Bible Discussion Thread

  • Kathy Bennett on Psalms 34
    Does the Bible refer to a purgatory
  • Bj - in Reply on Psalms 34
    No this is men's ideas Jesus told the thief on the cross who believed Him and was sorry for his sin he knew Jesus was exactly who He claimed to be.Jesys said Today you will be in paradise.I love that how precious to believe
  • Growing Up in Jesus - in Reply on Psalms 34
    One last thought. On the page you came into this room, there are Many Links to other pages. Come back often and read the "Become A Christian" Link. It will guide you into how Jesus takes all of your sins: past, present and future. It's not a license to sin. It teaches us to consider Jesus before we consciously sin; or willfully.

    Get a KJV Bible at any Walmart store. They're in the dvd department. They have some Christian DVD's too. Hundreds of Christian movies on YouTube. The best one is Jesus of Nazareth. The whole story of his birth, his mother Mary's role in Jesus's life. The beginning of his ministry, his teachings, his path to his crucifixion on the cross.

    I cried for a week after watching Jesus die for MY SINS. I had a lot to be sorry for, I guess. Tears are the water of cleansing, I think, concerning the hurtful memories that arise.

    You may want to find a Christian Church to attend in your neighborhood. Just read their Tenants of Faith and be sure they match what is in the Become A Believer link on this website.

    Beloved child, please come back here with any questions you have. Someone is always here to greet you. I'll forward to seeing you again,

  • Doctrine of Purgatory - in Reply on Psalms 34
    Of all of the teachings of Catholicism,Purgatoryis probably the one most often attacked by Catholics themselves. There are at least three reasons why that's so: many Catholics do not understand the need for Purgatory; they do not understand the scriptural basis for Purgatory, and they have been unintentionally misled by priests and catechism teachers who themselves do not understand what the Catholic Church has taught and continues to teach about Purgatory.

    And so many Catholics have become convinced that the Church quietly dropped her belief in Purgatory a few decades ago.

    So why do so many people think that belief in Purgatory is no longer a doctrine of the Church? Part of the confusion arises because some Catholics conflate Purgatory and Limbo, a supposed place of natural bliss where the souls of children who die without having received Baptism go because they are unable to enter Heaven since Baptism is necessary for salvation. Limbo is a theological speculation, which has been called into question in recent years by no less a figure than Pope Benedict XVI; Purgatory, however, is doctrinal teaching.

    The eternal punishment of sin can be removed through the Sacrament of Confession.But the temporal punishment for our sins remains even after we have been forgiven in Confession, which is why the priest gives us a penance to perform.

    Acts 26:18

    To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

    Ephesians 1:7

    In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

    I am not going to accuse or anything like that. Jesus sees us from birth to death. God lives outside of the TIME of earths clock. Come to Jesus. Agree with John 3 in the Bible. Receive Jesus into your heart. Live just for Jesus.

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