[quote="Cachonga, post:19, topic:324352"]
While this is stretching the topic, I will answer it. 2 Tim 3:15 says, "And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures, which can instruct thee to salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus." (DRA) Notice the phrase "the holy scriptures, which can instruct thee to salvation". Furthermore, we read, "All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice, That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work." (2 Tim 3:16-17 DRA). It seems clear to me that I have good ground to stand on in trusting the Scriptures on matters of salvation and living a godly, holy life.
And as I pointed out earlier, just because someone can come up with an "indication" of something from Scripture, that doesn't make it true.
I strongly disagree. I do not believe in Purgatory because I don't find it in Scriptures. I do believe that when anyone closes their eyes in this life and opens them in eternity, they will either be in Heaven or Hell (myself included).
You don't believe in purgatory because you don't think like a first century Jew.
If you thought like a first centry Jew you would read the Bible differently, in the context of first centruy Judaism, and you would understand that a theology with only heaven and hell makes no sense.
The Bible was written by Jews. Study Judaism and jewish culture, especially covenants, and you will see purgatory all over the Bible.