663. Stay out of the kitchen
National Post (Canada): Hell 'exists and is eternal,' Pope warns
As the penitential season of Lent draws to a close, Pope Benedict XVI has been reminding the faithful of some key beliefs of their faith, including the fact hell is a place where sinners burn in an everlasting fire.
God's mercy and love are great, but those who reject him should know that hell "exists and is eternal, even if nobody talks about it much any more," the pontiff said, according to reports by the Catholic News Service and the London Times.Benedict made the comments while celebrating Mass on Passion Sunday at St. Felicity & Martyred Sons in northern Rome.
OK, but please note....
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 x 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 (-300°K), gives H as 798°K (=525°C).
The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed. However, Revelation 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 [sulphur] means that its temperature must be at or below its boiling point, 445°C.
We have, then, that Heaven, at 525°C is hotter than Hell at 445°C.
Just thought you'd like to know.