purgatory, hades gospel, protestant, purification, catholic, bellarmine, doctrine
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The Hades gospel promises various classes of unbelievers that in Hades they will get another opportunity to be converted. See CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL MONTHLY, 1945, May, June, September, and December issues. But it has a message also for the believers. It tells them that after their death they will be purged in Hades of the remnants of sin still clinging to them and thus be fitted for heaven. This Hades institution is not exactly the Catholic purgatory, but a purgatory it is still, a needed purgatory. - It is known as the Protestant purgatory.
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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Peter 3:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 15:20;
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"The Protestant Purgatory,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 17, Article 34.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol17/iss1/34