Today at Forthright, I began a series of articles on the complex and confusing Catholic doctrine of Purgatory. After doing a study of the subject and delivering two sermons on the subject, I still find it convoluted.
What it actually says about Christ and his sacrifice on the cross is offensive. Your input on the article will be appreciated.
I list several quotes today that help the reader get an idea of what the doctrine claims. One of the quotes, which will be covered more in the second installment just astounds me. It stands completely opposed to all of the study I did for my book on salvation.
Ponder this amazing quote from those who teach purgatory:
“The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.”
What thoughts do you have on this admission? My thoughts will come next week but I look forward to reading yours, in the meantime.