ACKNOWLEDGE that you are a sinner before a holy God.
...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God... [Romans 3:23 NIV]
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 6:23 NIV]
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. [Isaiah 53:6 NIV]
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. [James 2:10 NIV]
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” [Romans 3:10-12 NIV]
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. [John 3:3 NIV]