"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." (John 3:16-17 NIV)
radical failure in so-called religion is that its way is from man to God.
Starting with man, it seeks to rise to God; and there is no road that way.
J. Arundel Chapman in The Theology of