If they are asleep, then please explain the parable of Lazarus and the rich man found in Luke 16.
The Parable was and is teahing The lesson , that the rich man, who is a symbol of God’s people who have the truth that are not sharing their food with the poor, the lost, they may find that in the Judgment the poor are saved and the rich are lost. We have a responsibility to share the Gospel. Just like Jesus was telling His Jewish brethren that if you do not share it with the Gentiles, you might find that many come from the East and the West and sit down in the Kingdom with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and you will be cast out and the Gentiles will be in.
For the church today, it’s the same message. If we are building walls around our church and saying, ‘We’re saved because we’re Christians and we’re going to study our Bibles together and forget the lost of the world’ in the Judgment we might find out we really didn’t love our brother. We’ve been hoarding our food so to speak, while they’ve been starving for the crumbs of the Gospel.
Everyone misses the real message in this parable. It has nothing to do with what happens when you die, or hell. any way Jesus uses the word Hades = Grave ,
Silly......the "real" message of that parable is pointing to the idea that the Pharisees thought because they had a life of comfort they were approved of God. Jesus was making the point that your status in life is not evidence of your spiritual condition.