Eternal salvation is a TRUST issue, not a WORKS issue.
Every human being who ever lived has a sin problem. (Romans 3:23)
That sin problem has a dreadful consequence. (Romans 5:12)
The penalty (consequence) for our sin is eternal separation from holy God, in a literal place called hell. (Hebrews 9:27)
No matter how good we are or how good we try to be, no amount of good works can ever overcome our sin problem. (Ephesians 2:8–9, Titus 3:5)
But God, who is rich in mercy, has given us an indescribable gift. God provided for our salvation when He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place and receive our sins in His body on the cross. (John 3:16, 1 Peter 2:24)
When Jesus hung on the cross, He paid the penalty for the sins of all people. Then, after being dead for three days, He came alive again. Today, all who place their faith (trust) alone in Jesus alone to forgive their sins are saved and receive the free gift of eternal life. Trusting completely in Jesus Christ’s work on the cross as your substitute to pay the penalty for your sins means you will go to Heaven when you die and not hell.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved ...” Acts 16:31, 1 Corinthians 15:3–4, John 3:16, John 5:24