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Another great post.

Another reason to consider Purgatory is because of Christian backsliders. One may accept Christ as Lord and Savior and then fall back into terrible sinfulness. If one died without repenting of that sinfulness, one logically could not go straight to Heaven, a place of spiritual perfection.

A believer who was in the state of sin could be offered the opportunity to suffer in atonement for a while in order to expiate the imperfection and guilt and then, having paid the last penny, enter Heaven to experience union with God.

It is simple logic that God cannot be joined to anything sinful. I think Purgatory is a very beautiful belief: even after death God is thirsting for our love and willing to give us that last avenue so we can be with Him.


36 posted on 11/02/2010 5:56:30 PM PDT by Melian ("Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid." ~ John Wayne)
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If one died without repenting of that sinfulness, one logically could not go straight to Heaven, a place of spiritual perfection.

Of course you could because any who are redeemed have a new nature within them, which is what makes it to heaven. it's not the old nature purified. It's a new one that is righteous by faith.

The old one has been crucified with Christ and it is dead spiritually, so when we die physically, it's gone for good.

The reason that we still have problems with sin is because we still have habits and thought patterns which we still carry around in these physical corrupted bodies of ours.

38 posted on 11/03/2010 11:02:25 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Melian
It is simple logic that God cannot be joined to anything sinful. I think Purgatory is a very beautiful belief:

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

Where is Trust in God in that statement? Did not He send His Son? And purgatory is NOT Scriptural and in direct opposition to God's Word.

If one wants to 'feel' they need to do something to earn salvation - they are saying 'Jesus is Not Enough'. Pride cannot reign in heaven - the reason why satan was cast down. And misery wants company.
39 posted on 11/03/2010 11:25:35 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Melian
It is simple logic that God cannot be joined to anything sinful. I think Purgatory is a very beautiful belief: even after death God is thirsting for our love and willing to give us that last avenue so we can be with Him

It may be a "beautiful belief" the question is...is it true?

40 posted on 11/03/2010 1:02:51 PM PDT by RnMomof7 (Some call me harpy..God calls me His)
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