If all people everywhere repented, then the present evil world God would no longer need to keep up, and all those who have got and received the grace of repentance would get to heaven. God has given the time of grace yet, but it will end unexpectedly. On the other hand, even if the end of the world does not yet come, the world could become better for everyone.
But people do not do according to the will of God, so the problems persist and multiply. The grace of repentance comes to those who have died out of faith, who do not resist the will of God, to whom God opens it and gives the gift of living faith through His church. Living faith has already been given to all as a gift of birth, but almost all people lose it because of their sins.
From the Bible, King James:
Prov. 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Matt. 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.
Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Mark. 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
Eph. 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
1. Cor. 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
1. Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
2 Cor. 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Matt. 6: 33-34 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Matt. 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Prov. 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
2. Cor. 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Mark. 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
John 20-23 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them , and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Matt. 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Matt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Ap. 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:
Piet. 3: 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Ap. 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
Ap. 11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
Heb. 4:12-13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Isa. 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Matt. 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Rom. 10:14-16 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? [our report: Gr. the hearing of us?
2. Cor. 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2. Cor. 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Rev. 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Jas. 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Matt. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Psalm 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
Aam. 8:11-12 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it .
Ap. 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Ap. 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Ap. 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Ap. 10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
Rom. 4: 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Tit. 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Matt. 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Eph. 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph. 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Phil 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Rev. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev. 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Matt. 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
John 15: 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Gal. 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Eph. 5: 9-10 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
This present visible world God will destroy and the repented and healed people will get to heaven, the evil and those who remain in it will receive eternal punishment.
Tess. 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Cor. 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Rev. 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev. 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Luke 13:23-27 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Heb. 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
What is the Third Creed?
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy common Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
What does it mean?
I believe that by my own reason and by my power I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord, nor come unto Him; but the Holy Ghost has called me through the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and protected me in true faith; as He all Christianity of the earth calls, assembles, lightens, sanctifies and in Christ Jesus protects in the only true faith; where in Christianity He forgives me and all the believers every day all sins in abundance, awakens me and all the dead on the last day and gives me and all the believers eternal life in Christ. This is certainly true.
Forgiveness of sins is at the essence of the gospel: About Christ “To him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.” (Acts 10:43). The gospel, the power of God, moves man from the world to the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.
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If all people repented and God did not immediately end the present world, what would follow.
Even though man receives the grace of repentance, the old part does not repent and the devil occasionally tempts. Therefore, some bad thoughts, words, deeds and neglects could still come to people. But people, guided by the Holy Ghost, would correct their transgressions and make daily repentance and could support one another in the fight against evil.
Wars, violence, terrorism and the damage they cause to humans and the environment would end. There would be no need for armies and weapons. The armies could help in natural disasters and other crises. The resources that went into arms could be used to solve problems, to help the weaker, to protect the environment. Crime would end. The laws would be instructions and the police would be guides and helpers.
Greed would end. The better ones could help the weaker ones. It would be enough for people to consume less just to get the basic necessities, and some extra. There could be a Christian equality, and for everyone would be tried to find a place in society and a worthwhile life. Diligence and quality of work would improve. Environmental problems would be reduced. If the lusts were not nourished by the media and otherwise, and the people had the power of the spirit to restrain themselves, the birth rate would remain so that there would be no overpopulation. It would not be necessary for everyone to get married at such a young age, which would also reduce overpopulation. On the other hand, even if there were a large number of people, there would also be workers to solve, for example, environmental problems.
Mental and physical well-being would be better. Humans would be more harmonious and peaceable with one another, and if, however, the transgressions between men came and sins against God, they would be quickly sought to be corrected, apologized and forgiven. When sins were forgiven, it would give power and goodwill, appreciation, and gratitude to God and those around us.
Whatever else it means it can be imagined more. While not all people are repenting, good things can be tried to be pushed forward by everyone.
Humans would be satisfactorily saturated with this time and would have a living hope for even better eternal bliss and happiness after temporal life time in a sinless, disease-free resurrection body.
Veikko J. Pyhtilä, January 20, 2018