Tag Archives: purgatory

Possibilities of the Reunion of East and West.

In the past half-century, relations between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church have been growing ever closer and oriented ever more toward possible reunion. Perhaps the greatest hope of the late Holy Father John Paul II, of happy memory, was the reunion of these two oldest Churches of Christendom. In his many efforts to […]

Defending Purgatory

“And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. I tell […]

Purgatory Pickle Redux

A fellow by the name of Charles recently commented on an old purgatory post of mine that has long since sunken below the horizon. He says: “Why do Catholics use 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 to prove Purgatory? It couldn’t be plainer in the text that the fire will reveal all works on ‘the Day’. The Day […]

Protestant Defends Purgatory

Those following the discussion about purgatory, might find this Musings of a Pertinacious Papist post interesting. "Jerry L. Walls is not a Catholic. He is professor of philosophy and religion at Asbury Theological Seminary, a conservative evangelical Methodist seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He teaches an annual C.S. Lewis seminar, which is one of the school's […]

Purgatory Pickle

There is a very common misunderstanding among Evangelicals regarding purgatory. This Earnestly Contending (which, for reasons unknown has no commenting capability) post, a quote from Charles Spurgeon, represents well. “But shall I tell you who the gentlemen are who generally raise objections to the glorious privilege of assurance? There are, first of all, the adherents […]