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Calvin devoted a section of the third volume* of his Institutes of Christian Religion to refuting the doctrine of purgatory, his method was to examine the scriptures used in support of the doctrine and explain why they had been incorrectly interpreted. The relevant passage is lengthy, but I reproduce it here in it's entirety, and the linked source gives the ...


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Purgatory as a Roman Catholic doctrine is not a biblical understanding of the term. One must be born-again of the Spirit(see John 3:3 & 3:16-17), not water baptism, which does not save...Martin Luther struggled with that, but as he grew in Christ knew that infant or water baptism does not save. In brief: Christ Jesus IS our purgatory. One is personally ...


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What is the Protestant argument against the doctrine of Purgatory? Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. If salvation is partial, incomplete, or in need of some additional work, what Jesus did on the cross is insufficient. To the extent ...


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Please see III. THE FINAL PURIFICATION, OR PURGATORY | Catechism of the Catholic Church 1030-32. The answer to the question is in 1031 & 1032. Please see the footnotes for the biblical references. Picking one, certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come (please see CCC 1031 below). 1031 The Church gives the ...


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The Roman Catholic doctrine also faces the charge of incoherence. I mean this : if we cannot enter heavenly perfection until our own short-comings are 'purged' away or duly punished ( through further pain or not , but what is painless punishment?!) then the whole concept of Indulgences by which the merits of others - supplementing Christ's inadequate ...



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