What happened when we die. People who had experienced death for a short time period or near death said that there is life after death. According to the Scripture when people die, there are only two doors for them to enter: either the narrow which is heaven or the wide which is hell.
In Matthew 7:13″Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Also, in Luke 13:24 24″Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
In Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,105 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten.6 Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun Also in Psalms4,” When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.”
Death is like a very deep sleep. There are no thoughts or emotions, and without thoughts or emotions there can be no consciousness. In death you are asleep in the grave, without knowledge, without emotions, and without consciousness. Therefore, when people died they know nothing whatsoever is going, for they are in deep sleep. However, upon the coming of the Lord or on the Judgment day, every death people will be alive and will be judged accordingly either to hell or to heaven. So, purgatory is not true at all.
Just imagined you died a murderer, adulterer sexually immoral, etc. without making atonement for your sins and make the changes in your life before you died. If people say, you can pray for the death so their soul can be saved, what is it’s fairness to the people who are still alive and making repentance for their sins and trying hard to make amends on their inequities. God is always just. So, where is justice if that happens. There was never an instance in the bible that says about purgatory. Kung ganun e kahit magkasala pala ako, basta ipanalangin ako ng aking mga naiwan , maliligtas ako. Brothers and sisters, that so unfair sa mga nagsisikap magpakabuti habang sila ay buhay pa…di ba?
That’s why Jesus said in Matthew 5:29-30,29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
Why would Jesus said this if there is a chance for you to be saved through prayers by your loved ones if you die a murderer, sexually immoral, killer, idolater, etc.
One time during my reading, when I was so immersed with the words, God made me feel how much He loves us and how much He we have hurt Him. It was like seconds of deep sleep. When I came to myself it was like a dream. During that time I can feel so much empathy and pity to people, pero nung mabalik ang pagiisip ko, bumalik yung dati-yung may kinaiinisan, pero not to the point na gusto mo siyang mamatay hanggat di nabago(nandun pa din yung pagiisip ko ) I’m telling you this to warn you. I’m not a prophet ,I’m a sinner just like you all. We all sin, because we have this sin innate in ourselves and our only way to get rid of is to pray hard for it. And, the only salvation is through Christ Jesus, our Lord: Repentance and Acceptance or Declaration that Jesus is Lord and Savior.
PSALM 21:13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.