We are justified but salvation, itself, is a process and that is where protestantism is in error:
Hebrews 12:23King James Version (KJV)
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the ***spirits of just men made perfec***t,
1 Corinthians 3:15New International Version (NIV)
15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames
No losses in Heaven and in hell you don’t get out, so there has to be a place or state of being…a process in which Christians who miss the mark are cleaned up.
I don’t like Luther’s analogy of turds going to heaven. You know he often spoke vulgar about shoving Satan in his rectum(eww :eek:) So he had a propensity to speak this way.
In the Catholic church, dung doesn’t go to heaven, cleaned up people go who trusted in Christ and were made perfect at the hour of their death.