Are limbo and purgatory the same?
Limbo and Purgatory are concepts in Roman Catholic belief. Through the centuries, official doctrine has shifted, but in the popular imagination—and therefore in a sense applicable to its metaphorical use—Purgatory is a place of punishment. Limbo is merely a place or state of waiting, no pain involved.
What does the Limbo do?
Limbo, in Roman Catholic theology, the border place between heaven and hell where dwell those souls who, though not condemned to punishment, are deprived of the joy of eternal existence with God in heaven.
Can you go to heaven from limbo?
The Limbo of the Patriarchs or Limbo of the Fathers (Latin limbus patrum) is seen as the temporary state of those who, despite the sins they may have committed, died in the friendship of God but could not enter Heaven until redemption by Jesus Christ made it possible.
Does everyone who dies go to Purgatory?
The Catholic Church holds that all who die in Gods grace and friendship but still imperfectly purified undergo the process of purification which the Church calls purgatory, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.
What is the average age for baptism?
It is this understanding of baptism that underlies the fact that in a small survey of retired Baptist ministers I discovered the average age for baptism was 17. Over the years, I have baptized hundreds of people; only rarely did I baptize somebody under 14 years of age.
What is infant baptism in Christianity?
Christians believe that baptism welcomes the child into the Church, and removes from the baby original sin that was brought into the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden . Christian denominations that practise infant baptism include Anglicans , Roman Catholics , Presbyterians and Orthodox .