“Sin was introduced into the world through Adam and Eve. Today, we are all sinners because, according to Romans 3:23 and 5:12, “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,…” Since God is holy, he will not permit sinful people to be in his presence, and so our sins have separated us from him (Isaiah 59:1-2). Since God is just, he demands punishment for our sins and the only fitting punishment is death (Romans 6:23). Jesus, being perfect and the son of God, is the only sinless person to ever live. As a result, his sacrifice is the only sacrifice that can forgive our sins and make us holy. As Adam opened the door to sin for everyone, Jesus opened the door to salvation for everyone (Romans 5:18).
The only way anyone can accept God’s free gift of eternal salvation is through faith in his son Jesus. A person must enter into this new covenant of faith by believing in Christ, repenting of their sins, and being baptized (immersed in water) for the forgiveness of their sins. After being baptized, the Lord adds them to Christ’s global body, often referred to simply as “the church”, wherein Christ’s blood cleanses them from sin as long as they remain faithful to Christ and continue to follow God’s will.