Why do i keep writing blogs about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, salvation, grace,etc. because there is also punishment or hell or lake of fire to be avoided. That is why i sound like a broken record.
Man needs to return to fellowship with God the Creator. Man has to do that before he dies. When one dies out of fellowship with God, the Bible says one will wake up to eternal punishment or damnation.
Is God cruel for doing that ? No that is why He has provided us with His salvation, His Son Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit so we can be restored and have eternal life.
So man needs to repent of his sins and accept God's gift of pardon through Jesus Christ. Man needs to be born again, the new birth, the new life.