It is common practice for the dead in purgatory to obtain indulgence from God through the Catholic Church for remission of their sins (C.C.C., X. Indulgences). This practice seems to come from 2 Maccabees 12:38-46. These indulgences are limited to those who die in the communion of saints (the faithful).
The Churches fail to teach the complete redemptive work of Christ. The Gospel message of salvation is to be preached to all men of all times and in all places. Although, I am not a Universalist, my views may somewhat align with their way of thinking. I believe that we must learn to search scripture with the loving heart of Christ.
Jesus holds the keys to death and Hades. And the unfaithful dead in hell can be saved as well.
Revelations 1:18. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Philippians 2:10. that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
John 5:25. Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
Our good works can be offered up to Christ as atonement for the sins of the unfaithful dead in hell. Atonement is necessary because they did not have faith in the Messiah. This completes the gospel work of salvation. To say otherwise, is to cut short the redemptive work of Christ.
2 Maccabees 12:46. Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin.
Some of the dead today are commonly referred to as “shadow people”. I have seen thousands of these spirits. And, I have received divine guidance in regards to them.
I urge those who have the dead in their lives or loved ones in hell to please listen.
Zechariah 9:11. As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.
It is all the same for God to free prisoners in this world from their captives as it is for Christ to free prisoners from their captives in the spirit world.
There are various shades of darkness and white or light in the spirit world. In which two kingdoms exist…heaven and hell. The darker spirits are malevolent and are in hell. Here, you can find “shadow people” in scripture.
Psalm 23:4. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Death surrounds us and we can see the shadows of the dead.
Shadow people are generally malevolent spirits of the dead. They are the lost human souls of the netherworld. It is the human condition that we are evil and wicked without God in the afterlife. The soul is in ruins. And in need of salvation (divine restoration).
1 Peter 4:6. For this reason the gospel was preached also to the dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in spirit.
And, it is by the power of God that salvation is made for us and the dead.
1 Corinthians 1:18. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Comment: Why is “purgatory” necessary, if salvation is by the power of God? Christ can save the dead in a blink of an eye. Although, Catholic myself, I cast my doubts on purgatory.
There is only one way to help these spirits. And that is by making atonement for their sins. In this way, their souls are restored by the divine power of Christ and they can be good spirits with their friends and family in heaven. Atonement is made by offering up our good works to the one and only risen King. One must be in good standing with God and have the door closed to these spirits before atonement will be accepted. This should be done as soon as possible.
Leviticus 19:31. Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them; I am the Lord your God.
Mediums and familiar spirits involve consulting the spirits of the dead. All contact with these or other spirits was strictly forbidden in Israel. It demonstrated lack of faith in and rebellion against God.
Remember, atonement can also be made for our friends and loved ones in hell.
1 Corinthians 15:19. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
I find that offering up atonement to Christ for the sins of the unfaithful dead, to be of the utmost importance. It is the only way that Christ’s Redemptive work of salvation is complete.
In conclusion, this, my friends, is the most loving thing you can do for these poor, lost souls. And, may God bless you for such an undertaking.