All those that believe and receive salvation have been “risen with Christ (Col. 3:1)”. But, what does that mean? It means that we have been “born again (John 3:3)”. To be born again means you have received Jesus as the gift from Heaven and Lord of your salvation. You, have trusted in the gift of Christ dying on the cross for your sins (and being raised from the dead). Just as Christ has been raised from the dead through faith we have died to our old nature and “put on Christ Romans 13:14”. When we do this we are not looked upon as going to hell instead, God sees Christ in us and looks at the perfection of Jesus when He sees us rather than our sin. Through faith and trust in Christ we have been forgiven. How great it is to know, we do not stand “condemned – There is no condemnation if we believe in Christ – Romans 8:1”) before the judgement seat of Christ! Rather, instead we know that we will live in Him as long as we keep our faith fully planted in Him!
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:3 (NIV)
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Romans 13:14 (KJV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 (KJV)