Where do you get saved at in the text ?Agreed.
The scripture being discussed is as follows:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
Two classes of people were being discussed: (1) The peoples of the Jewish cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum, who had seen his miracles, and had not believed nor repented (and therefore not saved); and (2) the peoples of the ancient cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Sodom, who never saw his miracles, but if they had, they would have believed and repented (and therefore saved), according to the words of Jesus. Now if those peoples of the ancient cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Sodom would have believed and repented (and saved), if they had see his miracles; then it follows that their sins would have been atoned for, otherwise they couldn't have been saved if they had seen the miracles of Jesus.
What are your objections to that argument, if any, and why?
Repentance under the law didn't save anyone. Jesus is talking to Jews under the law.
The Pharisees saw Jesus miracles and still denied Him. Miracles just authenticated the messenger was from God. Jesus said if you don't believe Me then believe the miracles for they are His witness in John 5.
Jesus is using hyperbolic language "exaggeration" to make a point with those in Capernaum and Bethsaida.
You are free to believe they would of been saved but the text does not say that, so you are free to believe otherwise.
We clearly see below that those under the law who were previously baptized with repentance were not saved until Paul shares the gospel in Acts 19 below.
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”
“John’s baptism,” they replied.
4 Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
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