Continuing the statements about hell, listen to some dude named Reverend J. Furniss from the 1800’s:
“You are going to see again the child about which you read in the Terrible Judgment, that it was condemned to Hell. See, it’s a pitiful sight. The little child is in this red-hot oven. Hear how it screams to come out. See how it turns and twists itself about in the fire. It beats its head against the roof of the oven. It stamps its little feet on the floor of the oven. You can see on the face of this little child what you see on the faces of all in Hell – despair, desperate and horrible!
“Little child, if you go to hell there will be a devil at your side to strike you. He will go on striking you every minute for ever and ever without stopping. The first stroke will make your body as bad as the body of Job, covered, from head to foot, with sores and ulcers. The second stroke will make your body twice as bad as the body of job. The third stroke will make your body three times as bad as the body of Job. The fourth stroke will make your body four times as bad as the body of Job. How, then, will your body be after the devil has been striking it every moment for a hundred million years without stopping? Perhaps at this moment, seven o’clock in the evening, a child is just now going into hell. Tomorrow evening, at seven o’clock, go and knock at the gates of hell and ask what the child is doing. The devils will go and look. They will come back again and say, the child is burning. Go in week and ask what the child is doing; you will get the same answer – it is burning; Go in a year and ask and the same answer comes—it is burning. Go in a million of years and ask the same question, the answer is just the same-it is burning. So, if you go for ever and ever, you will always get the same answer-it is burning in the fire.
Yikes. Christianity has since softened it’s view on children and hell by coming up with the concept of the age of accountability. Philip Garrison calls this teaching a loophole created to answer bad doctrine.