If You Profess Christ Your Lifestyle Will Change

Everett asked:
I read your teaching on 1John1:9 It really makes sense, but I would like to ask a question? We know the bible says no liars, idolaters, slanderers or homosexuals will inherit the kingdom of God. Let\'s use homosexuals for my question since it is so socially excepted in this generation. If a homosexual excepts Christ genuinely by saving faith and is converted also recognizing that homosexualality is sin and agrees with God (1John 1:9) by confessing,but continues his lifestyle? Is he still go to heaven? The bible says no? According to guided by truth teaching on 1 John 1:9 would in not matter his lifestyle not change,but only confess agree with God that it is sin remaining in fellowship but not losing his salvation? Because of eternal security? 

There is a difference between someone struggling with sin and someone blatantly living in sin and refusing to call it for what it is.  The problem is that you are asking the wrong question.  The question should not be whether the person is still going to heaven, the question should be were they ever going to heaven to begin with? 

We are told that you will know followers of Christ by their fruit, not by their verbal affirmation of Christ.  Yes, it is with our mouth confession that we are saved, but that is not what Jesus tells us to look for when determining whether or not someone truly knows Him.
"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  16 "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?  17 "So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.  18 "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.  19 " Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  20 "So then, you will know them by their fruits. 

21 " Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.  22 " Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'  23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you;DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'  Matt 7:15-23 NASB

So no matter what a person confesses to believe we look at their actions not their words to see if it is true.  The person can claim all day to be saved but if they choose to continually live a lifestyle of rebellion it is evident by their fruit that they were never really saved to begin with.  Jesus will not say to them "Go away I no longer want you" but rather "I never knew you."

A Christian will want and desire to follow the teachings of Christ.  Can a homosexual struggle with and fall back into his sin and still be saved?  Yes it is possible, but that would be the exception rather than the rule. At some point that person would really show remorse and repentance and turn back to following Christ.  That is how it is with any sin.  Every time I catch myself struggling with the sins listed in the passage you referred to like lying, greed or slander I am convicted and stop doing it.

Note that it does not say those behaviors are what sinners do, but it is who they are.  These are not lists of things we can never do to inherit eternal life but these are characteristics that define who a person is.  I have lied, but I do not live a lifestyle of lying.  There is a difference.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Cor 6:9-13 NASB
Verse 12 actually says these things are now lawful, but that doesn't make them profitable or beneficial.  We should want to refrain from these behaviors and the fruit of our life should show that we do.  Our fruit should show that we follow Christ.  It is by our fruit that we are known.  If you see a Christian not bearing fruit it would be worth finding out if they truly believe what they profess with their mouth.  Chances are they do not.  I can say all day that I believe in or trust a pilot to safely fly a plane but if I am unwilling to board the plane because I am afraid that they can not safely fly it then I truly didn't believe in the pilot after all.  My actions did not prove my words. A Christian should have actions that prove what they believe.  The actions do not earn them salvation but they do reveal that they are saved.

Where would you invest your money?  With a person who claims to be honest but has been convicted of embezzlement or with one whose actions actually prove them to be honest? Of course it would be the latter because you look at their fruit knowing that it is the proof of what they actually believe.  What they say doesn't matter if what they do proves those words untrue.  It's the same with Christianity.  Claiming to be saved does not actually make one saved. Believing in Jesus Christ does.  Now only God will know for sure if they truly are saved but if a person has no fruit of salvation I would minister to them as if they were lost until they really understood the impact of the gospel to the point where it was affecting their behavior and beginning to bear fruit.