God Will Forgive Anybody
“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” —John 5:40
Carefully notice in John 5:40 that Jesus DIDN'T say “ye cannot come”; no, rather He said... ye WILL NOT come. Anyone who has a desire to come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness may be saved. Yes, it is true, God will forgive anybody. I realize that such a statement will harelip many of the self-righteous, who don't believe that Christ died for the ungodly; however, Romans 5:6 clearly silences them... “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” That means you and me friend.
never died for anyone other than the UNGODLY! I don't understand how
anyone, can twist the Scriptures to claim that Jesus only
died for the righteous. We read in 2nd Peter 2:1, “But there were
false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers
among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” Did you see
Jesus bought those false prophets, even though they were bound for Hell in their sins. Oh! Listen my friend—I don't care what sins you may have committed, or how far from God you may have run—you may still come to Jesus for forgiveness and salvation. This is Biblical. Isaiah 1:18 plainly states... “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” The Hebrew word for “crimson” is interesting. It refers to a worm used to make clothing dye.
Thus, God is saying that although your life may seem permanently stained with sin, He can cleanse you as white as wool. This is the power of Jesus' precious blood that cleanses our sins away, “...and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1st John 1:7).
reason why we can have our sins forgiven, no matter how horrible they
may be, is because salvation is not of man; but of God. Jesus paid a debt
He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay. The price of our
sins has been paid! This is why we read in Romans 4:5, “But to
him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his
faith is counted for righteousness.” We don't have to work in our
self-righteousness to be saved, because Jesus has already paid our way in
full. According to Romans 5:15, eternal life is a FREE GIFT.
very word “gift” excludes all forms of self-righteousness or religious
obligations. So many people today are confused about God's salvation,
because ministers aren't proclaiming the precious blood of Jesus... “For as much
as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and
gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But
with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without
spot.” It is because Jesus shed His blood for our sins that we may be saved.
Hebrews 9:22 states, “...without shedding of blood is no remission.” Jesus' blood had to be applied to the Mercy Seat in Heaven.Thank God for His precious blood which He shed for us in Christ Jesus (Acts 20:28)!
Nehemiah 9:17, “And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.”
you are wondering about the unpardonable sin which the Bible mentions.
Matthew 12:31 states, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and
blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall
not be forgiven unto men.” The Bible teaches there is one sin which
cannot be forgiven, and only one—not getting saved. You see, the Holy Spirit
reproves the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment... “And when he is
come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment”
If we reject the conviction of God's Spirit, then we are rejecting Jesus Christ, because they are one and the same. In Romans 8:9, the Holy Spirit is referred to as the Spirit of Christ. Many people want to come to God the Father, but reject God's Son
have committed the unpardonable sin. God will not pardon any of their sins
until they humbly come to the feet of Jesus for salvation. The only sin
which God refuses to forgive is if you reject His Son as your Savior.
some theologians believe that there is a sin so horrible, that if committed it
hardness the heart, and causes that person to become calloused for a lifetime
towards the Gospel. However, if this be true, and it may be, one thing is
for certain... Isaiah 1:18 invites the vilest sinner to come to God for
was a mass-murderer before he met Jesus and became a Christian. If God was
willing to save a cut-throat murderer who dragged Christians from their homes,
brutally killing them, then God will forgive anybody. It is not a matter
of whether or not God will forgive you; but are you willing to come to Jesus
Christ for forgiveness.
3:20 indicts mankind, “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” The
problem is not with God, but with humanity.
2nd Thessalonians 2:10:11 states, “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”
notice the reason why God will send people strong delusion in the
Tribulation Period... because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved. God never hardens anyone unless He knows in
His foreknowledge that they are beyond hope, such as Pharaoh in Moses'
who wants to come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness may... “For whosoever
shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans
10:13). No matter what sins you may have committed, if you have a sincere
desire to repent by turning to Jesus Christ in faith, you can be
saved. You are not beyond hope.
What About That Scripture Which Says Sinners Won't Enter Into Heaven?
I've often heard unsaved people, or new converts, quote the following Scripture, thinking they are too sinful to be saved, or to serve God as a Christian...
Corinthians 6:9-11 and 19-20, “ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not
inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with
mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: BUT YE ARE WASHED, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in
the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. ... What? know ye not
that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have
of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore
glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”
Did you read that
precious truth... AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU (that is, Christians before they
were saved)... BUT YE ARE WASHED! When you get saved, then God doesn't see your
sins anymore, because He sees Jesus' righteousness. We are washed in the blood
of Jesus Christ. Revelation 1:5, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the
faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the
kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in his own blood.” 1st John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we
have fellowship one with another, and the blood
of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Amen! Jesus blood washes all
our sins away!!!
The reason why the
Apostle Paul wrote 1st Corinthians 6:8-20 is because many of the carnal
believers at the church at Corinth (1st Corinthians 3:1) were living in sin,
and allowing sin to flourish openly in the church with no preaching against it
from the pulpit.
The important thing is that you realize you're a GUILTY sinner, under the condemnation of God's Law (Romans 3:19), and then believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior to forgive those sins (Acts 4:10-12; 16:31; 20:21).
“Christ is there for the vilest offender. The serial killer whose prayer at the hour of his death is genuine is also forgiven.”
God will forgive anybody, because Jesus died for everybody! 1st John 2:2 states, “And he [Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” How much clearer could the Bible be on this matter? Whatever depths of sin you may have gone to, God is willing to forgive you if you'll come by way of the blood sacrifice of Jesus.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” —John 3:16