More Inventions of the Roman Catholic Church: Limbo and Purgatory

4/04/2015 43 Comments

It is interesting to note how people invent lies to make people believe in them just so money keeps dropping to their coffers and reassure their hold on power. The concepts of Limbo and Purgatory are two among them, created by the Roman Catholic Church and now deeply embedded in their non-biblical beliefs. 

Limbo is not biblical in concept - in spirit and in letters. It is not found in the Bible. The braveness of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger or Pope Benedict XVI, to declare that Limbo does not exist contradicting almost all previous popes before him is a heroic act. We do not know if this was the reason why he later relinquished his post being the highest authority of the Roman Catholic Church. Maybe he was pressured by other authorities, maybe not! Only God knows the whole story. 

Two decades before this, way back in June 1985, the “Ratzinger Report” was published. It was an exclusive interview on the state of the Church written by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. It has Vittorio Messori as co-author, the Italian journalist that interviewed him. Ratzinger states that he is "speaking more as a theologian and not as Prefect of the Congregation, and that “I would abandon Limbo since it was only a theological hypothesis." (Ratzinger Report, p. 147, 

When Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, the following year in October 2006 he announced that limbo does not exist. [In February 2013, Benedict XVI resigned from his position as pope]. 

However, in that Ratzinger Report, Benedict asserted that "if Purgatory did not exist, we should have to invent it." (P.146). 

There are many secrets in the Roman Catholic Church written and archived, or spoken - after which the speaker is silenced. The history of the inquisition knows better than anyone of us living today. To murder more than 300,000 people at a given time carry with it 300,000 secrets and stories unrevealed. 

But the story on how purgatory came into existence in the minds and belief of all Catholics is one of the deepest secrets of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a secret because it is not a teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ or of the apostles. The prophets did not mention any idea of purgatory! But what is purgatory? 

Here’s what the Modern Catholic Dictionary says on Page 452. Take note that it does not simply define the word, “Purgatory,” but supplies a load of non-biblical beliefs connected to this Catholic concept. Purgatory is not found in the Bible, and the beliefs attached to this doctrine contravene a lot of biblical injunctions. 

• After death there’s a stopover for purification before going to heaven.
• This stopover provides temporary suffering or misery.
• The dead person’s condition is tied to people on earth who will have to do things for this person.
• At the same time the dead can intercede for the people on earth and that is why those living are encouraged to invoke the aid of the dead.
• The duration of suffering and misery is not the same for all.
• The suffering and misery will continue until one is free from all guilt and punishment.
• “Immediately upon purification, the soul is assumed into heaven.”
• The poor are assured of going to heaven.

The problem with this dictionary is that it claims power to declare man-made truth. By whom, it is not clear. It is not also clear under whom it is subject to. 

The practices of the Catholics are obviously pegged on these beliefs. That is the reason why they forever pay their church for so-called masses for the dead though their dead have been gone several decades ago. That is the reason they talk to the dead and think these have power to intercede for them. That is also the reason why they celebrate the birthdays of the dead as though they were still alive. In contrast, the Bible makes it clear that once dead, the remains of the individual are in the hands of God. 

The Catholic Church has created a lot of counterfeits, removing the power from God and ascribing authority to Mary, who is herself dead. It has also ascribed power to the dead to intercede for those alive. And in between, it has placed many stories to take away righteous judgment from God. The result is a sham and they make people go through motions of paying, paying and forever paying – for such kind of salvation. 

The Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, certainly knew the non-existence of the purgatory when he wrote his book, "Noli Me Tangere". 

Dr. Rizal read the entire Bible and said, "Neither Moses nor Jesus Christ make the slightest mention of purgatory." 

The soul of a just person need not be purified in purgatory. The sanctifying power and grace in the blood of Christ is sufficient and never wanting for just souls to merit entry in the kingdom of God!

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

The souls of the just are in heaven while waiting for the judgment - not in purgatory!

