Feminism – The weakening of a society

I just finished reading an article on OneNewsNow about the Rev. Robert Schuller stepping down as lead pastor of Southern California’s Crystal Cathedral megachurch.  It wasn’t his stepping down that caught my attention but the statement that his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, has taken over the lead role in the church.

God has ordained three institutions upon this Earth and because they are ordained by Him, He establishes how they will operate.  Fortunately, God has not left us uninformed about the roles of men and women in any of these institutions.  Unfortunately, that leaves many men and women without excuse for their behavior.  And because they are without excuse and they continue to blatantly disregard God’s Word, they will sadly be judged accordingly.

 The first institution God established was the family.  We see this in the first few chapters of Genesis.  In Ephesians 5:22-33 and I Peter 3:1-6, we see clearly the hierarchy of the family.  The husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church.  It is a beautiful picture.   It is a shame when believers distort that picture.  This is done by the wife ruling the family, being unsubmissive, taking on man’s role (to lead, provide, and protect) and rejecting her own role found in Scripture.  It is also done by the husband weakly and passively allowing it.

Secondly, God ordained the institution of the government.  Romans 13 tell us that it is God that ordains the higher powers.  Two years ago, in the middle of our Presidential Election I wrote an article called, His Will Done and My Conscience Clear, which partially addresses women leading in the political arena.  You can read it here.

The third institution that God ordained is the church.  Again, God is very clear in His Word that women are not to lead in this area.  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.  (1Ti 2:11-14)  This is not an archaic issue or even a cultural one.  The reason Paul gives that women are to not usurp the authority of a man in the church goes all the way back to the order of creation.  God established it this way from the beginning.

 The story of Deborah from Judges Chapter 4 is often cited as rationale for women stepping out from under the hierarchy that God has established.  Women love to ignore the majority of Scripture that is clear on the issue and focus on one story from the Old Testament.  Ironically, in their search to justify their own rebellion they will take the story of Deborah out of context.  Text without context is pretext, pure and simple.  Contextually, the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord.  God raised up Deborah, not to set the standard, but to bring shame upon the men.

“Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. Isaiah 3:11,12.

 We are witnessing our society deteriorate more and more each year.  Those that are leading us are causing us to err.  They are destroying the way of the paths.  What is the solution?  It’s really simple.  We need to get back to God’s Holy Word.  We need to relinquish our pragmatism and start being biblical.  Men need follow the advice of the Apostle Paul from I Corinthians 16:13 and “stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”  And we women need to simply move out of the way and let them lead and watch God once again bless our nation.

Excuse me…..Is that your husband?

 If I was given the choice between going to the Lowes and the mall, Lowes would win hands down nearly every time. Our family likes to go just because. The boys head for the lumber and hardware departments. My daughter and I head for decorations and home improvements. One particular day after looking at lighting we started hunting my husband and boys. We saw them, as we rounded a corner, at the end of an isle. It was then that I was approached by a woman saying, “Excuse me, Is that your husband?” I looked over to where this woman was pointing. There was my husband talking to my oldest son. He was listening intently as his father was teaching him the difference between certain types of nails. My youngest son, at his daddy’s feet, was looking up at his father and brother wishing for the day he could be big and strong like them. I said to this lady, “Yes, that is my husband,” wondering why the inquisition. She was an employee at Lowes and proceeded to tell me the story of her pushing a heavy washer down the isle. My husband, seeing her stuggle, asked her if he could help. Astonished she replied, “No sir, I work here. It’s my job.” “Well,” he said, “if my wife was having to move that washer I would hope someone would offer to help her.” This lady with a voice of gratitude said to me, “I just want you to know how much that meant to me. You have a fine husband.”

I’ve thought about that day often. Not because it was a rare occasion for my husband to show honor because he often does. But that day I realized, for perhaps the first time, how few women see it. When women do see men being chivalrous they almost do not know how to take it. When my boys were little their dad taught them to honor women and the elderly by holding open doors. Not too long ago my oldest son opened the door for me at a store and two young men stepped in front of me and went through the door. My son just shook his head at their rudeness. The shame in it all is that those young men probably did not have a man in their life to teach them manners. And they, as well, will proabably not teach their children either.

