The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.(Revelation 21:16-18) NKJV
The streets of heaven are paved with gold so pure that it’s transparent. It would seem that this isn’t the same kind of gold that we have on Earth, but another element that’s not part of the known periodic table.
We could be wrong, and if we ever purified gold to 100% pure we may find that it’s transparent, but we doubt it.
When we reach out to people and talk to them about the choice we’re all making between an eternity in heaven or an eternity in hell/the lake of fire, a common response is that heaven would be boring. It’s the most lame rationalization of why hell would be preferable, but that’s how warped we’ve become.
Which brings us to this: in our human experience there’s no process that’s ever 100% efficient. Gold, for instance, can’t be made 100% pure. We can get close, but not 100%.
The purpose of creation is to bring about the permanent physical separation of light from darkness, day from night, good from evil.– The Purpose of Creation
Creation is a purification system that’s designed to separate dark from light and good from evil, but is it 100% efficient? It may well be that heaven is 100% pure, it’s within the power of God to do that, but then, he has to keep us occupied for eternity. We’re quite sure that God has plans for eternity and there will be plenty to keep us busy, yet it lies beyond the imagination to think of what this could be. Perhaps part of our task in heaven will be to seek out and discard any trace of impurity that may have gotten through. It’s just a thought, but it’s one that we wanted to share.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.(Revelation 20:11-15) KJV
The lake of fire burning with brimstone will be cast into an outer darkness of infinite space where it’ll be lost forever. All of the impurity and corruption of the world we’re in will be discarded when this world ends.
We wonder about this. Is this, in some way, a sacrificial act on the part of God? If some of the planetary bodies are constructed around gravitational singularities then is there one at the heart of the lake of fire, which may be Venus? Does God have to sacrifice a part of himself, however small, so that we can be with him in a heaven that’s free of corruption?
We can now answer this question: There doesn’t need to be a gravitational singularity at the heart of the lake of fire. Agape gravity (A) is an outward force which propels our souls out from the center of the Earth. The field of A causes our bodies to have attractive force (p) which is our tendency to accumulate into a mass and sink. The total energy of a body is pG (G is the gravitational constant). The accumulated mass of pG at the center of the Earth caused the downward force of Mosaic gravity (M). As a result, the lake of fire is a mass of pG with a gravitational field of M, it doesn’t contain an gravitational singularity.
December 2nd – I Make all Things New
The gold spoken of in Revelation 21 and 22 is a nuclei which consists of 10 ΩOxygen atoms.