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Although the word “purgatory” is not mentioned in the Bible, the reality of purgatory is clearly mentioned there. [color=red:1bt9hw7x]The words “Trinity” and “incarnation” and “Bible” are not mentioned in the Bible,[/color:1bt9hw7x] but these realities are revealed there. Jesus speaks of sins to be forgiven in the life to come (Matthew 12:23). Saint Paul speaks of those saved in the next life “through fire” (1 Corinthians 3:15). Saint Peter speaks of the “spirits in prison” (1 Peter 3:18-20) and of the Gospel “preached to the dead” (1 Peter 4:6). The Bible explicitly tells us to pray for the dead (2 Maccabees 12:44-46). Besides being found in Sacred Tradition, which explicitly affirms the existence of purgatory, it is clearly that the doctrine of it existence is also found in Sacred Scripture.