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Catholic view of Purgatory ... Is it real?

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Justin and 1cor 3

Justin said,

The ‘spirit’ of this scripture is a reminder to the Corinthians that this or that particular messenger is not the test of truth, but rather the message and its enduring qualities that reveal the truth of the gospel; it doesn’t matter if Apollos, Cephas, or Paul disagree; the right doctrine will stand the test of time, and be justified by its survival of difficulty.

Mike says,

Thank you for showing this angle of this passage. I have always associated this passage with the judgment seat of Christ but wasn't 100% comfortable with connecting that passage with the judgment seat.

It will be cause for me to meditate on that passage in the light that you have shown.

Jesus said in Luke 7:35 that "But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it." NLT.

With all due respect to ML's interpretation to this passage, I have seen that idea of purgatory in the community I live in and the family that I was raised in as a "second chance" opportunity as a weighing in of good and bad works.

It was/is support for indulgences in the past and even now.

It certainly was a trigger that our Lord used for the great reformation.

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