The Rich Man and Lazarus
There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side.f The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end 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 received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; 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 would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’
And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’
He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
In the Religious Community many have taken ones life or mistreated ones life for the sake of GOD, Allah, Yahweh or what ever other name one would call GOD. Using methods of suicide bombing, honor killing, beheading, stoning all in the name of GOD. And upon taking such life many are taught that there will be paradise along with seven virgins awaiting.
If only those who have carried out such evil deed can speak from this place they believe to be paradise, just as the rich man was able to speak to Lazarus but not able to warn those whom he had once accompanied.
How honorable would such a deed of death in the name of GOD would be then?
The Kingdom Culture Exploratory Study Bible~The INSIGHT~XXX~The Dispensational Truth~(TKESB 1st Edition)