I've been raised in a christian home and have been baptized as a kid but now question these beliefs and no longer consider myself Christian. What happened to the souls before Christ and the bible. Did they automatically go to hell because the option to go to heaven was not made available to them yet? Would god truly punish someone even though they had no way of knowing the "truth". What about the people that live in third world countries that will never hear the first word of Jesus or the bible. Do you truly believe God would bring these people to life knowing they will never hear of him and then when they die send them to hell for it?