Let’s take a look at some scriptures, and see if we can get our hurts healed.
1Co 6:9 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,
1Co 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1Co 6:11 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 do these verses convey to us?
Shall not inherit the kingdom of God. The glorious kingdom of which the church is the earthly type. The church is God's kingdom on earth, and its faithful members "inherit" the heavenly kingdom.
Mat 25:34 expounds more on this:
Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Be not deceived. Let no one make the mistake of thinking that any unrighteous man shall be an heir.
Effeminate. This and the next clause refer to a shameful crime quite prevalent among the heathen, the first submitting themselves to the foul sensuality, and the second actively "abusing themselves with men," contrary to nature. Both are Sodomites. None guilty of any one of the list of vices given can be an heir of heaven.
And such were some of you. Some of the worst classes had been converted.
Ye are washed. The rite of baptism is probably referred to.
Ye are sanctified. Were sanctified. These verbs are all past tense. See the Revision. To be sanctified is to be set apart to God.
Ye were justified. That is, their sins were blotted out and they were counted righteous. Sinners as they were before, the gospel had washed, hallowed, and justified them.
By the Spirit. The work was consummated by the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Peter makes it very clear in his discourse in Acts that this is a gift; it cannot be earned, given by the Holy Spirit.
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
It would be wonderful if when we become Christians, the devil never tempted us again, and we never gave in to sin again, but it isn’t that easy. Everything in this world system is controlled by the “god of this world”, and we battle against it every day.
If we are tempted and fall back into a sin, Satan is right there to condemn us, and tell us we’ve done too much, and God will not forgive us again, but the scriptures tells us otherwise.
Pr 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
Ho 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
1jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1jo 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Thank God, He promises to forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The greatest weapon we have against condemnation; is honest repentance, and asking God to help us turn from the sins that tempt us. Then our walk with the Lord is restored, bringing peace, and restoration.