about purgatory

Hey all, I am currently studying purgatory and I am looking for verses from the bible which support these teachings. Thanks.

From the CCC:**

"1031 **The Church gives the name *Purgatory *to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire:

As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come."

The verse it’s referring to is Mt 12:32 “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”

from ScriptureCatholic.com:
A State After Death of Suffering and Forgiveness
Purification After Death By Fire

“Hokay”…here goes, courtesy of “What Does Scripture Say” By Tom Balboa and Joseph C. Bonadiman at The Catholic Society of Evangelists:

2nd Maccabees 12:46
Sirach 7:37
Matthew 5:26, and 12:32
Luke 12:59
John 11:39-44
Acts 9:36-41
1st Corinthians 3:15
Philippians 2:10
2nd Timothy 1:18
Hebrews 12:22-23
1st Peter 3:19, and 4:6
1st John 5:16-17

This handy little pocket tool can be got from C.S.O.E. here:
saint-mike.org/cse/default.asp

[quote=Church Militant]“Hokay”…here goes, courtesy of “What Does Scripture Say” By Tom Balboa and Joseph C. Bonadiman at The Catholic Society of Evangelists:

2nd Maccabees 12:46
Sirach 7:37
Matthew 5:26, and 12:32
Luke 12:59
John 11:39-44
Acts 9:36-41
1st Corinthians 3:15
Philippians 2:10
2nd Timothy 1:18
Hebrews 12:22-23
1st Peter 3:19, and 4:6
1st John 5:16-17

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Protestants would typically reject 2 Maccabees and Sirach as evidence for the existence of purgatory, since they don’t regard those books as part of the NT. The rest are good though.

Gerry :slight_smile:

[quote=jtorres]Hey all, I am currently studying purgatory and I am looking for verses from the bible which support these teachings. Thanks.
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Here is a nice resource using scripture:

Bible Basics by Steve Kellmeyer

and another:

The Roots of Purgatory by Catholic Answers

Peace in Christ…Salmon

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