Here are the verses we discussed with regard to Purgatory, Indulgences, Penance, the Sacrament of Confession and prayers for the dead (forgive any repetition of verses as we discussed some in order to show how they support more than one teaching):

  • Leviticus 4:20, 5:14-26, 17:5 
  • Numbers 5:6-7
  • John 20:21-23 (key passage for Confession)
  • James 5:13-18
  • 1 John 1:8-9
  • 1 John 5:16-17 (Mortal & Venial sin)
  • Matt 9:8
  • 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
  • Gen 3:16-19
  • Gen 4:9-16
  • Deuteronomy 28:58-61
  • Isaiah 1:18
  • Isaiah 10:16
  • 2 Sam 12:13-14
  • Numbers 20:12
  • 1 Kgs 11:11-13
  • Matt 18:18
  • 2 Macc 12:42
  • 2 Samuel 12:13-14
  • Matthew 5:25-26 (prison until you have paid the last penny).
  • Matthew 18:30-34
  • 1 Peter 3:18-20 to 1 Peter 4:6
  • Matthew 12:31-32 (not forgiven in this age or the next).
  • 1 Corinthians 3:10-16
  • 1 John 5:16-17
  • Rev 21:27
  • 2 Maccabees 12:39-45
  • Colossians 1:24
  • 1 Cor 3:15
  • 1 Pet 1:7

We also looked at the following paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

  • CCC 1471
  • CCC 1030-1032