Souls in heaven rejoicing at the sight of the damned?
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(02-06-2012, 02:56 AM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(02-06-2012, 02:36 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(02-06-2012, 02:34 AM)Mithrandylan Wrote: I think part of the problem is the wording.  "Rejoicing at the sight of the damned" and "Rejoicing over God's justice" can be construed as the same thing, but the latter is a better description.  We are not rejoicing <i>because</i> people are suffering for eternity (their suffering is not the <b>cause</b> of our rejoicing) but we are rejoicing in God's justice, and <b>God</b> is the cause of our rejoicing.  In Heaven our souls are completely uniformed to God's will and we would bask and revel in His glory, and part of His glory is His justice, which is no better manifested than by the souls of Hell.  But <b>God</b> is the cause of that rejoicing, the souls in Hell are not <i>per se.</i>

Exactly.

I appreciate how much your theological inputs have matured over the past year.

Yes, me, too. Very well said, Mithrandylan.

(Now go scourge yourself to keep yourself humble!  :mrwinky: )

Lol, I almost had to there for a sec.  Thank you both.  The credit shouldn't be mine, of course.
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Re: Souls in heaven rejoicing at the sight of the damned? - by Mithrandylan - 02-06-2012, 02:58 AM



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