Bear, No, because no one entered heaven before Christ.
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.
But Abraham replied, Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.
27 He answered, Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.
No, father Abraham, he said, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.He said to him, If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.
There you have it.
So a man in hell for his mis-deeds does not argue or complain about being there...he simply wants his brothers warned before they suffer the same fate?
And all he got was a big FU from Abraham?
We do know that a place exists known as Paradise and Spirit Prison, but these are temporary places where the spirit resides until the body and spirit reunite and the resurrected individual stands before Christ to be judged. This location was visited by Christ between His death and resurrection (Book of Peter). Once this judgment has occurred one will posses the glory earned as referred to by Paul (Sun, Moon, Stars).
You have the illustrative Lazarus of Luke chapter 16.
I'm referring to the actual Lazurus in John chapter 11.
Revelation given to a Prophet of God and written in the everlasting Gospel as noted in Revelations 14:6 (Part 1)
Alma 40:6 Now there must needs be a space betwixt the time of death and the time of the resurrection.
7 And now I would inquire what becometh of the souls of men from this time of death to the time appointed for the resurrection?
8 Now whether there is more than one time appointed for men to rise it mattereth not; for all do not die at once, and this mattereth not; all is as one day with God, and time only is measured unto men.
9 Therefore, there is a time appointed unto men that they shall rise from the dead; and there is a space between the time of death and the resurrection. And now, concerning this space of time, what becometh of the souls of men is the thing which I have inquired diligently of the Lord to know; and this is the thing of which I do know.
10 And when the time cometh when all shall rise, then shall they know that God knoweth all the times which are appointed unto man.
11 Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.
Revelation given to a Prophet of God (Part 2)
12 And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.
13 And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of the wicked, yea, who are evil—for behold, they have no part nor portion of the Spirit of the Lord; for behold, they chose evil works rather than good; therefore the spirit of the devil did enter into them, and take possession of their house—and these shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and this because of their own iniquity, being led captive by the will of the devil.
14 Now this is the state of the souls of the wicked, yea, in darkness, and a state of awful, fearful looking for the fiery indignation of the wrath of God upon them; thus they remain in this state, as well as the righteous in paradise, until the time of their resurrection.
Such has been revealed to Prophets of old who recorded their writings. These very writings were delivered by an angel flying in the midst of heaven and they have been translated into The Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ (aka Stick of Joseph, Writings from the Other Sheep, etc.)
@MSC -- let's stick to the Scriptures that all Christians hold to. Most of us do not hold to the Book of Mormon as authoritative.
Nonsense. Tell that to Enoch, who was translated without death (Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5), and Elijah the prophet, who went up to heaven in a whirlwind in one of God’s chariots (II Kings 2:11).
You are a man with understanding and wisdom. I believe paradise is right next to Heaven, (Gods Throne) and all the souls that are there, awaiting judgment can see God. The bible says there is a gulf dividing it. On one side are the saved, and on the other side are the damned.....peace
Don't know, I wasn't there.
Lazarus was in Abraham's Bosom as it was called .Sheol/hades was a realm with two divisions—a place of blessing and a place of judgment (Matthew 11:23; 16:18; Luke 10:15; 16:23; Acts 2:27–31). The abodes of the saved and the lost are both generally called “hades” in the Bible. The abode of the saved is also called “Abraham’s bosom” (KJV) or “Abraham’s side” (NIV) in Luke 16:22 and “paradise” in Luke 23:43. The abode of the unsaved is called “hell” (KJV) or “Hades” (NIV) in Luke 16:23. The abodes of the saved and the lost are separated by a “great chasm” (Luke 16:26). When Jesus died, He went to the blessed side of sheol and, from there, took the believers with Him to heaven (Ephesians 4:8–10). The judgment side of sheol/hades has remained unchanged. All unbelieving dead go there awaiting their final judgment in the future. Did Jesus go to sheol/hades? Yes, according to Ephesians 4:8–10 and 1 Peter 3:18–20.
Did anyone bother to ask Lazarus? Guess we'll never know until we get to Heaven ourselves.
I didn't realize that it was possible for people to dream after they die.
The medical fact is that she flat-lined for 9-10 minutes.
Now, i don't purport to know what happened to this woman as she lay dead while the doctors were attempting to bring her back, but I do believe that she experienced something that turned out to be life-changing.
This is still America -- don't buy it if you don't want it.
I did know a Navy diver who died in an accident. His was revived and lived a far better life than he had before. He was a real bad dude before his death, and he was reformed for the rest of his natural life. He never could quite tell you what it was like to die, but he knew that life was meant to be lived in concert w/God not against Him.
 March 31, 2016 at 4:07pm
Selling books is very profitable. Fiction sells especially well.
No where in the Bible can we find substantiation for this kind of story.
I did notice. He crossed in front of the car that had a green arrow. From the time until he turned left until the car hit him was less than 3 seconds. Maybe he thought the car was turning left also. From watching the traffic after this happened that might have been the case. Or maybe he just thought he could beat it across before the car got there. However, there isn't much compassion in the teaming masses of communist China except where Chinese Christians live in larger numbers.
 March 22, 2016 at 11:32am
Refer to the tactic of the devil when he asked Eve; ‘is it really so that God said you must not eat of………?’ Gen 3:1
Now the question is posed about nails!
March 11, 2016 at 10:38am
What cult do you belong to?
 March 11, 2016 at 10:30am
Noah’s Ark was not a boat, it was an Ark.
It was designed to float on the water as an oblong box. It did not need a boat shaped bow and stern, as it had no need to ply through the water, it had no power to do so.
 March 4, 2016 at 9:57am
Well, it could have been worse, the landlord was fortunate the tenants were kind.
No big deal. The landlord learned a lesson. The size of the cake is unspecified so it could be a Little Debbie or Tastykake costing a buck or so. If the tenants are otherwise good tenants, renew the lease sans the cakes; if not, do not renew the lease.
Indeed; and hence, read the fine print, both for the buyer and seller, the landlord and the tenant.
Wonder how many leftists will seek to do the same, but instead of a cake, make it say 'rent free' for some undetermined duration, at the property owners expense.
Actually, kind would have been not altering it at all and alerting the landlord to the risks of sending contracts as editable documents.
[-1] February 3, 2016 at 3:28pm
Why do you blame JW’s for the problems in your family?
Perhaps the problem is resting with you and yours, and you need to put the blame on someone else.
 January 30, 2016 at 11:49am
What share does light have with darkness?
January 26, 2016 at 11:04am
Are you willing to examine your beliefs? Even if you find an error there?
What if God is not a trinity of three? Would you have the courage to change your understanding on this teaching if there was sound reasons to do so?
Or would you stick to a false understanding to avoid admitting your old view was in error?
If you have the courage, here is a good starting point: