Oh? is that so? Many people who claim they are saved firmly disagree with you, and they say they get their ideas from the Bible, too, dee.<quoted text> But it was not the end was it. Judgement day is still to come.
Many believe that when a person dies, he goes straight to heaven or hell (and some use the illustration of the rich man in hell as an example of that).
Or they teach that their soul/spirit goes straight to heaven or hell. Or his spirit soul goes to heaven or hell waiting to be reconnected with their dead bodies on judgment day. Not a new body, just a body that would be connected, taken from the dust, that would cover their soulspirit and then they would appear before God to be judged.
Either the rich man was waiting for judgment and suffering in the meantime in his bodiless soulspirit with his tongue burning and hot as hell there, or he was not waiting for judgment, he was judged because he couldn't get out of that hot place, and as Dante said, all hope was taken away from him. Judged. Perhaps that was his judgment day, dee. Perhaps you think it was judgment day for him, even though you say judgment day has not come yet.