[Bible Questions] …Those who have falsely believed the lies and have sinned MUCH even after accepting Jesus and THEN NOW UNDERSTAND that they are wrong and probably lost unless God forgives them…is there any hope please? I thought we could just ask forgiveness from God and He would forgive all our sins ..so now I see I`m in a very bad shape, but I want God’s forgiveness and am willing to live truly right and walk blameless before Him IF He would forgive me. Please is there any hope. My sins were horrible and many. I`m so ashamed of them and I need God. Please get back with me, I need help. Thank you.
[Bible Answers] Greetings in Jesus’ name. YESYESYES, there is hope for you and others who are backsliders IF you do as the prodigal did after he came to his senses (Luke 15:17)! The primary teaching which shows you can return to God and salvation is the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). When he turned from his wickedness (repented) to return to the Father to SERVE him, the Father said in Luke 15:24:
“For this son of mine was dead and is ALIVE AGAIN; he was lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate.
In other words, the Prodigal got saved again from being a backslider and his spiritually dead and lost condition of wild living and being with the prostitutes, but it took repentance (turning from sin) and returning to God to SERVE him. He got forgiven though his sins were horrible and many (like yours)! That is what you must also do to become ALIVE AGAIN like him. God is no respecter of persons and will treat you the same way, if you meet his conditions. NOTE: The Prodigal didn’t just ask for forgiveness, as you previously thought would suffice! Jesus never taught such as being the way he got forgiven.
It seems the concept of the Christian life you were taught is far from Biblical reality, which seems to be common in our dark day. There are many spiritual wolves.
Are you aware of the requirements for eternal life and what a real Christian (sheep) is? New Christians should be especially taught certain truths.
Your life is a spiritual test. What you do with JESUS will decide where you go after your inescapable death. Most will be lost. Hence, if you live like the majority, you know you too will be thrown into eternal fire with them. To enter God’s paradise kingdom you must have a pure heart (Mt. 5:8) and there is no fooling God about that or anything else! Remember 1 Cor. 6:9-11. GOD BLESS YOU.