He who hears our prayers has also promised us preservation unto glory! ~ L.S.J

Jude: an Ode to the Holocaust (segment of a) painting by L.S.J, 2006

Question: Can a person who struggles with substance abuse and yet prays still go to heaven? http://ebible.com/questions/5136?answer_id=9131#answer-9131

In response:

If King David, despite his sin of adultery, was forgiven and redeemed by the sacrificial blood of animals according to the Levitical law what more of one redeemed by the blood of the Lamb?

Know for a fact that as we breathe, we are sinning knowingly and unknowingly in thought, word and deed. And should we be aware of our sins, have we repented and sought forgiveness from our spouse, children, colleague, neighbor, etc? Or do we turn a blind eye to a lifestyle of anger, gluttony, ogling and the sins of omission and commission?

What then of Christians in certain professions, will God hear the cry of Christian abortionists, Christian attorneys that advocate divorce among Christians and believers that combat and kill in the name of country and God? Shall God pass over these with a slap on the wrist? As one calls a spade a spade, sin is sin.

But thanks be to God that by the saving grace of Christ Jesus we the redeemed are forgiven of our beleaguering sins and imputed with His righteousness that altogether allows us access to God calling Him, “Abba, Father.” He who hears our prayers has also promised us preservation unto glory! ~ L.S. James

Romans 8:33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 

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