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If not, then anyone prior to the Messiah is lost, for that was all they had. Also, anyone in this day and age who has not heard of the Messiah has his own conscience to affirm or condemn him or her. It's covered in the first chapter of Romans... I think.
Prior to the Gospel those that God saved he saved by his grace... Rom 11:2 NIV - God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah--how he appealed to God against Israel: Rom 11:3 NIV - "Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me" ? Rom 11:4 NIV - And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal." Rom 11:5 NIV - So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by GRACE. Rom 11:6 NIV - And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. Rom 11:28 NIV - As far as the gospel is concerned, they (Israel) are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,
No, a person cannot be saved by general revelation, it requires belief in the promised Messiah. This is a specific revelation of Jesus by the Father. Jesus asked in Matthew 16:15-18 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. This was a specific revelation of the Messiah from God the Father, although creation reveals the glory of God only the Word of God and the Holy Spirit can reveal Jesus to man through the Scriptures.
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