Why I don’t Believe in Purgatory

Purgatory- a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.

The foundation of whether or not you believe in purgatory comes down to whether or not you follow the traditions of men or the Bible.  The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace alone. Not by the what we can do, how perfect we can be, or even how closely we follow the Bible.

We are saved by grace through faith.

Justification:

-Romans 3:19-24,26,28

The world needs to shut its mouth and take a step back because our king is on His throne. No one is justified outside of God’s grace. Works cannot justify you or get you into heaven. We can be freely justified by the magnificent grace of God.

-Romans 4:5, Romans 5:1, Galatians 5:1

We are not saved by our own works of righteousness. God makes that so evident throughout the scriptures. If you are at all doubting, read the scriptures I have given. We are NOT saved by the works of the law but through faith! Through faith, we can become the righteousness of God!

So, we are not saved through the sacraments of a church, traditions, or obeying the law. Scripture backs this up. The Bible is very clear about how we are justified. We are justified through Christ’s sacrifice. We are declared righteous before the holy, almighty God.

The moment you call on the Lord for salvation declares us righteous. The courtroom in heaven has declared you righteous. Let that sink in because it is powerful! You are a son!  You are a daughter!

Justification is your status before God. It is a one-time legal event. Born again in just a whisper of time to be stated in blood for all of eternity.

no longer guilty

no longer unforgiven

no longer unfulfilled

Promises versus Purgatory:

  • John 19:30, John 5:24
  • Philippians 1:21, 23
  • 2 Corinthians 5:8

Purgatory is not in the Bible. Did he not say to the man on the cross that today He will be with Him in paradise? He did not say, today you will be in purgatory. With Jesus, we do not need to pay for our sins in a place like a purgatory.

Purgatory says “Jesus was not enough” 

Purgatory is telling you that Jesus was not enough and you still have to suffer for your sins. When the Bible actually teaches that the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin.  

Scripture supersedes the Pope. 

  • Hebrews 9:26, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 1:7, Hebrews 10:14

So who and what will you follow? Will you choose to follow the Bible or man-made traditions? Or will you choose to follow the Pope or Jesus Christ?

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3 thoughts on “Why I don’t Believe in Purgatory

  1. Melissa Presser, Lover of Jesus

    I think it’s important to understand the Catholic faith before disparaging it. I was once a Protestant and am now Catholic. I don’t consider myself an apologist, but find it very important for people to understand the history of the church and the church fathers. I think at the end of the day, delving into these sorts of doctrinal arguments are more divisive than anything else. Just wanted to add my thoughts from a Catholic perspective as some of the things you presented are not correct. I hope that you can appreciate my point of view.

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      • Melissa Presser, Lover of Jesus

        A good question to ponder is what happened before the bible was written down? What happened for the first 300 years after Christ died? Very interesting area of study I never really looked at until a couple of years ago

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