Well this thread turned out to be a REAL disappointment…
Everyone can agree we are all sinners right now, today and everyone can agree that nothing unclean, impure enters heaven so, something must happen between dying and passing through the Pearly Gates, but whatever that something is according to Protestant theology at least; it can’t possibly be Purgatory.
All of the criticisms and passionate objections that Purgatory doesn’t exit, it isn’t biblical, it’s an invented Catholic doctrine, it’s a way for the Catholic Church to make money and on and on… No one has put fourth any better explanation, biblical or otherwise. My thanks to Ignatius (a Catholic) for providing at least SOME insight into the Protestant belief.
Is there really any objection to Purgatory or is the objection simply because it’s a Catholic doctrine and not given any further thought?
[quote=Ignatius]They are saved, washed in the blood of the lamb, obtaining forgiveness of all sin past, present and future at the moment they recite the sinners prayer.
If this belief is accurate it makes me wonder why there is so much objection to Mary’s living of a sinless life…
[quote=Ignatius]…they recite the sinners prayer. Don’t ask them where that is in the bible though.
Yeah, I know… My father-in-law spent close to 45 minutes explaining it to me. It was a mix and match of bible verses starting from the Old Testament onward and the comment he made that Jesus didn’t explain things very well and that’s why He chose St. Paul to speak for Him an not one of the Apostles.