Purgatory Insults Christ

Q. Isn’t Purgatory an insult to Jesus who died on the cross for our sins? His suffering was all that was needed!

A. This is a common misconception among Protestants. Nathan told King David that his sins were forgiven (Bathsheba & Uriah) but that he would suffer many temporal consequences because of his sins and that his son would die. So despite the fact that Nathan announced to David that his sins were forgiven nevertheless, he was going to experience terrible temporal suffering as punishment for his sin. II Samuel 12:1-18.

Each sin has TWO consequences. Eternal and Temporal. Jesus’ suffering and death redeemed us from the ETERNAL consequences of sin–only an eternal God could do that. But we pay the temporal price for our sins. How else can we explain Paul’s statement in

Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.

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One Response

  1. In the bible, it seems like, Jesus sufferings was due to his standing upon truth that he reveal to all people. And most people got astonished at how simple it is but it shakens the firm foundation of the mainstream religion that time (pharisees etc). The people also find it confusing as prior to that they only know much about the teaching from the mainstream pharisees, saducees etc. Even most of his apostles find it hard to understand his parables. Let alone the common people. Jesus gives parables so that people would think but even the apostles find it hard to think. For most of the apostles, every happening they saw upon jesus went so fast which left them no time to think. Does some of this apostles signifies any character in our world or religion world today?

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