October 3, 2017 SnyderTalk—The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31)

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)



The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31)

There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.  At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.  In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.  So he called to him, “Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.”

But Abraham replied, “Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.  And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”

He answered, “Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.”

Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.”

“No, father Abraham,” he said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.”

He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”

SnyderTalk Comment:

This is one of the Messiah’s parables.

He is stressing the importance of the faith of Abraham.  See The Trilogy.

Hell is a real place.

“Moses and the Prophets” is the Tanach.  It’s also called the Old Testament.  The Messiah is distinguishing between Moses and the Prophets and Halacha.  They are not the same thing.

When the Messiah said, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead”, He was alluding to His death, burial, and resurrection.  They were foretold by Moses and the prophets.

The Messiah appeared to hundreds of Jewish people after His resurrection.  Evidence supporting that fact is overwhelming.  For example, Paul was a rabbi of the Pharisaic tradition.  He had a personal encounter with the resurrected Messiah and told his friends about it.  Instead of listening to him, they rejected his eyewitness testimony.

Today’s Rabbinic Judaism/Pharisaic Judaism is Halacha.  It is not the faith of Abraham.

Question: When Yahweh gave the Law and told the prophets what to say, who was He addressing, Judah or all 12 tribes of Israel?

Answer: All 12 tribes of Israel.

Question: Why is it called Judaism?

Answer: I don’t know.  It shouldn’t be called Judaism.  It should be called Halacha.  It’s a religion, and it’s not the faith of Abraham.

The Messiah is Yahweh.  See His Name is Yahweh: Revised Edition.  Don’t trifle with Him.







“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)

See “His Name is Yahweh”.

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