In 1 Samuel 4, 5 and 6 we read that the ark of the covenant was captured by the Philistines, desecrated and placed in the house of their god, Dagon, in Ashdod. Twice this idol fell on its face in the presence of Israel’s ark of the covenant. The rainbow given by God in the days of Noah was a sign of God’s covenant of protection after the flood, that the Earth would not again see a worldwide flood. Those who use the rainbow to symbolize their lifestyle, which the Bible calls abomination, should think of the hand of God, as was manifested in Ashdod, when something sacred is desecrated. God did not promise there would be no more floods. The Mennonite church has made some wrong turns since 2000.
Jonathan Stoltzfus, Goshen, Ind.
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