is limbo strictly a catholic thing? because im technically lutheran (i was baptized lutheran, had a first communion as a catholic but never had a confirmation) im planning on joining a lutheran church starting monday (in order to join you have to take months of classes) and going to church starting sunday, but i believe limbo exists. my nana is a devout catholic and told me that most people are not good enough for heaven and not bad enough for hell so they have to spend time in limbo until they are ready to go to heaven. i think it makes sense, and it explains how people see ghosts. no matter your opinion, i dont have to be catholic in order to believe in limbo right? I KNOW i may sound ignorant to some but im being sincere! you can bash me if you want but i also want real answers :]
ReneeK3 - matt 12: 32... This does not imply there will be a "second chance" to receive forgiveness after death.
Your site is bias because it misrepresents the Catholic teaching about purgatory. Purgatory is NOT about forgiveness after death nor is it the idea that we get a second chance. If you don't have an accurate understanding of what purgatory is, it's difficult to claim that it's wrong.
Answer by eringobrough at 12:31 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 12:52 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by aliciatron at 12:53 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by Klynn-whitlow at 12:53 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
Limbo is a belief were the babies that died before being baptised went. What you are thinking about is purgatory. This is a doctrine of the church. This is place were souls go on thier way to heaven to be purified before seing the Father. For no one is not pure can be with him. As we are human and we all have little and a few big sins on our souls we need a bath or cleansing. For some it's a short time for others a little longer.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 6:13 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
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Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:36 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
Limbo was a theological hypothesis that the Catholic Church no longer teaches. Here is a good article to explain it.
What you seem to be referring to is the concept of Purgatory which is more of a process than a place. Here is an article to explain the Catholic understanding of Purgatory.
I did read the 'got questions' article and it is clearly biased. When you want to know what a particular religion believes it is best to ask ask someone who practises that religion. Anti-Catholics are more interested in misrepresenting Catholic belief.
Answer by erdavh at 11:05 AM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:47 AM on Jan. 23, 2009