The Catholic Doctrine of Purgatory was 

Taught in Ancient Greece, in Ancient Rome, and in Ancient Egypt.

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Alexander Hislop (a historian) describes how the Greeks and other ancient (pre-Catholic) civilizations taught the doctrine of purgatory. Hislop explains (The Two Babylons, p.p. 139-140) (bold /color added): 

In Greece the doctrine of a purgatory was inculcated [taught] by the very chief of the philosophers. Thus Plato, speaking of the future judgment of the dead, holds out the hope of final deliverance for all, but maintains that, of "those who are judged," "some" must first "proceed to a subterranean place of judgment, where they shall sustain the punishment they have deserved"; while others, in consequence of a favourable [sic] judgment, being elevated at once into a certain celestial place, "shall pass their time in a manner becoming the life they have lived in a human shape.

Rome taught the belief of purgatory before Catholicism existed. Hislop:

In Pagan Rome, purgatory was equally held up before the minds of men; but there, there seems to have been no hope held out to any of exemption from its pains. Therefore, Virgil, describing its different tortures, thus speaks: 

"Nor can the grovelling mind, 

In the dark dungeon of the limbs confined, 

Assert the native skies, or own its heavenly kind. 

Nor death itself can wholly wash their stains; 

But long-contracted filth, even in the soul, remains 

The relics of inveterate vice they wear, 

And spots of sin obscene in every face appear. 

For this are various penances enjoined; 

And some are hung to bleach upon the wind, 

Some plunged in waterothers purged in fires, 

Till all the dregs are drained, and all the rust expires. 

All have their Manes, and those Manes bear. 

The few so cleansed to these abodes repair, 

And breathe in ample fields the soft Elysian air, 

Then are they happy, when by length of time 

The scurf is worn away of each committed crime. 

No speck is left of their habitual stains, 

But the pure ether of the soul remains.

Ancient Egyptian priests taught the doctrine of purgatory long before Rome became an empire. Hislop writes:

In Egypt, substantially the same doctrine of purgatory was inculcated [taught]. [...] Prayers for the dead ever go hand in hand with purgatory; but no prayers can be completely efficacious [effective] without the interposition of the priests; [interposition: to go between the god(s) and the people] and no priestly functions can be rendered unless there be special pay for them. Therefore, in every land we find the Pagan priesthood "devouring widows' houses," and making merchandise of the tender feelings of sorrowing relatives [...] of the beloved dead. 


In Egypt the exactions [money charged] of the priests for funeral dues and masses for the dead were far from being trifling. "The priests," says Wilkinson, "induced the people to expend large sums on the celebration of funeral rites; [...] [many people saved] something for the expenses of their death. For, beside the embalming process, which sometimes cost a talent of silver, [...], the tomb itself was purchased at an immense expense; and numerous demands were made upon the estate of the deceased, for the celebration of prayer and other services for the soul." 

"The ceremonies," we find him elsewhere saying, "consisted of a sacrifice similar to those offered in the temples, vowed for the deceased to one or more gods (as Osisris, Anubis, and others connected with Amenti); incense and libation were also presented; and a prayer was sometimes read, the relations and friends being present as mourners. They even joined their prayers to those of the priest. [...]

Such was the operation of the doctrine of purgatory and prayers for the dead among avowed and acknowledged Pagansand in what essential respect does it differ from the operation of the same doctrine in Papal Rome? There are the same extortions in the one as there were in the other. The doctrine of purgatory is purely Pagan, and cannot for a moment stand in the light of Scripture. For those who die in Christ no purgatory is, or can be, needed; for "the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanseth from ALL sin."   

The Pagan Purgatory: The Origin of the Catholic Purgatory

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Alexander Hislop mentions that in "Pagan purgatory", fire, water, and wind were involved. Three of the four elements of paganism were used to purify a person going through purgatory.

Virgil, the famous Roman poet, wrote in The Aeneid, Book VI (long before Catholicism existed) (bold / color / underline added):

For this are various penances enjoined; 

And some are hung to bleach upon the wind, 

Some plunged in waterothers purged in fires, 

Till all the dregs are drained, and all the rust expires. 


