Donald Tusk, Brexit and Hell

Brexit and Bible prophecy

Many Bible students believe that the Tarshish power mentioned in the Bible correlates to the power of Britain. (Ezekiel 38) Shortly before the Return of Christ, the powers of Russia, North Africa, Iran, Turkey and Europe are prophesied to combine into one super power, whilst Tarshish and a small number of other nations will oppose this; hence the UK will no longer be confederate with Europe at that time. This super power headed by Russia (Gog) invades Israel which will trigger the return of Jesus Christ to the earth to defeat the invading army, save the Jews and establish his Kingdom on the earth. Thus heralding the dawn of a new age of peace and righteousness when God's glory will "fill the earth as the waters cover the sea". (Habakkuk 2:14)

From studying Bible prophecy, it seems clear that Britain's destiny lies outside the EU; Brexit must come, if not now then at some future date.

A few words about hell

Whether or not Mr Tusk and Mr Verhofstadt actually believe in 'Hell' or whether they were merely using a figure of speech -, its worthwhile considering the concept of "hell" in the Bible. Nowhere in the Bible is it taught that Hell is a fiery place of torment into which your immortal soul goes if you are found unworthy of a place in heaven.

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No immortal soul

Firstly, the Bible does not teach that you have an immortal soul. It is very clear in the Bible that a soul simply means a living creature. Not something that leaves the body upon death. A soul can die and is therefore not immortal as can be seen by the following verses:

"the soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezek 18:4

"save a soul from death" James 5:20

"he spared not their soul from death" Psalm 78:50

"my soul chooseth death rather than my life." Job 7:15

"Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish." Psalm 146:3-4

"the dead know not any thing" Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

"none can keep alive his own soul." Psalm 22:29

Secondly the idea of hell being a fiery place of torment for bad souls to go to is also not Biblical.

When we come across 'hell' in our Bibles we are reading a Hebrew word which has not been fully translated . This Hebrew word is 'sheol' which just means 'a covered place' and the word 'Hell' is just the Anglicized version of it. This 'covered place', or 'hell', is the grave into which dead bodies are placed as we can see in the following verses, where sheol is sometimes put as 'hell' and sometimes more correctly translated as 'the grave':

"Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave (sheol)." Psalm 31:17

"For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (sheol); neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption." Psalm 16:10

"Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell (sheol) cried I, and thou heardest my voice." Jonah 2:1-2

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave (sheol) whither thou goest." Ecc 9:10

In the New Testament where the original language was Greek, we find the word 'Hades', being used, which has the same meaning as the Hebrew word 'Sheol'.

There is also another word in the Greek translated 'hell' - "Gehenna". Gehenna was an actual place in Jerusalem where rubbish was burned at the time of Christ.

So, in the Old Testament – hell just means the grave and in the New Testament it's the grave or a rubbish tip which was always smouldering. It is from the descriptions of this rubbish tip that some of the ideas of eternal hell fire have come. But, as there is no 'immortal soul' taught in the Bible, and the dead have no consciousness, Hell certainly is not a place where the souls of unrepentant sinners are tortured for eternity.

Therefore the idea of a special place being reserved for Brexiteers is also unbiblical. The Bible teaches that, because of Adam's sin, all of his posterity are rightly destined to end in hell, or the grave, where they will remain unless raised to Judgement at the Return of Christ.

The resurrection

As Christadelphian's we look forward to the resurrection of the sleeping, unconscious dead - of those who have known the gospel and who are therefore responsible to it. A judgment will take place and those who have been found acceptable will, in God's love and mercy, be granted a place with the Lord Jesus Christ. They will have their bodies changed to be made immortal and will help him set up and run the Kingdom of God on earth. The doctrine of the resurrection is throughout all the Scriptures (see Psalm 17:15, Daniel 12:2, Isaiah 26:19, Luke 14:14, John 5:28-29, 6:40, 11:24) and negates the idea that man has an immortal soul. Why would someone need to be raised from the dead if they are already experiencing eternal bliss? It makes no sense!

This language of "hell" is steeped in ancient Church dogma which corrupted the truth of the Bible and fused it with the ideas of paganism. Evidently these ideas are still prevalent as can be seen by the word hell being used by the politicians of today. We look forward to a time when the truth of these things will be known throughout the earth.

As we watch the signs of the times, we see the time fast approaching when the Lord Jesus Christ will return and the resurrection will be a reality: "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught away together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 These 4:16 and 17. And we repeat the words of the Apostle Peter at Pentecost 'save yourselves from this corrupt generation' (Acts 2:40-NIV)

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