Yes, but you do agree that there is a hell as mentioned in Matthew 25? So there is punishment for our sins. To my mind it is only reasonable that if there is eternal punishment for greater sins, as mentioned in Scripture, then this would hold for the lesser sins, but only to a lesser degree. That is what makes sense to me. I don't see a person going to hell for not returning ten cents overchange that he had received from a busy clerk in the supermarket, especially if he has to wait in a long line to return this amount. I see lesser sins as deserving of a lesser punishment than hell, and so to me the teaching on Purgatory makes sense.
The idea of the existence of a purgatorium outside of hell , i judge it to be incorrect . There is no middle way : hell purgatorium and heaven . Althought the possibility of people being moved or transfer from Hell to heaven exist , in my perspective . But this before the Last Judgement . I believe in the power of prayers and fasting , intercessions for the death , i believe they can grant salvation , the ones that use to be in grace with God but didn`t died reconciliated with Him . Or I believe how a elder romanian said in an interview : That if a priest is born in someone family , if his family is in hell all the family can be redeem trough him from hell untill the 7 family . I believe hell exists and hell is Hades the house of the death and sheol , were people are tormented for their sins . I don`t believe in a separate existance of Purgatorio from Hell . God have mercy.What happens to people who have unrepented lesser sins, such as mentioned above?
Let`s not forget the most important thing , Jesus paid the price.Jesus absolve us from blame . He died for all our sins , not just one .
Yes I believe in hell , and believe me in hell(Hades) there is punishment for our sins . I believe in hell as a eternal punishment . I believe that there are two place hell and heaven , where the soul can find destination at . What is very important for the destination of our soul , is our relantionship with people , with others , that counts very much , a dollar given to a poor , trying to do good for your neighbour , what you want others to do to you , you do to them . Every pain we cause to our neighbour , every word and every cent we will have to give account for it . That is why we need to reconciliate with our accuser on the way . For what you consider small and little thing , could harm a person very hard spiritually . And you will have to give account for it . Even if it sounds silly . God put great value on relationships between people and on love . The smallest effort of us for a neighbour could mean very much for him and that effort maybe can pull us out of hell . To give is more than to receive . And to give it means to receive . By doing good , you will be repaid with good 100 times on earth and after death with eternal life . Goodness and love is something from wich if you take it doesn`t end , put it grows . As much as you make use of love and goodness they grow . Don`t despise the one who are in disadvantange in front of you , the pour , the ill , the handicap , be gratefull and happy for what you are and what you have , and show mercy with them , and God will make mercy with you . "I desire mercy and not sacrifice." The poor , the ill , the handicap are despised by some people , but God takes care of them , God knows their pain . Don`t judge and you will not be judge . Let all your judgements be made with love .If you will keep accounted sins for your neighbour so will God . If we will forgive the sins of those who mistake us , so will our Father wich is in heaven will forgive our sins. I will end with some bible verses.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.