When I was called into ministry I pleadedwith the Lord to help me not to become a judgmental shepherd to the flocks and he led me to (Romans 8:1.) that doesn’t mean I Condone sins. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made it clear from (Rom. 3:23) that the wages of sin is death. However, any children of God who has fallen into sinning must also knowthat (1 John 1:9) states, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Shannon L. Alder said, “When you think yours is the only true path you forever chain yourself to judging others and narrow the vision of God. The road to righteousness and arrogance is a parallel road that can intersect each other several times throughout a person's life. It’s often hard to recognize one road from another. What makes them different is the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity. The road to arrogance is paved with the love of self.” I second that statement.
Our Lord is a Loving caring God who welcomes everyone to come to him. No Matter how far you may have ran from him, how dreadful your sins may have been. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will not reject anyone who comes to him with a repentant heart. “"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; (Romans 3:10). You don’t need to be perfect to come to him. Come just as you are!
In Joel 2:32, where the prophet is declaring the terrible judgments of the Day of the Lord, God's offer of deliverance is open to “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord.” In Isaiah 1:18, God offers the invitation to come, though your sins are as scarlet, He will make them white as snow. Revelation 22:17 is the invitation in the new Heaven, which says “Come! Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” In these and other verses, the clear implication is that, even though we are sinners, God desires us to come to Him as we are, so that He can cleanse us.
Guy Francois, Sr. Pastor of First Biblical Baptist Church of Palmetto