But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.'
This verse refers to the spiritually false self-exalting view of unbelieving Israelites who consider themselves as spiritually rich and the Gentiles as spiritually poor. The truth of the matter is quite the opposite. It is unbelieving Israelites who are spiritually very poor because they are broken off from their rich Holy Olive Tree of Israel. It is the believing Gentiles who are spiritually very rich, as they are grafted into the Holy Olive Tree of Israel and have therefore benefited because of the broken off Jewish branches.
Again, this verse makes nonsense of the traditional view of hell, which says that God's love for unbelievers ends after death. Please note, that Abraham has a loving and caring approach towards the rich man shown by Abraham calling him son.
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