Thanks for your comments. It’s really helpful to be able to learn about the perspective from outside the Church in a non-hostile environment. ” title=”Wink” /> I think I may incorporate what you said a little bit in a future revision of that article.
[quote:1lpgs5wn]Besides, who doesn’t want to be fully cleansed of all of the horrible effects of sin (temporal punishment) and enter worthly into Heaven, no matter how painful the process may be.[/quote:1lpgs5wn]
See, that’s just it though. The once saved, always saved mentality does not believe (as far as I know) that there are temporal effects of sin. So it is hard for something like purgatory to fit into their theology.