Some Christians have trouble believing in a fiery hell. They say they can’t imagine Jesus lighting the eternal flame, forever barbecuing the people he died to save. They ask if instead of reading literally the Bible descriptions of hell, they should be reading this literally: “God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross” (Colossians 1:20 NLT). 100 Tough Questions about God and the Bible, p. 83.