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Rich Man and Lazarus

guibox

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Folks,

I found this site on the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus. It is probably one of the most thorough exegetical studies on it that I have seen (and from a non-Adventist too for all you SDA bashers!).

It is very good.

I know how we feel about it all and we all have our own opinions and this has been hashed out many times so...

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS AND COMMENT ON IT SPECIFICALLY

http://bible-truths.com/lazarus.html
 

wavy

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I haven't read the whole thing yet (really, only the first part) and I don't doubt this man is intelligent.

However, what stopped me from continuing is remembering that Jewish Rabbi's (which the Messiah was), do not use names in parables. This is therefore, not a parable. And he did speak in parables to the multitudes.

However, he was not speaking to the multitudes here. Not at first glance at it.

I'm being lazy. But I'll probably take a look later.
 
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SputnikBoy

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Just thought that I'd 'bump up' this topic. I've so far read about half of the text - it's very lengthy but interesting. While I still have the other half to complete I think I can safely say at this point that only those who are blind to the truth will reject the conclusion.

I personally didn't require this additional literary source to convince me that the Rich Man & Lazarus is a parable and that it doesn't support eternal suffering in hell. The reading does, however, offer thorough insight into this scripture that I hadn't previously considered. I would suggest this reading to everyone ...but one may first have to clear their minds of preconceived beliefs that are based on pure misinterpretaion.
 
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