We can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by personally trusting in Jesus Christ and God’s offer of forgiveness, can we be saved from permanent separation from God. Just as relationship is received, it is kept by the grace and power of God, not by the self effort of the Christian. Once established, the relationship with God is permanent.
Romans 3:23, Rom 6:23, Rom 5:8, Rom 10:9-10, John 3:16, John 10:29