Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. (John 5:25 NIV)
You are dead. You are wicked, selfish, heartless, mean, just like everyone else. You can do a few good deeds to massage your ego, but you still keep doing wrong, and thinking sinful thoughts. This like putting makeup on a corpse.
But God can resurrect this corpse. The voice of Jesus is so powerful that even the dead can hear it. It can give you life. His words are the way to salvation, if you take the time to listen to them.
God loves you. He wants you to live again. With Him.