Lazarus and the Rich
man already happend because Jesus said: Luke 16:20 And there was a certain beggar
And Abraham expired and died in a
good old age, old and full [of days]; and was gathered to his peoples. And
his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field
of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which was opposite to Mamre - the field
that Abraham had purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and
Sarah his wife.
"Gathered to his peoples" (Plural!) can
not refer to his physical body for Abraham was buried in a strange land, his
father Terach was buried in Haran:
days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy
kindred, and from thy father' house, unto a land that I will shew
Abraham hardly went to Abraham's bossom when he died, but
scripture says, he was gathered to his peoples, his ancestors were no believers,
I think this is hard to refute.
A further point, if righteous
people went to the good part of hell (Abraham's bossom) before Christ's
ressurection as some say, where did righteous people, like Noah e.g., go before