I really don’t even understand the purpose of this post. Purgatory most certainly doesn’t go against any Biblical teaching. Indeed, if one were to look up 1 Cor 3: 10-15, one would find a rather concise explanation of purgatory[/quote:l3ixm6oa].
This is a good example of why catholism is wrong – 1 Cor. 3:10-15 never mentions of a place such as purgatory or people in it – read it for yourself – it says our works (intent, or purposes in doing the works) are examined and revealed to determine a believer’s reward. Furthermore no where does the Bible say fire takes away sins – (His) blood was what does that – Hebrews 9:27.
[quote:l3ixm6oa]In fact, it is the erroneous protestant idea that we can enter Heaven while sin still holds sway over us (unlike Catholics, who believe any lingering sin or effects of sin must be purged) who are voiding the Word of God, by ignoring the fact that the Bible clearly says nothing unclean shall enter Heaven. [/quote:l3ixm6oa]
I am not ignoring anything – Jesus says HIS blood takes away sins and I believe Him – Romans 5:9 Hebrews 1:3, Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Ephesians 1:7 , Colossians 1:14+20 and Rev 1:5 So what sins are you referring to?
[quote:l3ixm6oa]But go ahead, interpret the Bible for yourself. After all, it isn’t like Peter condemned such a practice or anything [/quote:l3ixm6oa]
Peter never condemned checking out and believing Scriptures – He was saying that none of the Scriptures are a result of someone’s abilities to think them up, that the Holy Spirit is responsible – Scriptures tell us plainly to test everything and warns us about deceptions!