An Amazing Fact: A militant wing of the gay community has just unleashed a new attack on Holy Scripture—the so-called Queen James Version of the Bible. A group of anonymous “scholars” has edited all of the major Bible passages that condemn homosexuality in an effort to make the homosexual lifestyle appear acceptable. What’s amazing is how they manufactured new verses out of thin air and then had the audacity to take the purity of the rainbow—God’s covenant symbol—and place it on the cover of this new translation. I call it “The Great Rainbow Robbery.”
The rainbow—a beautiful symbol of God’s faithfulness to keep His promises—has been hijacked! And we can’t just standby and watch; we must do something!
This magnificent representation of God’s everlasting covenant with mankind has been kidnapped by the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community and turned into a symbol of sexual perversity that is clearly condemned by God.
Make no mistake—this is no accident. It is part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to make deviant sexual behavior appear normal and acceptable in our culture.
The rainbow appears on a new, blasphemous translation of the Bible; the authors have called it the “Queen James Version” because they claim King James of the famous KJV Bible was actually bisexual. Here are just a couple of examples of how they have tampered with Holy Scripture in an effort to promote their views …
The real KJV version of Leviticus 18:22 says:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
That should be clear enough. But they have altered this verse to read:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is abomination.”
By adding the words “in the temple of Molech”—found nowhere in the original text!—they make the verse imply that only homosexuality in a pagan temple is forbidden and that other consenting homosexual unions are acceptable.
Now look at Romans 1:26, 27:
“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.”
Once again, they invent words—“in ritual lust”—to make this verse sound as if it’s only talking about idolatry. In reality, it’s just another sad attempt to justify other homosexual relationships as normal.
And these are just a few of the examples of twisted Scriptures. The intellectual dishonesty used to rationalize these reckless interpretations is beyond belief. It would almost be funny … if tampering with God’s Word were not such a deadly serious matter. Remember the frightening curse pronounced against those who tamper with God’s Holy Word? (See Revelation 22:18, 19!)
Marriage Under Attack
Changing these Bible verses attacks the very institution of marriage. Isaiah foretold, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).
Please don’t get me wrong. God doesn’t hate homosexuals, and neither do I. But they are falling into the same trap that Adam and Eve fell into when Satan questioned the words of God by cynically asking, “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, as one lower court has already ruled. They will also rule on whether individual states have the right to vote that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
The Great Rainbow Robbery will continue unless we contend for the truth and stand up for God’s Word.
So what can you and I do?
First, we must realize that God’s truth never changes. Around His throne is a rainbow (Revelation 4:3), a sign that God’s love and grace is extended to every one of us—including homosexuals who are defiling God’s image and Word. (See Jude 7–9.)
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:9–11, “Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites … will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you” (NKJV). Homosexuals haven’t committed the unpardonable sin by engaging in homosexual acts. Jesus’ blood can cover this sin too. But they must repent and turn from their sin.
Second, there is an urgent need to confront the lies of The Great Rainbow Robbery, 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 laws in order to restore the Ten Commandments—in a powerful and loving way that’s relevant for today. After all, the whole world will someday be judged by this law (James 2:12).
Ten Laws of Love
Let’s face it; most people in our culture are very confused about sin because they are only vaguely acquainted with God’s law. Paul writes, “Where there is no law there is no transgression” (Romans 4:15 NKJV). In fact, I venture to guess that only one in 50 professed Christians could recite the full Ten Commandments … and even fewer could do it in order.
That’s one reason I believe the Lord has been impressing me that it is urgent for Amazing Facts to prepare a new series on the Ten Commandments, God’s holy moral law.
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. Of course it will be evangelistic! After all, the Bible says: “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul” (Psalm 19:7 NKJV). That’s what Amazing Facts is all about, and I know it’s why you are such a good friend to this ministry.
I want this full series on the Ten Commandments to be presented with old-fashioned “tent meeting” power that will still be completely relevant to the world we live in today. I want it to convict and soften hearts, to bring sinners to the cross of Christ.
To do this well requires an enormous amount of preparation. Our graphics and studio team is developing the media. I plan to deliver this series initially for television and then make it available through DVD, with a study guide that small groups can use as a powerful witnessing tool to share with their friends.
This Ten Commandments series will touch on all the “hot spots” of the gospel and problems in our society—such as how to worship God, heal marriages, restore the Sabbath, have honesty in our relationships, respect our neighbors, and more. In fact, three of the Ten Commandments address relationships between man and woman and help expose the flaws in widespread homosexual propaganda.
This is really frontline evangelism. Until people know they are sinners, they don’t feel their need of a Savior. As we exalt God’s law and His love, lost people will find Jesus.
Your financial support this month will help to broadcast this new series and our other powerful programs on television—turning people to the Righteous One. It 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. The cost of this project this year will be about $178,000, providing for the complete production, printing, air time, and DVD distribution.
The Bible says, “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. Please join Amazing Facts and me in being a part of God’s work, to proclaim His message of love and righteousness in a world so desperate for present truth!
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Speaking His truth in love,
Pastor Doug Batchelor
Together we have the opportunity to “overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).
I am asking you to please stand with me in proclaiming the real “rainbow” message of God’s salvation, through this Ten Commandment series, by sending your gift for Amazing Facts today. Thank you for your faithfulness!