Friday, June 14, 2013

of rainbows and men

Earlier this week, while driving around town, I was thinking of rainbows.  I was thinking how the rainbow was given as a symbol for the promise God made to never destroy man again by flood because of sin.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) community have taken that very symbol of God's promise and use it as their banner.

Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.  For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;  but he that sows to the Spirit of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:7-8

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends; With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be?  You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.  That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.  But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.  Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom  that God gave him.
2 Peter 3:8-15
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