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Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by alBHAGDADI: 6:59am On Apr 21, 2019
When we tell people today that Jesus is the only way to heaven and that you have to truly believe in him to go there and not end up in hell, they reject our message. They immediately start to make excuses to show that they don't need Jesus. Some of them say they are fine without him because they have their own religion and will make heaven through that way, even when Jesus said he's the way, the truth and the life.

The most ridiculous excuse they give is that if one cannot make heaven without accepting that Jesus Christ as the son of God died, was buried and resurrected after 3 days, then it means all those prophets and Bible characters are in hell right now. They say it's because Jesus was never around when they existed. This excuse makes them think they don't need Jesus and that it is cool to follow any religion so long you acknowledge God. According to them, the people of the Old Testament part of the Bible didn't follow Jesus. This is a wrong understanding of the Bible.

Every righteous man in the Old Testament believed in Jesus Christ who wasn't a character that just surfaced in the New Testament. Jesus has always been right from Genesis when God said "Let us make man in our own image". That was Jesus he was talking to. Jesus was believed by Abel who offered the blood of the lamb as sacrifice which pictured Jesus Christ the Holy Lamb of God slained from the foundation of the world. Revelation 5:9; Revelation 5:12; Revelation 13:8; Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29

Abel simply followed the instructions of God which is to put Faith in the blood of the lamb, but his brother Cain disobeyed and relied on his own effort. He felt he could earn it by doing what he felt was right instead of obeying God's instruction. He went after his own works and God rejected him for that.

Hebrews 11:4
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

What about Abraham? That man is known as the Father of faith for he had faith in God and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Genesis 15:6
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

What did Abraham believe God concerning? He believed God when he told him that his seed would be a blessing to the entire world. That seed is Jesus Christ.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Jesus Christ has been a blessing to the entire world with everybody getting saved through him. If you know that the Old Testament is a a shadow of the New Testament, then you will know that Abraham pictured the relationship between God and Jesus. He did when he wanted to sacrifice his son Isaac, that pictured God sacrificing Jesus for our sins.

Moses was a strong believer in Jesus Christ and also the people of Israel in his days and after, because they all awaited the Messiah which he spoke of and that is Jesus. Sadly enough, the Israelites couldn't recognize the Messiah when he walked in their midst. Even Jesus confirmed Moses believed in him.

John 5:46
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

Jesus wasn't a new testament thing. He was always in the Old Testament, but you were not seeing him. Same way the children of Israel did not notice him when he finally revealed himself to them. If I decided to show you how many times he appeared in the Old Testament, time won't be enough. Have you forgotten how Moses lifted up that serpent as a symbol of Jesus Christ death to free man from sin?

John 13:14
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

Have you forgotten how Isaiah prophesied about his birth and death? How David prophesied his resurrection and how he will be seated on God's right hand? How Daniel prophesied his battle against the Antichrist? Yet, some people think the prophets of the Bible can't make heaven since Christians say it is believe in Jesus Christ that gets one there. They think Jesus didn't exist in their days, but below is the Bible saying the prophets were witness of him.

Acts 10:43
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

The prophets of old preached about Jesus and people believed, and that believe got them saved. That's why the Bible said...

John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

How did people get saved before Christ came and died on the cross? They got saved by simply looking forward to the cross. They did animal sacrifices which symbolized the sacrifice Jesus gave of himself. We today get saved by simply looking back on the cross. Because come to think of it, Jesus wasn't crucified today or 5 years ago. He was crucified thousands of years before we were born. We look back to that event same way those that existed thousands of years before he was born and crucified looked forward to the event. We both believed everything written about him and that got us all saved.

Those that existed before the events of the birth, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ are called blessed because they believed in the prophecies written about the events by Prophets. We who exist after the events are also called blessed because we believed the record written by the Apostles about the events. We both didn't witness the events but believed and that's why Jesus himself called us blessed.

John 20:29
blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Were there people who didn't believe Jesus in the Bible? Yes, those Pharisees, Sadducees and the Jews whom they stirred up to kill Jesus. They never believed him that's why they were always arguing with him. Despite him reminding them that Moses wrote of him, they still didn't believe, which shows that they also didn't believe in Moses and the record he wrote.

