Hello, Where is this taught in scripture? Please give scriptures.Also where is this teaching in early Church History?
the concept of purgatory is not really covered in scripture, per se. scripture gives us many verses that imply it, but none that call it by that name, or give us much information about it.
there are verses in paul that talk about being saved ‘as through fire’, and about all of our actions being put through a flame, some of them being burned up like wood, hay, or stubble, some being purified like gold.
this gives the idea of purgatory. but the actual teaching of purgatory comes from the Tradition of the church, which carries equal authority with scripture.
Thank you,where are these verses? And where in early church teaching?
There are verses about Purgatory in Maccabees. Only, you will not find the word ‘purgatory’ in there. Just like you will not find, Christmas, incarnation, etc…anywhere in the Bible.
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That article has scripture passages that support the idea of Purgatory.