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Catholic view of Purgatory ... Is it real?

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What about the sin of Moslem people and others outside of Christ

Mike said -
I specifically stated a Moslem that believed in "God" but denied Christ as Lord. So please relate it to that.

Michael said,
There are all kinds of ways one can deny something.

If they have truly learned of Christ and then denied Him I would be concerned for their soul, but then I can not speak specifically to their state of salvation as it is not my place to judge. If however if they deny Christ without having truly learned of Him (perhaps doing so just because their parents raised them that way) there is still a possibility that they may be followers of Him and His teachings without even being aware they are doing so.

Mike asks,

So then, what about their sin?

My belief is such that once the Holy Spirit convicts a person of sin, whether they are catholic, protestant or muslim, the journey begins. (John 16:8-9)

There is conviction of sin.
There is a sensed need of forgiveness.
God introduces His grace by the Word,
Convicted sinner learns of Christ.
Convicted sinner asks Christ for forgiveness.
New Life is given.

So how can a "moslem" be a follower of Him without knowing about Him (Jesus)?
How can a "moslem" ask forgivness of sin without the cross?

"Divine Grace is not opposed to effort ...
it is opposed to earning "

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