Most ministers will tell you anything not to step on your toes. The following Scripture is from Luke 16:19-31. It is JESUS talking. Some wrongly say that this is only a parable. If you check all the parables, no names are mentioned, because they are, in fact, parables.
There WAS a certain rich man who habitually cothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day. And at his gate there WAS carelessly dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, reduced to begging alms and covered with ulcerated sores. He eagerly deired to be satisfied with what fell from the rich man s table; moreover, the dogs even came and licked his sores.
He eagerly desired to be satisfied with what fell from the rich man s table; moreover, the dogs even came and licked his sores.
And it occurred that the man, reduced to begging died and WAS CARRIED BY THE ANGELS to Abraham s bosom in Heaven. The rich man also died AND WAS BURIED.
And in Hades (Hell) (the realm of the dead), being in TORMENT, he lifted up his EYES and SAW Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he CRIED out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and COOL MY TONGUE,
for I am in ANGUISH in this FLAME.
But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime fully received what is due you in comforts and delights, and Lazarus in like manner the discomforts and distresses, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who want to pass from this place to you may not be able,
and no one may pass from there to us.
And the man said, Then, father, I beseech you to send him to my fathers house, for I have five brothers, so that he may give solemn testimony and warn them, lest they too come into this PLACE OF TORMENT.
Now, if you dont believe in Hell, then you are calling JESUS a liar, because He said there is a Hell. There is torment; you have a body of some sort that is in a flame, but it does not get consumed. You have eyes to see and a mouth and tongue to speak. You thirst. Here is the question. Do you want to go to Heaven or Hell?.
Where are you going when you die?. The Bible says sin can not enter Heaven. This is not a tough statement. Either there is sin in your life or there is not.
God does not trick us into going to hell. He makes it quite clear and easy to make it to Heaven. Make your ways right with the Lord.
God bless you.