Nuggets from "Whatever Happened to Heaven?" by Dave Hunt |

Hunt, Dave

Nuggets from "Whatever Happened to Heaven?" by Dave Hunt

Numerous scriptures make it clear that those who have believed on Christ and received Him as their Savior and Lord have been completely and forever purged of the guilt and eternal consequences of sin—a purging, moreover, that could never be accomplished even in part by us, but only by Christ alone. Many scriptures attest to the sufficiency of this cleansing, such as the following: "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John:1:7); "when he had by himself purged our sins" (Hebrews:1:3). Yet in heretical rejection of such inspired assurance and the repeated reminder that Christ has "washed us from our sins in his own blood: (Revelation:1:5), modern Catholic catechisms declare: "In this life we can satisfy for the temporal punishment due to sin by Prayer, Fasting, Almsdeeds, etc. Purgatory is the state in which those suffer for a time who die guilty of venial sins, or who die without having fully satisfied for the punishment due to their forgiven sins." (Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., "The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine" Tan Books and Publishers, 1977, 45)