Many people want to make the parable of Lazarus true, so let's look at it.
Luk 16:19 Now there was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen, and every day he was splendidly enjoying himself.
Luk 16:20 A beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores;
Luk 16:21 who wanted to feed himself with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table; and the dogs themselves came to lick his ulcers.
We have a rich man and a beggar at the door of this rich man, and the beggar was covered with ulcers. When a man has ulcers he cannot be around people, let alone rich men. Such a person should stay away and wait for the ulcers to dry and for the priest to examine and consider him clean. So a man with ulcers could not be at a man's door, much less a rich man.
Luk 16:22 The beggar died, and he was taken by the angels to Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died and was buried.
Here we have a very imaginative thing "was taken by the angels to Abraham's bosom", is it to Abraham's bosom that the dead are taken? The culture of being taken to Abraham's bosom is a self-righteous, rather than biblical, culture of such an ideology that Abraham was often considered to be above God's standards. But when man dies, he is taken to God and not to Abraham's bosom.
Gen_5: 24 Enoch walked with God; and he did not appear again, because God took him.
Heb 11: 5 By faith Enoch was translated so as not to see death; and it was not found, because God had translated it; for before his transfer he obtained testimony that he had pleased God.
If there is a connection, it is that the man who could be resurrected is taken to God and not to Abraham's bosom, such an idea is just a Jewish tradition.
Take for example what Christ says.
Luk 23:43 Jesus answered him, Verily, verily, I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise.
Jesus does not say that such a person goes to Abraham. Showing again that Jesus used a parable with the tools of Jewish tradition, and not real facts.
Luk 16:23 In Hades, he looked up in torment, and saw Abraham in the distance, and Lazarus in his bosom.
See the allegory of the scene, a place of fire torment, Abraham and Lazarus on the other side. The most interesting thing is that where are all the dead of the hades, and where is all saved that are not with Abraham. There is only the rich man Lazarus and Abraham, no one shouting anymore, and asking to be saved by Abraham, only the rich man was there, and only Lazarus with Abraham, no one else anywhere. This is typical allegory to extract a moral fund, as there is no logic in such an environment. We can see these stories with the sonnets of Gil Vicente, called "auto da barca do inferno".
Luk 16:24 And crying out, he said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send me Lazarus, that he may dip his finger in the water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.
See the most interesting thing, having Hades on fire on one side, the sky on the other side, Lazarus could take water with a finger and wet the rich man's tongue, try to imagine this place. A place that celestials pass by and observe the suffering of sinners, as if it were something cool to see. There is no Heaven and Hell, but a Heaven-fern. The term Hades always involves it in depth, but not, in the tale Hades is at the same height as the sky, a finger away. Such an account goes against all concepts of the celestial kingdom that exist in the Bible. So that such a story is only an allegory.
Luk 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that in your life you received your goods, and Lazarus likewise evils; but now he is comforted here, and you are tormented.
In this verse all justification by faith is nullified, so that he who receives the goods will receive punishment, and those who receive evils will receive the benefits of the celestial kingdom. This does not exist, because those who do good are accepted in heaven, and not because they suffer, it is not how much they suffer if they get to Heaven, nor how much they live well if they win hell. This again is an allegory without real facts. Since Abraham in every analysis of life, shows that it is through suffering that Heaven is won, unlike in the story of Abraham, what matters is obedience, and faith.
Luk 16:26 And furthermore, between us and you there is a great chasm, so that those who wanted to pass from here to you could not, nor those from there pass to us.
Now a great chasm appears, where was this great chasm when the rich man asked to wet Lazarus' finger with water for the rich man's tongue? Suddenly there is an immense ditch, you cannot throw pots of water, you cannot squirt water, nor even build a bridge to help those who are suffering. And don't forget, all the dead of the hades were walking. They should be watching some Hades movie premiere, because the logic is that there would be so many Hades sufferers screaming and crying asking Abraham to help him but there was only the rich man, and water could only be transported via a wet finger.
Luk 16:27 He said then: I beg you therefore, O father, that you send him to my father's house,
Luk 16:28 because I have five brothers; so that he may bear witness to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.
Here we have the idea that Lazarus could return, such an idea has no biblical foundation. Since it is a curse to consult the dead. And being the idea that suffering is what wins the heavens, would say what for the brothers to suffer ????
Luk 16:29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; listen to us.
It says here that it has Moses and the prophets. And what do the prophets say?
Eccl 9: 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; there will be no more reward for them, and they are no longer remembered.
So the dead know nothing, showing that the text is an allegory to a thought that people should follow what they know, and not wait for a sign.
Luk 16:30 He replied: No! father Abraham; but if anyone among the dead comes to them, they will repent.
Luk 16:31 But Abraham said to him, If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, even if he raises someone from the dead.
See that after all this talk, there is no shouting from those in Hades, see that there are only these three people and that Heaven-ferno. All of this demonstrates that it is an allegory, it is just not possible to imagine such an out of place logic of existence. It is a standard theater scene, real scenes have many people, many things. Using an allegory with a real action factor, one is led to believe that it is a desperation to preach something that does not exist. A heaven-ferno.
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