Thursday, July 09, 2015

Misuse of the Rainbow

Prez 'arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God'
Bob Unruh
One of the highest-profile Christian leaders in America, Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is hinting that Barack Obama is deliberately setting himself up in opposition to God.
On his Facebook page Tuesday, Graham, who has kept up a steady stream of comments on the "gay-rights" agenda, brought up the subject again.
He noted Obama's decision to promote homosexuality with colored lights at the White House after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 the Constitution grants same-sex couples a right to marriage.
"He had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors," Graham wrote. "This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House."
His complete statement: "A lot has changed in three short years! Just three years ago, the president was on record as holding to the biblical definition of marriage. Now he can't say enough about his support for the LGBT agenda and right after the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate. This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House."
In fact, in one translation of the Bible, Hosea 6:5 cites God saying, “This is why I have used the prophets to cut them down; I have killed them with the words of My mouth. My judgment strikes like lightning.”
Commenter Laura Hicks-Montgomery said simply, Amen!
But another, Ken Barnett, said Obama "will need more than lightning rods."
Last week, WND reported Graham warned, regarding government endorsements and mandates of homosexuality, that the nation "will not like what's at the end of this rainbow."
Pride goeth before a fall. Supreme Court Justice [Antonin] Scalia used Proverbs 16:18 in his comments regarding the court's disappointing and dangerous ruling about same-sex marriage.  Graham wrote at the time, "He rightly called the decision a threat to the American democracy. This is so true. Arrogantly disregarding God's authority always has serious consequences."
Graham has millions following his social media comments and routinely gets hundreds of thousands of likes and tens of thousands of shares for his postings.
Graham previously addressed Obama's precedent-setting advocacy for alternative sexual lifestyles.
The president had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. This is outrageous - a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored.
"God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent," he wrote.
Obama's illumination of the White House:
One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God's judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world. But one day God is going to judge sin - all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgement. The righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one.
So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people's Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God's judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?
When the Supreme Court decision was announced, he wrote, “The court has no authority to change or override God's laws which define marriage as between one man and one woman.”
He said: With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it. Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman  Almighty God  and His decisions are not subject to review or revisions by any manmade court. God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh (Genesis 2:24).
I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so.

1 comment:

Larry Killion said...

It is a mistake for the GLBT movement to claim the rainbow as their symbol of pride. God introduced the rainbow to mankind immediately after the great flood in the days of Noah. Read about it in Genesis 9:8-17. THAT is the symbolic meaning of the rainbow. Now, if our queer friends want to take pride in the fact that they are committing acts that are an abomination to God and that God will not wipe the world out by a great flood, that may be true. However, do not forget; God is Holy and He hates all workers of iniquity. Ps.5:5. He is angry with the wicked every day. Ps.7:11. When sin is not judged immediately, it does not mean it will not be judged. Gal.6:7, Job 4:8, Eccl.8:8-13. In addition to all this, never forget that God did NOT promise He would never destroy the earth by Fire. In fact, scripture tells us that as sure as God destroyed the earth by water; He shall surely purge the earth again in the end times by fire. 2Pet.3:10-13. Yes, the wages of sin is death but praise God, His gift to those who repent of their sin and turn by faith to Christ is eternal life. Rom.6:23.