Our human brain is naturally hard-wired to deflect blame. And our rebellion started the first time we said “I don’t know!” when our parents asked us how the kitten ended up in the toilet bowl. We don’t like to admit fault, and we employ any means necessary to escape punishment for it.
There are so many ‘nice’ people out there, who believe that their gods and their good works will make up for their lack of righteousness. But when they stand before God on judgement day, their gods will desert them. Their good works will be exposed as futile. They will be called to render a payment, and the time will have passed to accept the payment of another. They will be destroyed in the final storm.