Reason #1 The cross disproves Hell because Jesus did no go there.
The cross disproves Hell as an ever-burning place of constant torment because Jesus didn't pay that penalty even though every sin ever committed was laid on him. So how could it be just for God to punish me for all eternity in Hell for my mere 70 years of sinning while Jesus with all that sin dumped on him got 24 hours of suffering then death as the adequate punishment for ALL SINS? It doesn’t wash.
As it is written in Philippians 2:8 ‘And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’
And Hebrews 12: 2 ‘Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.’
With Isaiah 53:4 Surely he has borne our grief, and carried our sorrows: yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.’
Also 2 Corinthians 5:21 ‘For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.'
Jesus became SIN for us and paid the DEATH penalty in our place. He did not pay the penalty of eternal conscious torture in the flames of Hell fire.
As it is written in Romans 6:23 ‘The wages of sin is DEATH, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’ So, if God the Father, the Supreme Being of the Universe, required eternal conscious torture as a fitting punishment for only one man’s sins (let’s say my own), one might wisely surmise that the punishment would be greater for billions of lives worth of sin.
How much more intense should be fitting as the punishment of the combined total of ALL SIN perpetrated by every man and woman who ever lived? That would be justice, right and fair, but this is not what we see in scripture.
Jesus’ punishment that he took for all sin was enough. God the Father deemed it adequate. It was 24 hours of no sleep, forced captivity, undeserved beatings, mocking, a crown of thorns hammered into his head with a rod, scourging until his bones shown through the skin and finally being nailed through the wrists and feet to the cross, and hung up high bleeding profusely, naked and shivering in the windy cold elements and then jabbed through the heart resulting in his death on the cross.
This was the awful, gruesome, cruel and unusual punishment which he endured for us, but it was not eternal life in the flames of Hell. Why then, would it be right and fair to burn me for my sins for all time to come?
Some have actually said from the pulpit 'Jesus went to hell to taste what it would be like for us.' Where's that in scripture? (No where.) Study the Greek.)
So, either you can have Hell as a place of eternal conscious torture and NO SAVIOR because he paid the wrong penalty, OR you have no Hell as a place of eternal conscious torture and a SAVIOR who DID PAY the right penalty of death.
But you cannot have both. Let’s trust the Bible as our only authority, not men, and be thankful we have a Savior and no eternal conscious place of torture to dread.
Thus Hell, as a place to live in eternal conscious torture, is a man-made hoax, a myth, a grievous and blasphemous affront to God and a mere gimmick that should be abandoned as such. The only question that remains is: Who will you believe?