The scurf is worn away of each committed crime. 

No speck is left of their habitual stains, 

But the pure ether of the soul remains.

Hislop tells us more about this (The Two Babylons, p.p. 140-141.) (bold / color added):

In the Pagan purgatory, firewaterwind, were represented (as may be seen from the lines of Virgil) as combining to purge away the stain of sin. In the purgatory of the Papacy, ever since the days of Pope Gregory, FIRE itself has been the grand means of purgation (Catechismus Romanus). Thus, while the purgatorial fires of the future world are just the carrying out of the principle embodied in the blazing and purifying Baal-fires of the eve of St. John, they form another link in identifying the system of Rome with the system of Tammuz or Zoroaster, the great God of the ancient fire-worshippers. 

Now, if baptismal regeneration, justification by works, penance as a satisfaction to God's justice, the unbloody sacrifice of the mass, extreme unction, purgatory, and prayers for the dead, were all derived from Babylon, how justly may the general system of Rome be styled Babylonian? And if the account already given be true, what thanks ought we to render to God, that, from a system such as this, we were set free at the blessed Reformation!  

Purgatory is Not Found in the Bible but Catholics Teach It Regardless

The Catholic doctrine of Purgatory states that…

"Purgatory is a state or condition in which the souls of the just, who die with the stains of sin, are cleansed before they are admitted to heaven." (The Question and Answer Catholic Catechism, Q. 316.)

"Stain of sin means the temporal punishment still due to venial or forgiven mortal sins. If the punishment has not been satisfied before death, a person must suffer in purgatory to repay this debt which is owed to the divine Majesty." (The Question and Answer Catholic Catechism, Q. 317.)

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ’s precious blood cleanses all the sinof those who trust in Him for Salvation (see Hebrews 9:12). Nowhere is Purgatory, or anything like it, mentioned.

Hebrews 9:11-12

11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Colossians 1:13-14

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Colossians 1:14 teaches that those who trust in Jesus Christ and His blood for salvation “have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” This is nothing we can obtain by good works. It is a free gift of God and “Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2 says…

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Hebrews 9 talks more about Jesus Christ’s one-time sacrifice to pay for all the sin of those who trust in Him for salvation.

Hebrews 9:24-28

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 9:26 and 28 reveal that Jesus Christ “put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” Jesus Christ did this sacrifice “once in the end of the world”. Jesus did this not twice, not many times, but once. One time, Jesus paid for all the sins of those who believe in His name…who believe that He died for their sins, shedding His precious blood on the cross to pay for all their sins (see Romans 10:9-10 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  

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    If You Would Like to Have a Relationship with the true God, Be an Adopted Child of God, and Go to Heaven…

God loves us so much that He sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and shed His precious blood to pay for all of these sins (John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians. 15:3-4). And He rose from the grave on the third day (1 Cor. 15:4).

The Bible says this about Jesus and Salvation:

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

1 Timothy 2:5

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

Acts 4:12

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”


1. If you believe and confess aloud, genuinely from your heart, that Jesus Christ has paid for all your sinswith His precious blood and has risen from the dead (…knowing that you cannot earn this free gift of salvation) (Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; and Colossians 1:14);

2. And if you repent from your sins (You do this by confessing only to God Himself that you are a sinner and that you want to turn away from sin.) (Romans 3:23; Acts 3:19; and 1 John 1:8-9);

3. And if you have made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, you are saved (Jesus cannot be your Lord if you are serving yourself and living selfishly. If He is not your Lord, you would have another master. Jesus said in Luke 16:13: “No servant can serve two masters…”) (Romans 10:9-10 and Luke 16:13).

4. Now seek God with all your heart. Seek to know Him and you will (Jeremiah 29:13).

We need to emphasize this: God does not want us following a strict system of rules in order to please Him. God loves us and is about having a good personal relationship with each one of us as we seek Him and obey Him. God loves you and wants you to get to know Him personally.

John 17:3 says: "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."