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The Biblical Basis For Purgatory Paperback – November 1, 2009
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About the Author
John Salza is held as a leading defender of the Catholic faith, and is devoted to apologetics. He also holds a Magnum Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin and is the creator of ScriptureCatholic.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Buy this book and
1) Wake up.
2) Knock off centuries of time you would have otherwise been burned and tormented there.
3) It is scriptural
4) A must read for every human being. (most people will sadly go to hell, and of the few who go to heaven, most go to Purgatory first).
5) For all of those who wondered where God's justice, and mercy meet, it is here: PURGATORY!
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease buy this book, you will have the opportunity to take time off from that dreadful place (state of existence), really!
Since Purgatory is a state of existence, there is no measure of time, and seconds there feels like years, minutes feel like centuries, and some people are there until the end of the world (then Purgatory ceases to exist, and then it is just Heaven) (those in hell stay in hell forever, READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
God bless you, and take time off of your Purgatory time, this is SO SERIOUS.
SO many people do not believe in Purgatory today and I can understand that reasoning. But, this book gives good reasons why it does exist.
We all commit sins and ask forgiveness...but we all have to make amends for those sins so we feel worthy of even seeing the face of God.
Purgatory is a temporary place to stop and make up for those sins on our way to Heaven. You might be surprised at how many people are still sitting in purgatory over decades and centuries. All they need are our prayers and sacrifices offered for them. They cannot pray for themselves, but they can pray for us.
And Yes, there really is a hell and a Satan. This is something else people do not care to know. But is surely obvious by all the evil in the world.
I recently read The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, translated by John Ciardi (which is available on Amazon and which I highly recommend because of the very helpful interpretations of each Canto, section, and part). It was my best introduction to Purgatory yet and it drove my curiosity to buy Salza's book and read more about it.
I love John Salza's lawyerly presentation of "the argument" for Purgatory, which leaves no doubt in the mind of this juror that it is not only real, but a place we can actually be grateful for on the one hand, (there is, after all, a worse place one could go) , and a place if we are better prepared on the other, to avoid, by greater obedience and a faithful life well led.
You would be very stubborn indeed if you read this book and held any doubt about the existence of Purgatory. This is a wonderful reference for all those Catholics who believe, but have difficulty convincing others in the truth about this interim destiny for so many souls who leave here with unrepented sins.
I did, however, learn much from the section on Indulgences since the Church has neglected for so long any mention of them and their benefit especially to the Holy Souls suffering in Purgatory. Also, the information on the Apostolic Pardon granted when the Sacrament of the Sick is administered at the time of death was very important especially for those caring for a critically or terminally sick person.
I would recommend the book to Catholics and non-Catholics who are not sure and are open to learning the truth of what the Church teaches and why.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very in depth read on the Catholic Church's teachings on purgatory and the Scriptural basis for the teaching.Published 10 months ago by Desiree Tosatto
Very informative. Some of the information was above my level of understanding but overall, I couldn't put this down and truly enjoy enjoyed reading it. Highly recommend it.Published 12 months ago by AC
I bought this as a gift for a friend, he told me it was a great book.Published 12 months ago by carol