Biblical basis for Purgatory (Bible Study) (Audio Mp3)

Listen to a bible study I led (at OLGC) on the biblical foundation of the doctrine of Purgatory

*In summary the Bible clearly shows that there is the reality of 'heavenly' places (i.e. not of this world) besides heaven or hell (Lk 23:39-43; 16:19-28) It also shows that there is punishment for sins even after forgiveness (2 Sam 12:13-18), that we e need to be perfect as the Father is perfect so that we can be CLEAN to enter heaven (Matthew 5:48 and Revelation 21:27) We know that there is some way that the spirits of Just men are made perfect (Hebrews 12:22-23) We know there is a place besides heaven or hell that you can suffer loss but still be saved (1 Corinthians 3:13-15) where you can be forgiven of your sins from a previous age (Matthew 12:32) and where you stay until you pay your entire debt (Matthew 18:32-35). We also know that we can pray for those going through this process (2 Macc. 12:43–45) This place (or state of being) is Purgatory and the the process if our final purification*

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