I believe that God is working in everybody, even if they don't know it yet. And they don't know it yet because for the time they are blind to the divine nature , not knowing all they go through is leading them to their savior and spiritual awakening and redemption. And Christ and his body are being prepared to show them this deliverence.
The curse of sin has made some murderers, theives, alchohlics, etc. What they ( and we in the past) have sown is not good, so we have not reaped good things. But by the goodness of God, we are brought to repentance. So with goodenss sown to us, we plant the good seed. All creation needs is to be sown the ultimate good seed within everything, which will happen. It's true we don't always learn from it. Some do, some don't.
Unbelivers cannot work out salvation through reaping and sowing because even sowing good is a far cry from sowing perfection. Jesus sowed perfection to us all, He will soon be reaping.
- Aspiring Son
First off let me say, Thank God finally some discussion and not pointless arguing
This stuff I bolded because it's biblical.
These quotes though I can't seem to find a biblical concept to back it.
But by the goodness of God, we are brought to repentance.
Man can't repent. We don't have it in us, hence the hundreds of years God gave Israel to repent and they couldn't so eventually the understanding of the need for a saviour enveloped their whole understanding. God doesn't show any interest in us repenting due to Jesus, in fact it only seems that now Jesus has repented us. Repententance was for the Jew to return to the covenant God made with Abraham. Here Peter warns Israel to repent, and even tells them the punishment they are trying to save themsleves from will come upon their generation, as Jesus taught them in Matthew 24-25.
2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."
Acts 2:38 "Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."
40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"
Peter didn't just get that idea from thin air, he learned it from the scriptures;
Jeremiah 5:3 "O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them,But they did not weaken;You have consumed them,But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock;They have refused to repent."
Jeremiah 8:6 "I have listened and heard, They have spoken what is not right; No man repented of his wickedness,Saying, 'What have I done?'Everyone turned to his course,Like a horse charging into the battle,"
Israel could not repent and thus where punished by the covenant agreement. That brought the end to that agreement, then the new agreement of God's promise to Jesus of inclusion by Jesus' blood, not our repentance. If the Jew couldn't do what makes anyone think they can? The fool's adage that some how the Holy Spirit came to empower them over sin? No, they would overcome through the washing away of their sin by His blood, by His sacrifice, by His action.
So with goodenss sown to us
There is absolutley no biblical foundation to the thought that Jesus somehow left a peice of something with us to leads us anywhere? (If that's what you were sugesting) What He did do is, we are now the rightouesness of God in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthinas 5), as He is so are we in this world (1 John), If Christ be in you the Holy Spirit is one with you (Romans), You are complete in Him (colossians)
No where do I see that you are being turned into a good thing, but i see that you have been turned into divinity, not a spark given, tranformation has taken place.