Do you believe that Jesus tells people to do things they are incapable of doing?
God told us to be holy and then offered us Jesus as the way... John 14:6.... that God offers us Holiness .
This is "the Gift of Righteousness".
See, the game you play with yourself, this religious game......let me show you how that game fails.
Doing good works, as an unbeliever, can't save them.
And doing the same good works after you are saved does not keep you saved.... as how can what does not save you, keep you saved.?
The Legalist, the self saver, has not understood that about works.
And once they do, then the stop preaching the gospel of works. or "go and sin no more and i keep myself saved, because i dont have faith in Christ to keep me saved".