St Paul on Purgatory

A fascinating delineation of St Paul and his First Epistle to the Corinthians which provides strong evidence for the doctrine of Purgatory.

To Love and Truth

Sacred Heart of JesusSt. Paul provides some of the clearest and strongest biblical teachings on Purgatory.  In his first Epistle to the Corinthians Paul describes how each of us, after death, will be tested by fire:

For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw — each man’s work will become manifest; for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.  If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)

The fire of loss is the fire of Hell…

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