The great gulf still spans and separates. It is a place that separates the bosom of Abraham and those awaiting eternal damnation. As those cry out for their tongues to be cooled, there are those on the earth that still do not believe in this place of fire. Why would the Savior have to come? Why would he have to die such a death? To reconcile those who are the remnants of Adam’s sin.
There was a choice with Adam and there is a choice with man today. To come and be reconciled through my Son’s death and resurrection or choose to remain in Adam’s sin; cursed to the place of eternal fire. My word is clear. It is literal.
Be ye reconciled.
“And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there.”
Luke 16: 22-24, 26