Purgatory is NOT in the Bible!

Comment: Purgatory is not mentioned in the Holy Bible. That must mean it does not exist or God would have told us.
Response: Are you aware that the words Trinity and Incarnation are not found in scripture either? Based on the method of your interpretation of Sacred Scripture then belief in the Trinity and the Incarnation of Jesus Christ is excluded because it “must mean it does not exist or God would have told us.”
Comment: Actually God said: to dust you shall return (Gen 3:19).Returning to dust doesnt meant go to a waiting area..it means returning to the earth. We then await resurrection upon our Lords return.
Response: This is true, but it refers only to our bodies. Our souls live on after the death of our bodies and are in being “someplace”. Unless you believe we are only a body without an eternal soul.
Comment: Purgatory is man’s idea of a second chance after death. The scriptures say otherwise.
Response: Purgatory is the name given to a time /place of purification in order to be Holy as He is Holy and enter into His presence. It is emphatically NOT a second chance. All chances for repentance and salvation end at death. CCC 1092
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2 Responses to Purgatory is NOT in the Bible!

  1. Bill Scott says:

    If Purgatory does not exist, why do we pray for the dead? Or are those prayers useless?

    2 Timothy 1:16-18 says: May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus [who had died], for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains, but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me – may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day – and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.

  2. catz206 says:

    good post. i think it addresses many simplistic arguments many protestants might find convincing against the the notion of purgatory.

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