(Answer to the question put to me "Does the Assemblies of God believe that Jesus went to hell and was tormented?”)
While this question is not easily answered in a brief manner, I offer theses Scriptures with minimum comment.
1. Isaiah 53 (KJV)
4 Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows
6 The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all
8 He was cut off out of the land of the living
9 and He made his grave with the wicked and with the rich in His death (margin-deaths, two deaths, physical and spiritual, implied)
10 Yet it PLEASED the Lord to bruise Him…Thou shall make His SOUL an offering for sin.
11 He (The Father) shall see the travail (suffering, torment) of His SOUL, and shall be satisfied (judgment of, punishment for sin satisfied)
12 because He hath poured out His soul unto death
These describe both the physical and spiritual death of Jesus for our sin.
Spiritual death is the separation of the human spirit from the Spirit of God and certainly would qualify as torment. So, Jesus suffered in our place and, as our substitute, suffered our torment, judgment, spiritual death (hell) for us.
2. Psalm 16 & Acts 2:
"For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell' Psalm 16:10 (KJV) "David…spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption" Acts 2:22-31
So, what and where is "hell?"
Before Christ died, and "descended into the lower parts of the earth" (Eph. 4:9, 10), all those who died in faith (believing in and faithful to the revelation of God they had at the time they lived) went to "Abraham's bosom" (Luke 16:22) or "paradise" (Luke 23:43). All those before this who did not die in faith went to "hell", a place of torment.
In Luke 16: 19-31 (which we believe to be a true story about actual people and not a parable because Jesus begins by saying, 'There was a certain rich man' and actually names Lazarus), Jesus states that "the rich man also died and was buried; and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame."
There was a "great gulf fixed" so that they could not "pass" from paradise to hell nor from hell to paradise.
However, when Jesus died on the cross, He "descended into the lower parts of the earth" (Eph. 4:9), where He "quickened by the Spirit…preached to the spirits in prison" (1 Peter 3:18-22), that is, only those who had died in faith and were in paradise, who, when they heard Jesus, believed on Him and then Jesus "ascended up on high" and "led (them) captivity captive" (Eph. 4:8). See also Col. 2:15
(We do not believe nor teach that Jesus "descended" to Tartarus, the prison of the fallen angels (2 Peter 4:10, Jude 6-7), or the bottomless pit (Rev. 9:1, 2, 20:1, 2), or the Lake of Fire "Gehenna" (Rev. 19:20, 20:10, 14, 15).
So, if Jesus "should taste death for every man. For it became Him, for whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings" (Hebrews 2:10), then Jesus had to die both a physical death AND a spiritual death like us for Him to be sufficient as our substitute before God our Father. He "is not ashamed to call them brethren" and "He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil". (Hebrews 2: 11-14).
Jesus died the "second death" (the separation of the humans spirit from the Spirit of God - the only life source for the humans spirit is the Spirit of God) when/as "He (God The Father) made Him (God The Son) to BE sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God" (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus's becoming/being sin required His soul and spirit to be separated from God's Spirit. "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me?" (Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34).
It is my opinion that the man Jesus, knew no more about dying personally than any of all the other human beings who have died ever knew or will know when it comes their time to die. Yet, Jesus died in faith in His Father. "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost (His spirit). Luke 23:46, and went to "paradise" (Luke 23:43).
We also believe that Jesus was "born again", and one cannot be born again of The Spirit unless they have been actually spiritually dead (second death).
Romans 8:29 "…that He, (Jesus) might be the first born among many brethren."
Colossians 1:18 calls Jesus the "first born from the dead".
Jesus was born again (after being "made sin" and dying for sins, though He had committed no sin Himself personally) when God raised Him from the dead.
Acts 13:33 "God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that He hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, THIS DAY (resurrection day) have I begotten thee".
The best statement I can find on this subject comes from Earnest Swing Williams, one of our former General Superintendents in his book "Systematic Theology, Vol. 2, pages 180, 181.
Vicarious suffering not the identical penalty
It might surprise some to raise the question, “Did Christ suffer exactly the same penalty as the Scriptures declare will be meted out to the guilty?” The answer is that His sufferings "were a provisory substitute" as observed by Dr. A. H. Armstrong. Above we quoted Anselm as declaring sin as "deserving an infinite penalty." THIS PENALTY JESUS PAID. HIS DEITY GAVE INFINITE VALUE TO THE SUFFERINGS WHICH HE ENDURED. (caps mine) Man is finite, one of millions: Christ is the God-man, infinite, one of the eternal trinity. The difference is in the quality. If Jesus had to bear the identical sufferings of man, his sufferings would have to be eternal. But when He died on the cross He said, "It Is Finished" and God gave witness to the effectiveness of His sufferings and of the payment in full of the penalty for sin in raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places (Eph. 1:20).
The Assemblies of God does believe and teach that Jesus, as a substitute for each and every person who has ever lived and will ever live, suffered the equivalent "torment and hell" that they would suffer if they do not choose to trust our Lord Jesus Christ as their sin substitute and, thus, Savior. So, if a person suffers "torment and hell", they will do so unnecessarily, because someone has already suffered all that for them. Why would anyone want to do that?
"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32