Stories on Purgatory


#1

You can find a very large number of stories on Purgatory under the section labeled “Files” at this web site:

groups.yahoo.com/group/**Prophecies_Prayers_Preachers_Preparations_Purgatory_Plus

be sure to copy and paste the entire web address into your browser.

Jesse Jr.
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#2

The link doesn’t work for me


#3

Try clicking on this


#4

Whats up with these purgatory stories? Sorry, but even if I believed in purgatory, even if, well, TAN books has a book on this, specifically on the excruciation tortures in purgatory. Like, if you Catholics really believed that, you would take Catholicism and a holy life serious.

Why do you believe people told other people here on earth what their time in purgatory was like?

BTW, the links did not work. I cut and pasted the first one, the whole thing, and tried the second one given. No worko


#5

Sorry about the link not working.

If you really want to see the web site and gain entrance just e-mail me at: gineme@online.no

and I will then send you a formal invitation from the web site itself. I will need your e-mail address, of course, to send you the invite from the web site.

About the stories on Purgatory and why we need them. You would go to a scientist for scientific needs, just as we would to a saint for his or her knowledge of Purgatory, what it is like and how to avoid or diminish it. Makes sense to me.

Jesse Jr.


#6

[quote=Reformed Rob] Like, if you Catholics really believed that, you would take Catholicism and a holy life serious.

Why do you believe people told other people here on earth what their time in purgatory was like?

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I read the book and yes I believe that with God all things are possible. So if he wants to warn us about purgatory so that we wake up and see the beauty we should be living.
Some people simply saying oh its only a venial sin. It has kept me from making that statement and going to confession frequently and I always pray when it looks like I am going to get in a car accident God go ahead and take me but please take me to heaven. Reading information about purgatory motivates some to see that it is not the place they desire to end up. The love for Christ yes should be the greatest motivation but unfortunately we are human and fall often, so purgatory and reading the truths about it can be very beneficial for ones soul.


#7

Here’s an excellent article on how to explain Purgatory to Protestants written by Jimmy Akin:

cin.org/users/james/files/how2purg.htm

"Purgatory is not, as Tertullian thought, some kind of supra-worldly concentration camp where one is forced to undergo punishments in a more or less arbitrary fashion. Rather it is the inwardly necessary process of transformation in which a person becomes capable of Christ, capable of God * and thus capable of unity with the whole communion of saints. Simply to look at people with any degree of realism at all is to grasp the necessity of such a process. It does not replace grace by works, but allows the former to achieve its full victory precisely as grace. What actually saves is the full assent of faith. But in most of us, that basic option is buried under a great deal of wood, hay and straw. Only with difficulty can it peer out from behind the latticework of an egoism we are powerless to pull down with our own hands. Man is the recipient of the divine mercy, yet this does not exonerate him from the need to be transformed. Encounter with the Lord *is this transformation. It is the fire that burns away our dross and re-forms us to be vessels of eternal joy." - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger


#8

That does it!

I am just going to start posting stories here on this here forum. Too many people have to hard a time getting onto my web site (I think you have to be a Yahoo group member first)....so 

I will just start posting a few of them at a time right here and hope I don't get booted off for doing so.

As for the purpose of Purgatory...I will let you decide after you read the stories...as for me....I already know the extreme torments and pray daily and on my knees for hours for those poor souls already suffering there.

Jesse Jr.


#9

[quote=Reformed Rob]Whats up with these purgatory stories? Sorry, but even if I believed in purgatory, even if, well,
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:slight_smile: Well, the practice of praying for the dead has been part of the Jewish faith since before Christ. We Catholic’s base our observance of this on 2 Maccabees 12:39-46. A century and a half before Christ, prayer for the dead was taken for granted. Unlike Protestantism, Catholicism has preserved this authentic element of Judeo-Christian faith.

Jews still believe in a purification (a purgation) which takes place after death. When a Jewish person’s loved one dies, it is customary to pray on his behalf for eleven months using a prayer known as the mourner’s Qaddish (derived from the Hebrew word meaning “holy”). This prayer is used to ask God to hasten the purification of the loved one’s soul. The Qaddish is prayed for only eleven months because it is thought to be an insult to imply that the loved one’s sins were so severe that he would require a full year of purification.


#10

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