1 Corinthians 3:15 -but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire

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For Catholics the answer is Purgatory.

What is the answer for Protestants?

1 Corinthians 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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De Maria asked.

Yes, I did. But I asked in order that we might discuss the response.

If I may, I'd like to look at your response piecemeal. You say there are no soteriological or eschatological implications in that verse. And that the fire is judgment and punishment, but not the final judgment or punishment.

Yet St. Paul says:

verse 13: for the day shall declare it...

Which day is he referring to? And if this is not the last day, then how can "every man's work" be made manifest?

Revelation 20:13
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.