Pastor John MacArthur Calls out Evil: California Newsom Crossed the Line [Powerful Statement by MacArthur]

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Pastor John MacArthur spoke out against government wrongs again.

Sadly, most pastors were silent.

Reacting to California’s Governor Gavin Newsom’s pro-abortion billboards that distorted a bible verse, MacArthur publicly called him out and asked him to repent publicly.

The billboards are in a different states where abortion is restricted or banned. They include Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Oklahoma as of now.

The billboard quoted mark 12:31 partially “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no great commandment than this.”

Distorting scripture and the word of God.

Here is what Pastor John said:

Almighty God says in His Word, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

Scripture also teaches that it is the chief duty of any civic leader to reward those who do well and to punish evildoers (Romans 13:1–7).

You have not only failed in that responsibility; you routinely turn it on its head, rewarding evildoers and punishing the righteous.

The Word of God pronounces judgment on those who call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20), and yet many of your policies reflect this unholy, upside-down view of honor and morality.

The diabolical effects of your worldview are evident in the statistics of California’s epidemics of crime, homelessness, sexual perversions (like homosexuality and transgenderism), and other malignant expressions of human misery that stem directly from corrupt public policy.

I don’t need to itemize or elaborate on the many immoral decisions you have perpetrated against God and the people of our state, which have only exacerbated these problems.

Nevertheless, my goal in writing is not to contend with your politics, but rather to

plead with you to hear and heed what the Word of God says to men in your position.

“Let all kings bow down before Him, all nations serve Him” (Psalm 72:11).

“He who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is as the light of the morning when the sun rises” (2 Samuel 23:3–4).

“It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, for a throne is established on righteousness” (Proverbs 16:12).

What God said to Cyrus is a truth you should take to heart: “I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides Me, there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:5–6).

In mid-September, you revealed to the entire nation how thoroughly rebellious against God you are when you sponsored billboards across America promoting the slaughter of children, whom He creates in the womb (Psalm 139:13–16; Isaiah 45:9–12).

You further compounded the wickedness of that murderous campaign with a reprehensible act of gross blasphemy, quoting the very words of Jesus from Mark 12:31 as if you could somehow twist His meaning and arrogate His name in favor of butchering unborn infants.

You used the name and the words of Christ to promote the credo of Molech (Leviticus 20:1–5). It would be hard to imagine a greater sacrilege.

Furthermore, you chose words from the lips of Jesus without admitting that in the same moment He gave the greatest commandment:

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). You cannot love God as He commands while aiding in the murder of His image-bearers.

Psalm 50:16–19 speaks to people who pervert the Word of God for their own sinful ends:

But to the wicked God says, “What right have you to recount My statutes and to take My covenant in your mouth? For you hate discipline, and you cast My words behind you.

When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you associate with adulterers. You let your mouth loose in evil and you harness your tongue for deceit.”

My concern, Governor Newsom, is that your own soul lies in grave, eternal peril. “Each one of us will give an account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12). One day, not very long from now, you will face that reality. Nothing is more certain. “It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

You will stand in the presence of the Holy God who created you, who is your Judge, and He will demand that you give an account for how you have flouted His authority in your governing, and how you have twisted His own Holy Word to rationalize it.

As you look over the precipice of eternity, what will your answer be? When you look ahead of you and see that nothing awaits you but eternal misery—the just punishment for your sins — what will all the clever rationalizations and political talking points avail for you then? And by then it will be too late for any remedy or redemption. “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31).

My plea to you, Sir, is that you would not let it come to that—that you would not go to that day of judgment apart from receiving forgiveness and righteousness through faith in Christ alone.

In Psalm 50, after rebuking the wicked for uttering God’s words in a profane way, Scripture makes this promise: “Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver. He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies Me; and he who orders his way, I shall show the salvation of God” (Psalm 50:22–23).

So, there is salvation for those who repent.

Christ purchased full redemption for all who will turn from wickedness, forsake their evil thoughts and actions, and trust fully in Him as Lord and Savior.

Our church, and countless Christians nationwide, are praying for your full repentance.

 Please respond to the gospel, forsake the path of wickedness you have pursued all your life, turn to Christ, ask for forgiveness, and use your office to advance the cause of righteousness (as is your duty) instead of undermining it (as has been your pattern).

Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return

to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:6–7)

Governor Newsom, “now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

What do you think about Newsom and the billboard?

Do you agree?

What would you say differently?

Should MacArthur have remained silent?

Email me at craig@craighuey.com 

Comments 19

  1. Of course Newsome did this to get more people in CA and have them vote for the Democratic party. That is the point to everything this evil man does. On the other hand….I do believe the Republicans can gain many more votes if they have rationale discussions on abortion. Infanticide and abortion have been with human populations as long as society has existed. There are factual accidental pregnancies and untimely pregnancies its a fact of life. Women in ancient times because of their biology and lack of preventative measure had 8-9-10-14 children thereby depleting their bodies and not being able to feed all these kids. that is raw nature. Now we are supposedly civilized. we need panel discussions to educate the public and put common sense and compassion into the timing of an abortion. lack of transparency or a hard stand either way lost the GOP lots of votes this last time around.

    1. Thou shalt not kill!!! No panels needed to mealy-mouth the subject. IT’S CLEAR. It was the expected repeat cheat that caused the Red Trickle instead of getting the Red Wave. Chief example: Florida took major steps to clean up its elections and eliminate a lot of voter fraud, so they had a Red Tsunami. The baby killers will vote how they want anyway. More real Christians and churches need to get out the vote of their Biblical values to counteract their evil. By the way, my cousin was an adopted out baby from an unwanted pregnancy. Praise GOD for Pastor John MacArthur!

    2. Thou shalt not kill!!! No panels needed to mealy-mouth the subject. IT’S CLEAR. It was the expected repeat cheat that caused the Red Trickle instead of getting the Red Wave. Chief example: Florida took major steps to clean up its elections and eliminate a lot of voter fraud, so they had a Red Tsunami. The baby killers will vote how they want anyway. More real Christians and churches need to get out the vote of their Biblical values to counteract their evil. By the way, my cousin was an adopted out baby from an unwanted pregnancy. Praise GOD for Pastor John MacArthur! (& Pastor Jack Hinca)

  2. Thank God for Pastor MacArthur! Pray Gods Holy Spirit moves other pastors to call out evil leaders. If we are to save our country we must find courage and repent from our sins.

  3. Abortion is murder! A murder of
    a vulnerable human being. This being is a separate human being from the mother. This human is being denied the choice to live. This being cannot defend his or herself.

  4. The Lord says children are a blessing. There are natural ways to prevent pregnancy. With our medical knowledge, there are ways to limit the size of a family.

  5. Thank You Holy Spirit for filling this Godly Pastor with Your Word, wisdom and boldness to come against evil, in Your Name, Jesus. May we be encouraged to do the same and forgive us when we are more concerned about pleasing people over pleasing You. Please abundantly bless this Godly man and Craig for posting the truth and everything else He and Shelly do for You, Amen

    1. Yes, I agree. And NOT sleeping with every Tom, Dick and Harry that women happen to meet, would be a good start to birth control.
      We have adopted children in our family and I bless their mothers for giving them life and letting them be adopted by a family who would love and care for them.

  6. Praise God for men like John McArthur! May all of us that have Christ as our Savior be bold enough to speak the truth in love.

  7. God bless Pastor MacArthur for doing what Christian leaders are supposed to do. Too many Christians avoid calling our leaders to account because we have a distaste for conflict. “Sheep” is an appropriate term for us Christians. Not a very complimentary one but accurate. I’m afraid that only The Shepherd can save us in this world now if He chooses to do so. It appears right now that our backs are against a wall. I wonder how many of us are fervently praying for His intervention.

  8. Pastor MacArthur’s open letter to Governor Newsom hit the bulls eye. I only hope the governor actually read it.

    The part left out in MacArthur’s letter above is where he told Newsom he was very concerned for his soul, he’s afraid for him. Pastor MacArthur showed genuine compassion and concern for him.

  9. Newsom is looking for national attention because his goal is Presidential.
    Sadly, our beautiful country has made it clear that the majority has a very strong (and very demonic) desire to promote abortion. And clearly demonstrates that the direction we are heading is down.
    As Christians, ignoring Gavin is the best option.
    Talking about him is only feeding the Beast.

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