Thinking deeply about the concept of free will made me realize how silly my thoughts had been. With every choice, there are consequences and lessons, and there is also always Grace and Mercy.
God is love not fear.
God is merciful not vengeance.
Not for fear of punishment or hope for a reward. Unfortunately, this is how many people view spirituality and religion- one fear based organization with liberty and justice for some!
If fear is what guides you, you are not being guided by God.
People create it and go there after death if they harbor a lot of anger and hate in their life. It is all about learning and evolving in spiritual terms. The good news is no one has to stay there forever.
Love is not capable of instilling fear or doling out punishment. Love did not create hell; it is the absence of love that is hell. Every moment we are not striving to be in a state of love we are in our own form of hell.
Just my 2 cent :-)