The verses in Insights 2, 3 and 4 show that, for people who reject God's forgiveness and offer of salvation for a life of unforgiven sin, there is a real hell but people are not tortured there forever.
This is affirmed in some of the best-known verses in the Bible:
'For the wages of sin is DEATH, but the gift of God is eternal life' (Romans 6:23) – DEATH, not eternal life of torture.
'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not PERISH but have eternal life' (John 3:16) – PERISH not eternal life of torture.
Because the Bible teaches that justice is one of God's primary attributes, we can assume that after physical death, resurrection, and judgment, people who reject God's offer of salvation will eventually die (end of existence) in hell and that the degree and duration of punishment will be commensurate with personal sin as declared by God at the judgment.
Contrary to what most Christians have been taught through church tradition, but in accordance with what the Bible says, the duration could be very long, but not forever.