Not according to you. Anything that challenges your humanistic beliefs is simply unacceptable. Huh? 🙂Lazarus is never used as an example of soteriology
Okay, let’s have a look.Scripture does show the dead can hear and believe
Do you realize we’re all dead Tom? And the elect will hear Christs voice, the effectual inward call.John 5:24–25 (KJV 1900)
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
I’ll let you translate this one Tom.John 20:31 (KJV 1900)
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.