One of the major reasons faith in Jesus is different from other religions is that He doesn't demand perfection from us or ask us to achieve some higher state of living before we can be allowed into heaven. He really just wants a relationship with us. He wants us to get to know Him and believe in His plan for our lives. I don't know about you, but I'm not perfect. Even when I don’t want to, I mess up and hurt not only myself but others. By admitting to God that I'm not perfect, and accepting Jesus’ sacrifice for my sinful behavior, God no longer sees my sin when He looks at me; He sees Jesus' perfection, instead. I am now free to live a life without fear (without constantly striving for the unattainable "perfect life"), and free to get to know the One who created me and loves me more than anyone else in the universe.