There has never been a sinless, perfect human being other than Jesus Christ.
All people are afforded the opportunity to go before the Lord, as all must go before the Lord with a repentant heart asking for His Grace and Mercy which only He affords and will always give without reservation. It is His Will that none should perish, 2 Peter 3:9. No where in God’s Word does it say anything about a person having to forfeit their calling as a believer or a preacher, if the believer will humble themselves, repent of their sin, pray, turn from their wicked ways and follow God’s narrow way for salvation and victory over sin.
Christians must understand there is only one narrow way, one prescribed order, which is the same for one’s salvation as it is for one’s daily sanctification, that being one’s faith must be anchored in Who Christ is, the Son of God, and that which He accomplished through His death for all that will believe, John 3:14-21.
As faith is anchored in Christ and the Cross, with a humble, repentant, heart, one is forgiven in God’s mind no matter what any man has to say. A broken and contrite spirit is demanded from all Christians, no matter who they might be, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 51, Luke 18:9-14, 1 John 1:9.
God didn’t have one requirement for the sinner, the malefactor, who was crucified next to Christ at Calvary, Luke 23:42-43 and another for the Saul on the road to Damascus, Acts 9:1-20. Those that spurn God’s Law will suffer God’s wrath. His penalty is the same no matter who the person may be, a thief or an Apostle and the solution, the answer, for sin is the same for all, faith anchored in Christ and the Cross.
There is no partial justification, when God forgives it is totally complete. God doesn’t have one type of repentance for one sin and a different repentance for another. Jesus died on Calvary’s Cross paying the price that sufficed for all sin, past, present, and future.
Believers and preachers claiming that certain people are not qualified to be a preacher or even to be saved because of something that has happened in the past that has been scripturally repented of, is wrong. Those attempting to apply such hurtful claims, which is non-scriptural, to others in essence are applying such to themselves. When a believer or a preacher, judges another, they have taken themselves from under Grace and placed themselves back under the Law of Moses where they will only find condemnation. Gods Word states, ” Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the Law, and judgeth the Law: but if thou judge the Law, thou art not a doer of the Law, but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, Who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?” James 4:11-12.