What about Purgatory? [Part 1 and 2]

 
What About Purgatory? Part 1


The word "purgatory" is defined in the Webster's Dictionary of Modern English as, "a place or state of torment". What is meant by the Catholic Church when the word "Purgatory" is used? How does Rome's teaching of this doctrine effect Biblical understanding? With these questions before us let us consider, What Saith Rome?

"All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification..." (Catechism p.268, para #1030, 1031). 

To continue click on the link below:

http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/rc111.htm


Is there a Purgatory?  Part 2


Subtitle: We examine the false teaching of Purgatory from two different aspects, from Jesus' statement on the cross, and from various Scripture.

When Jesus Christ hung on the cross, preparing to command His Spirit to leave his mortal body, thus officially establishing His Covenant, He uttered a statement that should refute, once and for all, the Roman Catholic teaching that Purgatory exists. In our article, "What About Purgatory? Part 1, we  xamined the reason Catholic theologians insist that a place like Purgatory must exist. Let us examine this reason as the beginning point for this discussion.

" "All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification..." (Catechism p.268, para #1030, 1031).

To continue click on the link below:

http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/rc111a.htm