Can you Cause Christ to Become your Substitute?

Any idea that we cause Christ to become our substitute because God make us believers…is self-righteousness. God makes the elect to become believers because the elect died in union with Christ, so that His death is their death. But most Calvinists write with the following assumption: “through faith, sinners like you and me are brought into union with Christ SO THAT our sins are credited to him.”

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