“Because they don’t know what they’re doing” comes to mind when you hear the hustle and bustle of the Pride and Rainbow groups. Whether they know it or not, the colors and themes used are an open display of rebellion against God.
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A simple comparison with the gospel
The following is just a short and “crunchy” outline of the whole Pride and LGBT movement from the gospel perspective. It is not a condemnation or an evaluation, but simply a comparison of the terms and symbols used in these scenes with the Word of God, the Bible. The focus here is on “Pride” and the colors of the rainbow.
The natural rainbow has 7 colors. The different Pride and LGBT rainbow flags show between 6 and 8 colors. Depending on the version and supplements, there are other forms of representation. If you want to go into more detail, you can find more detailed descriptions of these fictions in the “Queer Lexicon“.
The 6 color rainbow flag
The rainbow of the “LBGT scene” has 6 colors and the origin can be found as early as 1976. A sign of gay and lesbian groups in the USA, in the San Francisco area. The use of the rainbow colors for this purpose is therefore not a postmodern phenomenon, but arose in the course of or after the hippie movements. A “philosophy” that didn’t just fall out of “the blue sky”.
Each color of this rainbow is assigned a meaning:
- Red for life
- Orange for healing
- Yellow symbolizes the sun
- Green represents nature
- Blue is the color of harmony
- Purple represents spirituality
The 8 color rainbow flag
The “extended” rainbow flag contains 8 colors and here, too, there is an assignment for each color:
- Pink stands for sexuality
- Red for life
- Orange for healing
- Yellow for the sun
- Green for nature
- Turquoise for art
- Blue for harmony
- Purple for spirituality
Don’t use “pride” for Pride
As weird as it sounds, but if you dare to present this English term in connection with “Pride Month” as the German word “Stolz”, then you can be sure of a “shitstorm” on social media. Because “Stolz” in connection with “month” is discredited in various circles as an expression of the “extreme right wing”. In Germany “Pride-Monat” (“pride-month”) is allowed, but “Stolz-Monat” is not.
The Rainbow in the Gospel
The rainbow appears in three places in the Bible. The first depiction of the rainbow can be found in the first book of the Bible.
Immediately after the end of the Flood, God gave Noah and his family a sign of the covenant. The rainbow that appeared was the symbol of this covenant. In fact, the rainbow was a novelty at the time. With the flood there were not only massive geological changes, but also a “transformation” of the climate (Genesis 8:22). The rain was unknown until then. The plants were watered by the daily morning dew. The seasons of the year we know today didn’t exist before the Flood either. It was mostly constant weather. Genesis 9:13-16:
Another passage in the Bible about the rainbow is Revelation 4:3:
The rainbow is represented here as part of the throne of God.
The last passage to the rainbow is Revelation 10:1:
Here is the rainbow over the head of Jesus Christ at His return on “the last day of earthly things”.
Pride upheld rather than required humility
Man’s pride has always been his undoing. After the Deluge, the first “celebrity” was Nimrod, a descendant of Ham (a son of Noah), who shipwrecked neatly with his pride and hubris. His intended Tower of Babel went horribly wrong. Throughout the Bible man is called to humility. Humility towards God. And this presupposed above all the knowledge of man about his fallen and lost condition.
call to humility
There are powerful reminders in both the Old and New Testaments that denounce pride as pernicious and encourage humility.
“Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.”
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.”
“Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5:
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”
The open rebellion against God
But the whole ideology behind “Pride” unmistakably calls for pride instead of appropriate humility. And this in the colors of God’s covenant with His people and the sign for Jesus Christ. The whole Pride movement, whether LGBT, queer, or otherwise called, is nothing more than the openly presented rebellion against God, accompanied by scorn and mockery. The participants and members of these groups are very unlikely to even know that open rebellion against God is being expressed in this context.
But while the Roman Catholic Church is still groping about this finding with kid gloves, the Protestant churches (e.g. EKD) stand out as the biggest and most fervent supporters of this openly flaunted rebellion against God. This is particularly unfortunate because they should know exactly what they are doing.
Catholic Church is not innocent
No matter how innocent and internally divided the Catholic Church may present itself, it is pure calculation. The philosophy of “pride”, “rainbow colors” and the associated meanings such as “sexuality, sun, nature, harmony and spirituality” clearly bear the signature of Rome’s “think tanks”. Natural law and pantheism are a “specialty” of this church. Such “life wisdom” as in the Pride scene can also be wonderfully combined with New Age.
The Bible also contains exact descriptions of this institution. And one of their own fine arts is making things so that one’s hands can be washed innocent. But this “Babylon of modern times” will come to an end, for sure!
Bible verses from King James Version