are there Bible verses to back it up or is it a traditional belief? where does it originate from? is it a Catholic belief or do some Protestant denominations teach it too?
i ask b/c i was raised in Christian churches my whole life but never heard of the idea of purgatory till we studied Dante's Divine Comedy in high school.
Answer by pam19 at 10:14 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:24 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
I have to go to work so I'm doing the quick lazy way of explaining sending you to a link. http://www.catholic.com/library/Purgatory.asp . Play nice while I'm away. Hopefully I can be back later.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 5:56 AM on Jan. 19, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 9:49 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 9:55 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Pam listed good scriptures. Catholic Encyclopedia
It lists Macabee.
Answer by 2tinyhineys at 10:17 AM on Jan. 19, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 9:45 AM on Jan. 20, 2011
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:28 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:35 PM on Jan. 18, 2011