The lower parts of the Earth, or nether parts, is one of several phrases which describe physical features of the interior of the Earth that we can assign to the mantle.
Order and Scheduling in the Spirit World
Here's a scary thought: if the beggar was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom, in a chamber in the lower mantle which overlooks hell, did other angels carry the rich man to the lip of the chamber and toss him into hell?
A common response to the human soul is that there isn't one because science can't detect it. However, we first detected gravitational waves in 2015. What else can't science detect? We don't know, science can't detect it.
Hell is Expanding into the Great Gulf
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is one of the most harrowing in the Bible, that is, if it hadn't been softened by spaghetti theology. It's a conversation with a man who's burning in hell.
The Earth with Her Bars
"The earth with her bars" is how Jonah described the pillars of the earth when he was in the belly of hell, possibly in the place which we refer to as Abraham's bosom. Jesus also went here after the crucifixion.
In Hades he Looked Up
The rich man, in hell, lifts up his eyes and speaks of his torment in flame. Here's the thing: Abraham and Lazarus are also in hell, but they're not in flame. This may be confusing, but it's compatible with our model.
The Bosom of Abraham
The first thing we have to account for is Abraham's bosom. The meaning of this is simple, Lazarus was being consoled by Abraham: Abraham was giving Lazarus a hug. That's how simple it is.
Abraham and Lazarus
We have spent considerable time on resolving all of the issues which pertain to the parable of Abraham and Lazarus. They aren't in heaven, they're in sheol. This isn't metaphorical, it's accurate geology.
Ascending and Descending
If our souls start in hell then this life is our one chance to escape it forever. We have been given an opportunity to respond to the truth which has been revealed to us. No one has an excuse.
Cutting the Link between Mass and Gravity
Calculating the mass of the Earth takes circular reasoning and an assumption based on circumstantial evidence. It falls apart when you try to prove that there's no open space inside the Earth.