Purgatory: The Soul Merchandise of the Roman Catholic Church
Persecutors of the Church of Christ largely Catholics instructed me that the Church of Christ isn’t actually a faith however a bunch posing as a faith of Christ aiming to earn cash by amassing cash from its members.
Nonetheless, once I joined the Church and actively participated its actions, I realized that this church (Church of Christ) is absolutely the Church based by Christ and is all the time doing its finest to carry its members to the state worthy to obtain the promised Salvation on the day of judgment.
And after studying the reality recorded on the Bible, I spotted that the faith of many of the persecutors of the Church of Christ, that’s the Roman Catholic Church, is definitely the one incomes cash from its non secular companies which aren’t taught by Christ and His Apostles. One in every of these companies is the “Soul Merchandise” of the Roman Catholic Church which relies on its invented doctrine of Purgatory.
We all know that the doctrine of Purgatory isn’t a biblical dotrine as revealed by Allan Sckreck on his ebook, “Catholic and christian“, p. 195:
“Scriptures and christian custom undoubtedly affirm that heaven and hell exist, however what about that mysterious ‘third state’ that Catholics and another Christians name ‘Purgatory’. The time period itself isn’t discovered within the Bible however the identical approach he stated of different necessary christian doctrines, such because the phrases ‘Trinity’ and ‘Incarnation’.
Since it’s not discovered within the Bible, it’s not Christ nor the Apostles taught this doctrine. Then, who launched this doctrine to the Church? Based on Paul Witcomb, this doctrine was acquired from the early Fathers of the Roman Catholic Church:
“… The primitive Church Fathers regarded the doctrine of Purgatory as one of many fundamental tenets of the christian FAith. St. Augustine, one of many biggest docs of the Church, stated the doctrine of Purgatory ‘has been acquired from the Fathers and it’s noticed by the Common Church’. True, the phrase ‘Purgatory’ doesn’t seem within the Bible …” (Catholic Church Has The Reply, pp. 32-33)
Nonetheless, it was not instantly made into an official doctrine. It was first proclaimed on 1438. That was lots of (maybe thousand) of years after the dying of the Apostles. After which after a number of years, it was confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church as revealed by Loraine Boettner:
“The doctrine was proclaimed an article of religion in 1438, by the Council of Florence and was later confirmed by the Council of Trent, in 1548.” (Roman Catholism, p. 229)
Studying this reality made me ask this: For what motive that the Roman Catholic Church invented the doctrine of Purgatory? Is it for the nice of the souls of males or for the treasury of the Roman Catholic Church? And one other writer of the ebook answered this questions:
“Now the actual motive why the Roman Catholic Church borrowed the imaginary purification system from the pagans rested completely upon a mercenary, money-making scheme that might (and did) enrich the Church. This was one of many issues that enraged Martin Luther to the purpose of nailing his well-known ’95 Theses’ to the door of the Citadel Church in Wittenburg.” (My Deliverance From The Heresies of Rome, By Harry Hampel, p. 83)
The very motive is money-making. The doctrine of Purgatory is only for the treasury of the Roman Catholic church.
After all, Purgatory itself could not carry cash to the Church. It’s performed by teaming up the doctrine of Purgatory with one other invented doctrine of “Indulgence”, which is outlined as:
“The observe by which an individual may pay cash to the church or do an excellent deed and procure remission of the temporal punishment attributable to sin. After the Protestant Reformation, money not turned a suitable option to acquire an indulgence.” (religioustolerance.org)
And the way does the Bible name this sort of enterprise? Apostle John’s ebook of Revelation name it the “Merchandise of males’s soul”:
11 “And the retailers of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for nobody buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold and silver, treasured stones and pearls, wonderful linen and purple, silk and scarlet, each type of citron wooden, each type of object of ivory, each type of object of most treasured wooden, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, aromatic oil and frankincense, wine and oil, wonderful flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and our bodies and souls of males. (Revelation 18:11-13, NKJV)
No surprise that the Roman Catholic Church do promote souls. The Bible is aware of this.