04.18.2017 New Testament: Luke 16.29–31
To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 16.19–31 on April 18, In the year of our Lord 2017
By Don Ruhl
A man died and went to the place of torment. While there he saw a righteous man he had known on Earth. Therefore, the man asked Abraham that he might send the righteous man to the five brothers of the man still living on the Earth, that the righteous man might testify of the place of torment and tell the five brothers to repent,
“Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead’” (Luke 16.29–31).
This wicked man thought that if his five brothers could see the righteous man, Lazarus, rise from the dead, the five brothers would repent and avoid the place of torment, but Abraham argued that they still would not, because they rejected a greater testimony, that of Moses and the prophets.