Those who know me know that I am not physically weak. I could, and have many times, moved a heavy appliance. But, the point my husband was trying to make is that a wife (and women in general) should be showed honor as the weaker (more precious) vessel. (I Peter 3:7) My husband does this in many ways. One way he does this is by never having me pump gas. I’ve pumped gas a thousand times in the past but for the past 4 or 5 years he always does it. If I am going on a field trip with my children the next day and the gas tank is low he will drive to town and get gas that evening. I’ve never asked him to do it; it’s just a way he shows honor. There are lots of ways a husband can honor his wife. I believe one of the greatest ways and probably the most effective way is by not expecting her to take on man’s curse given to Adam; the woman has her own.

It’s really sad when Christian men have their prayers hindered because they simply do not show honor to their wife? Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1Pe 3:7) I pray we can teach our sons and change one family at a time.

I told you so…..

Some things you just don’t want to be right about.

Back in June I wrote a blog called, “An Obamanation”. In it I warned that things were going to get worse and that if the Lord tarried then our children and grandchildren would witness terribly inmoral things in this country. The reason I said this is because I believe Scripture and in Leviticus Chapter 20 God deals with adultery, then homosexuality and then bestiality. We’ve seen adultery run rampant for several generations and now we are witnessing for ourselves the abomination of homosexuality being forced upon us. So logically what is next?

Today I received an action alert from American Family Association. Here is what it said.

Fox network inserts bestiality into family programming Urgent: File a formal complaint today with the FCC!

The Fox broadcast network featured bestiality on the program American Dad that aired over your public airwaves on Sunday night, January 3rd. But that’s not the worst of it. The network chose one of the most popular animated children’s programs (according to the Parents Television Council) to spew their toxic perversion and sickening content. Keep in mind that this program’s popularity ranges primarily from children 2-11 years old.

 I wish this was an issue that could be ignored. It sickens me to even think about it. But the truth is that if we ignore it than the victory will be given to the workers of darkness. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Eph 5:11) We better start waking up. We better start reading our Bibles. And we better stop being complacent and start standing up for righteousness. I guess I was wrong in one way. I was naïve enough to believe that it would be the next few generations that would have to deal with this but it looks like it will be mine.

 “Oh Lord Jesus how long? How long? Ere we shout the glad song, Christ returneth, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen!”

More School?


The Drudge Report (www.drudgereport.com)  has an article this morning (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_us/us_more_school)  about the President wanting longer school days and a longer school year, curtailing summer vacation. “Challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom”, he said earlier this year. Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe. Really? I will not argue that American children are behind in academics when compared to children around the world. But I draw the line there. The last thing children need today is more time away from their families. Already, many children are being trained and indoctrinated by the world system for 7-8 hours, 5 days a week. When they do get home they are overwhelmed with activities, sports and homework. Several years ago a friend called asking for suggestions with her boy. She was having trouble keeping him motivated in doing his homework. I asked her how much time he on average spent doing homework each evening. She said he gets home at 4 p.m. and does homework until dinner time and then sometimes 1 to 2 hours after dinner each night. The child at the time was in 3rd grade. My comment was simply, “If I had just spent 8 hours “learning” and then had to come home and do another 3 to 4 hours of homework, I probably wouldn’t be motivated either.”

I realize that it has become common practice to hand your child over to the government from an early age, but is this really what we need? Psalm One gives a beautiful comparison between the blessed man and the wicked man.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

Notice that the blessed man does not walk in the counsel of (take advise or learn from) the ungodly. Nor, standeth in the way of (abides with) the sinners. Nor, sitteth in the seat of (continually dwells with) the scornful (those who scoff at or mock). Dr. Voddie Baucham, in Family Driven Faith says, “Contrary to popular opinion, there is no such thing as amoral education. All education teaches and shapes morality. It is impossible to separate one’s view of God, man, truth, knowledge, and ethics from the educational process. Every day that our children sit behind a desk, they are either being taught to know, love, and obey God or they are being taught to love and obey someone or something that has usurped God’s proper role.” He goes on to say, “Let me be clear – I applaud men and women who God has called to teach in government schools. These people are front-line warriors, and they need to be right where they are. However, there is a big difference between sending fully trained disciples into enemy territory and sending recruits to our enemy’s training camp. If we do the latter, we shouldn’t be surprised when they come home wearing the enemy’s uniform and charging the hill of our home while waving an enemy flag.”

