Truth Of Purgatory

Make Reparation For Your Sins

2019-August-23   . . .   By: ncdm

After the physical death of the body, many who believe in the existence of the soul consider its destination to be either paradise or hell. Its probably only the Catholics who believe that there is a third destination: Purgatory. The non-Catholics argue that no ancient writing even mention it, and certainly not the Christian Bible. The Catholic Church has based its belief on the “beatific vision” of all the Saints, from generation to generation since the death of Jesus, who unambiguously attested to it.

The Saints are the true co-sufferers and co-redeemers of Jesus. Like Saint Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, and Frances of Rome, some of them were born rich and noble, literally born with a silver spoon. But when the Lord “summoned” them, they readily sold their possessions and gave to the poor, and then embraced poverty – indeed a ‘riches to rags’ story. None of the Saints lived rich, they all died poor.

“.. sell your possessions and give to the poor, provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ” — Luke 12:33

Like Jesus, the Saints suffered and made sacrifices for the conversion of sinners and the salvation of souls. Most of them spent almost their entire lives serving the sick and the poor.

“.. how fleeting all earthly things are, and how everything that appears great disappears like smoke, and does not give the soul freedom, but weariness. Happy the soul that understands these things and with only one foot touches the earth.” — Saint Faustina, Diary #1141.

We should believe the Saints, their intentions were pure, absolutely no pretensions, malice, or deceit. And what profit can they get if they tell lies when they have already given up everything?  Being in union with Jesus, they were gifted with the power of healing, miracles, and prophecy, and other bonuses like “divine experiences and/or travel” not just to Heaven but also to Hell and Purgatory. So when they talk about things we can never do or experience, we should believe them. All the Saints have been on an all-inclusive tour to heaven, hell and purgatory, and they can flatly tell all the humanity, whether believers or not, whether dead or alive, “I’ve been there, I’ve done that!”.

Almost all non-Catholic preachers and pastors deny the existence of Purgatory, and among the most notable of them is this Brother Ely Soriano, stressing that of all the versions of the Bible not even one has mentioned it. But after the Bible, God sent the Saints to substantiate Purgatory. It’s Ely’s words against the Saints’. It’s the credibility of the Saints who truly have shown ‘signs and wonders’, who have healed thousands and performed miracles and prophecies, against this bookish Ely who can’t heal any sickness not even a simple headache and who hasn’t done even a single miracle or prophesy. His only feat is having thoroughly memorized the Bible from cover to cover, indeed so thorough that he can pinpoint the location of every single comma and period in there. But such achievement bears no divinity, certainly it’s not that extraordinary. Even the most notorious criminals in Muntinlupa can memorize the Bible, and they can also preach the same way. Given the time, a thousand hardened rapists, murderers, and swindlers can also be Brother Ely.

Right now, the world is teeming with false prophets. These wolves preach that when you die, it’s either you go to heaven, or to hell, and they hinge on this:

“.. for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”Ephesians 2:8

These wolves are so shrewd in cherry-picking the verses that serve them well. Their ploy is to steadfastly assure you that faith alone is your ticket to heaven. So everyone who hears this is mesmerised – with this charming pastor, getting to heaven is really that easy, that even if your faith is only as big as a mustard seed that’s enough to go to heaven, so he must be telling the truth, and so he is deserving of bigger tithes. Mga kapatid, be very discerning, their bold worship of Jesus is a big lie and a big deception. It is Satan that they worship who instructed them differently, exactly the opposite of what Jesus taught the Saints.

“.. Jesus said only those who give up their possessions can be my disciples.” — Luke 14:33

These wolves continue to amass wealth, their bank accounts keep growing without stopping, they are multi-millionaires and even billionaires like Brother Mike Velarde of El Shaddai. Giving tithe to them is actually giving alms to somebody who is overly richer than you. Charity is not in their vocabulary. They hate the sick and the poor, they won’t even come close to them fearing they might get infected by the disease or get soiled. The instruction they got from Satan is to keep amassing wealth, never mind the sick and the poor, that’s the task for Jesus and his minions.

