You guys are simply amazing!
The Roman Catholic church dogma only states that:
Purgatory exists for temporary purging of sin.
Punishment and prayers by people on earth will help those in Purgatory. [/quote:2iqjsj14]
But then you say:
Living Christians can pray on behalf of individuals in Purgatory in order to give the latter temporary relief from pain. Those in the lowest level of Purgatory can only receive respite from their torture through the prayers of the living on NOV-2. The greatest number of souls leave Purgatory on Christmas day. 4
One writer comments:
“Do penance, or you will burn long years in Purgatory, is a fact that there is no getting away from…Which of us does not tremble when he thinks of those who have been burnt to death in a slow fire? What fear would not be ours if we had to face a similar death? Yet their suffering was of relatively short duration. The incomparably fiercer fire of Purgatory, which we may have to face, may last 20, or 50 or 100 years!” 5 [/quote:2iqjsj14]
Why is it that your church thinks you can pray someone out of Purgatory
yet you deny Jesus, who is God, the ability to clean us by His shed blood?
Also there is the question of how can fire cleanse anyone when Scriptures say:
And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission (Hebrews 9:22)[/b:2iqjsj14][/color:2iqjsj14]So much for “infallibility!”