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For those of us who are religious, we generally believe that sin eventually will be overcome by all of mankind who decides to turn from it whether that turning involves accepting Jesus, reaching Nirvana, finding our zen, etc. Those who turn will live in lasting peace while those who do not will be eradicated from existance or punished.
Consider the idea that sin and evil create or should I say bring entropy into whatever system it (sin) is introduced. As long as the cancer of sin survives and spreads, the system will continue to drift further and further into disorder, pain, suffering, corruption, until finally, the system will cease to be able to live. So in this real applicable way we can see just how the wages of sin is death.
The above is what makes since of the teaching in the Christian scriptures that tells man not to love the world. The world is infected and dying and the only way to survive is to come out of it. The means by which we can be redeemed from the world is what I term as The Divine Gift.
I can see how sin is the sickness and death is the mechanism used to fight off the infection. Our universe combats sin by inflicting death so that sin cannot persist endlessly. Ultimately, death is intended to kill off the sin infection and once it has accomplished that task, it too will be done away with.
For those who survive this world via The Divine Gift, they will ever be mindful of two things. One being the Divine Gift that redeemed us from the curse of sin and secondly, the reprocussions of sin. With these things etched in mind, the survivors will not participate in or give sin a chance to be reborn in the new habitation because they know the consequences.
from a Bible-believing perspective
The first thing we realize about our freewill is that it is a function of our ability, resources, influence, and might. We are of course incapable of acting beyond those parameters which have been put in place at the highest perceivable level by natural law. Now, being confronted with the reality of natural law, we must assume that those laws had to be implemented by something powerful and intelligent that is NOT subject to the natural parameters. Then after coming this far we are left with these questions:
WHY would an intelligent and powerful being design the natural world and have us in it?
Did He just make us for the sake of creating something?
Is our reality a small part of something much bigger?
Here's where belief comes in (in determining what above listed reason one subscribes to). I personally am persuaded that God created us, our universe, and the laws that govern it for reason's beyond what is contained within our sphere (the 3rd question). In other words, our existence plays a part in something bigger. So in a real since I believe we are the tools, yes I said tools used by God to accomplish something big. He had/has a PURPOSE for our world's creation that will be fully revealed in the course or at the end of what we call time.
Based on this assumption (which is all it is), I believe that after the creation act, God's only intervention in this world would occur for but 2 reasons. The first being to ensure that His ultimate will is accomplished and secondly, because He loves those He created, and His priority is based on that order (His will followed by His love for us).
Now, when His will is ultimately accomplished and He no longer has use for this creation; why would He continue to allow it to exist? My guess is that He would/will not, and I say this because if He is indeed a perfect "GOD" who hates the practice of evil, His toleration for the goings on of our world will one day cease. I believe that this is where His love for us is truly apparent in that though our "usefulness expires, He grants us the opportunity to not only continue to exist, but also exist in a "new" habitation not infected with evil. In order to receive this gift, we must do so on God's terms, because remember, we are limited creatures. Those of us who submit to those terms will be blessed with the gift(s) that GOD offers while those who do not will not be spared the destruction that is reserved for our reality anyway.