“But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart’” (Jeremiah 18:12).
While no sin is beyond the redeeming scope of God’s grace, the one thing his mercies can never overcome is an unwilling human spirit. The free-will of humankind is itself a product of God’s grace. Thus, when man intentionally chooses a path that leads to his own destruction, God will always honor that choice. The gospel of Jesus Christ is truly compelling but never coercive.