In Jesus teaching in **Sacred :bible1: Scripture **involving the damned in hell . . . it is stated that the chasm between the two states revealed was . . . absolute/fixed/permanent . . . and there was no crossing of the chasm from either side available to anyone on either side. This is not purgatory, which purgatory as taught by our Holy Mother Church is a level in heaven for the purification of the souls of God’s children . . . and is no where near hell . . .
Our time on earth is a gift from God, which time is revelation and “decision” time as to where we will go after death . . . we can choose from the heart to seek the LORD . . . or choose not to *. . . after death comes the judgement . . .
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The Holy :bible1: Bible
20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, 21 Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels :angel1: into Abraham’s bosom.
And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell. 23 And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: 24 And he cried, and said: *Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. *
25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazareth evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you, there is FIXED A GREAT CHAOS: so that they who would pass from hence to you, CANNOT, nor from thence come hither.
27 And he said: *Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father’s house, for I have five brethren, 28 That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments. *
29 And Abraham said to him: *They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. *30
But he said: *No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance. *
31 And he said to him: If they hear NOT Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead. [/INDENT][/INDENT]**
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
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"HE DESCENDED INTO HELL ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN"
Paragraph 1. Christ Descended into Hell
The frequent New Testament affirmations that Jesus was “raised from the dead” presuppose that the **crucified one **sojourned in the realm of the dead prior to his resurrection.478 This was the first meaning given in the apostolic preaching to Christ’s descent into hell: that Jesus, like all men, experienced death and in his soul joined the others in the realm of the dead. But he descended there as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there.479
Scripture calls the abode of the dead, to which the dead Christ went down, "hell"—Sheol in Hebrew or Hades in Greek—because those who are there are deprived of the vision of God.480 Such is the case for all the dead, whether evil or righteous, while they await the redeemer: which does not mean that their lot is identical, as Jesus shows through the parable of the poor man Lazarus who was received into “Abraham’s bosom”: 481 "It is precisely these holy souls, who awaited their Savior in Abraham’s bosom, whom **Christ the Lord **delivered when **he **descended into hell."482 Jesus DID NOT descend into hell to deliver the damned, nor to destroy the hell of damnation, but to free the just who had gone before him.[/INDENT]
[RIGHT]. . . all for Jesus+
… . . thank You Sweet Spirit of our Holy God+
. . . thank you Blessed Virgin Mary+
. . . thank you Holy Mother Church+[/RIGHT]