Summary: Today I’m going to talk for a little while about “hell”, it’s certainly not a comforting subject, but it is a subject that needs to be talk about more often because it a real place, it’s just as real a place as heaven is. Jesus spoke more about “hell
SOME TRUTHS WE LEARN ABOUT HELL: LUKE 16:19-31 3-21-09
Today I’m going to talk for a little while about “hell”, it’s certainly not a comforting subject, but it is a subject that needs to be talk about more often because it a real place, it’s just as real a place as heaven is.
Jesus spoke more about “hell” that He did of Heaven. “HELL” is found 54 times in the KJ Bible.
Every one listening to the broadcast today will some time in the not to distant future find themselves either in Hell or Heaven, I say in the not to distant future because our little life span is really not that long, and some of us will go before others, and a persons age makes no differents, people die young and others die old, but one things for certain is, we’re all going to die some day, if the rapture don’t take place soon.
James 4:14--For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [Read again] some one might say; “ I know people that have live to be over 100 years old,” but dear heart that amounts to something about like a grain of sand on the bottom of the sea floor compared to eternity.
Let me say before we begin that this record here in Luke 16: to do with hell is not a parable, it’s true that Jesus did speak many parables in the 4 gospels, but this is not one of them, lets remember that a parable is an earthly story or illustration to reveal a spiritual truth.
A parable does not have the names of individual people in them, a parable does not talk about specific places, and we have all of that mentioned here in this factual account.
Most Bibles will have written just above this account, “the parable of the rich man and Lazarus”,
But realize that that is the doings of the publishers and not of God, what the publishers put in the bible are not the inspired Word of God.
Another good illustration of that is in Luke 11:, THE PUBLISHERS HAVE WRITTEN THERE, ”The Lords prayer” and its not, it is the Lord Jesus telling His disciples how to pray, He give them an example there.
THE Lords Pray is found in John 17:, the entire chapter is all in red writing and its Jesus praying to His Father. LETS ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE WRITINGS OF THE PUBLISHERS ARE NOT Gods Word, instead, its another mistake man has made, God makes no mistakes.
So here in Luke 16: 19-31 is a true account.
Listen as I read this true record in LUKE 16:19-31
19 There was** a certain rich man, which 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: [paradise] the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up** his eyes, being in torments**, and seeth Abraham** afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.** [a place of rest and compassion]
24 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.