Many well-intentioned people are under the illusion that they save people from Hell. Now by Hell I mean the Dante version of Hell combined with the idea that we are born blemished and destined for its gates. Most Christians remember the story and it is a story where Jesus uses the example of a rich man who goes to Hell. The real moral of the story is that rich man would not rescue someone from Hell on Earth, did you get that because I think it bears repeating until the lie being told as the Gospel is revealed for what it is.
A parable which is a make-believe story told in order to teach the reader a lesson, this parable is not about some pagan view of Hell after death, but Hell right here and right now. The man in the story represents a view of the world that is all screwed up pardon my french, and to go further the rich man represents cold formalistic Religion. You see this rich man represents those who have made salvation all about angels and the afterlife. Now the poor man in the life to come is given the advantages he could have enjoyed in his previous life, if only those with the blessing had focused on Heaven on Earth. By the life to come I do not mean Heaven or Hell over there, but rather a New Heaven & Earth combination here and now were the first shall be last and the last shall be first.
So the idea of saving people from Hell must become literal to us but not a Hell way out there, which is a religious myth. A myth created to take people’s minds away from Religions refusal to help in creating Heaven on earth, while building and ever bloated empire for itself. I live in a town where some of the people creating the most Hell here are those who believe they are saved from Hell out there after death. As Jesus taught his disciples of which I count myself one it is the eradication of Hell on earth that is the focus of the God of Heaven, and the sooner we start saving people from that Hell the sooner we will truly understand the Real Gospel message of The Kingdom.
Do you see the original gospel is not about saving people from Hell over there, but rather from Hell right here and right now. It’s a movement of transformation not of earths escape to Heaven, but Heavens infiltration of earth and the displacement of Hell everywhere we find it, and the rest literally takes care of itself!