This question is following my question before. At my question there I have a quotation from Reformation Study Bible (2015) :
Divine illumination and persuasion is necessary for the heart blinded by sin to respond to the gospel.
From my question there, the conclusion : "Lydia is not a believer in the sight of God when Paul walk to approach the women there" because Lydia has not hear the Gospel yet (as Paul hasn't even sit there let alone talk to the women).
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
Job 1:8 (NIV)
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."
- When God declare in the verse above, are they a non-believer in the sight of God ?
- what is the Good News heard by Noah and Job when they are a non-believer in the sight of God ?
This question appear because in a Christian Forum (in our mother language) I propose that Cornelius (before he met the angel, before he met Peter let alone heard the Gospel from Peter) is a believer in the sight of God, but the Calvinist in that forum say that Cornelius is not a believer in the sight of God before those events, although he worship God. The same with Lydia. Their reason : because they (Cornelius/Lydia) haven't heard the Good News yet... so, God hasn't regenerate them. Besides there is no text read that God already opened Cornelius heart before those events.
When I ask the two questions above, I get the answer which consistent with their reason ---> Noah/Job are a non-believer in the sight of God although they worship God because they haven't heard the Good News, so God hasn't regenerate them yet.
That's why I ask here to confirm.