It’s a gift. It’s free. It’s God’s grace, not your good deeds. Jesus’ death allows your sins – all of them – to be forgiven. Wiped out, canceled, deleted, erased…you get the picture. The gift is free; all you have to do is accept it.
If we believe in Jesus and we want to receive the gift He’s offering, He calls us to repent (change our mind about who’s in charge of our life) and be baptized (dunked in water). When we make Him Lord, we enter in to a new life and we follow Jesus all the way to Heaven.