The purpose of this blog is to provide insights from the Christian perspective. It exists to present the elementary teachings of the glorious gospel through conducting apologetics, presenting general information through research, and by providing biblical commentary. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16).
-The purpose of this article is to quote some official Roman Catholic sources on the issue of whether Purgatory is truly a biblical doctrine or not. While Church authorities such as Catholic Answers and the Catechism affirm that the concept of a sin-purifying fire is taught is both in "Scripture and Tradition", others deny that the concept is biblical. In short, contradictions exist among the professionals on whether a Catholic doctrine is taught within the pages of the Bible! Who's right?
A Flat Denial:
-"In the final analysis, the Catholic doctrine on purgatory is based on tradition, not Sacred Scripture." (Vol. XI, pg. 1034, Copyright 1967, Catholic University of America)
Some Officials Affirm That Purgatory Is NOT Taught In The Text Of 1 Corinthians 3:15:
-“The text of v. 15 has sometimes been used to support the notion of purgatory, though it does not envisage this.” (New American Standard Bible)