Eternal Life is not based on the merits of man but on the mercy of God. In other words, eternal life will not be earned with "good works" because your redemption was purchased by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Therefore, salvation is to be received as a gift by believing in Jesus Christ and receiving Him as your Savior. The Bible verse below, Romans 6:23, is divided into 3 parts to help you understand your need of salvation.
"For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH
The Gift of God is Eternal Life
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
Closing Thoughts: Jesus Christ, who claimed to be the Son of God, also claimed to be God. This explains the Trinity. God is three distinct deities, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, yet God is one God. Sin required a perfect sacrifice, therefore you cannot save yourself. Mercifully, God became flesh in the Person of Jesus Christ to die in our place as the payment for sin. Call on Him today, and receive Him as your Savior.