What Color Is The Dress — Oops I Mean Flag?

What color is the dress — oops I mean flag?


Let’s address the question. Take a close look. Different people see this flag differently.

Some of the colors (and images) in this pic are just reflections onto the flag — the white spots for instance. Those colors are not actually a part of the flag.

For some this flag is just a piece of cloth as common as an ordinary dress. However, for others this flag is a reflection of God’s glory.

This flag is The Salvation Army Flag.  In reality it has only 3 colors: red, yellow, and blue (plus the black lettering that reads “BLOOD & FIRE”).

The blue stands for an upright lifestyle of utmost integrity.

The red represents the way to begin to live such a lifestyle — the blood of Jesus that sets us free from our misery, self-destruction, discouragement, defeat, and negativity; and obtains forgiveness for us so that we can start over with a clean slate, a clean heart, and a clear conscience.

The yellow stands for the supernatural power available to human beings to consistently live a transformed lifestyle of love, joy, inner peace, and victory over wrong thinking, wrong speaking, and wrongdoing — the power and real presence of the Holy Spirit.


Come and see this flag at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207 every Sunday morning at 10:45 am.  (Or see a flag like it at any Salvation Army worship center, corps, or social service office in the world!)


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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2 Responses to What Color Is The Dress — Oops I Mean Flag?

  1. Phil Cooke says:

    Great post. Color and design matters and it can express a powerful message…

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