The Rich man and Lazarus
Question: Is there really a literal Hell?
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Even though there are many people who doubt the existence of a literal hell, nevertheless in the Bible Jesus gives an actual account of what happened to two people after they died. Please note that prior to the resurrection, according to what the Bible says, Old Testament saints went to a place called Abraham’s Bosom.
After the resurrection the Bible says for us to be absent from our physical body is to be present with the Lord in Heaven.
The following Scripture is found in Luke 16:19-31:
|Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
19 Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores.
22 “Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham.[a] The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and his soul went to the place of the dead.[b] There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the far distance with Lazarus at his side.
24 “The rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.’
25 “But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.’
27 “Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home. 28 For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don’t end up in this place of torment.’
29 “But Abraham said, ‘Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.’
30 “The rich man replied, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.’
31 “But Abraham said, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen even if someone rises from the dead.'”
Even though for many people today who when asked this question as to whether they believe in a literal Hell, they quite often will respond in the negative; nevertheless this is a subject that we all will sooner or later have to face, as the Bible most definitely says there is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun.
The question is, how would you answer that question? Do you believe there is life after death?
1 John 5:13
13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
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