What Does The Bible Say About Purgatory

Purgatory is a concept in Christian theology that refers to a temporary state of purification or cleansing in the afterlife, for those who have died in a state of grace but who still have some unrepented sins or imperfections at the time of their death. The concept of purgatory is primarily associated with some Christian denominations, particularly the Catholic Church, and is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible.

While the Bible does not explicitly mention purgatory, some verses (such as 1 Corinthians 3:15 and Matthew 5:26) have been interpreted by some religious scholars and theologians as supporting the concept. However, other scholars and denominations interpret these verses differently or do not see them as referring to purgatory.

Overall, the belief in purgatory is a matter of interpretation and varies among different Christian denominations. Some adhere to the concept of purgatory, while others reject it as an unscriptural doctrine.