As there are many holy people in the Old Testament, why do we refer to
them by their names alone and not with the title “saint”? Is there any
reason for this?
Without a doubt, there were many true servants of God in the Old Testament, but they lived in an age when the gates of heaven were closed to the human race. The sanctifying grace by which we are saved came through Jesus Christ, whose conception marked the turning of the last page of the Old Testament and the first of the new.