XXII. Of Purgatory.
The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping and Adoration, as well of Images as of Relics, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.
quite a mouth full.
too bad that scripture is rife with mentions of statues, images, inovations, sacraments, incense, and the church being able to pardon folks...
In Matthew 18 our Lord mentions two separate things in His Parable, Gehenna and torturers. Gehenna being hell and eternity, where as torturers is shown in the following verse:
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.
Does our Lords use of pay back and jail in many verses possibly indicate a purgatory of contrition for our sins for a definitive period? The person is put away for a period and then let back into society.
"grounded upon no warranty of Scripture"
Gehenna - Jesus.
Gehenna IS Purgatory, and Hell. Same thing. Temporary hell for those cleansed. Permanent hell for the wicked. Go ask the Jews.
"The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory........
Looks like Article 22 of the 39 Articles of the Episcopal Church!