Purgatory proper is not in the Bible, but is the concept?

Since Purgatory is only taught in Roman Catholic doctrine, that will be the source to define the concept. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches “All who die in God's grace, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary [...]

How do we know that a day for a year is correct?

There are 2 direct scriptures which directly teach that one prophetic day represents one actual year. 1) Numbers 14:34 “After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.” [...]

Do rich people go to hell?

We often ask ourselves because of certain characteristics or circumstances if someone we know, or maybe ourselves, will go to hell. Perhaps this question arises from the reading of Luke 16:19-31, the Parable of the rich man and Lazarus. A couple important points to understand are 1) that it is a parable and 2) the [...]

Will a Christian go to hell for committing suicide?

No, a person is not eternally tortured if he commits suicide. When a person dies, he goes into the grave. The Bible explains that the grave is a condition of unconsciousness. Eccl. 9:5, 10, "For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not any thing…there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, [...]

How many years are from Genesis to Revelation?

From the creation of Adam in Genesis to AD 1, there are 4128 years. The period from AD 1 to the writing of the book of Revelation accounts for about another 100 years. So, there are about 4228 from Genesis to Revelation. More specifically: From the Creation of Adam to the end of the flood.......................1656 [...]