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The parable of Lazarus and the rich man The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is often presented as Bible "proof" that good people go to heaven and bad people go to a "hell" where they are tormented by fire. Here is the text of the parable, as found in Luke 16:19-31: There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23. ...read more.


And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. There was rich man dressed in fine linen Living in luxury though he was sinnin At his gate lay a beggar, Lazarus by name Covered with sores being treated with shame He wanted to eat crumbs from the rich man's table. Even dogs licked his sore, for he was not able. Then the time came when the beggar died And angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man man died also his body but a shell For he awoke to his torment, ending up in hell He looked up and saw Abraham far away And Lazarus by his side. ...read more.


Then they will listen and even repent." But he got this reply to his argument "If they don't listen as the Bible advises Nor will they listen even though someone rises." Their Daily Lives The story opens up with a bit of a character sketch of two men. There is the rich man. This rich man was dressed in purple, the color of royalty and very expensive. Along with a robe. He has the finest foods, the choicest wines at his disposal Contrast this with the beggar. He had to be carried to the place outside the rich man's house to beg. He was Eleazar (in the Hebrew), "him whom only God can help." He is afflicted with a sickness that covers his body in sores. It is a miserable life. He wants crumbs from the table of the rich man, probably getting nothing. The Deaths The beggar, Lazarus, dies and is taken by angels to the bosom of Abraham. What about the rich man? For him there is not angels escort. ...read more.

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