Since (Rm 6:23) “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” was there no salvation before the Cross? Adam, Eve and the Patriarchs all sinned and fell short of God’s Law so shouldn’t they be in Hell? If not, what saved them? Faith?
What about those who lived after the giving of the Law; the Prophets, Moses, David, Samuel etc. What saved them? Faith?
My point is, if all the great men and women of the OT were somehow saved, either by faith or another way, why did Jesus Christ have to die on the cross? If there was already a way to be saved?