The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Luke 16:19-31

Luke 16:19-31 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.' "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.' "'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
(This is a parable, an example from Jesus to His disciples, now lets not concentrate in the parable but in the massage that Jesus is trying to deliver)

Hell exist, not only for the rich who doesn’t have pity for his fellow men, but for the rest of the wicked world too…Many people don’t believe in hell, because they have created a god who suits their wickedness (Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me) Jesus is giving us this Parable to make us aware that hell is real as Heaven is…Jesus wants us to avoid eternal condemnation.

If we care for the lost souls out there, we need to start been more open about “hell” we need to make people aware that their souls are in danger…and that the only way out is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, [And] all the nations that forget God.

Matthew 10:28
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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