**wouldnt this negate the need for a savior (Jesus)?**
Not at all. The people in Purgatory are being purified since no impure soul can enter heaven. The souls in Purgatory know they are going to heaven, but they suffer greatly since they are separated, although every so close, from God.
I know it is difficult to understand — but maybe looking at it in an earthly way could explain it. It’s a reparation or restitution time. Since we never apologized to someone on earth for gossiping about them, and even though we confessed it and the sin was forgiven.....we never did that final step in direct apology to the person whom we gossiped about.
Purgatory is getting rid of that little blemish of onmittance on our part.
Perhaps that doesn’t make sense. And someone else can explain it in a better way.
There are also many good explanations in the Purgatory links posted.
Is there a simple biblical precedence indicating a purgatory? A bible verse or two. I’m having great problems with he Idea of a purgatory.
I thank you for your patients.