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[quote:kzk2hxf2]Jews, Catholics, and the Eastern Orthodox have always historically proclaimed the reality of the final purification. It was not until the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century that anyone denied this doctrine. As the quotes below from the early Church Fathers show, purgatory has been part of the Christian faith from the very beginning [/quote:kzk2hxf2]
No way, pal It happens to be what they want you to think so you don’t upset some one perhaps just as most cults are, but it is not part of Christianity, (Believers in the the Biblical Jesus) and never will be.
[quote:kzk2hxf2]Some imagine that the Catholic Church has an elaborate doctrine of purgatory worked out, but there are only three essential components of the doctrine: (1) that a purification after death exists, (2) that it involves some kind of pain, and (3) that the purification can be assisted by the prayers and offerings by the living to God. Other ideas, such that purgatory is a particular “place” in the afterlife or that it takes time to accomplish, are speculations rather than doctrines.
Is this how they explain Pugatory Now? When I was in Grade School (a Catholic one) it was a Place of temporary burning for your sins to be purged. That is part of the problem of telling myths – trying to keep the facts believable….. and idulgences…. where one could pray or (pay) to get a loved one out…. But Weather that isn’t Biblical either. Why? Because Jesus took my sins to the cross nearly 2000 years ago.
Seems like one would wonder how they can Pray to get someone out early but they don’t think that the Creator of everthing did enough with His Death ????
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