Christians: Conform to Worldly Ways or be Punished

We’ve heard about the bakery and flower shop that were owned by Christians who refused to cater to same-sex weddings. They stood on their Christian principles and ended up being targeted, harassed and sued. They were told by the courts to conform to the ways of a sinful and blasphemous world or be punished.

The same thing is happening to W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, owned by an orthodox Christian Victoria Miller. Although there are other stores in the town that sell wedding dresses, a pair of lesbians chose Miller’s shop to purchase dresses for their same-sex wedding. When they contacted her, she tried to explain that because of her Christian faith, she could not help them select dresses for a wedding ceremony that violated her faith.

If homosexuals truly practiced the tolerance they preach, the couple should have accepted Miller’s explanation and then taken their business to one of the other shops in town. But like most homosexuals, they were completely intolerant of Miller’s Christian faith and began a smear campaign on social media against the boutique. They also began trashing the store’s online reviews.

Anti-Christian liberals have joined in the attack and have forced the city council to hold a special meeting where they will consider passing a special ordinance that will allow the lesbians to file a lawsuit against Miller. Basically they are saying that Christians need to conform to the ways of the world or be punished.

When asked to respond to the attacks, Miller told the local media:

“We feel we have to answer to God for what we do and providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.”

If you were in Miller’s shoes, what would you do? Would you risk being sued, fined and possibly forced out of business for standing up for your Christian faith?

The most important decision in life that we all face is whether or not we will commit our lives wholly to God or wholly to the world. Psalms 1 spells out that decision and the consequences that follow. Listen carefully to the words of the Psalmist and realize that this decision is so important that this was placed at the first of 150 Psalms:

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”

“The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”

Standing for God does not allow one to give in and compromise with the world. You either love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul or you love the world. You can’t have both. Pastor Don Green of Truth Community Fellowship does an excellent job at explaining the importance of the two paths we are given to follow. He asks you ‘Which Way Shall It Be?

Victoria Miller has chosen her path. She chose the path of everlasting life even though it could mean the end of her business. Would you be willing to do the same? I strongly urge you to take the time to listen to Pastor Green’s message and then decide for yourself which path you will take. Like it or not, you have to choose.