Governor Newsom is Blaspheming

Governor Gavin Newsom is blaspheming the name of our Lord. He has paid for billboards that read, “Need an abortion? California is ready to help. Learn more at ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these.’ Mark 12:31 Paid for by Newsom for California Governor 2022.” (pic below)

Yes, you read that correctly. The man California residents elected to serve as their governor is misquoting Jesus, giving the impression that our Lord and Savior is pro-abortion. This is nothing less than blasphemy.

God forbids the murder of children. Deuteronomy 18:10 or Leviticus 18:21, or 2 Kings 17:17. etc.

Jesus, as the Creator of man, does not condone the murder of man. In fact, Gov, Newsom’s very office was established by God to protect and avenge those who are murdered. Romans 13:4, “For [the governor] is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”

Gov. Newsom’s message reveals who he is currently serving. As Jesus says in John 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” May our Governor repent of his lies. He has revealed to us all that he is not bearing God’s sword as God wills, but has turned the sword against those he has been charged with protecting against wrongdoers. Instead of protecting children, he is guilty of aiding and abetting their murder.

David describes the beginning of life in Psalm 139:13-14. “For You [God] formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Newsom is actively assisting in the destruction of what God has made and now he is using the words of our Lord to do it. He is guilty of blasphemy. As we heard in this week’s Epistle lesson, “God is not mocked,” (Galatians 6:7). These billboards are temptations to sin, and Christ does not stand for that. As he said,

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Matthew 18:6

If you would like to learn more about the Biblical response to abortion we have a helpful pamphlet in the narthex.

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