? Is it Biblical ?
1. Where in the Bible is Purgatory found?
2. Is Purgatory mentioned by Name in the Holy Scriptures?
3. If it IS mentioned by Name, why don't Protestants believe in it?
4. How many times is Purgatory mentioned by name?
To answer the above questions
1. Old Testament
3. They do not know the progression of LANGUAGES
4. 64 times
So now I proceed and you may copy and give to your protestant friends
Many cases in scripture where infallibly is pronounced when words were
spoken are not understood clearly because we do not study languages
today as before. Also many references to Purgatory by name Purgatory is
mentioned in the Scriptures.
Let us start off with the word WATER. Everyone knows water what it is
and the following are what water is described in different LANGUAGES.
Chinese 水 Swhay
Japanese 水 Misu
So on and so on. Thus Water has not changed it's formula H2O because
of different languages. The different languages have name WATER with
their own words, but WATER H2O REMAINS THE SAME!
I believe everyone will agree with the above statement.
The first language was Biblical Hebrew which morphed into Aramaic but
had many of the same meanings. Aramaic is the language which Jesus
Spoke. He did not speak in Greek as some would have you believe, nor did
he speak in Latin, but used the common language Aramaic (He could have
spoken in ANY language but scriptures always says His words in Aramaic
when he spoke.)
The next language was Greek. The Gospel of Matthew was first written in
Aramaic. How do we know? St Clement our Pope who was living at the
time, in his letters which exist to this day, stated, the Gospel of
Matthew was written in the tongue of the Hebrews. The language as I
have already stated was Aramaic, not Greek or Latin.
The following language was Latin. The same Pope St. Diamaus 1 at the
council of Rome 382 AD proclaimed under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
which books were inspired and which were not in both the OLD and NEW
TESTAMENTS. He declared the 72 book cannon which we have today.
[Jeremiah and his Lamentations were often counted as one book together.]
St. Diamaus then charged Saint Jerome to translate the entire bible from
Old Greek, Aramaic, Biblical Hebrew into Latin. St Jerome completed
this task in the year 400 AD. That bible is called the Vulgate or the
Common language of the people.
OUR next language which is a combination of Latin and German is called
ENGLISH. So the line of languages is thus, Biblical Hebrew > Aramaic >
Old Greek > Latin > English
So first knowing what and how the languages progressed and the WORD
Purgatory was translated from one language from those times, we first
must now take the word HELL as an example. .
Aramaic and Hebrew Gehinnom (english
Greek tartaroo The
deepest abyss of Hell
inferno (Danta' inferno)
(remember once in Hell you cannot get out.
This is VERY important)
Aramaic and Hebrew Sheol (Remember in the old Testament it clearly
Sam 2:6 -
"The LORD kills and brings to life;
(this is when we die) he brings down to Sheol
and raises up."
(words in paranthesis added for emphais)
"O LORD, YOU BROUGHT UP MY SOUL
These two passages are very important because there is a time limit
in Sheol but not in the inferno of hell.
O that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your
wrath is past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
If mortals die, will they live again? All the days of my service I would
wait until my release should come.
They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol.
O LORD, YOU BROUGHT UP MY SOUL FROM SHEOL, restored me to life from
among those gone down to the Pit.
(in the original language) יהוה, הבאת את הנשמה שלי שאול, החזיר אותי
לחיים, מבין אלה ירד בור.
Greek Hades (Pronounced Haa
dees not HAY dees)
Same place AS SHEOL but different words explaining the very same place
Now in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic the word for Hell and Purgatory were
intertwined in common day usage. This is much like Murder and Killing.
But Jesus who is God and cannot make a mistake called it Gehinnom
(English = Gehenna) So we must be satisfied that Jesus used the correct
word when referring to HELL.
People cross-reference the word, but Murder and Killing are two
different concepts. The Big 10 make the distinction in Biblical
Hebrew. Murder רצח KILLing להרוג. Hades and Sheol also have the same
intertanglement as Murder and Killing, but the Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic
words are totally different and SO IS THE CONCEPT!
Yet they (the Hebrews) knew there was a difference between the PARTS of
HELL and SHEOL. One part, you did the hot foot tap dance forever. (Gehinnom)
The other part (SHEOL) you stayed until you paid every penny of your
VENIAL Sins and punishment due to forgiven sins (not Mortal as St.
James made a clear distinction) before you were released.
Greek was the same. Hades is a place of torment with flames but it was
not everlasting, BUT tartaroo was the area in which you again did the
hot foot tap dance for a very long time called Forever and received
giant blisters on your feet.
Latin was the defining words because they knew like the Greeks and
Hebrews there were two different places and thus made the distinction
with words. One was called INFERNO (Hell) and the other place was
called Purgatorium (Purgatory)
The Hebrews in Mac2 clearly showed this in their scripture which the RCC
has declared as two inspired books in 382 AD for the Old Testament.
Luther tossed these books out with no authority and admitted it because
it did not fit in with his Sola Scriptura.
2 Maccabees 12:38-46
"Judas rallied his army and went to the city of Adullam. As the week was
ending, they purified themselves according to custom and kept the
39 On the following day, since the task had now become urgent, Judas
and his men went to gather up the bodies of the slain and bury them with
their kinsmen in their ancestral tombs.
40 But under the tunic of each of the dead they found amulets sacred
to the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. So it
was clear to all that this was why these men had been slain.
41 They all therefore praised the ways of the Lord, the just judge who
brings to light the things that are hidden.
42 † Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might
be fully blotted out. The noble Judas warned the soldiers to keep
themselves free from sin, for they had seen with their own eyes what had
happened because of the sin of those who had fallen.
43 He then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to
two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for
an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he acted in a very excellent and
noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of the dead in view;
44 for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again,
it would have been useless and
foolish to pray for them in death.
45 But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits
those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious
46 Thus he made atonement for the dead that
they might be freed from this sin."
The New Testament also has references to Purgatory
" So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that
your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there
before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then
come and offer your gift. 25 Make friends quickly with your accuser,
while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over
to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; 26
truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last
"He also said to the crowds, “When you see (a) cloud rising in the west
you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does;
55 and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say
that it is going to be hot—and so it is.
56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the
earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present
57 “Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
58 If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an
effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will
turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the
constable, and the constable throw you into prison.
59 I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last
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