When Christ walked the Earth the Pyramids of Egypt were already 3000 years old, Alexander the Great had conquered most of the known world more than 300 years before Christianity as a religion was accepted by the masses. Those who follow the teachings of the Bible are limited to a small period of human history and therefore do not consider the behavior of man before the birth of Christ. We as a species have always used our power over others to decide how life will be experienced by the masses under our control. Our religious beliefs have always been the bedrock of society.
The ancient Greek and Roman empires depended on the use of military power and most importantly the use of slaves to support the lavish lifestyles of their individual times in power. My question is how does the Bible define what one could call the criminal behavior of those civilizations that existed before the birth of Christ. Will those who lived thousands of years before the advent of Christianity feel the wrath of God because of their so-called sinful ways or do they get a break because of the times they lived in.
Our behavior is inherited thru DNA that is the blueprint of who we were and who we will be in the future. Everything that mankind was and will be in the future transcends what religious leaders want us to believe as the gospel truth. The final judgment of man only covers the time after the birth of Christ. Who will judge those who came before is a question that also needs to be answered.