One can only be declared holy and righteous in the sight of God if one is clothed in Christ’s righteousness.
One can only be reconciled to God if one is saved – people clothed in their own righteousness cannot be reconciled to a just, holy and righteous God.
When one is saved, one’s spirit is set-aside – sanctified for God’s purpose and plan, i.e., to preach the gospel in order for men to be saved, as well as to come to the knowledge of the truth (make all men see the fellowship of the mystery),
Hence, God made the provision for all men to be saved and know the truth, which is how that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and He gave us the Apostle Paul to whom He revealed important information.
Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection is the way that God provided not only justification, but also reconciliation and sanctification to those who believe.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Currently the world isn’t being judged for its sins as God isn’t raining down His wrath on this planet. There is peace in that aspect, today He is rather pouring out His unmerited favour on mankind – handing out His grace which we do not deserve, and something we cannot earn. But there will come a time when those who didn’t believe and receive God’s grace by way of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), will be judged for their sin – dead or alive.
It doesn’t mean that everyone is free from sin, it means they are still dead in their trespasses and clothed in their own righteousness, but they are given time on this planet to make amends – to believe.
That is the meaning of life – to be saved and reconciled to God for eternity. It also however doesn’t mean that a person won’t reap what they have sown in the flesh.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
God made peace with the world. It’s up to us whether we accept or reject His offer of reconciliation.