rich man & lazarus

  • A Parable for the Ages

    Some take the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus literally to preach torment. But if taken literally, the parable seems to imply absurdities -- Lazarus is blessed not because of faith, but just because he was sick and poor. So will only the poor/sick will be saved? And if this hell is literal, mustn’t Abraham's bosom also be a real placewhere millions of poor will reside? Jesus told this story as a symbolic lesson to the Pharisees. What really was his message?

  • A Parable for the Ages

    Some take the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus literally to preach torment. But if taken literally, the parable seems to imply absurdities -- Lazarus is blessed not because of faith, but just because he was sick and poor. So will only the poor/sick will be saved? And if this hell is literal, mustn’t Abraham's bosom also be a real placewhere millions of poor will reside? Jesus told this story as a symbolic lesson to the Pharisees. What really was his message?

  • Usporedba za Vjekove

    Neki uzimaju Usporedbu o Bogatašu i Lazaru doslovno i propovijedaju mučenje. Ali ako ju uzmemo doslovno, usporedba izgleda podrazumijeva apsurdnosti - Lazar je blagoslovljen ne zbog vjere, nego samo zbog toga što je bio bolestan i siromašan. Stoga hoće li samo siromašni/bolesni biti spašeni? I ako je ovaj pakao stvaran, mora li onda Abrahamovo krilo biti također stvarno mjesto gdje će boraviti milijuni siromašnih? Isus je ispričao ovu priču kao simboličnu pouku Farizejima. Što je zaista bila njegova poruka?

  • யுகங்களுக்கோர் உவமை

    Some take the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus literally to preach torment. But if taken literally, the parable seems to imply absurdities -- Lazarus is blessed not because of faith, but just because he was sick and poor. So will only the poor/sick will be saved? And if this hell is literal, mustn’t Abraham's bosom also be a real placewhere millions of poor will reside? Jesus told this story as a symbolic lesson to the Pharisees. What really was his message?

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