Do you think a Protestant like me is more likely to end up in Purgatory than heaven and then have a chance to make it to heaven from there?
THIS IS A QUOTE FROM ANTOTHER THREAD
I think this shows how misunderstood purgatory really is.
Purgatory is a state after death that will cleanse all who are going to heaven, so that they are pure before God.
So, all in Purgatory are heaven bound, they are just undergoing cleansing (purging) to be clean before the Lord.
Those in hell are eternally there and those in Heaven are eternally in heaven. Those in Purgatory are assured heaven once they have been purged to be presentable to God. Those in Purgatory cannot go to hell.
I hope this helps with any misunderstandings.
Peace be with all