Purgatory

Purgatory is an intermediate state of purification for those who are on their way to heaven for an amount of time appropriate to the amount and severity of their life's sins as deemed by God to remove the temporal effects of sin.

Where is Purgatory in the Bible?

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The Bible does not mention the exact word “purgatory,” but instead it makes reference to a place which can be understood as what is referred to as purgatory. To claim that purgatory does not exist because the exact word does not appear in Scripture is a failure to understand Scripture.

Explaining Purgatory

Purgatory is an intermediate state of purification between death and heaven for those who die with small sins for an amount of time appropriate to the amount and severity of the sins as deemed by God to remove the temporal effects of sin. It is the final purification so that one’s soul can enter heaven […]