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Luke 16:19-31 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  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;  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (KJV) Jesus does NOT say that this is a “parable.” But, if you want to call it a parable, then it is the only one in the Bible that He names one of the men.
In this Passage, Jesus tells us of two men who died. One man went to the place of rest (Abraham's bosom). To “be in Abraham’s bosom” meant to enjoy happiness and rest. In other words, he was in Heaven.
The other man, the rich man, went to another place; in Hell, he lift up his eyes, being in torments. Hell here is Hades, the place of departed souls, the temporary Hell.
It is important that we are told that both the poor man, Lazaras, and the rich man died. God is no respecter of persons. ALL people die, unless Jesus comes and takes us home without death (Rapture, 1 Thes.4:13-18). If you are rich or poor, old or young, someone famous or a person on the street . . . you will eventually die! About 6,000 people die every hour.
Another important fact here is that the poor man on Earth, became the rich man in an eternal Heaven; and that the rich man on Earth, became the poor man in an eternal Hell.
It may be possible that you do not believe in a literal, actual Hell. I teach the Bible, and have for many years. I believe the (KJV) of the Bible . . . cover to cover. There are some of the newer versions that I really do consider blasphemy. I want no part of them.
Do you believe there is a Heaven? Why do you believe there is a Heaven? You probably will say, because of the Bible. Do you know that the Bible mentions Hell much oftener than it mentions Heaven? Jesus speaks of “Hell” 5 times in the Sermon on the Mount (Mat.5:21,22;29;30; 7:13). I feel certain that many pastors have not spoken of “Hell” 5 times in all their years of preaching. That is the one of the main reasons so many people are headed for that horrible place. Do you remember the last time you heard a preacher speak on Hell for all those who rejected Christ? The vast majority of preachers today speak only what the people want to hear. 2 Tim. 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (KJV) Times really haven’t changed much since the days of Isaiah. Isaiah 30:9-10 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:  Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: (KJV) History does repeat itself! People simply rebel against God. They want no part of Him, for that would mean giving up some beloved sin. They go to church, acting goody-goody like the pharisees of Jesus’ time. Jesus rightly called the pharisees “hypocrites.” My friend, the world is full of “hypocrites” today!
After death, there are only two places a person can go: Heaven or Hell. Don’t let anyone deceive you into thinking there is an intermediate place.
As I said, I teach the Bible. NOWHERE in the Bible does it say anything about such a place! This doctrine is absolutely unscriptural, and Jesus condemns such doctrines. Mat.15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (KJV)
I can imagine some may be thinking “I don’t like what you are saying.” I teach the Bible . . . the entire Bible, both the good and the bad! I must obey God. 2 Tim. 4:1-2 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (KJV) I must teach not only what people want to hear, I must teach the Truth as set forth in God’s Word. There is a Heaven; and there is definitely a Hell, and I must warn people about it. I am a “watchman” like the prophets of old and preachers and teachers of today. I must warn people that the disaster of rejecting Christ is an eternity in an agonizing Hell. IF I do not warn those with that come into my path, I shall be held responsible by God! But, if I do warn people, telling them the Truth of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and they do not pay heed to me, I will not be responsible for them, his blood shall be upon his own head (Eze.33:1-11). The Lord God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He wants all people to turn from their wicked ways and live (vs.11). The “wicked” are all those who refuse to believe God.
For what the Bible says about the wicked, see: Ps.1:1-6; Ps.5:5-6; Ps.7:11; Pro.1:24-31; Pro.11:3; Pro.29:1; Mat.13:15; Mt.24:38-39; Rom.1:24, 26, 28-32; Rom.2:4-5; 1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Thes. 1:8-9; 2 Thes. 2:11-12; Titus 1:16; 3 John 1:11; Rev. 1:7; Rev.2:21-22; Rev.3:17.
1 John 5:10-13 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  These 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. (KJV) Please don’t call God a “liar.”
Going back to Luke 16:19-31 . . . see that Hell is a definite place of indescribable TORMENT! See: http://godcannotlie/hell_hades.htm
 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. The rich man, now in Hades, was in great pain, he looked up and saw Abraham, far away, with Lazarus at his side. He was in agony and Hades is just the temporary Hell. What will the Lake of Fire be like?
 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. The rich man cries out in anguish to Abraham. He wanted mercy, something that he never showed in his life. He begged Abraham to send Lazarus, to dip his finger in some water and cool off his tongue, because he was in great pain in this fire . . . Lazarus, who was his grieving victim on Earth. I’m sure the rich man now repents of his merciless neglect of Lazarus.
 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. “Son” is stinging admission of the rich man’s claimed relationship. Abraham clearly tells the rich man, that in your lifetime you were given all the good things, while Lazarus got all the bad things (vs.20-21). But now, things are all changed around! Lazarus is in comfort and enjoying himself while you are in pain.
