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OUR MISSION:
"Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus." (Col 1:28)

 

Purgatory is a Catholic Man-made Lie

The doctrine of Purgatory is that souls that are not fit "for hell nor for heaven" will go to Purgatory for a time of cleansing from sin where other Christians can pray for them to help them pay for their sins and make it to heaven.  The Catholic church itself has stated that there is no Biblical Basis for Purgatory!  Even Catholic Catechism teaches that, "There is not much in Scripture on Purgatory...But our belief in Purgatory rests on the tradition and definitions of the Church, at the Councils of Lyons II, Florence, and Trent."1

We are told a contrary message about death and the afterlife from Scripture. 

Jesus said, "Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:
          'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS,
          BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
       'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
          TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
"Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men." He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.2

Also we are warned not to be taken captive by empty and deceptive traditions and philosophies of men that depend on human principles rather than on Christ.3

The Scriptures teach a message that is contrary to the Catholic teaching.  As it is written, "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."4

Jesus, in whom dwelt the Godhead bodily, taught more about Hell than any one else in the Scriptures.  He was with God in the beginning and all things were made through him.  He came from heaven and testified to the things he saw and heard from the Father.  Jesus said we must deal with purification for sin in THIS life.  For Christ was crucified for sin once for all, the righteous for the wicked to bring us to God.  We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.  For He says, "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you."5  Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.6  Christ came to destroy sin in the flesh by the offering of himself.  Accept the atoning sacrifice of the real Jesus Christ.  Acknowledge and confess your sins that you might be cleansed from all your unrighteousness and dead works to live in newness of life today and for eternity.

  1. Taken from The Basic Catholic Catechism, PART FOUR: The Apostle's Creed VI-VIII,
    Seventh Article: "From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead", By William G. Most. (c)Copyright 1990 by William G. Most
  2. Mark 7:6-9, New American Standard Bible (NASB), Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
  3. Colossians 2:8
  4. Hebrews 9:27, NKJV
  5. Isaiah 49:8
  6. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2

     

 

TRUE LOVE:
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor [hate] what is evil. Cling to what is good.
(Rom 12:9)

ETERNAL LIFE:
"Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.
(John 6:27)

TO BE PERFECT IS TO BE A CHRISTIAN:
 "Be perfect therefore, even as your Father in heaven is perfect."
(Matthew 5:48)

STOP SINNING:
"Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame."
(1 Corinthians 15:34)

SANCTIFICATION IN HOLINESS:
"But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
 The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble."
(Prov 4:18-19)

NOT BY FAITH ALONE:
"You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone."
(James 2:24)

ETERNAL SECURITY:
"Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.."
(2 Peter 1:10-11)

 

Grace to all of you who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth--Ephesians 6:24
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