Can you imagine living in the time of the apostles and the early church and fleeing from the persecution of the dread Saul of Tarsus. Would you be convinced that Saul was destined to go to hell and that there was no hope for him? After all he had arranged for the killing of the believers. Surely this would mean that he had crossed the line and there was no hope for him.
Could we still feel a desire to pray for a man in such a state? Could we dare to believe that such a man could become one of the greatest apostles of the Christian Church?
With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible. Hang on to those you love and those you don't love so much or those who appear to be an enemy of the church of God as long as our Father and Lord Jesus do.