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[quote:3s0vz9cd]Except you admitted that purgation exists in your last post.

So please explain what you think purgatory means, as I can tell you now that it differs substantially from the Catholic teaching.[/quote:3s0vz9cd]

Where, pray-tell, did I admit that?

[quote:3s0vz9cd] “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.[/quote:3s0vz9cd]

This is the context. Below is the verses quoted.

[quote:3s0vz9cd] “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.[/quote:3s0vz9cd]

Jesus is saying that it is better to try and settle something without the threat of jail. Because then, you will not get out. He is wanting you to swallow your pride and try and make it up to your enemy.