Flags and banners are important symbols that claim and establish territory or convey an important message.
Many would say that the White House bathed in the colors of the rainbow flag on June 26, 2015, was nothing more than a sign of celebration, a well-deserved message of congratulations to the LGBT community after the Supreme Court’s ruling. A senior official at the White House tweeted that this was a declaration that “Love wins!”
But there is clearly something more behind the rainbow-colored White House. It was a sign of victory, and more than that, it was a declaration of dominance.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines dominion as “control over a country or people, or the land that belongs to a ruler.”
Underlying it all is a mocking proclamation of the ruler of this world that reason, natural law and the common good can be impeached and banished in favor of sophistry and the institutionalizing of the untenable, outrageous notion of genderless marriage. And that as ruler he maintains his own brand of influence over the United States: over political leaders, even those in the highest realms of government; over judges in the highest court in the land and many lower courts; over media and many thought and opinion leaders; over many major corporations, and over academia at every level.
It also stands as a warning of judgment and doom for those who oppose this occupying force, who stand against this ideological colonization, meant to demoralize and create a sense of hopeless, totalitarian inevitability, of surrender and defeat.
Scripture makes it clear that Satan seeks dominion over every heart, every government:
“We know that we are God’s children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one,” (1 John 5:19). He is “The “ancient serpent ... who leads the whole world astray” (Revelation 12:9).
This is his purpose, to deceive and distract all from the magnificent glory of the Gospel, of God’s eternal plan for humanity. In particular, he seeks to deceive passive, dull-minded, unaware believers: “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by its cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).
In our day, we witness the attempted obliteration of gender, complementarity, and conjugal marriage as a means of undermining both the preaching of and experience of the Gospel.
But it’s just a pretty flag
It’s not just the government that has been overtaken by the rainbow flag. We’ve also watched as the rainbow colors have infiltrated some churches and denominations, small and large. While these are intended as signs of inclusiveness and tolerance, their presence is in reality a sign of the unabashed brazenness of the ancient enemy of Christ planting his flag wherever he can to claim God’s people for himself.
The Cross is the great symbol of God’s people, a declaration in every Church and in every Christian home of our deep, living connection to Him who died that we might live, that we are created for Christ and that through the power of His Blood and Cross, we are made new creations in Him.
But the presence of the rainbow flag as a sign of “marriage equality” is meant to supplant the Cross and dilute its meaning. It stands in stark opposition to the eternal intention of Christ who has made us clean through the shedding of His Blood in order to “... present [his Bride] to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless … ” (Ephesians 5:27; See also Revelation 19:8).
It is an attempt to erase the blueprint that God has provided for us: Without conjugal, complementary marriage, understanding of the Gospel is dimmed.
The rainbow flag in churches stands in judgment and mockery of the Primordial Sacrament, Christ’s spousal love for his perfect complement, his Betrothed, the Church.
It’s just an equal sign: Dismantling the Cross of Christ
Are the red and pink symbols heralding genderless marriage as fully equal to conjugal marriage really just pink equal signs against a red background?
And its older genderless sibling — the Human Rights Campaign’s logo consisting of a yellow equal sign against a blue background — is it too nothing more than what it appears to be?
Or is it possible that in both cases the parallel bars insidiously represent the dismantled beams of the Cross of Christ? The vertical component that represents humanity’s connection to God has been laid on its side, deemed irrelevant in these modern times.
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, the Human Rights Campaign is a conduit for the father of lies to mock and ridicule the great Truth of the primordial sacrament, Christ and His Bride. These symbols exist to invite judgment and condemnation of not only Christianity but every clear-thinking Christian. They are a vehicle through which the “accuser of our brethren” (Revelation 12:10 KJV) condemns both believers and the heart of the Gospel.
The presence of “equality” banners in churches and elsewhere is an outright condemnation of complementarity, meant to dismantle and disengage the terms bride and groom, husband and wife, so that they can be reassembled in a mocking manner as groom & groom, husband & husband, bride & bride, and wife & wife.
These are not benign symbols: They share a diabolical component.
Playing wth fire
The presence of the rainbow colors and “marriage equality” symbols in Churches across the country and around the world is a statement of Satan’s contempt for Christ and His Bride which has been present since before the beginning of time. As such, these are evidence of his continuing influence in the world.
The symbols of genderless marriage equality have no place in the Church or among Christians. They are a bright, shiny, colorful distraction from truth, seeking to dislodge and supplant it with a lie. Those who bring these flags and banners along with the ideology they represent into the church have no idea of the nature and strength of the forces they are dealing with: They are playing with fire.
The rainbow flag and equality symbols are the banners under which Christianity and Christians are now persecuted. And in going a step further and either strongly promoting or passively entertaining the notion of anti-complementary marriage as some currently are, we risk personal participation in mocking and suppressing the Gospel.
The introduction of these symbols into churches and homes is meant to be a signal, a declaration from this world’s ruler to Christ that His Betrothed does not yet completely belong to Him — that she remains in myriad ways under his dominion, under his government. It is Satan’s way of needling, of taunting and ridiculing Christ and His Bride, all the while subtly baiting all of us into joining him in his mockery.
The deceiver of the whole world (Revelation 12:9) is luring the whole world to join his mockery of Christ’s Plan for His Bride, assuring many that they are on the “right side of history.” However, you can’t be on the right side of history if you’re on the wrong side of natural law.
Most will scoff at this view. Many – even devout Christians — will roll their eyes instead of pausing to recognize and discern the grave reality confronting us.
Sister Lucia dos Santos, the longest surviving Fatima child visionary, warned the world not long before her death: “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.”
Burn your white flag, or better yet ...
Don’t be deceived. Don’t shrug your shoulders. Don’t conclude the battle over marriage is a done deal and therefore we should accept it and move on. Don’t wave a white flag and bend your knee before the garish rainbow flag. Burn your white flag, or better yet, emblazon it with the Cross of Christ and wave it high for the world to see. The stakes are astronomically high, reaching not only deep inside your soul, in your family and the world around you, but to heaven and eternity.