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References of Purgatory
in the Bible


The Catholic Church teaches that Purgatory is the place or state for the purification of those just souls who depart in venial sin or who are still subject to temporal punishment for sin. The word "Purgatory" is not in the Bible however a third place is described in several places. The verse is a reference to the suffering one must undergo for purification. Since the Bible does not name this third place, the Catholic Church gave it a name for the purpose of discussion. The following are several of the verses in the bible which refers to purgatory:

Purification necessary for heaven - Heb 12:14; Rev 21:27
An intermediate state of purification - Mt 5:26; Lk 12:58-59
Degrees of expiation of sins - Lk 12:47-48
Can be aided by prayer - 2Mac 12:45
Salvation; but only as through fire - 1Cor 3:15
Temporary agony - 1 Cor 3:15; Mt 5:25-26
Christ preached to spiritual beings - 1 Pet 3:19
Nothing unclean shall enter heaven - Rev 21:27
Sacrifice for the dead - 2 Mac 12:43-46
A reality beyond the two realms of - 2 Cor 5:10; Rev; 5: 2;3 Rev; 5:23;
heaven and Earth a place between or near - Phil 2:10; Matt 18: 23-25 Luke 23:42
No forgiveness in this age nor in the age to - Mt 12:32
come.
"Extra" suffering - Col 1:24; 2 Sam 12:14


 
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PETER DAMIAN
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CHAIR OF ST. PETER
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“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?

 
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