There is a day coming, when all those who now hate and despise God and the people of God, would gladly receive any small kindness from them. But the condemned in Hell shall not have the smallest reduction in their torment. I truly believe that we are on Earth for one reason . . . that being, to decide where we shall spend eternity. We have a choice: to believe God, and accept Christ Jesus as Saviour and Lord OR call God a “liar” and reject Jesus. Accepting Jesus gives us Heaven; rejecting Jesus gives us Hell. It is absolutely the most important decision you will ever make in your life! Please believe this. Your eternal future depends on your decision. As many wicked people have good things only in this life, and at death are for ever separated from all good . . . so many godly people have evil things only in this life, and at death they are for ever put away from them.
 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. The rich man wanted Abraham to send Lazarus to his five brothers, to tell them of the torment of Hell. But Jesus said that if they did not believe Moses and the prophets, who spoke constantly of the duty to care for the poor, not even a resurrection would convince them. Notice the irony in Jesus’ statement; on His way to Jerusalem to die, He was fully aware that even when He had risen from the dead, most of the religious leaders would not accept Him.
Now we will see that Hell is a place of REMEMBERANCE.  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Those in Hell will be able to remember exactly why they were there. They will remember all the times they heard or read the Gospel of Christ. They will be plagued by the memory of how they were deceived into believing false doctrines, or just wanted no part at all of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Some will remember how the Holy Spirit tried to reach them. They were under conviction, but refused to open their heart’s door to Jesus (Rev. 3:20). And some may remember a sermon they heard, or possibly remember reading the words I now write; but they decided to “wait a while.” “Waiting a while” is the same as saying NO to Jesus. One day you may remember me telling you that you would remember.
Something else this Passage in Luke 16:19-31 tells us is that there is NO HOPE and NO EXIT in Hell.  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. The rich man now sees that he is doomed. He has NO hope of a better place. He has NO hope of escape. “A great gulf fixed” a huge ravine, abyss, chasm, gorge, pit . . . NO way for him to get out! NO one could cross from either direction. There is NO second chance after death! Heb.9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (KJV)
Those people who constantly use God’s Name in vain, and those who use such expressions as “Go to Hell” or “To Hell with you” cannot be thinking properly or wisely. Unless they repent and trust the Lord Jesus as their personal Saviour and Lord before they die, they shall soon know the torments of this awful
place. NO second chance, NO exit doors, NO hope, when a person finds themselves in Hell.
MEMORIES YOU WILL HAVE
If you choose the broad road that leads to Hell,
That place of judgment, where all evil dwells.
You will have memories, for ever more,
The Bible does tell what is held in store.
Today most folk don’t study the Good Book,
They’d see for themselves, if they’d just look!
ALL who reject Christ, will end up in Hell,
And in that awful place, for e’er they’ll dwell!
Those who are there, wish they had one more try,
They look back; and for loved ones do cry.
Rejection of Jesus, they see in remorse,
If they had one more chance, they’d change their course!
The anger, pain, misery, and the thirst,
All the suffering; their minds near do burst.
Such a clear memory, of when on Earth,
But they rejected Christ, and all His worth!
If you were to ask any one of those,
There in dark Hell, where God’s judgment flows,
“Is there any thing I can do for you?”
They’d say: “Yes, tell others what Christ can do.”
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.31,1995 # 83
(Mt.7:13-14; Lu.16:19-31; Jn.3:15-18,36; Jn.8:24; Jn.16:9; Jn.1:12
Have you ever heard anyone carelessly say,
“If I go to Hell, I’ll have much company?”
You’re deceiving yourself, I am here to tell,
For friend, you do NOT want to go to Hell!
There will be no one in Hell, to be your friend,
Friendship with everyone, has come to an end.
You’ll have no company, but be all alone,
You’ll wish you’d listened, and to Jesus had gone.
There’ll be no tears in Heav’n, for those God keeps,
But it’s opposite in Hell, there all shall weep.
Weeping and wailing, and gnawing of tongues,
And after a thousand years, it’s only begun!
There will be NO escape, from the prison of Hell,
Absolutely for certain, there you shall dwell.
There are NO ‘exit’ doors, to escape any day,
NO parole for good behavior, NO partial stay!
Only one question I would like to ask you,
Are you headed for Hell? or Heav’n in the blue?
ONLY Jesus can save you from the pits of Hell,
Just turn to Him, and in Heav’n, you shall dwell.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.6,1995 # 54
Mat.13:41-42,50; Mt.18:8; Mt.25:41, 46; Mark 9:47-48; Luke 16:22-24, 28; John 3:15-18, 36; Jn.5:24; Jn.8:24; Acts 4:12; Jude 13; Rev.14:10-11; Rev.16:10-11; Rev.19:20; Rev.20:10, 15; Rev.21:8
If you were to die today, would your soul be in Heaven? OR Hell? Your eternal destiny is decided by the choice (decision) that you make in this life on Earth. No matter who you are, whatever your culture, race or country, there is only ONE Way to Heaven and that is JESUS! This is fact! You believe what you want but it will still be fact, truth! . . . Jesus has the only key to Heaven.
John 3:15-18 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV)
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (KJV)
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (KJV)
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (KJV) If you are not born into God’s family, you won’t even get to SEE Heaven!
HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN!
John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (KJV)
1 Thes. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (KJV) This speaks of the Rapture! If you are NOT born again, you shall be left behind!
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