The book of Luke contains a number of unique and important pasages. Most of our time was spent discussing the story of the rich man and Lazarus. Does this story promote the view that those who are lost will be tortured forever in flames of fire? If not, why would Jesus tell a story that could be so easily misunderstood? I believe that there is great good news about our God in this story, but we must understand the setting in which this story was told.