Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.
Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, the Bible states “He that has the Son has life.” We can receive the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior by personal faith, by trusting in the person of Christ and His death for our sins.
They all fall short of God’s perfect righteousness.
After discussing the immoral man, the moral man, and the religious man in Romans -3:8, the Apostle Paul declares that both Jews and Greeks are under sin, that “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Rom. Added to this are the declarations of the following verses of Scripture: he saved us, not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.
2 For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about (but not before God). “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. Because of this, Habakkuk tells us God cannot have fellowship with anyone who does not have perfect righteousness.
5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as good as God is.
Before God, we all stand naked, helpless, and hopeless in ourselves.
No amount of good living will get us to heaven or give us eternal life. God is not only perfect holiness (whose holy character we can never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness) but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy.
This passage tells us that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son, Jesus Christ.
In other words, the way to possess eternal life is to possess God’s Son.