Rich Man and Lazarus

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The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus illustrates the necessity of proper stewardship. It also gives a glimpse into the nature of life after death. This parable is found in Luke 16:19-31.


Setting - When did Jesus teach this parable? Find out, and meet his intended audience.

Parable - Read the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.

Characters - Meet the Rich Man, Lazarus, and other characters from this parable.

Warning - The primary message of this parable.

Fact or Fable? - Are the places mentioned in this parable real, or did Jesus fabricate them to make a point?

Paradise & Torment - Places where the departed await the Judgment Day.

FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions related to this parable.

Bibliography - References for further research.


Additional teachings of Jesus on eternity, heaven, and hell can be found in the passages below.

  • Matthew 25:31-46
  • Mark 9:42-48
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