“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
God’s measuring stick is the perfection of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. God is holy and cannot permit sin in Heaven.
A price must be paid.
"For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
This gift of eternal life is held out to all men.
But as is the case with gifts, it must be received before it can be a personal possession.
“For as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God” (John 1:12).
No one is ever saved by his own works.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8-9).
The Lord is not willing that any should perish.
How can you receive Him as personal Savior? Acknowledge to God that you have sinned. Believe in your heart that Jesus died on the cross in your place to pay the penalty for your sin.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
“He bore our sins in His own body on the tree”