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Catholic view of Purgatory ... Is it real?

Mike Kirby's picture

suffer loss of rewards.

Michael said,

Therefore I conclude that there is a process where our works are tried by fire, some are burnt away as dross is burnt away from gold to refine it, and we suffer in the process to some extent, but that suffering in no way affects our salvation.

Mike says,

The context of "suffer loss" would indicate a loss of rewards.

V14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

Why would you feel like you have suffered loss in the cleansing or purging of sin?

As you have said, this process is for the saved, those who trust in the Christ that "by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Hebrews 1:3

Why redo what He has already done?

Holiness isn't measured by the distance you keep from the world and it's ways ...
it's measured by your nearness to God"

"Divine Grace is not opposed to effort ...
it is opposed to earning "
— Dallas Willard