I read the first few paragraphs and fail to see any scriptural evidence of Hades being temporary and not hell. Nor do I find any evidence of Hades being another name for the lake of fire. Hades, in fact, could not be the lake of fire considering that Jesus descended into hell and delivered the faithful in Hades. For it is at this time that He reveals to us that He holds the keys to death and Hades. IMHO, it’s like tomatoes and tamatoes, Hades, and Sheol are all parts of hell because the soul has not been salvaged. It remains destroyed. They are still in the state of condition of being without God and His Son’s loving hands of salvation.
This sounds New Age and very much like Spiritualism.
Also, I would like to bear witness and give testimony to having got to know both fallen humans and fallen angels in the condition of hell. They are as the Bible describes. Unlike those in heaven, the humans are scattered throughout the underworld. They are likened their Father, the devil. They are in need of Christ’s divine powers of salvation, which immediately restores the soul and makes us and the dead like Adam and Eve, were when they were first created and God looked upon man and said they were “good”. Neither can we, nor the dead be in heaven in the presence of God the Father and see His face without Christ’s divine powers of renewing the soul. This, my friends, I believe is what Jesus meant when He said that we must been born again. It is by the powers of Christ that we are immediately born again upon the death of our bodies. The dead are without friends or family. All that they loved in their lifetimes have be taken away. They are destroyed because they are without God’s love and what that love can do for them. They thirst for all that a most loving Creator can give them…family, friends, beauty, love and happiness. As I choose to put it…it is hell to be without God in the afterlife. We need Him. And to go against His plans for us is to go against all that we were created for and it spells disaster for the soul.
I do respect your input Holy-Fool-P-Zombie and thank you for your participation.