THE PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL AND LAZARUS (2)
This lesson forms the second part of a study on the parable of the rich fool and Lazarus. We mentioned in the first part that the kingdom of God is the central theme of Jesus’ parables. This kingdom refers to God’s rule or reign. We used the word ‘kingship’, the kingship of God, and we explained why it is important to understand it well. Without the kingship of God in a person’s life, salvation is unavailable.
Today we return to the parable of the rich fool and Lazarus, and we will try to explain its main points. The account may be viewed as a drama in two acts. The first scene is a presentation of life and death on earth. The second one portrays heaven and hell.