I am no longer a Catholic !
I do not want to pick a fight ! With any one.
I just do not understand purgatory.
I now use the KJB and do not see it any were .
And for what my bible tells me , my sins are all forgiven , by the shed blood of
Jesus Christ. He had no sin of his own, but went to the cross to pay for those
who will have faith and believe.
So you go straight to heaven or the other place,
According to my bible if you believe that [ "purgatory " ] then , Christ died in VAIN
First of all, I am saddened that you have stayed from the Holy Faith and have bought hook, line and sinker the errors that others have imparted to you. While I applaud you for still believing that Jesus Christ is the Savior, your rejection of all that God has brought us concerning things religious thoughout the ages is a serious matter. I will pray for you that one day you will return to the faith with a newfound exuberance.
Secondly, for serious study get rid of the KJV and get a bible that is complete. But if you don't presently have one open you KJV go to 1 Cor 3 11-16 which says:
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
That my friend is the concept of purgatory. While those who have removed themselves from the Universal (Catholic) Church don't use the name "purgatory", that is what this passage means. A purification before you enter in the presence of God for some of the minor sins you have committed.
And there we have it, a Latin Rite (Catholic) teaching direct from the Holy Scriptures. (It's even in the KJV no less!)