I'm not disputing that Hell exists, what I want to know is WHAT IS HELL? Hell is an Old English term translated from the Hebrew word for the grave "Sheol" and the Greek translation of Sheol "Hades". Hell means the "Grave" or a "Crematory".
In my opinion there are only two possible answers, but you might inform me of something else. Many people have argued that evil is the absence of God, hell must be evil, thus hell is the separation of us from God. As poetic as this sounds, I've never found the scripture to back this up. Maybe you have some that I haven't read yet. God is Life (John 14:6), the absence of Life is Death (Genesis 2:17). Evil separates life from the body (Isaiah 59:2).
The second option in my understanding is that hell is the wrath of God against the disobedient Yes, the wages of Sin is Death (Romans 6:23).
I have found one piece of scripture that debatable states that God is in Hell, Yes, Jesus was placed in a grave (John 19:42). (aka: went to Hell)
But not what He is doing down there. He was fulfilling his prophecy (Matt 12:38-40).
Can you set me straight with the scripture that I need to understand the lake of fire? First let us replace Hell with the correct usage as grave. "Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death."(Revelation 20:14). Think of the usage of the phrase "Sea of forgetfulness."
By understanding the First Death, we can understand the Second Death. If the First Death is Separation from God, we can assume that the Second Death also is a separation from God. Now if Death (a separation from God) is separated from God. That is a fancy way of saying that nothing else gets separated from God by use as a double negative.
Therefore using replacement ideology for Revelation 20:15 "Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was never thought of by God again."