Mention any sin you like, and I will assure you that people have committed the same sins and have been saved.
Think of David, who’s committed adultery and murder… that didn’t stop God’s love from flowing to him.
Or think of the case of Manasseh; he shed innocent blood very much; he bowed before idols; he put his own child to death as a sacrifice to the false god, and yet God’s love laid hold upon him, and Manasseh became a bright star in heaven, though once as vile as the lost in hell.
And again…Paul says he was the chief of sinners, and he meant it; he spoke by inspiration, and there is no doubt he was.
Now if the greatest of sinners has passed through the strait gate, there must be room for the next greatest; if the greatest sinner in the world has been saved, then there is a possibility for you and for me, because we cannot be worse sinners than the very chief of sinners.
God doesn’t refuse to love us because there is sin in us. If there is anything in you, then, that makes you think God cannot love you, I reply, “Impossible!” for surely your sins do not exceed those of the chief of sinners.
But I will dare to say that even if we were, even if we could exceed Paul, even that could be no barrier; for man’s sin is the act of a finite creature, but God’s grace is the act of infinite goodness.
God forbid that I should downplay your sin. They are loathsome, they are hellish in themselves. But the grace, the love, and the pity of God, oh! these are infinite, eternal, everlasting, boundless, matchless, unconquerable, and therefore the grace of God can overcome and prove itself mightier than your guilt and sin.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
…go and sin no more. (John 8:11)
– Charles Spurgeon