Memories Pizza, Indiana, Christianity, and How Not to Win Spiritual Battles (Part 2)

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My wife Honey is a great cook. I know it and so does anyone who has ever tasted her pies and cakes.

Okay, with that in mind, let’s say that she and I start a gourmet bakery together. And because we’ve studied the Bible, we understand that certain sins are big no-no’s to God. So, we draw a line in the sand to never cater for certain sinners, especially gays and their weddings.

Maybe most believers agree with us on this subject.

But what if Sam Black, the local used car dealer, walks into the bakery with State Senator Mary White? They want a $750 wedding cake, but both are known liars.

What do we do? Do we draw another line in the sand and tell Sam and Mary that we can’t make a cake for them because they are liars?

But the cowardly, unbelieving,abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

Okay, what if Katie Green and Chuck Blue then walk into the bakery. They have been living together for twelve years and have three out of wedlock children. They want $500 worth of special order cupcakes for their youngest child’s birthday party.

Again, what do we do? Do we have to draw another line in the sand and refuse Katie and Chuck’s business because they are fornicators?

Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. (1 Timothy 1:9-10)

Then, what about idolaters? Or blasphemers? Or slanderers? Or gossips? And so forth?

As you can see, the slope becomes quite slippery when we begin judging the sins of our business customers. We may even end up being no better than scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites, who are like graves that people walk on without being aware of them.

So, what is the answer for us Christian business people?

(Continued in Part 3)

 

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8 responses to “Memories Pizza, Indiana, Christianity, and How Not to Win Spiritual Battles (Part 2)

  1. Great questions, Larry. Here’s another one: “What would Jesus do?”

  2. Joe Butler

    Consider this. Loving someone regardless of sin is one thing. Helping them participate in that sin is something else. Should we help them continue their sin and head to destruction. I think not. Jesus always said, “Go and sin no more.”

  3. Derrick Garland Coy,

    Hopefully, we arrive at His answer somewhere along the way here.

  4. Joe Butler,

    So far, my focus in the article is on running a business, not on whether or not I agree with people’s choices. I don’t believe the two can always be mixed together well.

  5. I am appreciating your insight into this so much. Thank you and God bless you as you continue!

  6. Debbie,

    Thanks. God bless you today with whipped cream and cherry on top.

  7. Cakes or no cakes, Western Christians will face great persecution. It’s God’s way of purifying the church.

    If one feels their conscience is being violated then it’s right for them to say no and then leave it in God’s hands to vindicate in His way and in His time. If it means loss of business then so be it.

    Another person’s conscience may not be violated so he says yes. We don’t get to make the moral judgment.

  8. Roger Williams,

    Great insight into how many believers believe in America, but I like what the Lord said to Jeremiah, “If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5)

    Hey, it’s going to get tougher for Christian business people, and if you can’t handle what’s happening now, quit. Do something else. This may sound calloused and hard-hearted, but it is wise advice.

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