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I believe some prophets of God, such as Moses and Elijah, are in heaven, yet they lived and died before Christ came. How is this possible? What does this mean for the other Jewish people?

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Moses and Elijah were at the transfiguration. I'd say they made it into heaven. (See Luke 9:27-36) – unregistered-matthew7.7 Aug 30 '12 at 21:14
    
do you mean pre-Christ, or post-Christ? – warren Aug 30 '12 at 22:09
    
Christians understand that the savior/Messiah who was foretold throughout OT times was also the savior of those who lived during OT times, not just now. Who saved people before ~33AD? – Caleb Aug 30 '12 at 22:18
    
@warren That presupposes dispensationalism :) – Affable Geek Aug 31 '12 at 0:51
    
@MaryGrace - This is related to a significant debate that Paul addresses in Romans 9 & 10. Those two chapters are probably your best bet for diving an answer - but remember that for Jews at the time, there was debate about life after death all together. The Saducees, for example, would have thought the whole idea nonsensical. Still, Romans 9 - 10 gets to the heart of what benefit the Jews have in relation to the promises of God. – Affable Geek Aug 31 '12 at 0:52

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