9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

The place called "under the altar" in heaven cannot be purgatory because it is a place where the souls of the just "rest" and not a place of temporal punishments and atonement, mentioned in the doctrine of purgatory! Under the altar in heaven is not a place of suffering. Surely, the souls of the just "rest" under the altar! 

Purgatory is a moneymaking doctrine for the Catholic Church! For souls to be taken out of suffering in purgatory, prayers and masses are needed. Almost all masses held every day in the Catholic Church are paid for by the faithfuls. The more you love your dearly departed relative, the more you will ask for masses and prayers. In prayers, you have to provide yourself with a rosary that is commercially available in all Catholic stores. [Note: We have earlier discussed that the rosary is a joke, a sham, a mere invention.] 

Cheaper rosaries are made of beads and woods, and this is an easy choice for the poor. For the middle class, there are rosaries made of silver and copper and other cheaper materials. But for the luxurious rich, there are rosaries whose beads are 5 carats diamonds! 

Purgatory is a doctrine conniving with rosary, novenas, masses, and "bula de composicion." Titled “To the Young women of Malolos,” this was written by Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine’s National Hero, and edited by Teodoro M. Kalaw; published by the National Library, Manila, 1932. Rizal was one of those they were not able to deceive. Here’s an excerpt. 

This is the reason why Dr. Jose Rizal was put to death by firing squad by the then Catholic government of the Philippines influenced by Spanish friars. 

No human knows at what point in the depth of oblivion the doctrine of purgatory emerged! It is really a deep secret of the Catholic Church! 

In the Bible, there are two real places mentioned as final destiny of man: the kingdom of God, and eternal fire.

MATTHEW 25:32-46 
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 
35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 
42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Conclusion: There is no purgatory in the Bible - in spirit, and in reality!


  1. There is no such thing as limbo and purgatory! It is only invented by fools to deceive people!

  2. Limbo and purgatory do not exist!!!!! Mark 7:7 teachings of man is worthless

  3. Well obviously, decades have passed but Catholic Church has not modified these inventions when they know themselves that these were merely NOT mentioned in the bible.

  4. I was a former catholic member and believed all of their teachings until i came to know the truth through the program Ang Dating Daan.I thought i am doing the right service to GOD but i was wrong.thank GOD for guiding me in knowing the truth.

  5. Thanks be to GOD for another wonderful blog Mr Controversy
    Limbo does not exist nor purgatory.


  6. Amen. Another amazing article from Mr. controversy. Thanks be to God.

  7. so true! Limbo and Purgatory are the few lies invented by the Catholic priests.... Purgatory... in english and "PURGATORIO" in spanish!! there are two root words used here as u have to noticed, "purga" and Torio"... Purga means to squeeze out... and "torio" means pocket and combine the 2, means to squeeze out your money from your pocket!

  8. Graças a Deus por esse tipo de blog.

  9. They say that the Pope is Infallible. Well here it is! #NoLimboNoPurgatory

  10. That was so bold and clear. Thanks be to GOD for this information Mr. Controversy.

    We will hope our catholic relatives and friends to be open-minded regarding this man-made belief. This is very true cause I am myself is a victim of this false doctrine, that to be able to go to heaven mass for the dead must be offered.

    Surely, the friars who blindly embrace this is in hot spot again.

    1. Thanks be to God for this very informative and educational article.

  11. Knowing that all the Saints, like the apostles, God's prophets, and all the just people of God or the people lived by Christ that is already dead, and we that are alive today if we only live in Christ's way, then we can say that we can meet them when our Lord Jesus Christ comes back, and reign for 1000 years. Meeting the saints and all the brethren to Christ most especially our Lord Jesus, i cant describe in words how will i felt if i will be included with them! Just imagining it (while typing this comment)makes my heart jump with joy and cannot contain it like my heart will burst any time. What i've known ever since God called me to His Church is nothing but truth, that makes me a person in peace, full of hope in this kind of things, and teaching us to love unconditionally. I hope, God willing, i can be like this till i die or until our Lord Jesus comes back! Thanks be to God for giving us a servants like Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. All the glory is to our God, and to our Lord Jesus Christ! Forever.

