Your interpretation is not what it says. It is as simple as that. Otherwise, you would be able to prove your point from the text itself.Are you having difficulty understanding what Jesus said?
Or is the problem accepting what he said?
The problem your misinterpretation is up against is that you, like everyone else who is not God incarnate, don't do what He says according to Scripture. That means you, like everyone else who is not God incarnate, are out according to your works.
The forgiveness of sins is only in Him through faith alone.