To: Salvation; Religion Moderator
It was not until the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century that anyone denied the doctrine of the final purification. Some imagine that the Catholic Church has an elaborate doctrine of purgatory worked out, but there are only three essential components of the doctrine. (1) A purification after death exists. (2) It involves some kind of pain. (3) The purification can be assisted by the prayers and offerings by the living to God.
You want to keep this a "Catholic/Orthodox caucus thread", or do you want us Protestants to join in? It sure sounds like the invitation has been made to make it an open thread.
To: Alex Murphy; Salvation
Is that statement about the Protestant Reformation inaccurate, incomplete or a strawman? If no, then there is no problem.
If yes, since it is a reply post, there are two choices: (1) the reply post can be removed or (2) the thread can be opened. Your call, Salvation.
To: Alex Murphy; Salvation; Religion Moderator
I would also speak my peace, if possible.
posted on 01/30/2007 8:31:46 PM PST
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