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[quote:1k0bjq6t]In Matthew 5:26 Christ is condemning sin and speaks of liberation only after expiation. “Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” Now we know that no last penny needs to be paid in Heaven and from Hell there is no liberation at all; hence the reference must apply to a third place.[/quote:1k0bjq6t]

Jesus is talking about what will happen when a judge throws you in prison. Not about heaven, hell or purgatory.

[quote:1k0bjq6t]Matthew 12:32 says, “And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”

The same person as in the previously mentioned verse, Matthew, speaks of sin against the Holy Spirit. The implication is that some sins can be forgiven in the world to come. But not in Hell from which there is no liberation; nor in Heaven because nothing imperfect can enter it as we see in the next part. Any remission of sin cannot occur in either of these places because they are a final destination unlike purgatory.[/quote:1k0bjq6t]

This passage is speaking of the unpardonable sin, which is not REPENTING and putting your TRUST in Jesus Christ. All sins are pardonable through the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, except not becoming saved. [i:1k0bjq6t]That[/i:1k0bjq6t] can not be forgiven.

[quote:1k0bjq6t]Revelation 21:27: “…but nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who does abominable things or tells lies.” The place that is to be entered (the place to which this passage refers) is heaven (read the stuff around it for context).[/quote:1k0bjq6t]

This is the [i:1k0bjq6t]only[/i:1k0bjq6t] verse not taken out of context. Yes, only those who are made pure in Christ Jesus through his sacrifice will be in heaven. This verse does NOT support purgatory.

Jesus didn’t die so we could go to purgatory. If God knew we could just go to purgatory for a while, why would Jesus have had to die?