Purgatory Is An Insult to Christ

Q. Isn’t Purgatory an insult to Jesus who died on the cross for our sins? His suffering was all that was needed!

A. This is a common misconception among Protestants. Nathan told King David that his sins were forgiven (Bathsheba & Uriah) but that he would suffer many temporal consequences because of his sins and that his son would die. So despite the fact that Nathan announced to David that his sins were forgiven nevertheless, he was going to experience terrible temporal suffering as punishment for his sin. II Samuel 12:1-18.

Each sin has TWO consequences. Eternal and Temporal. Jesus’ suffering and death redeemed us from the ETERNAL consequences of sin–only an eternal God could do that. But we pay the temporal price for our sins. How else can we explain Paul’s statement in

Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.

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2 Responses to Purgatory Is An Insult to Christ

  1. Nancy Jordan says:

    How you can possible equate David reaping the results of sin in this life with an imaginary second chance place called purgatory is mind-boggling. It is an offense to Christ who paid the full price for salvation.

  2. bfhu says:

    Dear Nancy,
    That would be mind boggling and an offense to Christ. But you are misunderstanding Purgatory. It is not a place of any second chance. There are no second chances. At death your fate is judged to be Heaven or Hell.

    Purgatory is a place of suffering in order to purify us of our attachment to sin and for the temporal consequences of sin. Jesus paid the ETERNAL consequences of sin but we must suffer the temporal consequences either in this life or the next before we are pure enough to come into the presence of our Holy God.

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