Religion, it’s not of God. It is the motive behind Jesus’ death. The rulers, Pharisees, Sadducees of His day’s were all about rituals, routine’s, man-made rules that are carried out in a vain behavior that is never pleasing to God but rather a foul smell in the nostrils of God.
But God, sent is Son for one purpose and that is to set the captive free. Whether you are an alcoholic, addicted to drug’s, a speed baller, or any situation that you are not serving God, the “good person” morals don’t cut it. It takes a one on one relationship with the only Jesus Christ that came down so that you may have life. “choose this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15 ESV)