Annihilationism and The story of the rich man and Lazarus

Nonconformist Chronicles  in part 10 of his series on hell  discusses The Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Here are some  articles on this issue on the Afterlife | Conditional Immortality, Soul Sleep and Annihilationism Website if you would like more on this issue.
It is one of the most common questions I get asked when people discover I believe in the annihilationism:
What about the parable of the Rich man and Lazurus? To quote Warren Prestidge ( his article is linked below)

As with any parable, it is essential to distinguish between what says and what it teaches. For example, the parable in the first half of this same chapter of Luke speaks of a steward cheating his master and says: good on him! But Jesus is not teaching that we should cheat our bosses. What He is teaching that we should give to the poor, in view of God’s coming reckoning. That, also, is what the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is teaching. The story is simply a vehicle for this teaching…

He quotes Craid Blomberg

One of the most misinterpreted of Jesus’ parables is the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk. 16:19-31), which has been used repeatedly to provide in great detail a realistic description of life after death. In fact, the picture of the rich man in Sheol and Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom separated by a chasm but able to call to each other across it is paralleled by popular Jewish and Egyptian folk-tales. Jesus may have simply adopted well-known imagery but then adapted it in a new and surprising way to warn the godless wealthy about their need for repentance in this life before their fate is sealed

Annihiliationism | The Rich Man and Lazurus  Luke 16:19-31
Annihiliationism | The Rich Man and Lazurus
Annihiliationism | The Rich Man and Lazurus-part-one
Annihiliationism | The Rich Man and Lazurus: letter-to-a-pastor-who-insists-luke-1619-31-must-be-taken-literally-from-resurrection-volume-96-no-1-jan-–-jun-1993/

Have you seen

Pastor Warren Prestidge made a 6-part video series (Now available entirely on You Tube) , entitled Life, Death and the Resurrection, which provides thought provoking teaching on the subject of life, death and the resurrection from a biblical (conditional immortality) perspective.

tags: conditional immortality, soul sleep, annihilation, annihilationism,   annihilationist

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