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The Biblical Basis For Purgatory And An Infinitely Heinous Punishment


#162

Well let’s see then… what word would you like to ascribe to Jesus as him supposedly teaching yourpurgatory’? :thinking:


#163

I already gave some scriptures. There’s many others. A parable is a story but it teaches truth.


#164

I repeat… what word?


#165

How could anyone miss that? :slight_smile:


#166

When someone asks for Scripture, that’s an astute move!

Yep, that’s really my response. I doubted you’d cite the Scriptures I requested, or answer the critiques of your logic. And I think you were wise to refuse to repeat Scripture, or to engage those who argued that your hermeneutic is far-fetched. It’s a smart move.


#167

Well, it’s there for you to see Bob. Is this really your response to the evidence I provided?


#168

Davo,

I’m sticking with the scripture:

Do not answer a fool according to his folly , lest you also be like him.


#169

Great… which ONE, just the ONE, which ONE contains this magical WORD that by it Jesus supposedly uses as code for purgatory — I’m waiting :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#170

I gave the scriptures.


#171

Silence… WE ALL KNOW YOU CAN’T!! :lying_face:

:lying_face:


#172

He spoke of purgatory in the parable. He didn’t use the word purgatory.


#173

In the Lk 16 story Jesus spoke of Hadēs <ᾅδης>… NOT someone else’s dreamt up purgatory that you’ve borrowed.


#174

Well, I gave the evidence and the interpretation of early interpreters of the parable.


#175

Mt 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Purgatory shall not prevail against it.

how did EVERYONE miss Jesus here; your theory is a sorry joke! :unamused:


#176

I see your point Davo. I must abandon purgatory.


#177

Heaven and hell it is.


#178

I still believe that only those alive at the time of Jesus could have blasphemed the Spirit.


#179

What do you fellers think about Paradise, as in ‘you shall be with me in…’ ?


#180

I think that though Jesus’ parable doesn’t call it that, paradise clearly means going above the earth into “Abraham’s bosom” :slight_smile: Seriously, I have little sure idea what the Gospel writer assumed that this term meant.


#181

Good one Bob! :grin: