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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Purgatory


• Does Jesus ever talk about Purgatory?
• What did "Gehenna" mean at the time of Jesus?
• Does the concept of purgatory go back to the Old Test.?

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• Does Jesus ever talk about Purgatory?
• What did "Gehenna" mean at the time of Jesus?
• Does the concept of purgatory go back to the Old Test.?

  • 49 min. (1 CD / MP3)

    Did Jesus himself ever teach about Purgatory? For many readers of the Bible—Catholic and otherwise—the answer to this question would be ‘No’. Many studies of Purgatory in the Bible focus on two key passages: Jewish prayers for the dead (2 Maccabees 12) and St. Paul’s teaching about “being saved through fire” (1 Corinthians 3).

    In this exciting study, Dr. Brant Pitre looks at these passages but goes even further, using his knowledge of ancient Jewish tradition to shed light on several forgotten teachings of Jesus himself regarding the reality of Purgatory. In this study, you will learn the following:


    The Sermon on the Mount and “Getting out of Prison”: Did Jesus talk about Purgatory in a Jewish way, in his most famous sermon of all?

    The Fires of “Gehenna”: Is Gehenna always a reference to the place of the damned? Or did ancient Jews believe in a spiritual realm of temporary punishment by “fire”?

    The Parable of the Servant’s Debts: Where is the “prison” into which God will cast us if we fail to pay off our “debts”? Is Jesus talking about an earthly prison in this parable?

    The Parable of the Master and the Servants: What are the different punishments that the servants receive when the Master comes back?

    The Amazing Grace of Purgatory: How can the Catechism of the Catholic Church refer to Purgatory as a “grace”? What is the “double consequence” of sin, and how does it shed light on the logic of Purgatory?


    If there is any doctrine of the Catholic Church about which both non-Catholics and Catholics seem to have doubts and misunderstandings, it is Purgatory. If you’ve ever wanted to learn what Jesus himself had to say about what will happen to those who die before “making amends” with their enemies; if you’ve ever wondered what will happen to those who “aren’t ready” for when they meet their Master; and if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Purgatory—without actually having to go there—then this is the Bible study for you.

     

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Aaron Dukette
Amazing

Dr. Pitre is world-class.

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Mark Dinterman
Excellent Lecture

You will love this 1 hour lecture on the Biblical roots of Purgatory. This is a key difference between Catholics and Protestants and it will give you a much better understanding of the Scriptural basis for Purgatory.

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Anthony DeFino
Purgatory Study

We had previously purchased this via MP3 and it deepened our understanding immensely. We bought this CD as a gift for a relative who also had questions about Purgatory. She found it very helpful.

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Marc
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I enjoyed the talk Mr. Pitre gave some I knew others I learned. I was hoping for more on the subject but it was still worth it.

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Robert Sevenich

Wish it was a DVD but it still works.

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