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 and by providing biblical exegesis. The Scriptures declare, "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 whetherPurgatory 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 the concept to be biblical. In short, contradictions exist among the professionals on whether a Catholic doctrine is taught within the pages of the Bible!
Check Out This Outright 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)
Consider The Words Of Roman Catholic Scholar Richard P. McBrien:
-The Holy Scripture knows nothing of a place called
purgatory. After examining the various arguments put forth by Roman apologists
in order to try to prove the teaching, Catholic scholar Richard P. McBrien
admitted, “There is, for all practical purposes, no biblical basis for the
doctrine of purgatory” (Richard P. McBrien, Catholicism: New Edition, [HarperOne, 1994], p. 1166).
The Footnotes To The Roman Catholic New American Bible Admit That 1 Corinthians 3:15 Lends No Scriptural Support For Purgatory:
-“The text of v. 15 has sometimes been used to support the notion of purgatory, though it does not envisage this.”