That is true, actually. There’s a little known Catholic doctrine called the “purgative” way. We should use the life we have on earth purging our sins. Jesus Christ said:
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
If we live a life of habitual charity and love, we can overcome all our sins and completely refine our souls so that God will judge us worthy of heaven without being cleansed in Purgatory.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
catholic You wont realize this Untill you get to your made up Purgatory and find iout its really The lake of fire…LOL
Lol! Well protestant, that may be true, but it is for God to judge.
1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
But, God has put Catholics on this earth in order to preach the Good News. You can also be saved. If you do good. If you don’t, then you might wind up in that Lake of Fire. And you will then be lamenting that you were not found worthy enough to be cleansed by the Consuming Fire of Our God.
Anyway, take note. He says the time we spend on earth is the Refinery. That’s what we believe. It is Catholic Teaching that we are chastised by God and unless we suffer with Him, we will not inherit the glory with Him. So, ask him when he added suffering to faith in order to be saved.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.