Our sin must be punished-- the punishment for sin is eternity in Hell-- a real place full of fire and torment. God does not want anyone to go there, but Hell is the just punishment for our sin. Jesus, God's own son, came to earth as a man, lived a perfect sinless life, and died on the cross to take that punishment.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
More Good news-- Eternity in Heaven is a FREE GIFT. What do you have to do to receive a gift?
(A gift that you have to earn is not a gift, it is a reward. If you get a “free gift with purchase” no one gave you a gift, you bought it.)
If someone offers you a gift, and you say thank you but leave it sitting on the table-- you don't have the free gift. If you say “I'll get that later” you don't have the gift. All you must do to receive a free gift is to ACCEPT it.
Wouldn't you like to accept Jesus' free gift of Salvation now?
Romans 10:9 “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”