As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. Romans 3:10-11
I think one of the hardest concepts for people to understand is that nobody is righteous, we are all wretched sinners. People have a tendency to believe that they are “good”. And from the outside things might look good, you might do a good deed here or there, you might never have killed anyone, however when we look under the hood, we all need a Savior
If God is just then every sin against God needs to be punished, correct? If God allowed some things to go, would that really be just for those in hell? This is when you understand what Jesus did for us on the cross! He took the punishment for our sins, the wrath of God was poured upon him in your place!
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3:12-18
This pretty much sums up most people, their mouths are full of cursing and they have no fear of God. They don’t care about God, all they care about is pleasing their flesh. We are carnally minded people which is why nobody is righteous. Without the Holy Spirit we are like human animals seeking after pleasures of the flesh
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Romans 3:23-24
But through Jesus , not only will you be forgiven for your sins, but you will also become “Born Again”. You say how can this happen? When you repent and receive Christ as your Lord, you will become baptized by the Holy Spirit. God will live inside of you, and transform you into a new creature Amen!