Well... i am sure there is some controversy here. I have to ask. What are we to do with all these different ideas?
Lake of Fire
I have heard people say "there is no hell" which may be true to some extent depending on what is meant by "hell". I have also heard some say that the idea "developed over time" which seems like sort of an Atheistic/historical view point.
I personally believe that there was a place called Abraham's Bosom (it is not just a story) It shows that there is separation between believers in God and those who reject Him even before anyone was raised from the dead. Also, I believe the old testament referring to Death and the Grave to be an accurate depiction of where the old testament person went... a place of waiting. No one was raised until Jesus was.
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Matthew 27:51-53
I also believe that Hades as in the new testament being depicted as a place of waiting by the Strong's concordance is also accurate. Because there is a second resurrection in the future. So the idea that we all go to a place of waiting even now is wholly in keeping with the bible in my opinion.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
But no matter how you cut it, it seems that the ultimate destiny of the unsaved is the Lake of Fire which is thrown into the Bottomless Pit.
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15
One things seems certain, the unsaved eventually go to the same place Satan does.
For the sake of time and readability I skipped some major ideas. Anyways, feel free to rip it all to shreds.