I've read Luke 16:19-31 all the way thru several times and yet to find where the rich man was curious about how long he could expect to be incarcerated in the fiery sector of Hades.
Dear sir, keep reading it, and you will never see it
, and the reason why is that there is "no such place"
~that is.... the fiery sector of Hades. Sir, Luke 16:19-31 is a parable given based on these words:
Luke 16:13-15~"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
The lesson being taught in Luke 16:19-31 was given to exhort us to beware of a covetous spirit, for BOTH the rich man and poor man will all die and the ONLY thing they can take with them will be their works that they all produce BASED UPON where their true treasure was. And ONCE we die, there is NO coming back to be given an opportunity to redo our life again, our final state is forever sealed with our works following us. Much more can be said and will if requested, but enough to cause any sincere person to seek their understanding FROM THE CONTEXT of the scriptures, alone.
I will say this~NO poor man goes to heaven just because they are poor and no rich man goes to a fiery sector of hellfire (using your words) just because they are rich.
The poor IN spirit is a great price in the sight of God~unlike those wicked religious reprobates seeking to fulfill their sinful lust in the things of this life
which in the sight of God is an abomination. So much more could be added....but enough for now.
find where the rich man was curious about how long he could expect to be incarcerated in the fiery sector of Hades.
One reason why is that the wicked shall perish
when they are cast into the lake of fire
after the judgment of THAT DAY~ which will be the second
and final death for them.
Sir, do you really believe that a drop of cold water
could truly cool one's tongue? We must look for the truth hidden in this parable spoken AGAINST the covetous Pharisees. Such phrases ought to give us hints that this is a parable with spiritual truths hidden therein for us to learn from.
Well; that's not hard to sleuth.
Well, so far your investigation is seriously lacking to find the truth that is hidden in Luke 16:19-31, you need God's Spirit to guide you instead of religious beliefs that are against God's testimony of the TRUTH.
Abraham wasn't the only prophet across the chasm, all the big guns were over there too; including the man himself: Mr. Moses ben Levi. I know that's true (John 3:13)
No such place has ever existed, only in the minds of folks that have been deceived by religious Pharisees who were not given eyes to see the true teachings in Luke 16:19-31 and for good reasons.
I know that's true because the Lord said that nobody up to his time had ever been taken to heaven. (John 3:13)
Though Enoch and Elias had, yet not by their own power
, nor in the sense our Lord designs; whose meaning is, that no man had, or could go up to heaven, to bring from thence the knowledge of divine and heavenly things; in which sense the phrase is used in Deuteronomy 30:12; Romans 10:6 and John 3. "The son of man which is in heaven"~
at the same time he was then on earth, so in THIS SENSE, Jesus is the ONLY person that could be said to be in BOTH places at the same time being God incarnate, and being so, taught the pure TRUTH of heaven, that was in the scriptures, yet hidden from the eys of religious folks and certainly from those who made no profession thereof.
It's ironic that condemned souls in the fiery sector of Hades might know the Bible better than a good many Christians warming pews, teaching Sunday school, and pounding pulpits.
There are many folks that died in their sins that will cast into the lake of fire after the judgment of THAT day, who THOUGHT they were children of God, but their god was truly the things of THIS LIFE where their heart truly was fixed upon
just as the religious Pharisees of Jesus' day and many of their children following them under different cults names~but the SAME mystery of iniquity at work.
TALLY UPDATE: 619 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures in post #1 are in the ball park, then something like 37,702,671 arrivals have checked into the fiery sector of hades since Sept 03, 2018.
Zero have checked in, since no such place exists, only in the minds of those whom Catholicism has deceived, who started this lie with their doctrine of purgatory, and from thence most all cults have followed them in teaching the same.