Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Opus 2014-81: Protestant Question on Purgatory

Purgatory doesn’t make sense.  Why? 

I am not a Roman Catholic so take this with a grain of salt.  My understanding is that the Roman Catholic church teaches that the vast majority of believers do not go directly to heaven but instead go to a place commonly called purgatory.  This is because they are not pure enough to go to heaven.  In purgatory they suffer for a period of time and this suffering purges them of the pollution that is still a part of their being.

If that is the case then it seems logical to me that while in purgatory they would continue sinning.  Thus the penalty would continue to grow and they would never be released.  It seems like the opposite of a win/win to me.

Where is my logic wrong?

homo unius libri


  1. It's NOT. The BIBLE teaches NOTHING about any such place. The books that the Catholics added MAY. It all sort of flies in the face of "absent from the body, present with the Lord!"

    1. We come from a tradition that believes the Bible is the ultimae authority. They believe the church is the ultimate authority. I also believe the Bible is more logical than any church will ever be.

      Grace and peace.


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