Why become a Christian? In the minds of those asking this question is the belief that they are already a good person so the need for Jesus is not really important.
When we say we are a good person we mean if our life were placed on a great balance scale, our good works would out-weight our bad works and that makes us OK with God, and God doesn’t really see all my bad works.
In the Bible God says, “Be holy, because I am holy” (Lev. 11:44). Holiness is a higher standard then being good. It means everything a person does must be sacred; both thoughts and deeds. Here’s the point: If you break one of God’s Laws, there is nothing you can do to offset the laws penalty because everything you do must be holy; there is no such thing as doing extra goodness. Once you have broken God’s law you are in a hole that you cannot dig yourself out of. And by the by, God sees everything.
Jesus paid the price we cannot pay. If we accept him, he imputes his righteousness to our account, and we become justified, or just-if-I’d never sinned.
It’s called grace,