“Sin” is an ancient archery term that means to miss the mark – to miss the center of the target. Your sin separates you from a perfect God. The penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.
However, God sent a Savior to endure the punishment for sin. Jesus voluntarily died as a sacrificial lamb to pay the penalty of death. “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, which demonstrated his authority over death. Today he offers the gift of eternal life — if only you will 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 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.”