Where Is Purgatory In The Bible?

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Does the Bible mention purgatory? If so, what Scriptures are used to support it? What is Purgatory? If you’re looking for the word “purgatory” in the Bible you won’t find it. If you’re looking for the concept of purgatory, I still don’t believe you can find it because I couldn’t, so the question is; what is purgatory? Does it really exist? The Catholic Encyclopedia says that purgatory is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God's grace, are not entir … [Read more...]

How Can I Avoid Hell?

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What does the Bible say about avoiding hell? What does it involve?The Problem of Sin Whoever does not have the Holy Spirit cannot even know that they are in deep trouble with God because of their sins. Their sins have separated them from a holy God (Isaiah 59:2), whether they know it or not. Jesus says that those who are still in their sins will die in their sins unless they repent (John 8:24) and He warned “do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who c … [Read more...]

What Did Jesus Say Or Teach About Heaven?

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Did Jesus say much about heaven? If so, what did He teach regarding heaven?The Frequency of Heaven Jesus spoke more about heaven than hell and in fact, over twice as much did Jesus speak about heaven as He did hell in the gospels. There are nearly 140 references to heaven in the gospels and nearly every one of them came from Jesus. In the Book of Revelation, we see heavens or heaven mentioned but sometimes this refers to the first and second heaven, with the first being the home where birds … [Read more...]

What Is Hellfire Preaching? Should This Be Done More Often?

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Why do they call some preaching “hellfire” preaching? Is it biblical? Should it be preached?The Coming Fire Jesus spoke twice as much about hell as He ever did heaven because He desires no one go there (2nd Pet 3:9). Jesus gave one of the clearest warnings ever about the coming fiery judgment upon all who are not saved in the Gospel of Matthew in chapter twenty-five when He says “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil … [Read more...]

Where Is Hell? A Christian Study

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Does the Bible say where hell is at? Is it under the earth?The Reality of Hell Jesus actually spoke more about hell than He ever did about heaven. He may have done so to show the reality of hell and that God’s desire is that none perish apart from Christ (2nd Pet 3:9) so God is warning them. The Gospel of Matthew alone has more accounts of Jesus speaking about hell (8 times) compared to the rest of the New Testament (9 times). Why was this more prevalent in Matthew’s Gospel? Perhaps it was b … [Read more...]

Is Purgatory Real? A Bible Study

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Is purgatory in the Bible? If not, why do so many believe in it?The Judgment The Bible clearly says that “just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27) so “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring” (Prov 27:1). Why did Solomon write this? It was because “you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14). Sadly, many reject the g … [Read more...]


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