1 Corinthians 3:15 – ‘If someone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as through fire.’
Does this verse support the doctrine of purgatory?
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Purgatory, in other words, purifies those who, when they die, are neither good enough for heaven nor bad enough for hell.
The following bases for this doctrine are appealed to:
- 2 Maccabees 12:44f, where Judas Maccabeus makes provision for the atonement of the dead.