  12. My Catholic friends/relatives, please read this blog, May you find wisdom and understanding to know the truth to distinguish within yourself the true color of catholicism. Thanks be to God for having us Mr Controversy, who continually sharing to us the truth towards our salvation

  13. Thanks be to God for this very informative and educational article.

  14. Thanks be to God for this very informative and educatioanal article.

  15. Thanks be to God for this very informative and educational article.

  16. Thnks b to God for exposiñg this truth through Mr. Controversysy.

    We realy must read the Bible and should base our faith on it.

    No purgatory no limbo they are only inventions by fools.

  17. thank for this informative article, i have learned a lot

  18. Man had been fooled by these malicious beliefs invented by evil. Its a great relief to have these kinds of eye/mind opening articles from a man who is inspired by God for the objective to deliver man from being lurked by the darkness. Love of money indeed, and loyalty to the devil is what's keeping these catholic foolish doctrines.


  20. This blog is amazing every catholic must read and understand this.

  21. once a firm believer of this catholic dogma ,thanks mr controversy x. for making me realize these lies.

  22. The most informative blogs in the history from Mr. Controversy

  23. To all the Catholic members out there: please take time to read these articles.
    Limbo and purgatory are not in the Bible, our faith and beliefs must be Bible-based.
    It is not too late, seek and you will find.

  24. Thanks be to God for this interesting blog Mr Controversy!!

  25. Most believers, their faith based on what is written in the bible and it’s clearly that limbo and purgatory does not exist.

  26. Most believers, their faith based on what is written in the bible and it’s clearly that limbo and purgatory does not exist.

  27. Don't make things complicated..and we shouldn't afraid of the's like constitution..lets adhere to what is written in the latter..Now, lets check, does the bible mentioned " purgatory and limbo"..well the aswer is NO!!!!

  28. Once more, Mr. Controversy is raking up a secret scandalous doctrine. It's no secret anymore. Thanks Mr. Controversy.

  29. Limbo is not biblical in concept,it is not found in the Bible.
    Porgatory is not found in the bible,
    Porgatory is a money making doctrine for the catholic church!

  30. Reading the Bible will allow you to know what doctrines are true and what are mere inventions Thanks be to God. To God be the glory.

  31. The words of God, in the holy scriptures was inspired by the holy spirit; if there's no such words: why we believe....?
    thanks to God, for His unspeakable gifts!

  32. If you want to know the truth about LIMBO / it is...

    "Limbo is not biblical in concept - in spirit and in letters. It is not found in the Bible."

  33. There are only two destinations described in the Bible: the heaven and hell. Even our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal knew that purgatory is just one of their many inventions and fallacious teachings. Now, I appreciate Rizal's act of heroism even more!

  34. Limbo was just a Catholic Dogma and not a doctrine that's why Pope Benedict XVI put an end to it. Purgatory is a doctrine, and I think, though it's not implicitly showed in the bible, but in 1 Cor 3: 11-15, it is said .....If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. So will be saved through FIRE (purgatory).

  35. I am grateful that I was able to know the true doctrine of Christianity. Reading this blog reminds me of how fortunate I am to be called in His true Church. Thanks be God Mr. Controversy for your time to share another wisdom of God. To God be the Glory!

  36. Salamat sa Dios for the information Bro. Eli! God bless you always!

  37. The blog is realistic in its contents, but what really caught my attention is this line: "The Catholic Church has created a lot of counterfeits, removing the power from God and ascribing authority to Mary, who is herself dead?"
    Who in his right mind will worship the creatures/creations over his/her Creator? To Mr. Controversy, thumbs up.

  38. Right! The bible didn't mention anything about limbo and purgatory. It's untrue and not biblical.