So why is it not good enough to have been baptised, attend church or be a ‘good person’ in order to enter the Kingdom of God? Why do we all need to receive the gift?

The Bible teaches that no one can enter Heaven on their own merit.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. 

Romans 3:10 As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one. 

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BUT…. 

Our sins have already been paid for!!!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

Romans 5:8 But God commandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

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