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Baker’s freedom of religion

As Christians, we are to have love and compassion for the person, but without compromise for the sin. We are to love our neighbors, even our enemies (Matthew 5:43-44). And, we are to submit ourselves to the governing authorities (Romans 13:1-7), but not if it goes against God’s word (Acts 5:27-29).

Historic reality is that America was founded on the right of religious expression known as “religious freedom.”

In the cases of the baker and florist; they were not opposed to selling their products to gay people, they were opposed to selling their products that would support the marriage of the gay couple. That is not discriminating against their lifestyle, but discriminating against their marriage. It’s sinful and an insult to God’s creation. But forcing Christians to either support, or be involved, in a gay marriage strongly goes against their religious beliefs. Imagine, in our country, getting fined, or losing a business, or even going to prison for your religious beliefs.

Man’s mind is limited, but God’s mind is unlimited and all powerful.

Bill Wilson


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