God is Gracious
and offers Salvation as a Gift
God wants to give you forgiveness, the riches of His righteousness and an eternal home with Him in heaven. Jesus paid for all of this with His own life!
Grace is God giving to us what we could never earn for ourselves.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Grace is a gift! Notice what grace is not. It is "not of yourself," "not of works." God doesn't give you part of this gift and expect you to earn the rest. You don't have the ability to earn holiness or meet His just standard.
Man’s Decision: Repent
Repent is the other word the Bible uses to describe this decision.
Unless you repent, you will all ... perish
Except ye repent, ye shall all ... perish
The word "repent" means to change your mind, to admit that you are wrong and God is right. It may be that until now you have been thinking your sin isn’t bad enough to send you to hell. You’re going to have to change your mind about that. It may be you have been thinking you could do enough good to counteract the bad you have done. You’re going to have to change your mind about that.