Has My Sexual Sin Made Me Unsavable? // Ask Pastor John

Desiring God
Desiring God
11 Aug 2020

If you struggle with ****ual sin and worry that you may be beyond repentance, here are some helpful thoughts from Pastor John.

A man from Hong Kong, who asked to not be named, writes in to ask: “Pastor John, when do we reach the stage of Esau, as described in Hebrews 12:15–17, where he moved beyond the possibility of repentance? I have been a Christian all my life, but have deeply fallen into ****ual sin over a period of many years, including pornography, an ****erous relationship with another man’s wife, and prostitution.

I have never stopped fighting these sins, and hate them, and I am glad to say that God recently did a great work to liberate me from the ****erous relationship with the help of my pastor and other fellow Christians, which makes me believe He still cares to save me. However, I still sometimes find myself powerless against these ****ual sins, and fear to continue drifting into ****ual vice, as described in verse 16, and end up in a place beyond repentance and fallen from grace! How do I overcome this helpless drifting into sin and avoid a hardened heart that can no longer repent?”

Episode 804: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/has-my-****ual-sin-made-me-unsavable

Related Resources:

“Is Oral Sex Okay?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzimKdJKi6Q

“Avoid: The First Step to Defeating Lust” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pmscrfOfRk&list=PLAcB0f-21Xj06Xs3tmMl0FuVQRp0gGu5A

“How Far Is Too Far Before Marriage?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd-YfSA8dNU

“Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yOHIGOSmMs

Ask Pastor John Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjj--tzffQ8&list=PLFF7F6AE365DA3564

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