Mt5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into Prison. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, Till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.]
[LK 12:58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, **as thou art in the way give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into Prison. 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
QUOTE=blanchardman;14489609] Mt 5:25 & Lk 12:58 This “Prison” would have been “sheol”. Jesus paid the price for all that were there and set them free.
Did Jesus also set free those souls in Sheol who were in the chamber of torment?
What would be the point of teaching something that wouldn’t apply to most if not all those to whom he was speaking. Most of them would still be alive after Christ ascended and took the just souls in Abraham’s Bosom in Sheol to heaven. Those who died before Christ would have been judged otherwise they would not be in Abraham’s Bosom where one is comforted. Nor would souls not yet judged be in torment in Sheol.
[Lk16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth 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, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but **now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.]
[1Cor3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.]
Ok let’s assume it is at the end of time, works are still tried and one may suffer loss [1Cor3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, **he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.]
Saved as by fire indicates some pain will be involved. If one is purified at the end of time from works of wood, hay and stubble that’s still a state of purification=purgatory not heaven or hell. No matter when it takes place it is still a temporary state before entering heaven.
The “day” is the day of judgment at the end of time and the “day” at the death of each person is the end of time for them. [Hb9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:]
If the soul is not judged at death where do they go till the end of time? How could one be raised in a glorified body if they still needed purified of dead works?**