We know Jesus existed, the Bible is trustworthy, and Jesus' claim to be God is backed up by evidence and reason. Now, why do you need him personally? What will he do for you that no one else can? The Bible diagnoses our problem: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. If you're the exception, the one person who has never lied or cheated or had an immoral thought, I would like to meet you and learn how you did it. The rest of us know that we've made mistakes and sinned. So what does our sin mean? The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. God cannot let our sins into his perfect heaven, or it wouldn't be heaven any longer. Our sins must be punished, our debt paid. This is why Jesus came: to die in our place, taking our punishment on himself. No one else in all of human history has done this, or could do it. Every other person has sinned, so that they owed their own debt to God. Only Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, so he had no debt to pay. He could die for us, taking our place and purchasing our salvation. He then rose from the dead to prove his divinity, and to show us that we would live after death with him in paradise. You need Jesus in your life so that your sins can be forgiven and you can spend eternity in heaven. He is the only one who can give you this gift. But every gift, even one which comes from God, must be opened.