In a poignant interview with the Alliance Defending Freedom, Jack Phillips shared his powerful testimony about the moment in his life when the Holy Spirit awakened him and convicted him of sin. Phillips, the talented baker behind Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, stood trial in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to fight for his right to live and work within his Christian convictions after a same-sex couple sued him for refusing to create their wedding cake.
While Phillips and his wife were both raised in Christian homes, he shared that their faith was nominal, if not nonexistent, before a fateful drive home from work: "I just felt like God came into my car and convicted me of my sins. It just took a few seconds. 'You're a sinner. You need a Savior. It's Jesus Christ.' I said, 'You're right. Let me clean up my life.' He said, 'You can't.' I said, 'You're right. I'm Yours.' So I gave my life to Christ, driving home from work.”
Phillips, afraid his wife would leave him for becoming a Christian, was delighted when he came home to discover that she'd actually experienced salvation through Christ three days earlier. This powerful experience was the catalyst that ignited the Phillips’ passion to glorify God in everything they do.
When Phillips opened Masterpiece Cakeshop 24 years ago, he never imagined God would call him to make a stand for religious and artistic liberty. He stands to lose everything, but that is something he is willing to face in order to honor God.