Were Solomon and Samson saved?
We know that when Samson sinned and broke his vow, Grace forsook him and he was taken captive (Judg. 16). We know also that Solomon was enticed by his women, built high places for their gods and did not keep his covenant with the Lord who divided his kingdom (1 Kin. 11).
Were Solomon and Samson saved? What is the proof?
No doubt Samson was saved, and the Lord accepted his repentance.
The Lord listened to him near the end of his life, and through him He achieved a great victory, which the Lord had not achieved through him, all his life (Judg. 16:30). But the biggest proof of Samson’s salvation is that St. Paul put him in the list of the men of faith along with David, Samuel and the prophets (Heb. 11:32).
I believe that Solomon was saved also and the Lord accepted his repentance.
A sign of his repentance is his writing the Book of Ecclesiastes in which the spirit of asceticism is evident. Moreover, the main proof on his salvation is the promise of God to David concerning Solomon saying ” I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. “He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. “But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you.” (2 Sam. 7:12-15).
The phrase “If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him… but My mercy shall not depart from him ” no doubt is a proof that the Lord accepted Solomon’s repentance and his salvation.