Is redemption truly possible? That is, is it possible to commit an act of genuine evil and truly recover from it?
My opinion: Yes, redemption is truly possible, even if someone commits an act of genuine evil. Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins by sacrificing himself on the cross for our salvation and eternal life. In the bible 1 John 1:9 says, " We confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
Textual evidence: Ephesians 1:7 says, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace." Everyone was born a sinner, and because of God's grace all our sins can be washed away no matter how bad the act of sin may be. As Christians the showing of the washing away of our sins is through Baptism.
Citations: "Bible Gateway Passage: Ephesians 1:7 - New International Version." Bible Gateway. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2014.
"82 Bible Verses about Redemption." What Does the Bible Say About Redemption? N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.