I'm currently putting some serious thought into my feaux-essay on the erroneous concept of "human goodness" being that which earns us eternal life in Heaven, and it is taking some time because I'm trying to lay it out real neat like. But... here is a quick thought...
It is gratuitous to believe that being "good" will be enough to earn us redemption. We could easily spend 40 years being totally "good" after spending 40 years of being totally "bad," and it might seem to us to be atonement or redemption.
Shouldn't we be "good" anyway? If it is something that we should be doing anyway, could it really be redemption?