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Gavin Newsom’s pretend religion

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 5:41 am | Randy Thomasson


Who does California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, worship — the God of the Bible or himself?

In these perilous days, I urge you to stand up for what’s good, right, and true, according to what the God of the Bible calls good, right, and true. You’ve got to fight for your standard of truth; otherwise “truth” is up for grabs.

Think with me about California’s new governor. What do you say about someone who…

on national TV calls himself a “practicing Catholic,” saying he believes in the God of the Bible and also believes that the Bible is the Word of God…

…but is also California’s inventor of homosexual “marriages,” and while he recognizes the humanity of babies in the womb, he still wants taxpayers to kill children in the womb?

You call him a deceiver.

Gavin Newsom’s semi-quotation of the Bible in his January 7, 2019 inaugural speech got my attention. California’s uber-liberal governor said these words:

When Jerry last took the oath of office, he reflected on a parable from the Sermon on the Mount. It tells of a foolish man who built his house on sand. A storm washed it away. But a wise man sought a sounder foundation. And when the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house he built, it did not fall. “For it was founded upon a rock.” For eight years, California has built a foundation of rock. Our job now is not to rest on that foundation. It is to build our house upon it.

Did you notice that Gavin Newsom never mentioned Jesus Christ as the author of the parable? This is despite Jesus jealously affirming that His sermons were “sayings of Mine” in Matthew 7:24-26. And to claim that this sermon of the Savior of the world applies to California’s “rock” is quite a stretch. If California’s so stable as Newsom implies, why are longtime Californians leaving the state?

What’s really going on is Newsom has rejected God’s Word but pretends that he hasn’t. Perhaps he hopes this “religious speech” will win the hearts of religious Californians. It didn’t for me.

Wikipedia claims and reports the following:

Newsom was baptized and reared in his father’s Roman Catholic faith. He describes himself as an “Irish Catholic rebel […] in some respects, but one that still has tremendous admiration for the Church and very strong faith”. When asked about the current state of the Catholic Church, he said the church was in crisis.[17] Newsom said he stays with the Church because of his “strong connection to a greater purpose, and […] higher being […]” Newsom identifies himself as a practicing Catholic,[92] stating that he has a “strong sense of faith that is perennial: day in and day out”.[17]

So there you have it. Gavin Newsom’s public policies violate God’s word. And Newsom won’t publicly say Jesus or God. Perhaps he doesn’t want to attract the scrutiny of heaven.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'”
Jesus Christ in Matthew 21-23, right before His Parable of the Two Builders

How to start your New Year with moral significance

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4:54 pm | Randy Thomasson

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And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.'” And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”
Jesus Christ in Luke 10:25-28

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