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One of the kids asked a question regarding heaven & hell. I’m not sure how to answer. When people go to heaven and see the other people go to hell tortured and screaming, how can the people in heaven be happy? Basically, how can you enjoy yourself in heaven while seeing other people suffering? Then, it wouldn't be called Heaven.

When people are in heaven, they will not be emotionally absorbed by those who refused to enter by their own will. Their actions and/or their resistance of the Holy Spirit to bring them to the truth will have repercussions. They chose to challenge God and His promises, and they lost. Both those who will enter heaven and those will be tormented in hell will have a better understanding of God's justice and mercy and will be able to accept it.
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