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The Rich Man and Lazarus

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34 minutes ago, Jayne said:

Why didn't the rich man have compassion and take him in, call a doctor to treat his sores, and feed him AT the table?

He didn't have a new or circumsized heart. (wasn't born again)

34 minutes ago, Jayne said:

the proverbial good Samaritan

He did.  (was)

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the disciples were SHOCKED when Jesus said how hard it is to enter heaven -

THEY thought they themselves could not make it ! 

It is so difficult for ANYONE,  poor or rich, to enter heaven........

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On 3/5/2018 at 9:12 PM, simplejeff said:

He didn't have a new or circumsized heart. (wasn't born again)

He did.  (was)

=================================== Few are ......

the disciples were SHOCKED when Jesus said how hard it is to enter heaven -

THEY thought they themselves could not make it ! 

It is so difficult for ANYONE,  poor or rich, to enter heaven........

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Matthew 19:26 (bold mine)

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It took a few liberties, but did a good job on capturing the essence of (what I believe to be) a real story!

Luke 16:19-31  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:  (20)  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,  (21)  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  (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;  (23)  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  (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.  (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.  (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.  (27)  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:  (28)  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  (29)  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  (30)  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  (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.

@Yowm Similar in thinking to the Youtuber you quoted, a partial quote from the "Summarized Bible:"

"Prosperity is not a mark of being a favorite of heaven, nor poverty a mark of God’s rejection of a man. Salvation is appropriated by those only who accept the evidence of God’s Word during their lifetime, and, having died outside of Christ, there is no ray of hope eternally."
-Summarized Bible, Keith Brooks

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In eternity, the rich man is the beggar and the beggar is the rich man.

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