Let’s look at other sinners. King David was an adulterer who had Bathsheba’s husband killed. A cover-up?
Rahab was a harlot and yet she is in the lineage of Jesus. The Apostle Peter denied Jesus three times.
If total perfection is required to be a Christian, then we all fail the test.
I’m no na´ve youngster. I’m 79 years old and I remember Watergate. But years later, I met Mr. Colson at a Christian Booksellers convention in Dallas. He was such a gracious gentleman and very much into his ministry.
Keep in mind the Lord’s words to the repentant thief on the cross: “Today you shall be with me in Paradise.” He took his Damascus Road.