"'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31 (ESV)
By perverting the plain meaning of God’s Law in Mark 12:31 to justify aborting human life, Governor Newsom of California very badly represents Jesus’ teaching. Newsom substitutes death for life, darkness for light, and bondage for liberty. The Governor’s current abortion ad strategy comes as no surprise: Satan himself quotes Holy Scripture, though in doing so, he never seeks anyone’s advantage other than his own (e.g., Matthew 4:6)!
The Word of God has a severe warning to any that would misrepresent God in his will and governance of the nations. Those who twist the meaning of Scripture, calling evil good and good evil, do so to their own destruction (Isaiah 5:20; 2 Peter 3:16). But governors who twist it through deception and resist its life-giving and lifecultivating truth are called out particularly to repent (read Psalm 2, especially verses 10-12). With Bible in hand, Governor Newsom is therefore without excuse (Romans 2: 1-11).
Jesus demands that his disciples understand him and follow him in his teaching. We are to resemble him in his kindness, in his justice, and to walk humbly in his steps (Micah 6:8). Every soul is required to do this because it is God’s universal and perpetual Moral Law to mankind. As souls comprise states, and states comprise nations, these entities also are to yield to God’s will and governance in all things, whether they profess Christianity or not. As for Texans, we must follow Jesus’ just leadership of the world, and not Governor Newsom’s demonic delusions out of California.
Jesus kept his own teaching in Mark 12:31. Jesus did not spill anyone’s blood, resulting in death; rather, Jesus shed his own blood for the good of his people. Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb of God, took away all our bloodguilt, resulting in eternal life for all who believe in him. The difference between Jesus’ understanding of God’s Law and Newsom’s understanding of it is absolute, there being not a hint of gray. The political choice for Texas is between increased tyranny of blood and increased liberty in life, by God’s grace. Therefore, choose life.
Rev. Lou Veiga Pastor,
Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)