The Great Rainbow Robbery
An Amazing Fact: Yet another attack on Holy Scripture has been unleashed—it’s called the Queen James Version of the Bible. A group of anonymous “scholars” has edited the major Bible passages that condemn homosexuality in an effort to make the lifestyle appear acceptable. Then they had the audacity to take the purity of the rainbow—God’s covenant symbol—and place it on the cover of their new translation. I call it “The Great Rainbow Robbery.”The rainbow—a magnificent representation of God’s everlasting covenant with us—has been hijacked! And make no mistake; this is no accident. It is part of an orchestrated campaign to make sexual behavior that God has clearly condemned appear normal and acceptable.
The rainbow appears on a new, blasphemous translation of the Bible labeled the “Queen James Version.” Here is just one example of how they have tampered with Scripture in an effort to promote their views …
The real version of Romans 1:26, 27 reads, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful” (NKJV).
Compare the real text to this version: “Their women did change their natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, left of the natural use of the woman, burned in ritual lust, one toward another.”
See that? They simply invented words—“in ritual lust”—to make this verse sound as if it’s only talking about idolatry. And this is just one shameful example! Remember the curse pronounced against those who tamper with God’s Holy Word? (See Revelation 22:18, 19!)
Marriage Under Attack
Please don’t get me wrong. God doesn’t hate homosexuals, and neither do I. But they are falling for the same trap Satan set when he cynically asked Eve, “Has God indeed said …?”
This same deceiving spirit is behind the effort to change the definition of marriage in our country. In just a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether the Defense of Marriage Act—which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman—is unconstitutional. So The Great Rainbow Robbery will continue unless we contend for the truth!
The Obama Administration has taken the defiant position of refusing to defend the marriage law passed by Congress. In fact, the president’s supportive position toward homosexual marriage secured him a place on the cover of Newsweek magazine—with a rainbow halo around his head and the title of “The First Gay President.”
What can you and I do?
We need to confront this terrible tide, and the best way to expose this darkness is by turning on the light. Our world desperately needs to hear the real message about God’s holy moral law in a powerful and loving way that’s still relevant for today.
Let’s face it; most people in our culture are very confused about sin because they are only vaguely acquainted with God’s law. That’s one reason I believe the Lord has impressed Amazing Facts to prepare a new series on the Ten Commandments.
This will not be a series that “preaches to the choir.” We will design it specifically as an outreach to non-believers so that we might exalt the beauty of God’s law of love in a culture that has lost its moral bearings. “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul” (Psalm 19:7 NKJV).
I want this series to convict and soften hearts, to bring sinners to the cross of Christ, but it will require an enormous amount of preparation. Your financial support this month will help to broadcast this new series, create a special study guide, and produce our other powerful programs—turning people to the Righteous One. The cost of this project will be about $178,000, providing for the complete production, printing, air time, and DVD distribution.
This is really frontline evangelism. As we exalt God’s law and His love, the lost will find Jesus. Your support will make it possible for us to produce and distribute this new study series at a time when His law of love is being disregarded by so many.
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 NKJV). The foundation of our morals is under attack. Let’s work together to restore the rainbow as a symbol of salvation and proclaim His message of love and righteousness in a world so desperate for present truth!
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Pastor Doug Batchelor
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