mccallansteve
At heart, Lewis was a Catholic but he never formally converted. What a mystery
John A Cassani
The need for purgatory is just so self-evident. What would it say for our reverence for heaven if everyone who wasn’t damned went straight in? You are either left with the Calvinist despair of salvation for practically everyone, or you become a universalist who says everyone is automatically saved. The Church captures both the sure and certain hope of salvation, as well as the need to work out …More
The need for purgatory is just so self-evident. What would it say for our reverence for heaven if everyone who wasn’t damned went straight in? You are either left with the Calvinist despair of salvation for practically everyone, or you become a universalist who says everyone is automatically saved. The Church captures both the sure and certain hope of salvation, as well as the need to work out one’s salvation in “fear and trembling” in her teaching on how one is saved, and purgatory is a necessary step for most everyone.