The soft slow road to Hell, gentle and meandering, brightened by the flowers of human virtue, and softened by a comfortable choice in religion, still leads to the same reward for iniquity and self righteousness. This path is as good as the despicable loathsome trail through the dirty vile streets of moral deprivation, desperation, and shame!
People are not inherently good, we are stained with guilt! While we dress up our better moral attributes, to make them shine and impress, and distract each other from the dirty underbelly of our sin, God is not fooled by it. Pride, lust, greed, inordinate desires, and self indulgence, rise among the sins that lurk beneath the surface of us all, given the chance.
Only Jesus can deliver us from our condemnation.
Romans 8:1–6 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”