Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels
by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din
Salvation Depends on Obedience to Divine Commandments: God Forgives Sinners
God hears not the sinners, nor accepts their worship. But if a sinner should repent, and, recoiling from his evil course, reform himself, then the Most High God certainly forgives him. It is recorded in John (9:31) that
God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
Likewise, it is stated in Luke (15:7) that even if one sinner should repent, and forsaking the wrong way, return to the Right Path, the Most High God becomes happy and pleased.