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Catholic view of Purgatory ... Is it real?

Loutzenhiser's picture

Just a small point if i may

on the con purgatory side
refering to this quote:
Michael wrote –
No it occurs after the individuals death and it occurs outside of time, since that is where God exists.

sallee responded -
So, we are agreed then that Purgatory (if a timeline could be used) would happen after physical death, and before the resurrection. And yet, you say purgatory would happen “where God exists” and that is “outside of time.” Thinking about your general argument, wouldn’t then Purgatory have to happen “within time” as the point of it is to become perfected before we enter the presence of God?

Do the catholics believe in the Rapture (pre mid post) and if they do then how will those that are caught up in a "twinkling of an eye" supposed to go to purgatory? aren;t they changed to thier new perfect bodies at the time they are called up? and what of those that enter into Gods 1000 year kingdom? or is that metophor as well?

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