What’s in a Name?


My sister just found out that she is expecting a baby!  The whole family shares the excitement that she and her husband have.   Having children is such a blessing.  Scripture says that children are a direct blessing from the Lord.  (Psalm 127)  Therefore, the more children you have, the more blessed are you. 

My three children are looking forward to having a new cousin.  They have taken it upon themselves to pick out names for this child.  I remember the dilemma we had when trying to decide what names we would choose for our children.  After all, our children would have to live with our choice for their entire life.  So we choose with care:

Aaron (Anointed One)

Abigail (Father’s Joy)

Andrew (Strong and Courageous)

As I think about names and what they mean I cannot help but think of the name above all names – Jesus.  One of the most moving songs about the name of Jesus was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither.  While performing their song, “There’s Just Something About That Name” Gloria has spoken these following words between the verses:

 “Jesus, the mere mention of His name can calm the storm, heal the broken, raise the dead. At the name of Jesus, I’ve seen sin-hardened men melted, derelicts transformed, the lights of hope put back into the eyes of a hopeless child…   At the name of Jesus, hatred and bitterness turned to love and forgiveness, arguments cease.   I’ve heard a mother softly breathe His name at the bedside of a child delirious with fever, and I’ve watched that little body grow quiet and the fevered brow cool.  I’ve stayed beside a dying saint, her body racked with pain, who in those final fleeting seconds summoned her last ounce of ebbing strength to whisper earth’s sweetest name–Jesus, Jesus…   Emperors have tried to destroy it; philosophies have tried to stamp it out. Tyrants have tried to wash it from the face of the earth with the very blood of those who claimed it. Yet still it stands.   And there shall be that final day when every voice that has ever uttered a sound–every voice of Adam’s race shall raise in one great mighty chorus to proclaim the name of Jesus–for in that day “every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!”   Ah–so you see–it was not mere chance that caused the angel one night long ago to say to a virgin maiden, “His name shall be called Jesus.” Jesus–Jesus–Jesus. You know, there is something about that name…”[i]

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Php 2:9-11)


[i] It’s more than Music, Bill & Gloria Gaither, The Gaither Charitable Foundation, 2003

It’s coming…..thanks to ecumenicalism!

Believers for centuries have been looking for the One World Government, One World Currency, and One World Religion that will come during end times.  I don’t think we have to look any longer. If you will watch the news you will see that we are moving in that direction very fast.  The United Nations have been working towards a One World Government for some time and now we see that the One World Currency is already in the works.  While there has been a stirring towards the One World Religion for years it is now in the fast track thanks to ecumenicalism. 

 American Heritage Dictionary gives the definition of ecumenical as “of worldwide scope; universal; of or relating to the worldwide Christian church; concerned with establishing or promoting unity among churches or religions.” 

 There are two ecumenical movements currently happening. 

 The first is the Evangelical Movement.  This is the belief that all Christian denominations must come together in unity.  Organizations like the Promise Keepers and Bible teachers like Beth Moore take this ecumenical stand.  An article about Beth Moore stated that, “she doesn’t get caught up in divisive doctrinal issues. In fact, she purposely steers clear of topics that could widen existing rifts between different streams in the body of Christ.”  The Promise Keepers’ movement is also part of this ecumenical trend of down-playing doctrine for unity. In one Promise Keeper publication this is clearly evident: We believe that we have a God-given mission to unite men who are separated by race, geography, culture, denomination, and economics. A Promise Keeper is committed to reach beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity. And they have been successful in doing that. Promise Keepers supporters and sponsors include Evangelicals, Catholics, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians, Charismatics, and others. These groups have been divided by major doctrinal differences for many years. But now these differences are being dropped for the sake of unity. These are just two examples of many.  Please tell me, if I am a Baptist who believes that salvation is by grace through faith and not of works lest any man should boast how can I worship beside a person who believes in works for salvation?  This person doesn’t believe I’m even saved.

Ecumenical teaching is dangerous because it weakens the faith.  Having a standard and raising up walls of separation is a way of protecting the local church from error and heretical, false teachings.  Because of this Evangelical Movement of Ecumenicalism we are now seeing a larger movement in which states that we bring together not only all Evangelicals but now we bring together all religions.  Billy Graham states on the “Hour of Power” show that Jesus Christ is NOT the only way to the Father.  He says that Muslims, Buddhist, and even non-believers are being called of God and are a part of the body of Christ even if they do not know His name.  

