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What the Incarnation of Christ means to you

Monday, December 24, 2018, 5:27 pm | Randy Thomasson


A couple weeks ago, I had a very busy day of working and driving. So…I went to a fast-food drive-through. When asked the obligatory “How are you?” I answered honestly in order to start a conversation. “I’m celebrating the Incarnation of Jesus Christ,” I said.

Curious, the young man at the window asked, “Is that like reincarnation?” I said, “No, reincarnation is a lie. The Incarnation of Jesus Christ is how God became a Man, born to die for your sins and mine.” We talked more, I gave him dollars, and he gave me “food.”

The Incarnation of Jesus Christ matters because it’s the very foundation of the Gospel, and the whole reason for salvation, Christmas, and Easter.

It all starts with the Virgin Birth, recorded in Matthew and Luke. A teenage girl from Nazareth, named Mary, was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. That meant Jesus’ “dad” was Father God, not Joseph.

The Gospel of John informs us, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” That’s where we get the word “incarnation.” The Incarnation of Christ means that Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, came to earth to become human.

This supernatural event was necessary in order for Jesus Christ to provide Himself as a substitutionary atonement for our sins. The God-Man was taking the penalty of death upon Himself in the stead of any and every person who places his faith in the shed blood and finished work of Jesus on the Cross. What an amazing, spiritual covenant!

Stop and think about it. Only a Man who was also “God in the flesh” could forgive anyone who confessed and repented of their sins and trusted in Him — including people worldwide who had never met Him and people not yet born. Talk about supernatural power and love!

So rejoice in the Incarnation of Christ. It was the only way for God to wash away the sins of true believers. And it’s ample reason to bask in the wonder of Jesus this Christmas.

JOYous CHRISTmas to you — in your mind, in your heart, and in your soul. And thank you for standing with SaveCalifornia.com, as together, we represent the best values the world has ever known.

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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, in John 14:6-11

At the State Capitol protesting the tyrannical AB 2943

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:23 pm | Randy Thomasson


It was great to see several hundred people who came to California’s State Capitol on June 12 to protest AB 2943. It was another rare opportunity for people of faith to see the evil of the Democrat-dominated State Legislature, and to exercise their love for others.

As you know, the tyrannical AB 2943, authored by perverse Democrats, would prohibit counseling for anyone who wants out of homosexuality or transsexuality, and would threaten religious entities if they sold a book or DVD or tickets to an event about helping people escape out of the sexual bondage of homosexuality or transsexuality.

In committee, I stood in a long line of opponents to AB 2943 and told the committee and the bill’s main author, homosexual activist Democrat Evan Low, that “We oppose this bill that discriminates against and denies ‘LGBT’ people’s personal rights to seek self-improvement.”

Earlier, I had given a powerful article to the two Republican senators on the committee, through their staffers and the sergeant-at-arms. The article is called 4 Reasons Even Liberals Should Oppose California’s Gay Therapy Ban. On a post-it note to the two senators, I asked them to hand the article to the five Democrats who sit with them on the committee.

What’s more, in a news advisory prior to the hearing, I told the media that “AB 2943 unfairly discriminates against gays and lesbians whose ‘sexual orientation’ is ‘fluid’ and who want a difference in their lives. Don’t deny people their basic right to choose self-improvement. AB 2943 is anti-choice, anti-free speech, and anti-religious freedom. Every liberty-loving person should oppose this un-American bill.”

At the same time AB 2943 was being heard, so was another horrible bill from the Democrats. SB 320 would require CSU and UC campuses to issue abortion pills to young women (hurting the woman and killing the baby). I joined others who spoke out, saying, “SB 320 lacks medical safeguards for inducing chemical abortions, which often involve negative side effects. This bill is pushing an unfunded liability upon our state colleges and universities.”

Now for the bottom line. I believe these awful Democrat bills, and their other bad bills, have a very high chance of passing the Democrat-controlled California Legislature and going to Governor Jerry Brown. The Democrat legislators don’t care how many people oppose the tyrannical “LGBT” agenda — because they support it. And the Democrats don’t care how many people oppose abortion — because they love it.

Therefore, one of the very best things you can do this election season is to tell your friends what the Democrat politicians are doing. Open their eyes, and you may end up changing their votes.

If AB 2943 is signed into law, there need to be well-crafted lawsuits to overturn it in federal court as the unconstitutional beast that it is. And if SB 320 becomes law, it’ll be yet another reason to keep your impressionable daughters out of CSU and UC — otherwise they could be handed dangerous abortion pills.

Yes, we must be faithful and we must try at every opportunity to defeat evil. If you wish, please leave a message for Jerry Brown. In two separate calls, urge him to veto AB 2943 and SB 320. You can call (916) 445-2841 Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.

“The world is a dangerous place to live;
not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Albert Einstein, famous physicist (1879-1955)

Please do SOMETHING to give value to babies

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:18 pm | Randy Thomasson


Given the irrefutable science of 3D and 4D ultrasound, how can anyone say that’s not a baby in the womb?

You know this, but a lot of people don’t recognize that, from the moment of conception, human beings exist and have incalculable worth.

They don’t think deeply about the fact that babies in ultrasound photos, at any stage of pregnancy, are the same human being growing since conception. Yet this is the miracle of reproduction.

Since babies are being killed in or near your community, please do SOMETHING to stand against the atrocity of abortion this week. For if you don’t have a fundamental right to life, you don’t have any rights at all, do you?

Monday, January 22 is the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which unconstitutionally legalized abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy for any reason. It’s estimated that 60 million preborn babies have been slaughtered so far.

Now is your time to easily sensitize others with pro-life facts. You can share information on your own social media. You can attend a pro-life event. And you can get into the secular media. But at least do 1 thing to give value to babies in the womb.

We were all in the womb once. Please do SOMETHING against abortion this week:

1. Friends: Share this alert via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to all on your list. Please also consider sharing these amazing videos on SaveCalifornia.com’s YouTube page.

2. Events: Attend a public pro-life event near you — just enter your zip code. And here are the three biggest walks for life, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

3. Media: Perhaps the most effective thing you can do to change minds is to be published in the media. You can influence thousands this way. This means writing a quick letter-to-the-editor of your local newspaper. It also means posting factual and logical pro-life comments on abortion-related news stories you find on the web.

Talking points from experts to help you speak articulately

Family Research Council
John Piper
Priests for Life
ADF
Human Life International

Here are additional facts about life, babies, and abortion:

Fetal development week by week
Fetal development: The first trimester
U.S. abortion statistics
California abortions
19 facts about abortion

Don’t let this information overwhelm you. Just resolve to do SOMETHING this week to make preborn children valuable and visible to people young and old, who need to know the truth. By doing so, you’ll be manifesting God’s love to save innocent lives.

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
Ronald Reagan

“Your belief determines your action and your action
determines your results, but first you have to believe.”
Mark Victor Hansen