First Covenant Foundation
We created this foundation and our book, Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws, when we started, with the hope of taking the rainbow back for righteousness, holiness, the brotherhood of humankind, the Golden Rule, etc. This had nothing whatever to do with the rainbow symbol used by other groups, like the “Rainbow Coalition” of Reverend Jesse Jackson and the LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer – movement, which use the rainbow as their emblem.
Long ago, God Himself singled out the rainbow for His purposes:
“[And He said] This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature with you, for perpetual generations: I have set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be a token of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
- Genesis 9:12-3
Using the rainbow as a symbol in that way caused so much confusion that we decided to save trying to get the rainbow back for God for another day.
Since the Covenant of the Rainbow, the Noahide Covenant, is also the Bible’s First Covenant - going all the way back to the first true human beings (Genesis 1:26-30), and then to Noah and his children (Genesis 9) - “First Covenant” seemed fine.
Whatever you choose to call it, our aim all along has been to discover, develop and share the wondrous teachings – the bedrock moral, ethical and spiritual wisdom – of this great universal covenant, and the fine pure light they shine on every holy covenant.