Many places to start on this thread...
But this Place you called Hell[hades] of such torment and pain..
is it this one Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
note the word Brimstone,.. in the Old T, Brimstone is likened to a stream and that Stream is the SPIRIT of God which brought\brings Life..strange dont ya think,an incense of Purification?
Isa 30:33 For Tophet[ place of fire] [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath [nĕshamah]
of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
Al lwood[ men after the flesh] must perish .for life to reign
and again..Doesnt Hades itself get cast into the Same Fire..Hell cast into hell..mmm
hades speaks after those who Dwell there..Dead to Christ, Dead men walking and talking SPEAKING AND TEACHING the ministration of DEATH
for mine -The rich man like many other times when we SEE rich mentioned ,speaks more after spiritual WEALTH, which at the time were the jews, specially those who sat in Moses seat, The Pharisees..men after LAW ...lazurus[ he who is helped] is One of Faith.
The whole parable depicts those NOT of Faith and those who are,, the place of HELL is where ALL not in the faith Are, even those who Live,let the DEAD bury the dead etc
its all figurative.
The top of the Finger [ Christ Finger wrote in the EARTH] IT Teaches, the water is The spirit which Quenches the RICH man Tongues as its Speaks DEATH as one who Taught AFTER the Ministration of IT.
The Great Gulf betwen them is FAITH and can ONLY be breached because of it..
the five Brothers ARE the LAW and the Prophets = Torah
they Never Understood that law speaks of the Shadow of the reality which was to follow.
YES INDEED parables speak of spiritual Truths, the theme is generally the same , Law v Grace and TRUTH..