Every person makes mistakes. Any incident where the goal of perfection is missed—is called “sin.” This term comes from an archery term meaning to miss the center of the target. Your sin separates you from a perfect God – and the eternal penalty for this sin is physical and spiritual death.
However, God sent a Savior to endure the punishment for that sin. Jesus voluntarily died as a sacrificial lamb to pay the penalty of death – for your offenses against God. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Jesus rose from the dead — demonstrating authority over death. Today he offers the gift of eternal life — of living forever in heaven if only you accept him. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
God desires for you to become his child. “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” — However, God does not force anyone to accept him. (John 1:12)
If you want to accept eternal life, begin by speaking to God:
“Jesus, I believe that you are the eternal Son of God. I believe that you endured punishment to pay the penalty for my sin. I believe that your shed blood can make me clean in the eyes of the Father. I accept that you have full authority over me, and request the presence of your Holy Spirit.”