Souls in heaven rejoicing at the sight of the damned?
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If what you say is true, then it should not be understood in such human terms at rejoicing at the suffering of others.

The joy is from God in Heaven. Now, we are stuck with the idea of the effects of our sins and those who have fallen. Do people in Heaven feel sorrow? Not the way we would here. They only have God, and joy in the love of God, which includes His perfect justice.

So, looking down on the damned would, in a sense, be thought to bring sorrow, but that would be contrary to happiness. What then would it bring? Joy in the everlasting justice of God?

After all, in our way, we feel sorrow and pity for those in situations which are not good, even when the situation is their own fault. We may feel pity for those in prison, and want to go visit them, and send them books and letters. But is that a proper attitude for the eternal justice of God?
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Re: Souls in heaven rejoicing at the sight of the damned? - by Historian - 02-05-2012, 09:07 AM



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