So, do we all "automatically" go to Heaven?
Since Christ paid the penalty for us all, does that mean we're all automatically in? No, it doesn't. Just because the payment is made in full and the pardon is offered, that doesn't mean that the pardon is in effect. It must be received. God has offered us this incredible gift, and we're faced with the most important decision of our lives.
In what are we trusting?
Remember the question about standing at the gate of Heaven and why God should let you in? Many would say that they tried to live a good life. This is a helpful question in determining what we are trusting in as the basis for our acceptance by God.