41 "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here."
Specifically, Jesus was talking about the individual repentant Ninevites. For those who had repented at the preaching of Jonas, they received spiritual salvation. This is good news and is encouraging for me to know.
If everyone in the nation had repented, then the entire nation would be saved. This is good news. However, it does not support the idea that belonging to a particular nation itself is sufficient to be saved eternally.
Did Nineveh's style of repentance in Jonah 3:10 achieve both homeland security & spiritual salvation based on Matthew 12:41?
From the texts of Jonah, it seems to me that it was a time of great spiritual revival for every Ninevite (perhaps a few stubborn exceptions). Yes, by the grace of God, they achieved both homeland security & spiritual salvation at this time. Nineveh turned to corruption afterward and was punished.
This brings us to the two times in
7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.
The same repentance called for in Jeremiah 18:8 would receive spiritual salvation along with homeland security. Correct?
I believe so and it is good news but it is time-dependent and repentance-dependent.