No one really knows where heaven is, will there be room for all the ones that want to get in... The Hubble Space Telescope has estimated that there were around 125 billion galaxies and maybe more. Our Milky Way contains somewhere between 200 to 400 billion stars. According to the popluation study there has been estimated around 106 billion people that have been born on earth since the beginning of time. The earth surface without the oceans in around 57.5 million square miles, with the oceans it is around 196,939,000 square miles. So by looking at these numbers heaven must be large enough to hold as many as are accepted.

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I've heard many sermons and lectures that invoke the physical size of our Solar System or Universe but one thought which I had was it could all be irrelevant anyway.  Yes we will one day receive a glorified body but also who is to say that we will not be in a Spiritual environment where space has no measure or constraint.  Just like when you consider eternity past and eternity future then time drops out of the equation for one thousand years is as one day and one day as a thousand years for there is no standard or measure of time to compare to infinity or endless boundaries.


I have no doubt that whatever has been prepared for those Saints of God in the after life that it will be far more sufficient than what we would need and exceedingly better than anything we could expect or envision.  Just a personal opinion mind you. 

Originally Posted by jambalayaon:

No one really knows where heaven is, will there be room for all the ones that want to get in... The Hubble Space Telescope has estimated that there were around 125 billion galaxies and maybe more. Our Milky Way contains somewhere between 200 to 400 billion stars. According to the popluation study there has been estimated around 106 billion people that have been born on earth since the beginning of time. The earth surface without the oceans in around 57.5 million square miles, with the oceans it is around 196,939,000 square miles. So by looking at these numbers heaven must be large enough to hold as many as are accepted.

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Heaven is a difference dimension, could be right next to us.

Hard to imagine how many that would hold.

 

Hi Jam,

 

You are making the same mistake many of us make when we attempt to more fully understand God, heaven, and eternity -- we always try to think in human terms.  In the same way, one might ask, "How long is eternity?" 

 

When asked that question, most of us would try to imagine a billion years, a quadrilllion years, a billion quadrillion years -- and even those numbers stretch our imagination far beyond our ability to perceive.   Yet, even if we could possibly imagine those numbers -- that would only be a blink of the eye compared to eternity.  

 

The same is true of heaven.  The human mind cannot grasp the dimensions of heaven.   Personally, I will just be happy being in heaven with God for eternity.  That will truly be heavenly.

 

This is why Christian believers should be taking every opportunity to share the Gospel of salvation with everyone.   Can you imagine being able to help even one person spend eternity in heaven with God -- instead of the only other alternative?  And, for every single person we point toward Him who is saved -- that joy multiplies.  Now, you know the secret of why Christians are so eager to evangelize.

 

God bless, have a wonderful, blessed day,

 

Bill

Heaven is a difference dimension, could be right next to us.

Hard to imagine how many that would hold.

 

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Wouldn't your god have told you where and how large it was? Depending on who you believe it shouldn't have to be that large because only they are going there anyway. Is hindu heaven next to coc heaven, baptist next to catholic and so on and so on? And if it's next door why did he get bent out of shape when they were building the tower of babel?  You know, when he gave everybody a different language but forgot to make them where they would always be unable to understand or even marry each other?

Funny...

 

When "heaven" (the heavens) was up just a little higher than a man on horseback could wave a sword-It was "up in the sky."

 

Then we learned to fly above the earth. It wasn't there.

Then we learned to fly higher than that-above the clouds-It wasn't THERE either.

 

Then I guess it hadda be out in space. Surely it had to because we hadn't yet been there and didn't think we ever could go there.

 

Then in 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut went tearing around the earth in near space and actually commented to his superiors on the ground that "there's no god up here."

 

Now we have satellites and wonderful tools like the Hubble space telescope that allow us to see even further into the space around us-and apparently heaven isn't there, either.  Lotsa really cool stuff, but no heaven.

 

You fundies are slowly running outta places to say it's at.

 

Personally, I can remember once thinking it was in the back of my van back in the late 80s, but hey....

 

 

If ya can't even find it-You have no idea what size it is.

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