Last night I was at church watching the Super Bowl with a bunch of young adults in the student ministry. We had a concert planned for the halftime show and I was in the sound booth watching hundreds of young people enjoy contemporary music that glorified Jesus. My phone started to buzz over and over with friends of mine asking If I saw the Super Bowl half-time show. I knew instantly that it had to do with gay awareness and homosexuality.
The moment I looked at the live TV screen I saw an entire football stadium designed in rainbow colors that reads, "Believe In Love." Over 114 million people tuned in around the world to be made more aware and celebrate homosexuality from the largest single platform on the planet.
The world is celebrating a definition of love that has no biblical foundation. The Bible tells us that, "love does not delight in evil but rejoiced in the truth" (1 Corinthians 13:6). If the Bible refers to homosexual practice on all account as evil (ungodly) behavior then it can't be love as God defines it or intended it. It's a carnal love, a deceptive love, a love of the world mascaraing as the love of God. They can wrap their slogan of gay awareness in the rainbow but that doesn't make their love Godly.
In my new book Gay Awareness I write about the revelation God gave me on the rainbow and why the gay community uses it as their banner.
Over the years, it has grieved me that the gay community has adopted the rainbow as their emblem. This was the sign of the people of God that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. Genesis 9:13 says, "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." The interesting part is the relationship between the rainbow on the banner of the gay community and a sign of the promise of God related to God's judgment on the world. The people who don't want to be judged chose the sign of God's promise against the backdrop of God's judgment of the world.
I began to pray and ask God to speak to me concerning why the gay community chose the rainbow as their own. One day, in the middle of my daily Bible reading, I came across the reason. Revelation 4:3 says, "And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne." Follow me on this. In Revelation 4, God was showing the disciple John a vision of heaven and the throne room of God. John puts into words what he saw in the presence of God, and describes it and all of its colors, like a rainbow. "I believe the gay community unconsciously chose the rainbow as their banner because, on some level, they desire the presence of God without passing through the judgment of God." The flood of judgment came first. The rainbow of the presence of God followed.
Gay Awareness continues to sweep across the world with America leading the way. Tens of thousands participated while hundreds of millions watch as our nation waived the banners of judgment celebrating our belief in love while denying the God of love.
Landon Schott and his wife Heather founded The Rev Ministries in 2008 and launched REVtv.com a 24/7 online youth & young adult network dedicated to turning the heart of a generation to Jesus through Christ-centered media. Landon received his Bachelor Of Arts from Trinity Theological Seminary and authored Jezebel; The Witch Is Back, a spiritual warfare book. His new book Gay Awareness is set to be released March of 2016. Connect with Landon on Instagram or Twitter @LandonSchott