And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.(Luke 16:23) KJV
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is one of the most harrowing in the Bible, that is, if it hadn’t been softened by spaghetti theology. It’s a conversation with a man who’s burning in hell.
The rich man begs for help. Lazarus and Abraham can’t help him, they can only watch. Jesus quotes Abraham as being the one speaking in this verse:
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.(Luke 16:26) KJV
In spaghetti theology Lazarus and Abraham are in heaven; the great gulf is the breath of the cosmos; the rich man is somewhere else, we just don’t know where; and the whole story is a metaphor for something spiritual, we just don’t know what: it’s one of the mysteries of God.
However, Lazarus and Abraham can’t be in heaven, this takes place before the crucifixion. The price hasn’t been paid for their redemption, so they’re in Sheol, the underworld realm of the dead: a chamber in the lower mantle which just happens to have an overlooking view of hell, far down across the great gulf. We euphemistically refer to it as Abraham’s bosom.
Now here’s a really tough question for a spaghetti theologian: if this isn’t true, why did Jesus say it? Yet it answers the question in our previous post, if hell is expanding why isn’t the Earth getting larger? Obviously hell is expanding into the great gulf of open space. The great gulf is the reason for the P-wave shadow zone in seismological data.
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