Originally Posted by CatholicCrusader
Nobody was saved until Jesus died. The righteous went under the earth to Sheol. They waited there until Jesus came to preach to them:
1 Peter 3:19–20 "By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water."
One thing is sure, he sure wasn't saved by faith alone. Boy did he believe!!
Hi and all will have to see Rev 13:8 , That , the LAMB slain from the FOUNDATION of the world !!
By the way the Greek SLAIN is in the Greek PERFECT TENSE , PASSIVE VOICE and is PARTICIPLE !!
The PERFECT TENSE means that Christ was SLAIN from the foundation of the world till Christ n reigns on David's Throne !!
The PASSIVE VOOICE means that Christ caused this action !!
The Greek PARTICLPE means that the CORRECT translation should be HAVING BEEN SLAIN as the Greek Participle always END IN " ING "
Also in Luke 3:38 Adam is called a SON OF GOD !!
And what does 1 Peter 3:19-20 is that those that were BAPTIZED were the ones that DROWN !!
The ones in the ARK were saved by being ABOVE the WATER !!
This verse shows 2 kinds of BAPTISM one WET and One DRY !!