Religion (Page 18)
Blackshoes: Just what Jesus had to say. No judgment. Just what My lord has said about a Rich man's regrets in Hell
Here's what a Rich man had to say to Abraham while in HELL Notice the rich man concerns' for his family in 16:28
Luke 16:19 -31
16:19. There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
16:20. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’table:moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
16:25. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
16:26. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
16:27. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
16:28. For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
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Zanjan: Angry: "Just leave us parents alone who raise our kids with decent morals and standards, even if they don't reflect your ideals..'
Most of us don't bother parents such as yourself. If you're not slamming the door in our faces, it's still a waste of time. Instead, we talk to their kids and our kids talk to those kids ........they'll find out on the street there are other options. If you like that, then keep on doing what you're doing.
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Zanjan: Well, you have to start somewhere - even the loopiest beliefs and superstitions eventually shatter when meeting with solid facts of reality.
Deep down, a person knows when their ideas don't hold water. They have to detach from them and that's the hard part for most - usually takes a bit of time to ease out of the dark. I'm willing to walk with anyone who wants to try.