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Purgatory ?  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
2. Yes
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.


English     Water
German      Wasser
French    eau
Hebrew    מים
Spanish    agua
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 Gehenna)

Greek                tartaroo The deepest abyss of Hell

Latin                  inferno  (Danta' inferno)

English                Hell (remember once in Hell you cannot get out. 
                                       This is VERY important)


Aramaic and Hebrew    Sheol  (Remember in the old Testament it clearly states 


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)

Psa 30:3

These two passages are very important because there is a time limit in Sheol but not in the inferno of hell.

Job 14:13
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!

Job 14:14
If mortals die, will they live again? All the days of my service I would wait until my release should come.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol.

Psa 30:3
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)

Latin               Purgatorium

English         Purgatory

Same place AS SHEOL  but different words explaining the very same place = Purgatory

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 sabbath there.
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 thought.
46 Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin."

The New Testament also has references to Purgatory

Matthew 5:23-26
" 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 penny."

Luke 12:54-59
"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 time?
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 penny.”



Also see

Purgatory - In The Bible





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