“Life is Ministry” – The Holiness Project – Day 43

My youngest daughter’s name is Michelle.  She is now 18 years old and just finishing High School.  Next year she wants to go to the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada where her sister, Melanie, went.  In fact, we all want to move to Canada next August if possible.

Michelle attends the Buenos Aires International Christian Academy (BAICA) here in San Fernando.  It is not really a bilingual school, more like an 80/20 school (80% English and 20% Spanish).  Michu (that’s her nickname) is totally bilingual.  She has gone to that school most of her life.  When she was younger she had a best friend who went to school there as well.  They were inseparable.  We thought they would be friends for life.  Let’s call her friend, Lizzie.

“Discipleship is Warfare” – The Holiness Project – Day 47

This argument against God is as old as time itself.  If God is love and evil exists, either God is weak or He is not as loving as we make Him out to be.  It usually comes in a more philosophical form, but you get the idea.

The problem is that God has an eternal perspective (and we do not).  The central message of the Bible is that our rebellion against God (sin) has eternal consequences that are so horrible that it is almost beyond belief.  The very fact that God, Himself, came in the flesh to be tortured and killed in a painful death on the cross in order to save us should give us some indication of how serious the situation is. 

God’s love compelled him to sacrifice Himself to save us from the results of our alliance with evil.