The Bible is the Truth, but, why does the Bible say the wicked are endanger of hell.. is it just a parable? (if you are dead, how burn?

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  • b
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    Have you ever read in the Bible that the wicked are endanger of hell?

    Some point to the rich man and Lazarus as proof that Jesus endorsed hell. But does he?

    No.

    By what Jesus said about the rich man and Lazarus, did Jesus teach torment of the wicked after death?

    Is the account, at Luke 16:19-31, literal or merely an illustration of something else?

    It is a parable.

    If taken literally, it would mean that those having God's favor could all fit in front of one man, Abraham;

    Then there is a drop of water on a finger tip. As if the water on one’s fingertip would not be evaporated by the fire of Hell;

    And that a mere drop of water would bring relief to one suffering for eternity there.

    The parable also says "he saw Abraham from afar and Lazʹa·rus by his side"

    How could he recognize someone he never met before from afar,

    and and then conversate with him.

    Clearly this was not literal.

    Does that make sense, does that sound reasonable to you?

    If it were literal, it would conflict with other parts of the Bible.

    The Bible does not contradict itself.

    So then, What does the parable mean? The “rich man” represented the Pharisees.

    The beggar Lazarus represented the common Jewish people who were treated badly by the Pharisees but who repented and became followers of Jesus. (See Luke 18:11; John 7:49; Matthew 21:31, 32.)

    Their deaths were not literal. It was symbolic, representing a change in circumstances. The once despised average person came into a position of divine favor, and the formerly seemingly favored ones were rejected by God.

    The powerful and the arrogant were now tormented, not by literal fire but by the judgment messages delivered by the ones whom they had despised.—Acts 5:33; 7:54.

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The bible is not an original manuscript and is of man for man.

  • 2 years ago

    Your soul doesn't die. If you are absent from the presence of God, you are absent of all the blessings of God. Peace and love are two things that those in the lake of fire are not blessed with.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Hell is a deep waterless pit; devoid of light; overwhelming terror will overtake you from loneliness.

    I have seen it. I was there.

    The lake of fire is not hell. It is the second death.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Problem, the bible contains no truth whatsoever.

    Beginning with a lie leads to more lies EVERY single time.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    In this first link below, you see "death and hell" and "death and hades" and "Death and The Grave" All used in the same scripture in different Bibles. Showing they all refer to Hell or Hades or Sheol etc, to mean nothing other than the grave of mankind. (Follow along and you'll see why)

    http://biblehub.com/revelation/1-18.htm

    Down here, the second link, you can see "Sheol" being used in different Bibles and the words "depths below," "underworld" and "Hell" in the same place Sheol belongs in. (Remember, Sheol was mentioned in the first link)

    http://biblehub.com/job/11-8.htm

    Now down here, the final link, you see Job saying protect me in the Grave and other Bibles have Sheol in the same place where Grave should be. Showing that Sheol, Grave, Hell, Hades, Depths below and Underworld all mean the same.

    http://biblehub.com/job/14-13.htm

    Job was one of God's most loved people. So for him to talk about being in some "Fiery Hell" and for God to protect him there would be redunk.

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