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Why don't Christians believe in purgatory?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Far too many people believe the Catholic Church invented Purgatory.

    Truthfully, the teaching is pure Judaism, written in the Talmud - Rosh HaShanah 17a (link provided); pages 41 - 44.https://halakhah.com/pdf/moed/Rosh_HaShanah.pdf

    Remember, as Catholics we gave it a name; bible location 1 Corinthians 3:15.

    The Jewish people (Judaism) call it the "Purifying Process", both places are exactly the same.

    Allow me to provide a little historic background.

    As Christians we don't notice the N.T. full of verses in reference to Purgatory or the Purifying Process because it was always known - the people of ancient time had no reason to question the Intermediate state.

    Furthermore, the apostle converts were all Jewish - they fully understood their teaching (Judaism.)

    The above is why we can read about the "Purifying Process" in 1 Corinthians 3:15.

    "But if someone’s work is burned up, that one will suffer loss; the person will be saved, but only as through fire."

    1. In heaven, one will not find fire.

    2. Trapped in hell, the thought of being "saved" is impossible.

    Therefore, where can one pass through "fire" and still be saved?

    Finally, the Jewish teaching (Talmud) is very complex; a great depth.

    To simplify the Jewish teaching the Catholic Church gave it a name, allowing the mass of gentiles a basic way to understand the Intermediate state.

    Again, the teaching is pure Judaism, even the Islamic Church accepts the teaching, they call it Barzakh. 

    Now you know the truth, what will you do with it?

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    • Kazoo M
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      6 months agoReport

      What part of the Talmud - Rosh HaShanah 17a did you overlook?
      G-d recited the Talmud, the oral law, to Moses on Mount Sinai.
      https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/why-do-jews-study-talmud/ 
      As Catholics we accept the Jewish "Purifying Process", while we call it Purgatory.

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  • 6 months ago

    It’s not a bible teaching

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  • 6 months ago

    he Bible does not contain the word “purgatory,” nor does it teach that the souls of those who have died are purified in purgatory.

    • Kazoo M
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      6 months agoReport

      1 Corinthians 3:15, where can one pass through fire and still be saved?

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  • 6 months ago

    It is not in Scripture that I have studied.  It is appointed to man once to die and then judgment... Hebrews 9:27-28.   Those who are reborn of the Spirit go to meet the Lord and await our crowns at the Judgment.  Those who rejected the Lord Jesus await Judgment.

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  • 6 months ago

    The Bible says that at creation “man became a living soul”. That the lower animals are souls. That “the soul that sinneth, the same shall die”; and that the King of kings and Lord of lords “only hath immortality”.—See Genesis 2:7; Numbers 31:28; Ezekiel 18:4; 1 Timothy 6:16, Dy. According to God’s Word, hell is not a place of torment but the common grave of mankind. 

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    • Gloria
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      6 months agoReport

      And fear not them will kill the body , but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt. 10:28.   Understand this - God breathe his spirit which cannot die into man, the air we breathe cannot give life to anything, it only sustains life..

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Only Catholicism has the fullness of truth. Catholics do believe in purgatory. Catholics are Christians.

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    • Kazoo M
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      6 months agoReport

      Norine, Christians follow the bible, "the word of God", what you follow is an opinion based totally against all the formal Christian Churches.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Christians do. But Protestants do not. This is one of the beliefs of original and true Christianity they have rejected. One of the beliefs Jesus Christ guaranteed to be true when He promised the one Church He founded "The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth", and "Whatsoever you bind upon Earth is bound in Heaven", and "He who hears you hears Me".

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    • Robin W
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Just as fictional as Limbo, which the Catholics also invented, and recently decided doesn't exist after all.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    WE DO BELIEVE IN HELL HERE ARE OTHER NAMES HELL IS CALLED.

    Synonyms for hell

    inferno

    misery

    nightmare

    purgatory

    Gehenna

    Hades

    abyss

    affliction

    agony

    anguish

    blazes

    difficulty

    grave

    limbo

    ordeal

    pandemonium

    perdition

    pit

    suffering

    torment

    trial

    underworld

    wretchedness

    Abaddon

    bottomless pit

    everlasting fire

    fire and brimstone

    hell-fire

    infernal regions

    lower world

    nether world

    place of torment

    YOU ARE VERY DUMB

    • Black Sabbath
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      happy little band  you  xtians  lol

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  • 6 months ago

    Catholic Christians do.

    @ abdul -- No, we Orthodox Christians don't teach purgatory.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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    • Kazoo M
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Chi, the Eastern Orthodox Church does not accept the term "Purgatory" because it is of Roman origin. However, the Eastern Orthodox Church acknowledges an intermediate state after death & offers prayer for the dead. The Roman belief coincides with the Jewish Talmud.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    It's not in the Bible.

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    • Norine6 months agoReport

      It doesn't what religion it came from; it's A LIE according to the WORD OF GOD (Ecc 9:5)!

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  • 6 months ago

    Because there's no Biblical evidence for it. There are Christians who do believe in it, such as Roman Catholics.

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    • Norine6 months agoReport

      It doesn't what religion it came from; it's A LIE according to the WORD OF GOD (Ecc 9:5)!

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