As an EX-Roman Catholic (see About GWT) who was taught, consequently fully believed in, the doctrine of Purgatory, the following article accurately defines Purgatory as that of which makes the Roman Catholic Church system work effectively.
Catholics who believe a purifying fire will purge away their sins are deluded victims of a fatal fabrication. The invention of a place for purification of sins called Purgatory is one of the most seductive attractions of the Roman Catholic religion. Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church described this deceptive hoax brilliantly. He said: “Purgatory is what makes the whole system work. Take out Purgatory and it’s a hard sell to be a Catholic.Read: Purgatory: Purifying Fire or False Doctrine Fable