I phoned my mum the other day to arrange a meet up in town and whilst we were chatting she mentioned a theory my brother in law has been expounding and claiming as his own.
The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed. Our authority is Isaiah 30:26,A quick Google and I find his theory is common knowledge and bearing in mind my mum is 81 and has no access to the world wide web I think it unfair to preach as fact something which is obviously meant as a joke. I also find it remarkable anyone would not see that this is a joke of some kind even if it is in very poor taste.
"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 i.e., Heaven loses 50 times as much heat as the Earth by radiation. Using the Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E) 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.
Its Christians like my brother in law who reinforce my belief that churches only encourage ignorance.