It is not through good works one will be saved. Not through obeying the law and persecuting others. Is this not judgement in itself? Are we to judge knowing in our hearts that we have sinned? But what sin is not pardoned if we follow the greatest commandment: to love. For in true love there is no judgement.
And the only work required:
“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (NIV John 6:29)
How then can we spew hate and persecute those “different” than us. Do not quote scripture at me when you yourself have left your children to fend for themselves.
I can only apologize that I have not a way to help. The snares in my own life are far more than I can handle. I can only preach love, though I cannot feel it. My own child is with his father, not because of man, because of courts and judgement: but in a moment of clear lucidity I knew his father had a far greater capacity to love than myself. There he is safe from this self-destuctive spiral I find myself on. This merry-go-round has room for but one passenger and I would wish it on noone.
Be careful how you raise your children so that sins of the father do not reap what you have sown. In man’s quest for excellence we have so poluted the world that what was once cured by faith may no longer be. I am how I am for a reason, though I know not what it is. It is through faith that I put one step in front of the other. Yes look both ways, but move forward.