So how did they get to heaven, when one must have eternal life, be saved, be born again to do so ?
As it is today, a saint is a saint is a saint, independent of their “location”
yes and yes. Do you not think Jesus was in the OT ? was He not that “rock” ? Did they not look forward to the Messiah as we look backward , timeline wise ? Right from the get go of the protoevangelium ! Children of the Promise.
Last I heard He has been also since the beginning, hence so was also in the regenerating business.
Then what is "the Lord said unto my Lord ? from the psalms ? Not sure Adam and Eve knew His name would be Jesus…so if they believed in His "essence’’ but not by name they are not saved ? Even we like Paul, see thru a glass darkly, as compared to when we see Him face to face.
Again, one looked forward as we look back. I have not seen Jesus, just as Abraham did not, yet we both believe in His promises, as many as are revealed.
again , only the particulars change, but the basics of a revived spirit I believe are constant. Human nature has not changed, not the effects of sin leading to death , nor the need to be spiritually revived, reconciled back to the Father.
And I will put enmity between you (Satan) and the woman (Eve), and between your offspring (Satan’s) and hers (Eve’s); Gen 3
Last I heard angels do not procreate amongst themselves so…
Even Jesus said Satan was the father of his enemies.
then why the chiding ? Jesus never taught something new thru chiding.