How big is heaven?

A strange Christian controversy from the 1920s: how big exactly is Heaven?

A Presbyterian minister recently preached on heaven, in which he displayed an astonishing amount of information about the place. He stated that, after much research and study, he was convinced heaven was to be established here after the present world and heavens had been destroyed. He further stated that heaven would cover over 1,150,000 square miles, that it would be 10 times as big as Germany, 10 times as big as France and 10 times as big as England, that on the basis of the number of people to the square mile in the city of London the population would be 100,000,000,000—70 times the present population of the globe.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 8, 1927

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 04, 2021
     Category: Religion | 1920s

100 billion? That's around 10 times the number of people who have ever lived up to now.
Posted by phil on 03/04/21 at 06:45 AM
Does that number include only humans? We know that all dogs go to heaven, but I'm not sure about the number of cats that would make the cut.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/04/21 at 12:32 PM
Cats would force their way in...
Posted by Brian on 03/04/21 at 09:26 PM
@Brian -- Yeah, but they'd want to go out again right away.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/05/21 at 12:47 AM
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