People are not condemned for what they don’t know, but for what they do with what they know. Romans 2:13 says, For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. While we are all saved from our imperfection through Christ’s sacrifice, it does not change right from wrong. We are still called to live a righteous life, but we are not supposed to do it apart from God. Our righteousness comes from His power in our lives, not from us “trying harder”. Strength and ability to live righteous lives comes only from God living and working in and through us.