said "Don't click this" but you did anyway. You had
lots of other choices on the Lansing Bible Church web site,
but you deliberately chose to go where you were told not
to. Was it curiosity, or maybe something else?
Regardless, in the midst of many 'Yesses' you were attracted
to the one 'No.'
This is similar to another incident a
long, long time ago.
God made a wonderful paradise and
gave it to Adam and Eve. They could go anywhere, do anything,
enjoy the whole creation - with a single exception. One tree -
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil - was off limits.
However, just as you clicked on a button that said "Don't go
here," Adam and Eve ate from the tree that was off limits.
They chose to disobey God's warning.
disobeyed God, he brought sin into the world. Sin brought many
terrible consequences, but the most terrible was death. Sin
brought physical and spiritual death into the world and would
separate mankind from God forever.
The penalty for sin
is death. But Jesus Christ, the Creator, loved us so much that
He left heaven, came to earth as a human being, and died on
the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. Then He came back
to life three days later to prove He was really God, and He is
the only way to experience new life. He offers each one of us
forgiveness of our sin. Jesus Christ is the only way to gain
forgiveness so that we can live eternally with God in
We must accept His gift of forgiveness, it
cannot be earned. How do we accept this gift? Admit you're a
sinner with no hope of saving yourself, and repent of your
sin. Believe in Jesus Christ as your savior, the one through
whom we gain access to God the Father. Your faith in your
heart is all that is required.