Dear John Sir,
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."(Mark 1:15). This was the opening statement of Our Lord when he started his mission on earth. Since God is love, He accommodates everyone who repents and turn to Him for salvation. In the parable of the prodigal son told by Jesus,we see a loving father who receives his prodigal son when he returned home which implies the love of the heavenly Father. Psalm 51:17b clearly says," ...A broken and a contrite heart -These,O God, You will not despise". Had Judas Iscariot repented, our Loving Lord would certainly have opened the door of heaven for him. But Judas neither repented nor turned to his master,instead, he suicided and his soul went astray. But still there is room for improvement and rays of hope in Sheol for him to turn to God until the second coming of Christ. (Please read and cogitate 1 Peter
3:19-20, 4:6, Daniel 12:13, 2 Timothy 1;18,4:19, 1 Timothy 6:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24). To substantiate this point, St.Peter quotes a proverb "love will cover a multitude of sins"( 1 Peter 4:8 and Proverb 10:12). St. Peter sinned by denying his master, but later on he repented and regained his lost discipleship.(John 21:15-17). Please read what is written in Isaiah 59:1-3: "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it can not hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear".
"Every saint has a past and every sinner a future".
With love and prayers,
Yours in Christian faith,