Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
No one is free from sin. We are all human. It doesn’t matter if it’s the addict in the street or the pope in the Vatican. We all live inside these bodies of flesh and bone, and we all sin. It doesn’t matter if the sin doesn’t show on the outside. We all know what we are on the inside. God knows too.
That’s why he sent his Son to die on the cross. By believing that God did this for us, we have access to what really moves God, faith. Even in the old testament, when the law was all man had to believe in, God said he would forgive those who had sinned, but had asked forgiveness and had returned to the law.
All God asks is that we believe in Him, and be obedient to what he says. By sending Jesus, he provided something simpler for us to understand. If we believe God did this for us, and ask in faith, our sins will be forgiven and we will find eternal life.
Once this happens, we will have the desire to repay God by changing our ways.
It’s not always easy. The last thing satan wants is to see a soul saved. God has given us access to his strength through Jesus, and all the weapons we need can be found in His word, the Bible.