posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 12:02 AM
The people before Jesus Christ were saved in the exact same way as we are. They trusted on what God was going to do, not on what he did (our case).
The whole temple system of sacrifices, Passover, the delivery from Egypt, Abraham sacrificing Isaac ,the Ark of the Covenant -EVERYTHING revolved
around the Messiah. God sent missionaries outside of Israel by the way- Nineveh, Canaan, Egypt, Moab, and many other places which we will never know
about. He was also serious about getting as many people into heaven as possible. A good example is Jonah who was chosen to save Nineveh (for reasons
only God knows) and didn't want to be a missionary. God had him swallowed by a whale as punishment, and he changed his mind as a consequence (this is
a hard to believe tale I confess, but physiologically possible, there have been several cases of people being found alive in whales).
[edit on 12-4-2006 by Nakash]