Why don't Christians believe in purgatory?
- Kazoo MLv 72 weeks agoFavorite Answer
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?
- 2 weeks ago
It’s not a bible teaching
- 2 weeks 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.
- JeancommunicatesLv 72 weeks 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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- 2 weeks 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.
- JakeLv 42 weeks ago
Only Catholicism has the fullness of truth. Catholics do believe in purgatory. Catholics are Christians.
- PaulLv 62 weeks 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".
- Kathy SmithLv 72 weeks ago
WE DO BELIEVE IN HELL HERE ARE OTHER NAMES HELL IS CALLED.
Synonyms for hell
fire and brimstone
place of torment
YOU ARE VERY DUMB
- Chi girlLv 72 weeks ago
Catholic Christians do.
@ abdul -- No, we Orthodox Christians don't teach purgatory.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- CowboyLv 62 weeks ago
It's not in the Bible.
- nineteenthlyLv 72 weeks ago
Because there's no Biblical evidence for it. There are Christians who do believe in it, such as Roman Catholics.