Are there people who don't believe in Jesus today? Yes they are many. Some even claim they do just to save face, but really they do not. They don't believe he is the Son of God who was crucified, died and resurrected, even when he said so himself.

Mathew 16:21
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

This means they have rejected Jesus Christ and are therefore condemned already. I didn't say so but the Bible which is the word of God.

John 3:18 (KJV)
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

As seen so far, salvation is by Faith in Jesus Christ. Abraham, Abel and all the prophets had faith in Jesus and were called righteous men. We who believe in Jesus today are called righteous too. Anyone who lacks such faith is doomed. May God save you.

Say this prayer and be rest assured that nothing can ever stop you from making heaven. Nothing at all.

Father God, I put my faith in you. I believe you sent your Son Jesus to die for my sins and to give me his righteousness. I believe he resurrected on the third day and has prepared a place for all those that believe in him. Accept me as your son today and forgive me of all my sins do I can be a partaker of those good things. I believe in you.

Amen.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Robisky001: 7:18am On Apr 21, 2019
Those that died before the coming of Christ will eventually make heaven only if they believe that he is the Christ the Son of the living God. For after his death, he went to the underworld to proclaim the good news to those under the clutches of Satan.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by PSTEMMA1960(m): 7:19am On Apr 21, 2019
Yes but not all....
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by hopefulLandlord: 7:38am On Apr 21, 2019
okay sir
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Offpoint: 7:38am On Apr 21, 2019
Relax dude, nobody is in heaven and nobody is going to heaven... I'm so glad everyone's in hell and will be going to hell.


yeah, you're going to hell... geez, who are you to think you'll go to heaven? After all the shítx you've done here...




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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by immhotep: 7:39am On Apr 21, 2019
Robisky001:
Those that died before the coming of Christ will eventually make heaven only if they believe that he is the Christ the Son of the living God. For after his death, he went to the underworld to proclaim the good news to those under the clutches of Satan.
Colonized theology

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by OBAGADAFFI: 7:39am On Apr 21, 2019
Before recsuration , Believers go to a part of hades known as paradise (Luke 23:43) and Abraham's bosom (Luke 16:22), while unbelievers go to a place of torment (Luke 16:23). The word interpreted "hell" in the King James Version in Psalm 16:10 is actually "sheol," which is another term for hades—the temporary dwelling place of the dead.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by iamJ(m): 7:39am On Apr 21, 2019
Robisky001:
Those that died before the coming of Christ will eventually make heaven only if they believe that he is the Christ the Son of the living God. For after his death, he went to the underworld to proclaim the good news to those under the clutches of Satan.
where u there?

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Alexis11: 7:40am On Apr 21, 2019
Most of us are back here on Earth.

Abraham, David and co..... were all back here on Earth after Jesus' death including you and I. cool

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Denikayan: 7:40am On Apr 21, 2019
They can never make Heaven. Hell they all going


......If Heaven and Hell exist in the first place.
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 7:41am On Apr 21, 2019
What about the Israelis who follow the mosaic law?? ( Remember they are the Jews).
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Emu4life(m): 7:41am On Apr 21, 2019
Christianity from the time of Paul is Paulinity. So many evidence from the bible shows that the basic message Jesus was passing is " Oh Isreal! worship one God, the Lord our God". But after Jesus demise, Paul brought so many doctrines which include; Beleiving in Original Sin, Crucifixion which never happened (In fact, he went to the extent of saying "if Jesus was not crucified, then our faith and doctrine is in vain "(1st Corinthians 15vs19)), worshipping of more than one God and other Roman idol worshipping.
The simple message all messengers of God have been passing is (Worship one God, the Lord our God)
But the Christians use the parts of the Bible they like and discards the remaining parts. All messengers of God preached one God and are indeed MUSLIMS.
IF YOU BELIEVE AND WORSHIP ONE GOD(THE CREATOR OF JESUS) AND ALL HIS MESSENGERS, YOU ARE SAVED.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by holuwajobar(m): 7:42am On Apr 21, 2019
Before the birth of Jesus Christ, there was a prophecy about the Coming of Christ. Whosoever believed in the coming of Christ, will surely make heaven.


Also, God will use the conscience of every man who lived before christ to judge them.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by InvertedHammer: 7:42am On Apr 21, 2019
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Nobody knows.

