Souls in heaven rejoicing at the sight of the damned?
(02-06-2012, 12:15 AM)Silouan Wrote: But God doesn't deal with us according to justice. St Isaac even goes so far as to say we should "not call God just, for His justice is not manifest in things concerning you." Hell is a negation of everything God is. A great tragedy of man's own doing. There is nothing good or just or holy about hell.

Hell is set apart from what is good by God.

Genesis 1:3-5 Wrote:And God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness.
Note, that God created light, saw light was good, and divided the light from the darkness. Darkness is the absence of light, of what is good. Traditionally, this was taken to describe the creation of the angels, and the rebellious angels being cast out of Heaven. But, even so, that God specifically in the beginning creates something good and then specifically divides it from what is not created shows a special attention to the absence of what is good. Ie, that Hell, being not good, was designed by God specifically.

Therefore, its existence is just. God saw fit to divide light from darkness, from what is good and what is lacking what is good. How can that not be just?

And you are contradicting scripture:

Daniel 9:14 Wrote:And the Lord hath watched upon the evil, and hath brought it upon us: the Lord our God is just in all his works which he hath done: for we have not hearkened to his voice.

Romans 1:17 Wrote:For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.

Apocalypse 16:7 Wrote:And I heard another, from the altar, saying: Yea, O Lord God Almighty, true and just are thy judgments.


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Re: Souls in heaven rejoicing at the sight of the damned? - by Historian - 02-06-2012, 12:22 AM

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