If you really think about it, the Cross of Christ shows us that we could not possible save ourselves. Romans 3: 21-31 spells out how we are justified by faith. We can not do anything other than accept what Christ Jesus did for us at the Cross of Calvary. He paid the price of the Sin Debt that we owed to GOD.
Abraham was known as the Altar Builder, because he was a sinner. Yes, the Patriarch Abraham, the Father of Faith was a sinner. Why do you think he built so many altars because he was so good? He believed that God was able to preform and that belief called Faith was reckoned to him for righteousness.
The question is; Does the Cross of Christ offend you? None of our church attendance adds to your salvation. We have a book shelf full of Christ centered books, nothing. We go to revivals, conventions, missionary meeting all of this merit us nothing at the Throne of GOD. You can call yourself Dr. Bishop Apostle and have 100,000 members at your church, and this holds no weight when you are at the Cross. Jesus came to save all that would humble themselves at that Ole Rugged Cross.
The question still stands; Does Christ & Him Crucified make you feel helpless towards your own means of Salvation?