 The teaching is everywhere.  From fiction books like The Shack to radio preachers and TV Evangelist like Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyers you will find the ecumenical belief and it’s all moving us toward the One World Religion.

Within 50 Years


When I think about my life and all the blessings that God has showered down upon me I cannot help but praise Him for His great love. I could never add up all the mercy and goodness that my Father gives me. Blessings flow from Heaven daily. My life is a joy. It’s filled with peace and contentment.

Yet, there is a sobering thought in my mind lately. As wonderful as this life is probably within the next 50 years it will all be over. Scripture states it like this: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14)  Within 50 years my time on earth will be gone, that is, if I live a full life. How many lives are cut short due to accidents and illnesses? Or perhaps, Christ will return even sooner. While the thought of the rapture or death to this soul holds no fear, I can only imagine how one might tremble at the thought who does not know Christ.

My husband is teaching Ray Comfort’s “The Way of the Master” Evangelism course on Wednesday nights. It’s amazing to watch the videos of them interviewing people on the streets. While most will agree that they think about death, most of them have no hope. And many of the ones that do have a small sliver of hope are deceived to believe a lie. It’s very sad. This morning I read the famous sermon by Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” After reading it my heart broke for all the people I know who are lost. I’m concerned and fear for those I don’t even know. My heart is filled with compassion and I’m convicted and burdened in that I don’t witness like I should.

My husband ask his class a few weeks ago why people don’t witness. Many of the answers were “because of fear”. While there is a truth to that statement I wish that was all there was to it. I will submit that it’s not fear as much as unconcern. Sometimes I feel like a sailor on ship content while there are people drowning in the sea. My captain gives the command to help those who are perishing but I stay dry and safe praising and loving my Captain on board. I pray God will give me concern and love for others.

Please go to http://www.repentamerica.com and read the sermon I mentioned. Let it work on your heart as you think about those who are lost.

Go to http://www.livingwaters.com and read the letter from the atheist.

Go to http://www.whatifimpretending.com and see the gravity of the situation that many are in today.

Remember, most of us will stand before God within the next 50 years. Will He be able to say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”?

That is my heart’s desire.

The end…

the end

The end justifies the means.


Lend an ear to modern America and this is what you will hear. You will hear it when a young person lies in order to get ahead in life. You will hear it when a father works 60 hours a week, neglecting his family in the pursuit of wealth. You will hear it when parents justify their children being taught humanism, evolution and homosexuality in the name of education. You will hear it when churches compromise with the world for the sake of the “greater good.” You’ll even hear it during election times when Christian people cast a vote for an unethical candidate because……the end justifies the means.

However, the Founding Fathers of our nation had a difference perspective than many have today. Listen to what John Adams said, “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth more than all the means.”

Men and women with a multigenerational faithfulness looked ahead, knowing full well what the cost would be to establish a nation “under God” in that “all men are created equal”. Yet, thinking about their children and children’s children they pressed onward for they knew that the end would be worth more than all the means. Are there any men and women like this today? Or are we too concerned with today to think about tomorrow? When I think about the future of this nation on the brink of disaster my heart breaks for my children and for the children that they will have. Will they be able to live in a land of freedom? Will they be able to worship God without fear? Will they live in a land of peace?

Everything in me tells me that hard times are coming. Therefore, I ask myself,

“Am I willing to sacrifice now who I am and what I do knowing that in the end it will be worth it all?”

“Am I willing to forgo all these temporal pleasures for heavenly crowns?”

“Am I willing to do what is necessary to impart to my children the eternal things of God?”

You see, for over two hundred years our country has reaped the blessings of what our Founding Fathers sowed. Yet around 50 years ago our country began to sow different seeds; seeds of rebellion against the Holy One. Now, our generation will begin to reap what has been sown these last few years. I pray that it isn’t more than we can bear. Then Enemy would have you believe that everything is fine. “Sure these are hard times but we’ll get through them, like we always have.” And while I believe that our God is sovereign and that as His child I am well loved and cared for, I also believe that without calling out to God in repentance and belief and rolling up our sleeves and doing what is necessary we will never reclaim back our land. It is no longer enough to live our lives from day to day and take our children to church. We must fight. We must fight for freedom. We must fight for the Kingdom, not with guns and knives but with the Power of God never forgetting that it is a spiritual battle that wages against us.

