Why is the rich man rich? Why is the poor man poor? When taken literally, the story of the rich man and Lazarus does not sufficiently answer why the two men are sent to Heaven and Hell. Nothing is said about their behavior or relationship with God. Pastor Hollandsworth applies a parabolic meaning to the story and explains Christ’s use of symbolism in rebuking the Pharisees.
Christ’s healing ministry – including exorcisms – not only confirmed His authority as the Son of God, but also pointed to the Messianic kingdom. Pastor Hollandsworth shows the connection between miracles and the kingdom, defines the “gospel of the kingdom,” and explains the origin of demons.