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Offline Derek1955

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Too late after our death?
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:31:40 AM »

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If we take Jesus at His word (and who dare not) there can be no forgiveness nor any improving of our lot in the afterlife for those who continually neglect the needy in this life.  This warning was given by Jesus in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man, recorded in 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 Hades, 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 set in place, 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 family, 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'
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We neglect this warning at our peril.

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Re: Too late after our death?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 01:53:39 PM »
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If we take Jesus at His word (and who dare not) there can be no forgiveness nor any improving of our lot in the afterlife for those who continually neglect the needy in this life.

I beg your pardon, Derek, are you really saying what I think you are here? 
Is our forgiveness dependant upon our treatment of the needy?  I don't believe that is what God says in His word.
Have you looked at the story of the rich man and Lazarus? Can you honestly say that this is what is being taught by it?

Who was Jesus telling this story to, and with what purpose?

In Christ Jesus
Chris


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