So then what is hell all about?
The Hebrew word sheol and the Greek word hades are often translated "hell." The original words in both Testaments simply mean "the grave." So in verses such as this one, And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18, NKJV; Jesus is really talking about the gates of the grave.
I've heard hell is a place of eternal torment.
What about purgatory?
I've heard that hell is what we make of this life while we're on earth.
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