My husband is currently reading, “The Robbers’ Cave” written in 1887 to our children each night. (www.lamplighterpublishing.com) The story is about a young boy, Horace, who is kidnapped by a band of robbers. Last night my husband read the dialogue between the young lad and one of the captors, Raphael, who as a believer is secretly trying to help the boy. The discourse spoke to my heart and stated even truer what I am trying to say.

Horace was well versed in Scripture history, but he had only a very superficial knowledge of the Epistles of St. Paul. The glowing, fervent spirit of devotion breathing through them had found no response in his heart. He read now, almost as though they were new to him, the soul-stirring words of the apostle and martyr, proclaiming the blessed truths which he so joyfully sealed with his blood.

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

Horace felt that the Italian at his side was not merely reading this as a chronicled address to suffering saints of old, but receiving it as a rousing call to himself, a watchword to be used on the field of battle, a command from a leader to a soldier of the cross.

“Is it true,” asked Raphael, when at last he paused in his reading – “Is it true that in your blessed land these Scriptures are open to all?”

“The poorest can have a Bible,” replied Horace.

“What a power must be wielded there for the truth!” said the Italian, laying his hand upon the open Testament. “In this country there is but a man here and there, like a picket in a hostile land, a sentinel on a post of danger, to grasp with a feeble hand the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God standing forth in a cause which, were it not the cause of the Almighty, he might well consider to be desperate but with you, how strong, how united a phalanx must hold the ground against all opposers, and go forward conquering and triumphant in the great battle that is waged on earth!”

“Of what battle do you speak?” said Horace, rather to draw forth an answer from Raphael than from any difficulty as to his meaning.

“The great battle between Truth and Error, Light and Darkness, God and Satan,” replied Raphael; “the battle in which every individual must be enlisted on one or the other side.”

“Not necessarily to take any very active part,” observed Horace, who felt as regarded himself there had been little interest, and certainly no great effort in the strife.

Raphael fixed his large, earnest eyes upon the speaker with an expression of grave surprise. “In the world’s warfare what do we esteem a soldier who shrinks from taking part in the struggle, who obeys not his leader, who deserts his banner at a period of danger?”

“We esteem him a coward,” replied Horace.

“And if he take part with the enemy?”

“He has the name, and deserves the fate of a traitor.”

“And what shall we call those who enlisted to oppose sin and Satan, are content to remain mere spectators of the strife, or who actually join the ranks of the foe?”

“Nine-tenths of the Christian world do so,” observed Horace, “and certainly look upon themselves neither as cowards nor traitors. Few consider that there is a battle to be fought at all. Men follow their own pleasure, do their own will, and doubt not but that all will be well in the end.”

“You do not think so?” said Raphael.

Horace knew not what to reply. He was too conscious that he had been describing his own state of mine, and felt that if a brave, earnest, self-sacrificing spirit of devotion be necessary to the Christian soldier, he was unworthy of the name.

Oh, how these words stuck me. How many times have I been unworthy of the name of Christ? How many times have I followed my own pleasure and did my own will believing that all will be well in the end? How many times do I forget about the battle I’m called to engage in? How the Wicked One has deceived us! May my eyes be fixed upon the eternal. May I press on for the prize of the high calling. May I stand fast in the faith and fight as a true soldier. And may I always remember, as did Adams, that it’s not the end that justifies the means but that the end is worth more than all the means!

An “Obamanation”


Last Sunday while we were having our fellowship lunch after the morning worship service one young lady shared with me what she had written in her notes during the service.  As my husband was preaching about things that are an abomination to the Lord something in the way he spoke caused her to write down the phrase “Obama Nation”.  I’m afraid that there is more truth to this statement than many people in this country are willing to admit. 

