If the RC is saying itís purgatory, well, please, in that line of reasoning they license the UFO fanatics to refer to it as the planet you-know-where. Anyway, the Bible has this to say:This passage implies that forgiveness, except for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, can happend in the world to come. Where is this world to come?
- Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
It is also worthwhile quoting a more plausible interpretation:
[quote] [2.] What the sentence is that is passed upon it; It shall not be forgiven, neither in this world, nor in the world to come. As in the then present state of the Jewish church, there was no sacrifice of expiation for the soul that sinned presumptuously; so neither under the dispensation of gospel grace, which is often in scripture called the world to come, shall there be any pardon to such as tread underfoot the blood of the covenant, and do despite to the Spirit of grace: there is no cure for a sin so directly against the remedy. It was a rule in our old law, No sanctuary for sacrilege. Or, It shall be forgiven neither now, in the sinner's own conscience, nor in the great day, when the pardon shall be published. Or, this is a sin that exposes the sinner both to temporal and eternal punishment, both to present wrath and the wrath to come. (MHC)[/list]
if you donít mind reviewing my previous post the reason I placed asterisks (*, **, ***) is to refer the readers to the Biblical passages below it.I'd like to know where I can read more of this. Are there any Bible passages that I can have a look at regarding this?
Did you care to read the passage:To prove the point that there is life after death? Paano? And while the passage did not encourage the practie, such practice is prevalent both in the Old and New Testaments. Why isn't there anything said in the Bible against praying for the dead? Divorce was clarified, looking at a woman lustfully was branded adulterous, even circumcision was clarified. Why, for such a pagan practice wasn't anything said against praying for the dead?
Do the RC baptize the dead?1 Corinthians 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
even if what you claim is true, you wonít find any reference to the RCís imaginary place called purgatory. Anyway have you read this passage:Unless I'm mistaken, the passages above say that you have to be perfect and holy to enter the Kingdom of God. Does that mean that we'll all burn in hell (I'm assuming there's no one perfect person in this thread, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong)?
- Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Did you notice the word, ďliving ÖĒ?
Did you ever read the passages you cited? I suggest you read it first lest you be charged of misusing it:
- Genesis 50:10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
Numbers 20:29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Deuteronomy 34:8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.