Following Jesus isn’t about how good you are or how much of the Bible you believe. It isn’t about how bad you think you are or how bad you know you are. It is about one question: who do you think Jesus is? Do you believe that he died for your sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day? The Apostle Paul said it this way:
"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."
1 Corinthians 15:3–4
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already
because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son."