The Rich Man and Lazarus

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The heat surrounding a man intensifies. The suffering blazes throughout this dimension. He longs for a way to cool his tongue of the scorching burns as he looks up to what would be paradise. He is not allowed though, as he has already received his reward on Earth. Sound familiar? The world today is blind from helping others. People care about riches and material possessions rather than helping others. This form of sin is known as idolatry. The story above relates to the parable of “The Rich Man and Lazarus”. Jesus’ parable of “The Rich Man and Lazarus” teaches us the result of having too many riches, and the consequences for not helping others. First off, if you are not one of the thousands of people who have already read this parable, I will give you a brief synopsis. Let us start with the two main characters. There is a rich man (not named) and a poor man named Lazarus. Lazarus is on the ground with sores and injuries. Since he is poor, he begs for food and comfort. Beside him is the rich man. He is dressed in fine, purple linen, but pays not even the slightest attenti...
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