Colossians 1:19–20 (ESV) … “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
Christ’s death provided a way for all people to come to God. It cleared away the sin that keeps us from having a right relationship with our Creator. This does not mean that everyone has been saved, but that the way has been cleared for anyone who will trust Christ to be saved. We can have peace with God and be reconciled to him by accepting Christ, who died in our place. Is there a distance between you and the Creator? Be reconciled to God. Come to him through Christ.
No one is good enough to save himself or herself. If we want to live eternally with Christ, we must depend totally on God’s grace. This is true whether we have been murderers or honest, hardworking citizens. We have all sinned repeatedly, but any sin requires us to come to Jesus Christ for salvation and eternal life. Apart from Christ, there is no way for us to be forgiven.
Barton, B. B., & Comfort, P. W. (1995). Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (p. 170). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.