I tried to watch a program that was explaining and showing the 6 locations thought to be the entrance to the "gates" of hell. I laughed most of the time, but still am more understanding of why most of the people who go to church accept and believe in the mythical fables of hell being a place of eternal torment and the residence of the devil.
They used theological scholars, authors of books on hell, and people who have experienced hell and it's torments. Much like "23 minutes in Hell." What was the most revealing was the proof that was offered was all proof from pagan and Greek and Egyptian religions. I don't believe they used the Bible for proof or reference accept for this verse
Eph 4:9 and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?
It's amazing how people have come to believe that garbage, who probably have never tried to find the substance of hell as a place of eternal torment in the Bible they own. And it's shows like this who
produce these fables as real in truth(if it's on TV it must be true). It's not so much that believers are believing a lie, they are accepting as proof of a hell of eternal torment, from stories created by man's imagination(carnality).
If any of the information given in the pictures provided by that program can be offered and found in the Word Of God it could be debated. But it seems Dante and Milton among others are the sole places for their proof. It was really quite funny in a sad way. I believe Paul affirms is correctly, Eph 6:14 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,
Eph 6:15 and having the feet shod in the preparation of the good-news of the peace;
Eph 6:16 above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,
Eph 6:17 and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,
Eph 6:18 through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--