Since Jesus came to pay the price for our sin, what happened to all the people who lived before him? Since we are only saved and can go to heaven through our faith in Jesus, does that mean that everyone from the Old Testament went to Hell?
The promise of a redeemer was given to Adam and Eve and was known to all men from the beginning. Those who believed He was coming were saved just like we who believe He came are saved. They’re not in the Church, but are called Old Testament saints, and will be resurrected at the end of the Great Tribulation. (Daniel 12:1-2)