I have a Protestant housemate whom I have recently convinced of the immorality of contraception. I hoping to build on that success and have decided to tackle the issue of Purgatory.
I’m working on a document to send to him with a collection of biblical verses that provide evidence for the existence of Purgatory. Most of my information has come from these two sites: socrates58.blogspot.co.uk/2008/02/biblical-evidence-for-purgatory.html and catholic.com/blog/tim-staples/is-purgatory-in-the-bible.
I’m also going to include a few references from the Church Fathers, which my housemate said he’d be interested in.
Anyways, there’s two major points I need assistance with. First, are there are more biblical verses like this that demonstrate the need for “retribution” (is there a better word?) even after God has granted forgiveness: “David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan said to David, “Now the Lord has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child that is born to you shall die.”” (2 Samuel 12:13-14)
Also, are there any good quotes from either the Bible or the Church Fathers for countering the inevitable objection that Christ’s sacrifice is infinite and perfect and ergo we have no need for further purification?