply this: Why aren’t Christians looking at the rainbows and allowing them to bring to mind the Noahic Covenant?

Please take a moment and read these words from Genesis 9:

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

And surely your blood of y our lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will i require the life of man.

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow 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; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Verses 1-17, King James Version

If homosexuals & their supporters wish to use the rainbow as a symbol, praise God! Surely I’m not the only one who thinks it is ironic — almost humorous! — that the same culture which seeks to hide the Ten Commandments actively portrays the token of the Noahic Covenant, a covenant which applies to every man, woman, child, and animals that has ever lived since the Deluge. What they mean as a sign of homosexuality, let it be a sign of righteousness, judgment, and grace.

Rather than use political means to bully people into conceding to the ideals of the religious right, perhaps we should live as though Christ knew what He was saying when He taught us to love our enemies and to bless those who curse us. We are not told to be the ones actively behaving as though we are enemies of our fellow man, cursing them and suppressing them. If a Christian is to be characterized by love, living out Kingdom principles in a manner meant to improve the lives of those around us, one would have to be pretty foolish to think such bullying “Christian.”

As much as I am opposed to homosexuality or any of a myriad of other sins, I am more opposed to those who claim to be Christian yet fail to uphold what He taught were the highest possible laws: loving God and loving others as ourselves. If we are loving only those who are our friends and who do good to us, we are no better than the legalist Pharisees of Jesus’ day.

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