[quote=“Kevin11, post:1, topic:561986, full:true”]
Continuing the discussion from Greetings!:
Is the Catholic doctrine of “praying someone out of purgatory” derived from this verse?[/quote]
No. All our Doctrines are from what we call the Deposit of Faith. Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church by selecting 12 Apostles and giving them authority to go out into the world and Teach all that He commanded.
The Deposit of Faith consists of all of Jesus Teachings, which we call Sacred Tradition. The Catholic Church then took this Sacred Tradition and wrote it down in the New Testament.
16 “If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that” 1st John 5:16
This verse substantiates the Catholic Doctrine of mortal and venial sin. But it also has something to do with Purgatory. Unrepented mortal sin results in a soul going straight to hell. Those in Purgatory only have venial sins on their soul. Or, they have repented of mortal sins but must still pay for the “temporal” effects of those sins.
What would temporal effects of sins be? Well, say that someone commits a serious crime and then repents. But, another person sees him and is inspired to go out and commit crime. That is a temporal effect. Although the first criminal repented, he is partially responsible for the crimes of the guy whom he inspired.
There are other verses which help explain the Doctrine of Purgatory.
Does that help?