By Johnie Edwards
God’s use of the rainbow and Jessica Hahn’s is quite different! In USA Today (September 25-27, 1987), Jessica Hahn (Jim Bakker-PTL Secretary) was quoted as saying she “asked God for a sign” when she posing for a topless picture for Playboy. She said, “I looked up and saw a rainbow over Lake Michigan. I said, Thanks, God.” What some people will do with the Bible to try to get God’s approval.
Misuse Of The Rainbow
Did you ever read about the rainbow in the Bible? I have and I never knew that the rainbow was a sign from God to pose naked! The people who think God speaks to them today by some kind of sign can come up with whatever they want. The first thing folks need to understand is that God does not make known his wishes by signs today. The Apostle to the Hebrews said, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Heb. 1: 1-2).
The Bible Rainbow
Please take your Bible and read Genesis 9:18-17 concerning the rainbow revealed in the Bible. Do you see anything in the Bible story that comes anyway close to the story of a sign to pose naked?
Purpose Of The Rainbow
The rainbow in the Bible was a sign from, God. But just what was it a sign for? The rainbow was a “token of a covenant between God and the earth” (Gen. 9:13). The rainbow said, “And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth” (Gen. 9:11).
Guardian of Truth XXXI: 22, p. 684
November 19, 1987