The rich man was concerned about his five brothers coming to this place of torment. He wanted Abraham to send Lazarus, who was is Abraham’s bosom being comforted, back to testify to his family. Abraham said, “They have Moses and the prophets to hear.” The rich man said, “But if one went unto them from the dead, they would repent.” But Abraham said, “They would not be persuaded even if one came back from the dead.”
It also states that hell was separated by a great gulf fixed, or gorge in the earth. Abraham’s bosom was on one side and on the other side was the torment side. Other verses which indicate it was located down deep in the earth are in Isaiah 14:9, Ezekiel 26:20, Ezekiel 31:16, Ezekiel 32:21, Amos 9:2, Numbers 16:32, Psalm 55:15, Psalm 63:9, and some others.
Jesus used the word Hades in referencing this place. There is more revealed in this story, but my point here is to prove it wasn’t a parable. And if it was, we also know that a parable is to parallel a true event, or gives an analogy to get across a truth. If there is no hell, as some believe, then Jesus would have missed it totally and not have conveyed that message at all. Jesus told a true story in Luke 16 and it should convince you of a literal burning hell.
In addition, Jesus talked about hell in 45 other verses. Many of the authors of the Bible also warned about hell, such as Paul, Peter, James, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Jude, Moses, Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Jonah, Job, Amos, David, Solomon, and Malachi. That covers an abundance of scripture proving hell exists.
Luke 16 is absolutely clear that a person who doesn’t repent will end up in a place of fire and torment forever. Here are just a few verses that state hell is eternal: Matthew 18:8; Matthew 23:33; Matthew 25:41; 25:46, Mark 9:44; John 5:29; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 14:10,11 and Revelation 20:15.
Receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and repentance of our sin is the only way to avoid hell and enter heaven. Jesus said in Matthew 12:37 that our own words will determine where we spend eternity.
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By Bill Wiese, author of 23 Minutes in Hell
Matthew 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE IF MAN WOULD HUMBLE THEMSELVES
What Happens When I Die -Bill Wiese at Shekinah Worship Center
Francis Frangipane – Disciples of the Cross
Great podcast with Daniel Duval and KC. KC mentions that Jesus Christ paid the price to heal us and makes us whole. We need to use our power and authority to get the promises God made for us. KC gives great confirmation through her dreams how Jesus is fighting for us along with His angels. There are programs in Alice in Wonderland as well as she reads this book. Programming template-Baby boomer generation has been programmed–they will dream as a piece of their soul has been trafficked. Psalm 88 Our souls being trafficked to the pit as we are alive. What the devil has locked up behind the gates of hell your parts of your life and we are to plunder what has been stolen through the help of Jesus Christ victory!
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.[b] A maskil[c] of Heman the Ezrahite.
1 Lord, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.
2 May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.
3 I am overwhelmed with troubles
and my life draws near to death.
4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am like one without strength.
5 I am set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut off from your care.
6 You have put me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on me;
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
8 You have taken from me my closest friends
and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
9 my eyes are dim with grief.
I call to you, Lord, every day;
I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
your faithfulness in Destruction[e]?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
and hide your face from me?
15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—
darkness is my closest friend.