At the end of Jesus’ story of the rich man and Lazarus we find Lazarus, the poor beggar in Abraham’s bosom and the rich man in Hades. When the rich man saw the torments and sufferings there he asked Abraham to send someone back to warn his family. Surely, if someone came back from hell they would believe him.
I recently saw a discussion about someone who was saying that God had let him spend 23 minutes in hell. It was very sensational and some said that this would be the perfect tool to convince people about the reality of hell. Many people are looking for just this kind of signs and wonders to convince people of the reality of God.
What did Abraham say? There was no need in sending anyone back. If people won’t believe Moses and the prophets, or the word of God, they would not even believe it if someone came back from the dead.
God’s word is always enough. Why do so many persist in wanting more? Praise God for the absolute sufficiency of His perfect word!