The following below is not in stone, but it is my personal beliefs!
Snap forgiveness from God is what many people think happens. I don't think we will get such an easy way out by any means. There's a lot of work to do before us sinners reach that very high plateau of placing our foot on the first step of those golden stairs. Bottom line there's much to do before reaching our final destination. We are all sinners some worse than others. I have a feeling it's not going to be easy at all. Hell's, metaphor is a fiery dark evil place. In other words it's a not so pleasant grave of punishment. We are taught there is no sin God will not forgive, but there is indeed one. The greatest unforgiveable sin is for those who don't believe. Not believing is the ultimate sin. It is clear that we will face a lot before we are forgiven, that is what the fear of God is all about. People today go around thinking they can sin and keep sinning because they believe. While going to church is just a very small part of it. It's the work we put in that counts. If you're sorry for a sin or sins, you just can't keep repeating it, you have to be truly sorry by never repeating it, or do the very best you can not to repeat. There is so much to know, and so much that we don't know. While it's true no one has come back to tell us, there is a book that explains it all it metaphoric detail, and that book is called the Bible. Regardless, I have a feeling we'll all be OK. Keep your happy dancing shoes on Glasgowbelle, dance, dance, dance, lol.