The unsaved rich man has so much compassion for his five brothers on earth, he requested that Lazarus (the beggar who died) be sent back to earth. Of course, his request was denied. Luke 16: 27-30:
- Then he said, I beg you; therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house.
- For I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.”
- Abraham said to him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
- And he said, No father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.
Luke 16:26, let us know that there is no crossing over of those who go to hell and those who go to Heaven. “And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass (cross over) from hence (here) to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would could come from thence” (heaven).
What will happen to the five brothers and others who refuse to hear Moses, the prophets or the preachers. They will go to that terrible place called hell. Why would God create such a place for people? He didn’t. According to Matthew 25:41, hell was created as a fiery place of punishment for the devil and his angels. But because mankind refuses to accept Christ, God’s son as their savior they will end up in this place. Isaiah 14:9 say, “Hell from beneath (under) is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee.
Rev. 20:12, which said, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the Books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged according to the things which were written in the books, according to their works” [deeds – what we say and do.} Yes, my friend a record is being kept by a heavenly recorder of our every deed and action. Can we earnestly say, our name is written in the book of life.
Is your name written in the book of life, if not it can be. Invite Christ into your life to be your Saviour today. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Do you want this eternal life? If so, here is how. Just say this prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father:
I confess that I am a sinner, I admit I have not lived according to your righteous laws, I repent and turn away from sin and turn to you. Forgive me all of my wrongdoings.
Jesus Christ died on the Cross and paid the price for my sins. I believe Christ died according to Romans Chapter 10:9, 10, therefore I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the dead on the third day for me. I invite you into my heart to live with me and through me.
You said whoever calls upon your name shall be saved.