When you look at this post with all the Scripture Maccabees is mentioned only once. Look at the other Scripture! Or is it changed in KJV>?
Believe me - I HAVE looked at all the scripture, and writings of early church fathers and traditions, etc. The scriptures cited do not say what the comments next to them say. My point is simply that the whole concept of this doctrine of purgatory is counter to ALL other Scripture in both Testaments of the Bible that speak about the blood atonement of the savior. Blood makes an atonement for the soul - death - not good works, intentions, prayers, scapulae, indulgences, whatever YOU do. We are saved by grace through faith and not of ourselves. It is a GIFT of God. Why are not THESE scriptures breaking through this wall?