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MICHELLE - Can a harlot or prostitute if they repent and be baptized enter the celestrial Kingdom if they are married?
JOEL - Even though adultery and fornication are serious sins, such people can be forgiven, be baptized, sealed to a spouse for eternity and eventually obtain exaltation in the Celestial Kingdom, just like anyone else.
"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isa. 1:18).
"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. (Heb. 8: 12)
In regards to the final judgment, if a person repents the atonement of Christ completely wipes away such sins as if they never happened and are therefore not a consideration in regards to a person's place in heaven.
Paul brings comfort and hope to those church members who at one time were fornicators and adulterers; proclaiming that they have been washed clean of their sins and are made right with the Lord.
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Cor 6:9-11 See also 2 Nephi 30:1-2)
Consider what Jesus said to the woman caught in the sexual sin of adultery:
"And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." (John 8:2-11)
Jesus, who will be the judge of us all, did not condemn her, but at the same time indicated that she should sin no more; or in other words, repent.