Christianity an interesting thing when it comes to Salvation. Unlike other religions, you can’t buy God off. He’s not Allah with a set of scales weighing your deeds. For example, if you kick your neighbor’s dog, you can’t do a bunch of nice things to tip the balance in your favor. He won’t take your sacrifices as appeasement for your wrongs. Sorry dude, God doesn’t care how much money your surrender or how many virgins you sacrifice (though Satan might if you’re living in a horror movie). He doesn’t even want your first born like Moloch. No, in Christianity, one single solitary sin pretty much condemns you and you can’t bribe God to let you off the hook. So Jesus did it for you. He took the punishment for your sins. He did not sin. He lived perfectly. And as such, his sacrifice was the only sacrifice worthy of God’s forgiveness. God doesn’t take bribes but he lets you off the hook for the sake of his Son, Jesus Christ. He forgives you for your sins, not because you did anything at all to get that forgiveness, but because Jesus Christ acted as the substitutionary atonement that you could never provide.
God doesn’t take bribes