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.

I have heard her version but what about HIS scriptures now !

But don't say you don't 'see' it . . . when you know full well that the Church has . . . always . . . interpreted Her Scriptures to say what we have repeated in Her behalf that the Scriptures mean.

Yes, but circular reasoning doesnt prove anything. We are never wrong because we have always interpreted we are never wrong. That doesnt even make good logic let alone good theology.

Purgatory is a final 'Cleansing as if by Fire' . . . and will seem simultaneous with the Last Judgement . . . as it is betwixt time and eternity . . . but is at the door of Heaven.

You speak of judgement at the door of heaven, and a time of purgatorial fires. But the Door to heaven is Christ and there is no judgement from He who bore ALL our condemnation once and for all. He is the Door as Jn 10 bears witness.

10:1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. 2 “But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3 “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 “When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 “A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them. 7 So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 “All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Jn 10:1-9). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

In Christ,

Dan Fugett