“.. nothing impure will ever enter heaven.” — Revelation 21:27

Faith alone doesn’t make anyone pure. Everyone of us is a sinner, no one is pure. Even the Saints acknowledge that they were sinners, thus not all of them went straight to heaven – some of them still have to be “purified” for a few minutes in Purgatory. But in the torments of Purgatory, a minute seems to be a month. On her deathbed in the last minutes of her life, Saint Catherine of Siena :[1347-80, Italy]: was heard saying repeatedly more than fifty times, “I have sinned! Oh Lord, have mercy on me!”. This saint who devoted most of her life caring for the sick and poor did thousands of healing, and performed miracles and prophecies.

“.. if God has found spots in the sun and malice in the angels, what then is this sinful man?  And for us, who have committed so many mortal sins and who have done practically nothing to satisfy the Justice of God, how many years of Purgatory!” — Saint John Vianney, 1786-1859 :[Lyon, France]:

Those “faithfuls” outside the Catholic Church rely on their faith as their primary saving grace – that’s very dangerous, as it is subjective, and there is no human yardstick to measure it. A beautiful woman will look at the mirror and say, “my beauty is 100%, totally flawless.” But another beautiful woman will say, “your beauty is just 60%, mine is 100%”. Likewise, though you may confidently consider that your faith is 100%, but suppose the Lord finds that it’s just 20%? Mga kapatid, in these Last Days you must be very discerning. In the congregation of those other faithfuls, particularly the born-again Christians and other Protestants, there is more frivolity than solemnity, there is more singing, dancing, and laughing. And most of them don’t celebrate the Holy Eucharist.

“.. these people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me..” — Matthew 15:8

These born-again Christians are hoping for a “rapture”, believing they will be saved as the Lord will lift them to the clouds to avoid the chastisement. Mga kapatid, take it from me, rapture is a big lie.

So before I proceed, I warn you of these wolves below. They are the “brood of vipers”. These are just a few, there are hundreds more. These Pied Pipers keep their flocks fully entertained as they lead them to perdition.

These are all false prophets.

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What is Purgatory?

“.. a soul in Purgatory sees very clearly on the day of his funeral if we really pray for him, or if we have simply made an act of presence to show we were there. The poor souls say that tears are no good for them, only prayer. Often they complain that people go to a funeral without addressing a single prayer to God, while shedding many tears, this is useless!..” — Saint Maria Simma, 1915-2004 :[Sonntag, Austria]:

Contrary to what the false prophets like Brother Ely Soriano claim that Purgatory is not found in the Bible, I would say it is there :[ I realized it online as pointed out by other believers]:. Actually, we can consider a number of verses that pertain to it, though only metaphorically or symbolically, like this one:

“.. Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?  As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way :[i.e., make reparation for your sins]:, or your adversary may drag you off to the magistrate, and the magistrate throw you into prison :[i.e., Purgatory]:. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny :[i.e., completely cleansed of your sins]:.” — Luke 12:57

All of us are sinners. Each of our sins, whether slight or big, has hurt our Father, the Lord Almighty. Jesus teaches us that while we are still living on earth, before we die, we should make ‘amends’ or atone for our sins with the Father as soon as possible, because if we fail and we die, then we’ll have to do it in Purgatory. It’s simply, you can’t escape the responsibility for your sins, either you pay it now here on earth, or you pay it later in Purgatory. It’s the mystery of Divine Justice that must always be kept balanced. When a debit is made, a credit must follow to keep things balanced.

Purgatory is the place where our “unfinished business” here on earth is continued and finished. When we fail to make reparation for our sins while we are alive, we do the reparation in Purgatory where we are burned like gold and purified, because we can never be admitted to heaven unless we are 100% “pure”.

Mga kapatid, you may ponder Hebrews 12:4.

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says:

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined – and everyone undergoes discipline – then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. — Hebrews 12:4

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SOURCES:

The Dialogue Of Saint Catherine Of Siena – Algar Thorold [ewtn.com]

The Secret Of Poor Souls In Purgatory by Maria Simma – [michaeljournal.org]

Purgatory, by Saint John Vianney – [catholicsaints.info]

Purgatory by Rod Brostrom – [stmarkbeaman.org]

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