By Tom Quiner
Who ever knew the word purgatory was so highly charged?
I ran a quote by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the subject two years ago. It generated some heat.
One guy was really over the top:
“Purgatory is already an invention … it has already been invented by satan, and the roman catholic so called church propagate that lie, to this day… since it was started as a cash cow for the vatican..along with indulgences.”
The other came from a writer I highly respect with a more balanced query:
“Fascinating. Biblically, we stand before God completely justified by the once-for-all atonement of Christ. The process of being made holy happens on earth and is known as sanctification-being made like Christ. Could you direct me to the scriptural support for purgatory, if you have a chance? Many thanks.”
As a convert to Catholicism, I once embraced a Protestant…
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