From the Baptist Faith and Message, Article VI: "The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation." [emphasis mine] ------- I've looked through the accompanying scripture references, and I can't see how any of them justifies the statement in bold. I can see the justification for the rest of the sentence, but I just can't find support for the statement in bold. Maybe I'm missing something. Is there any scripture that would indicate that OT saints were members of the church/Body of Christ?