I agree with you on the saved part. However, they had the Scriptures and they studied and they knew them by heart so well in fact that when the King asked they did not have to look it up.....they knew. That was my whole point. Lots of people know the Scriptures but are not saved. They are then guilty by what they know and will be judged at a higher level than those who do not know. The point is......they would have know that the promised Messiah was there.