The Temperatures of Heaven and Hell


	The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed.

	Our authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover, the light of the Moon shall
	be as the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be
	sevenfold, as the light of seven days."  Thus Heaven receives from the
	Moon as much radiation as we do from the Sun, and in addition 7*7 (49)
	times as much as the Earth does from the Sun, or 50 times in all.  The
	light we receive from the Moon is one 1/10,000 of the light we receive
	from the Sun, so we can ignore that ... The radiation falling on
	Heaven will heat it to the point where the heat lost by radiation is
	just equal to the heat received by radiation, i.e., Heaven loses 50
	times as much heat as the Earth by radiation.  Using the
	Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E)^4 = 50, where E is the
	absolute temperature of the earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C).

	The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed ...

	[However] Revelations 21:8 says "But the fearful, and unbelieving ...
	shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and
	brimstone."  A lake of molten brimstone means that its temperature
	must be at or below the boiling point, 444.6C.
	
	We have, then, that Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C.





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