In reviewing multiple Bible versions, translations, and editions I made a Bible search and found this web site “Which Bible Should I Use?”
Here Mr.Rick Reinckens makes a fair review of all english bibles Catholic and Protestant.
Regarding the NAB he makes this statement:
“Protestants do not consider the Apocrypha divinely inspired and point to various teachings that directly contradict Protestant, and in some cases even Catholic doctrines.” then proceeds to give an example in 2 Maccabees 12:31-34, 39-42 a passage regarding prayers to the dead (in support of purgatory). However he makes a subsequent comment stating that the men that died in the battle died because of their idolatry to the pagan God Jamnia thus this should make their prayers useless as idolatry is a mortal sin.
Is their truth to this?
And does one mortal sin or act directly condem a person to eternal hellfire thus making any prayer to such dead useless?