Requiescat In Pace in Purgatory?


Do we get a second chance after death to go to heaven?



Upon learning of my Catholic aunt’s unexpected passing, I can only hope that she called on Jesus on her last dying breath. It is written in Romans 10:13, “Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”  Also, it is too late for me to pray for where she is going because the bible clearly states, “And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment,” in Hebrews 9:27. Once a person dies, their fate is sealed and no more intercession for the dead can be made. Catholics happen to believe they can pray for dead loved ones so that their stay in purgatory may be shortened.

Some “catechetically informed” Catholics assert that purgatory has Old Testament Apocryphal origins, but there is a reason why the Apocrypha has been omitted in the Evangelical bibles and that is because some books…

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3 thoughts on “Requiescat In Pace in Purgatory?

  1. I was raised Catholic but left many years ago. Purgatory, in my opinion, is an excuse for sin. Hell is a real place and is the place where those, including Christians who have prayed what I call the magic prayer and the live like hell

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  2. I think it is quite judgmental for one to equate a genuine prayer done at a pivotal time in a person’s life as a “Magic prayer” especially if it came from a truly repentant heart. Only people who associate with Calvinism coin that term, yet ultimately, a changed life is the testimony.

    Acts 2:21 clearly states, “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

    It wouldn’t be magic if someone truly believed that. It would be faith in action.

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