(BIBLE QUESTION) Can ANYONE repent and turn from sin and be saved? I’ve been reading your webpage and wondering if this is possible? What if someone has committed adultery, engaged in homosexuality, had an abortion, lust, etc. because they believed or were taught once saved always saved? Can they come to the knowledge of truth, repent, and be saved? Sorry for all the questions, but I’m just wondering if God can save them too if they don’t die in their sins and truly repent. Thank you.
(BIBLE ANSWER) Greetings in Jesus’ name. YES, God’s wonderful mercy extends to repentant people, who have committed all of those sins you have listed plus others. Here is clear proof from just one passage:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)
David got forgiven of adultery and murder, the prodigal got forgiven of wild living and being with prostitutes, Peter got forgiven of disowning Jesus three times and one can get forgiven of a multitude of sins (James 5:19,20).
I have noticed you cited the belief in once saved always saved (or eternal security) with those sins. There is NO DOUBT that the belief in eternal security has led to adultery and broken homes because of it, as well as suicides and criminal acts! Prisoners have written to testify about the crime connection too! George Sodini murdered a number of people and them himself because of the HERESY of once saved always saved! Remember 1 Cor. 2:9. GOD BLESS YOU.