“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
(NKJV) Matthew 5:20
That would be bad news for us were it not for the fact that Christ died in our place paid the sin debt of all who believe.
“and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.”
“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
1 Corinthians 1:30
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
That is why ,”Gospel”, is translated,” Good News”!
Do you believe?