if you look up the Greek, you will see there is no place called hell. it should be translated hades. In Lk. 16 we see that hades is a place where departed spirits wait till the great white throne judgment. Believers when they go to sleep go to paradise not heaven. That is why in Revelations it is called the new heavens . God dwells in the old heaven. Not talking about a worn out one just he descides later to have a new one. death and hades as we see in Rev. 19 and cast into what we would really call hell, but it is called the lake of fire. We never go to anywhere but paradise if we go to sleep. We didn't go to hell but Jesus delivered us from there. Jesus told the thief ----today you will be with me in paradise. The place of torment is accross the street so to speak. it is still called Hades the place of departed spirits. there is a great gulf fixed and none can pass to other side. Jesus when visit paradise could be seen and glorified from folks across the gulf, he didn't wrestle keys from the devil's hands. keys in the bible were meant to be understood as authority. Just like in Isa. where it says keys on his shoulder to rule the government. keys to a city which I have seen are about a foot long. it would be ridiculous to think he wore them. If you see spiritual things in the bible you have to make sure you don't make them literal. a sinner cannot take away sin. They must have none first. Jesus had to be a perfect lamb without spot. He wasn't a literal lamb. He was a sacrifice like a lamb. Picture of this is Abraham and Issaac. It was mount Moriah which is the place where Jesus went to the cross. Calvery hill is in Moriah. What most people don't know is Goliath's sword is hidden under Golgotha the hill of the skull. The sword cut off Goliath's head, yet the hill looks like a skull where the cross was. In Gen. 3:15 he will crush the serpent's head by bruising his heal. He , Jesus is the son of ---David. The slayer of Goliath.