Absolutely not. "Religion" does not work at all. What works is believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for our sins, rose on the third day, and is now seated at the right hand of God, interceding for us. When you believe this with your whole heart and ask Him for forgiveness for your sins, He will make you a new person whose whole desire is to love Him and love others. Many people try to "work" their way to God through their religion and church, and it absolutely does not work at all.