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Lazarus & the rich man – Hell

ECT is a misinterpretation of Truth (of Christ). All punishments are reformatory (post Judgment day) but currently, the “god of this age” (does torment those held captive there – but it’s not forever).

On Lazarus (parable or not – Luke 16), Christ (speaking Wisely) depicts the truth on Hades (Hell) as a place of torment. However, the “no one” who can cross from here to there together with other “impossibilities” mentioned in that parable refer to everyone except “Lord Jesus” (God). This principle of “all things” mean “everything created” except the Creator Himself is evident in Scripture as the verse below “literally” states too:

“for all things He did put under His feet, and, when one may say that all things have been subjected, it is evident that He is excepted Who did subject the all things to Him,” (1 Corinthians 15:27)

In other words, when it says that “no one” can cross, it obviously excludes Christ! Being the Most Humble One, Lord Jesus does not proudly claim that He can “fix” all the impossibilities aforementioned in the parable. In fact, that’s the Reason why He mentioned the parable in the first place “literally”, i.e. He has Come to undo all the impossibilities and cross the chasm to “Save from Hell itself!”

The very “Hades” which contained the rich man will be “destroyed” as the New Testament verses below “literally” imply:

and the Death and the Hades were cast to the lake of the fire — this is the second death;” (Revelation 20:14)

where, O Death, thy sting? where, O Hades, thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)

Don’t believe me? How about this same prophecy echoed in the Old Testament too as the verse below “literally” states again:

“From the hand of Sheol* I do ransom them, From Death I redeem them, Where is thy plague, O death? Where thy destruction, O Sheol? Repentance is hid from Mine eyes.” (Hosea 13:14)

*Hades (in Greek) = Sheol (in Hebrew) = Grave or Hell (in English)

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