One Million Dollars! Now that would be nice! What if you were offered One Million Dollars for both of your eyes? Most people wouldn't take it because their eyes are precious. And if you wouldn't sell your eyes for one million dollars, then how much more is your soul worth?
So what happens when you die? Are you "good enough" to get to heaven? Most people would say, "Sure, I am a very good person!" Let's look at some questions to see how "good" you really are... Ever told a lie? Ever stolen anything? Ever used God's name in vain? Ever looked with lust? Jesus said "Whosoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." Listen to your conscience. If you are guilty of these then God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. That means eternity in hell.
However, there's GOOD NEWS! Picture yourself in a courtroom guilty of many serious crimes. The Judge sentences you to life in prison or a million dollar fine. As the guard leads you away, someone you don't even know comes in and pays your fine in full. That means you are free to go! How would you feel about that person? That's what Jesus did 2,000 years ago. He took our punishment upon Himself and then rose from the grave, defeating death.
Jesus said "Repent and believe in the gospel" (Mark 1:15). Repentance involves agreeing that what God says is true; He won't overlook the guilty, we are all sinners, and Christ has died for our sins. This will lead to genuine sorrow, shame and even hatred for what we have done. It will also result in a lifestyle of turning away from sin, and trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Repent and believe the good news today; you may not have tomorrow.