Without Matthew and John’s Penchant for apocalyptic language the whole foundation of literal Hell theologies would crumble in minutes. Now you combine this very over the top Jewish apocalyptic language with the Church of the Dark Ages love of torture and cruel punishment, for those that dare disagreed with it.
Add to this it’s very LOW view of Humans in general and the distorted teachings of Humans being little more than worms in need of saving.
Put all this together my friends and you are beginning to understand how the distorted views of Hell came into existence and were birthed from metaphor and cruelty. ANZAHOLYMAN