With this I'll skip down a bit and add this:<quoted text>
abraham and company are dead right now you better read the scriptures
You mentioned that I had better read the scriptures, but then you post that the dead are only alive in God's memory...yet Jesus calls the Father the God of the living, not of the dead...He didn't say that they are the remembered.the god of the living means in God memory they are living to him he don`t think of them as dead.
Now it may be that you have a scripture to back this up...I'll wait and see.
Interesting when this is read in context with the rest of the passage. Here The LORD is telling the reader that no longer will it be true in Israel that: "The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge."(Ezekiel 18:4)...The soul that is sinning—it itself will die.
Which seems to me to be saying that the son will not be punished because the Father sinned.
The word soul does not mean spirit...it means person.
The key phrase that you left out of verse 20 is "...A son won't suffer punishment the father's iniquity, and a father won't suffer punishment for the son's iniquity."(Ezekiel 18:20) 20 The soul that is sinning—it itself will die....
The point of this, and the above passage, is not that the dead are not conscious
but that the person who sins will be punished