To DHK... Sooo, people were saved yet no regenerated? Impossible, as the Spirit is what regenerates sinners. That is why Jesus flew into Nicodemus. Jesus said to him “You are Israel’s teacher," said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?[John 3:10-12] The new birth, the birth from above, being born anew, was as much a reality in the OT as it is now. That is why Jesus flew into Nicodemus. He told him 'you must be born again', and this was pre-cross, too.