I fell into the sin of fornication and I regret it very very much. Is there a chance to be forgiven? What should I do?
There is forgiveness
The first Epistle of John says this:
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:5-9)(NASB)
The message that you sent me is a proof that you confess your sin of fornication and do not hide it and that you want to receive forgiveness and release. To confess your sin before God is to recognize that it is evil and wrong what you did and regret the sin of fornication which you have committed. If you confess your sins, you have God’s promise, who is faithful and righteous to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. This profound truth applies to your situation and the sin of immorality into which you have fallen.
Sin no more
The Bible tells us the following case about a woman who committed the sin of fornication:
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more.”] (John 8:1-11)(NASB)
For people it is hard to understand God’s forgiveness and accept it hard, especially when it relates to others. Those who brought the woman to Jesus were ready to kill her with stones. But the Savior offered forgiveness and told the woman to sin no more. So, you too, because you have confessed your sin and received forgiveness, sin no more.
The Word of God teaches us this:
Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)(NASB)
And It also says:
For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)(NASB)
Therefore, learn to flee from any person, company, book, film or any other thing that can provoke your lusts and tempt you to fall into this sin again.
Follow godliness together with those who are godly
In the second epistle addressed to his disciple, Timothy, Paul wrote:
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart (2 Timothy 2:22)(NASB)
You do the same. Now I think you realize that there were some people, or books, or movies, or magazines, or websites, or I do not know what else that provoked your sexual desires and led you to commit the sin of fornication. Therefore, from now on flee from anyone and anything that will try to awaken your sexual desires. Find a Church where there are young people who study the Scriptures and who pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace from a pure heart. God help you so.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru