"For it is by grace you have been saved through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast."-- Ephesians 2:8-9
Salvation is a gift. There is nothing we can do to earn it. On our own we will never be good enough to get to heaven. That is why the Father sent the Son. He sent Him to take the punishment for our sins so that we might spend eternity with Him. All you have to do is accept the gift.