President Obama has now declared June 2009 to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.  Our President is celebrating and encouraging an act that is an abomination in God’s eyes. (Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Lev 18:22) Not only is this act an abomination in God’s eyes but something that by Old Testament Law is a deed worthy of death.  (If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Lev 20:13)  

 Does your heart ache for our country?  Are you weeping over the condition we are now in? Is there righteous indignation burning within your soul?  When will the Christian brethren say enough is enough?  When will men of God preach out against the unrighteousness that abounds in this country?  When will we fall to our faces, mourn over our sins, and cry out for God to save us?  Perhaps when we ourselves seek after righteousness and holiness?  It’s hard for the Christian community to take a stand against homosexuality when most professing “Christians” endorse the very act.  You may ask, just how are Christians endorsing homosexuality?  Let me answer that question with others.  How many Christians support companies who openly promote homosexuality?  How many Christians listen to music performed by known homosexuals (American Idol contestants, for example)?  How many Christians watch television programs and movies that support the homosexual lifestyle?  Don’t tell me that professing Christians in this country are not endorsing homosexuality.                     

True believers must call out to God and seek His face.  If we continue on this path our country is headed for destruction.  Do you think it’s as bad as it’s going to get?  Let me suggest that it will get much worse.  A generation ago in this nation the act of homosexuality was a disgrace but now it’s paraded out in the open.  Now our leaders take pride in the very act.  If the Lord tarries what will our children and their children witness?  If you want to know just read Leviticus 20:15-16.  It’s coming, it’s an abomination, and this is what we can expect from an “Obama Nation”.

The Beauty of the Gay Rainbow


Last week a friend from Arkansas came to visit with her 5 children. The children had never been to the beach so we took a day and traveled to Pensacola, FL. As soon as we got there it started to rain. Not wanting them to miss the opportunity to see the ocean we decided to stick it out. The rain only lasted a few minutes and when it was over we saw a complete double rainbow. It was incredible. One end began on the beach and the other ended in the ocean. Above the brightly colored rainbow was a fainter rainbow. It was the most beautiful gay rainbow I’ve ever seen.

Yes, I meant to say, “gay rainbow”. Scripture tells us that the heart of the righteous studieth to answer, that is they ponder the answer. (Prov. 15:28) In addition, I always tell my children to say what you mean and mean what you say. That is the reason I choose the phrase gay rainbow. Only recently has the word gay been a disgrace. While the younger generation only knows the definition that brings shame, the older generations can recall the word commonly being used as meaning merry, happy or even brightly colored. We are all familiar with the passage in James 2:3 referring to “gay clothing”. But now, you would never hear a Christian describe them self as wearing gay clothing. Here world, take a word with a merry meaning and let the God-haters (Romans 1:24-32) have it. While you’re at it, let’s let the world have the word “marriage”. For there was a time when no one questioned the definition of this word. But now, Christians have to define it as between one man and one woman. How much longer will we be able to hold onto that word? We’ve already let them have the word gay. What about the word rainbow? Ask any child who attends Sunday school to tell you about the rainbow and they will go into a lively story about Noah’s Ark. Two by two God brought the animals onto the ark with Noah and all his family. After the flood, the Lord put a rainbow in the sky as a promise to never again destroy the world with water. (Genesis 9) But, let me submit that there is a little more to the story. According to Genesis chapter 6, God looked upon the wickedness of earth and His heart was grieved therefore He said, “I will destroy man”. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Therefore, God judged the rest of the earth and saved Noah and his family and two of every kind of animal on the ark. Because God is the Creator of all and this is His world He can judge it. Because God is Holy and Just and Righteous, He must judge this world. There are many who struggle with that truth. But, nevertheless, it’s still the truth. Not only did God judge the world, but He will one day judge it again. While the rainbow is a sign in the sky that He will not destroy it with water, scripture teaches us that the earth will one day be destroyed with fire. God will judge this world. Yet now God hating men go around parading in their sins, using symbols like the rainbow to identify themselves as homosexuals. And the Christians stand by and let them. Just like the word “gay”, we will no longer use the rainbow as a symbol because we fear the world. Friends, we should be proud of the rainbow. Christians should use the rainbow as an example of God’s love, mercy, holiness, and judgment. Shame on us for allowing it to be used as a banner of sin and shame on us for allowing the word “gay” to use as an adjective for homosexuality. We’ve just handed it over to Satan and the world like everything else. What will we allow next? What happens when they want to use a dove or the cross as a sign of their debauched lifestyle? Will we turn those words over to them as well? God forbid.

Christians, we need to stand up. There is a war going on all around us, not of flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore I will choose to look at this world through the light of scripture and in it I see the splendor of the gay rainbow.