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Myth vs Biblical Fact – Visions of Hell


(i) Myth

Isaiah 28:15 shows the false belief that Hell is eternal (i.e. God cannot do anything about it).

“Because ye have said: ‘We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a provision, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Doth not meet us, Though we have made a lie our refuge, And in falsehood have been hidden.’” (Isaiah 28:15, YLT)

(ii) Biblical Fact

In response, God replies with Isaiah 28:18 debunking that myth when the Time comes. The ‘Overflowing Scourge’ must be the ‘Mercy of God Through Lord Jesus Christ’.

“And I have put judgment for a line, And righteousness for a plummet, And sweep away doth hail the refuge of lies, And the secret hiding-place do waters overflow.

And disannulled hath been your covenant with death, And your provision with Sheol doth not stand, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Then ye have been to it for a treading-place.” (Isaiah 28:17 – 18, YLT)

(iii) The ‘report’ = Gospel

Yes, ‘Gospel preached to the dead’

“From the fulness of its passing over it taketh you, For morning by morning it passeth over, By day and by night, And it hath been only a trembling to consider the report.

For as [at] mount Perazim rise doth Jehovah, As [at] the valley in Gibeon He is troubled, To do His work — strange [is] His work, And to do His deed — strange [is] His deed.’” (Isaiah 28:19, 21, YLT)

The ‘Gospel’ (the same prophet Isaiah calls it the ‘report’ too, Isaiah 53:1) will be preached to the ‘dead’ as described above agreeing to the verse below too (with “Afterlife Judgment” followed by ‘living to God in the spirit eventually’ too):

“who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge living and dead,

for for this also to dead men was good news proclaimed, that they may be judged, indeed, according to men in the flesh, and may live according to God in the spirit.” (1 Peter 4:5 – 6, YLT)


The Myth is to say that God cannot do anything about Sheol which includes Hell. Fact is, God can “cancel or disannull” any Covenant with Death or Sheol too as the Bible verses discussed clearly mentions literally as it is written for these facts too.

As Prophet Isaiah himself echoed:

“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” (Isaiah 53:1, KJV)


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