by Robert Walker

A Man in Hell
Robert Walker
Luke 16:19-31

The testimony of many lost persons in their moment of death indicates they were convinced of hell. SIR WALTER SCOTT, on his death bed, said, ''Until this moment I thought there was neither a God nor hell. Now I know and feel that there are both, and I am doomed to perdition by the judgment of God.''

VOLTAIRE, the noted French infidel, said to his doctor, ''I am abandoned by God and man! I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months' of life. Then I shall go to hell ... O Christ, O Jesus Christ.''

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, ''I die before my time, and my body will be given back to the earth. Such is the fate of him who has been called the great Napoleon. What an abyss between my deep misery and the eternal kingdom of Christ!''

Whether men believe it or not, the Lord Jesus talked about a place of torment for the unsaved. It used to be spoken of as having a sign above its entrance reading: ''ABANDON ALL HOPE YOU WHO ENTER HERE.

C. S. Lewis was told about a gravestone inscription that read; ''Here lies an atheist - all dressed up and no where to go.'' Lewis quietly replied, ''I bet he wishes that we so.

Some people call this a parable of Jesus, but I agree with many scholars who believe Jesus is describing an actual occurrence. In the 38 parables Jesus told, he never called anyone by name. In this story, He identifies two of the characters by name, Lazarus and Abraham. I believe there really was a rich man and a beggar named Lazarus and after they died Jesus reported what happened.

The rich man all of his friends were wealthy, refined, etc. Lazarus was surrounded by licking dogs, which made him ceremoniously unclean.

The first part of Jesus' story I want to look at is two men. A rich man that was rich & Famous.

Then there was Lazarus who was poor & anonymous. One man
feasted everyday in opulence.

The other man starved a little everyday in scar ...

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