In contrast, hell is, in the words of a dear friend, "not so much." We will be eternally separated from joy, from delight, from true pleasure, there will be pain, suffering, wailing. There is no rest for the wicked.
But this doesn't happen somehow away from God, as if it were His dark secret, that He keeps a little dungeon running somewhere far away from Him where no one knows or goes. It is declared continuously in Scripture that hell exists, that it is for those who do not fear God, for those who disobey Him, and it is where people are separated from God's grace and mercy, and brought face to face with His wrath and judgment.
Revelation 14:9-11, though admittedly speaking specifically about those who worship the beast and receive his mark, I think can be extended to include all those who worship false idols.
9And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."Notice specifically verse 10 - "He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb."
Hell is not going to be an eternal separation from God. It's going to be face to face with Jesus and the angels in judgment and torment. When people reject God, they will face wrath. And it is a wrath that is a righteous demonstration of a just God. It isn't a dark secret, but it's one that Jesus and all the angels will be watching and delighting in (Revelation 19:1-3).
This is for us! This is where we are headed. This is where you and I are headed. And unless we repent, this is where we are going. May it not be so!