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Bible Q & A

Q. Does God Hear Sinners?
 
A. Everyone has sinned and cut himself off from God. “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isa. 59:2).

God hears not sinners (John 9:31). He will have no fellowship with those who sin. He hears only those who do righteousness. But if everyone has sinned, then there must be a way for sinners to come to God, or else we could never become righteous. How can sinners seek God?

The prophet Isaiah tells us the way sinners come to God. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.” But how do we call on God? How do we seek Him? “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isa. 55:6-7). Let him repent of transgressing God’s law, and accept Jesus Christ as Saviour from its penalty. Christ is the way. That’s how you can come to God. Forsake the way you have been living, start to obey God. Once you repent of going the wrong way you are no longer a sinner in God’s sight. He will hear you and give His Holy Spirit to you, if you obey Him (Acts 5:32). You must be willing to forsake your ways and thoughts and go the way of God. Then He will hear you because you “keep his commandments and do these things that are pleasing in His sight” (I John 3:22).
 
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