A few people may try to vomit what someone told them as a fact. Did the purveyors die and witness it? No! Only figments of their imagination or worse, thwarted misinterpretation and misrepresentation of the Bible.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by calddon(m): 7:42am On Apr 21, 2019
The question is; Will all righteous persons go to heaven?

Misconceptions about those who go to heaven
Misconception: All good people go to heaven.


Fact: God promises everlasting life on earth for most good people.​—Psalm 37:11, 29, 34.

Jesus said: “No man has ascended into heaven.” (John 3:​13) He thus showed that good people who died before him, such as Abraham, Moses, Job, and David, did not go to heaven. (Acts 2:​29, 34) Instead, they had the hope of being resurrected to life on earth.​—Job 14:13-​15.

The resurrection to heavenly life is called “the first resurrection.” (Revelation 20:6) This indicates that there will be another resurrection. It will be an earthly one.

The Bible teaches that under the rule of God’s Kingdom, “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:​3, 4) This promise must apply to the earth, since death has never existed in heaven.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by KingLennon(m): 7:42am On Apr 21, 2019
No one can truly understand the ways of God.

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by BuyACar(f): 7:43am On Apr 21, 2019
No they're not.

The covenant made at Luke 22:19,20, 28-30 doesn't cover them.



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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by alBHAGDADI: 7:44am On Apr 21, 2019
holuwajobar:
Before the birth of Jesus Christ, there was a prophecy about the birth of Christ. Whosoever believed in the coming of Christ, will surely make heaven.


Also, God will use the conscience of every man who lived before christ to judge them.

God doesn't judge by conscience but by faith in him.
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Acedave1(m): 7:44am On Apr 21, 2019
i dnt knw of that,all i knw is evry nigerian wil never make it to heaven,we are all goin to hell nd buhari wil be our leader

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Od1n: 7:46am On Apr 21, 2019
I believe their was a law of the old testament before the coming of Christ, those who abided by those laws entered heaven, after the resurrection and Ascension of Christ.
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Nobody: 7:46am On Apr 21, 2019
Offpoint:
Relax dude, nobody is in heaven and nobody is going to heaven... I'm so glad everyone's in hell and will be going to hell.


yeah, you're going to hell... geez, who are you to think you'll go to heaven? After all the shítx you've done here...
only you are going to hell
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by alBHAGDADI: 7:46am On Apr 21, 2019
calddon:
The question is; Will all righteous persons go to heaven?

There are two kinds of righteousness. One is the one man can see which is self-righteous at most, while the other is the one only God can see which is faith in Jesus.

Having faith in Jesus Christ means you are righteous before God and will go to heaven.
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by deltateam: 7:46am On Apr 21, 2019
Your stupidity is well noted. You better repent now.
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by alBHAGDADI: 7:47am On Apr 21, 2019
Od1n:
I believe their was a law of the old testament before the coming of Christ, those who abided by those laws entered heaven, after the resurrection and Ascension of Christ.

Heaven wasn't by those laws but by the righteousness which comes by believe in God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Offpoint: 7:47am On Apr 21, 2019
NLModsAreStupud:
only you are going to hell
You're going to hell bro, we're all going... read your Bible.
Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Grace001: 7:47am On Apr 21, 2019
Only the Christians are entitle and eligible to go to heaven. The same God of Christians created other people who practice other religion but HIS original plan for them is to let them BURN IN HELL because they are not Christians. Why can't people just use their brain for ones, and question some stupid rooster and bull stories given to us by this WHITE who represent everything about the BIBLE as white phenomenon.

God is God of ALL . What religion does is SEPARATION.. It create the perception of WE and THEM


Sometimes I wonder if BLACKS can ever be free from MENTAL SLAVERY

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by ednut1(m): 7:47am On Apr 21, 2019
We do black man this thing

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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by Bet9ja4444421: 7:48am On Apr 21, 2019
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Re: Are Those People In The Bible Before The Coming Of Jesus Also Going To Heaven? by alBHAGDADI: 7:48am On Apr 21, 2019
BuyACar:
No they're not.
The covenant made at Luke 22:19,20, 28-30 doesn't cover them.
Do you even understand the passage you quoted at all?

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