I was reading about a girl named Angelica, who claimed to have visited Heaven and Hell. I am touched from her testimony that Jesus was weeping when they were visiting Hell.

When the Lord weeps, it’s different than we do. He would weep with this pain in His heart and He would sob profoundly. “I did not create hell for humanity,” Jesus said. So I asked Him, “Then why is humanity here, Lord?” He answered, “Daughter, I created hell for satan and his angels, who are the demons; (Matt. 25:41) but, because of sin and the lack of repentance, humanity ends here, and there are more that perish than those who reach My glory!” (Matt 7:14) He continued weeping and it would hurt me so much to see how He cried. “Daughter, I gave My life for humanity, so that it would not perish, so that it would not end up in this place. I gave My life out of love and mercy, so that humanity would proceed to repentance and could enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Jesus would moan as someone who could no longer withstand the pain, that’s how much pain He felt watching the people here.

Is it possible that Jesus is weeping right now whenever(not always) he sees souls going to Hell?

I mean, if Jesus happens to see the souls being tortured in Hell, would he weep as described by Angelica?

Can we find any hint from the Scripture?

Which denominations believe that Jesus would weep for the souls in Hell? (I think I remember once a Seventh-Day Adventist preacher was preaching something similar to this)

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    It would be better to say that she claims to have visited heaven and hell. – curiousdannii Sep 11 '14 at 5:55
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The Scripture does tell us that Jesus can be sorrowful enough to cry:

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

Jesus wept.
John 11:33-35

Jesus was on his way to see Lazarus. He had just discovered that he had died and all of his family was there weeping when Jesus arrived. Jesus was moved, as any normal person would be, and wept as well. You probably missed this because it is the shortest verse in the Bible. ;)

Jesus certainly has the emotional capacity to cry, but does He still cry concerning the souls in Hell (or will he depending on belief)?

We know the Lord wishes that all would be saved:

God our Savior ... wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:4

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

But in my opinion, this doesn't mean He cries about it when He thinks about those who are not.

However, the image of Jesus that Christianity paints is of a man with deep love for His children. It is hard to reconcile that Jesus would not cry over the souls in hell in light of the compassion and love that Christianity says He has.

We can say assuredly that not Jesus, nor anyone, will weep in the New Heaven, Earth, and Jerusalem for any sorrowful reason.

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God ... God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[cf. Isaiah 25:8] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:1-4

So it certainly is possible that Jesus weeps now for the lost, and even makes sense given Jesus' loving nature and certain Scriptures provided above, but we cannot Biblically argue that He will always weep for them, for in the End, there will be no mourning, crying, or pain.

As for denominations that teach this, I think this is one of those items left to the one preaching, whether they want to bring it up or not. I'm sure some catechisms and confessions of faith mention that God wants none to be lost, but I don't think they do or would mention that losing any makes Jesus cry.


Is it possible that Jesus is weeping right now whenever he sees souls going to Hell?

God does grant visions. And he grants these to whomever and whenever he wishes. After the death of the last Apostle John, these type of visions do not belong to the deposit of faith and therefore are not part of ALL that a believer ought to believe in order to be saved. The Church can and does weigh in on them for the good of souls, i.e. state whether or not the visions are of supernatural nature/origin; whether they are contrary to the faith, etc.

In some visions, as in the one reported in the OP, Jesus [and Mary] weep for souls. Here is an example:

Victim Soul for the Conversion of Communists
Jesus had chosen Edvige to be a victim soul and she offered herself generously for the salvation of others. Jesus asked her for many prayers and sacrifices because many souls were in danger of eternal damnation. Edvige wrote in her diary on May 25, 1941: “While I was praying before the Blessed Sacrament, I went into ecstasy and I saw Jesus on the Cross bleeding from each wound. The Blood was falling on the ground. I saw angels holding gold chalices up to the Wounds. The chalices filled up quickly and soon the Blood was falling on the ground again. Jesus was crying. I told Him, “Why are You crying?” He answered, “Daughter, I cry because so much of the Blood that I shed during My Passion is wasted without bearing fruit.” - Please see more at: The Servant of God, Edvige Carboni, (1880-1952) Mystic, Stigmatic, Victim Soul & Laywoman | Mystics of the Church

Can we find any hint from the Scripture?

  • Heb 5:7: [H]e offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears[.]
  • Heb 6:6: crucifying the LORD [again].
  • Rev 2-3: Christ messages to the churches shows he is concerned about the lukewarmness of one, to another, he is urging repentance, etc.
  • The ones in fredsbend's answer.

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