What Is Purgatory?

In Christian theology, purgatory is a state of purification during which souls are purified from sins so that they may enter the presence of God. Discover information on how the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church believe that purgatory is necessary before entering Heaven from a retired United Church of Christ pastor and teacher in this free video on purgatory.

Lawrence D. Clark is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor and teacher. He has his Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Saint Paul School of Theology. He has done some studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently retired, pastoring part-time at two rural Presbyterian churches in Milton and Cripple Creek, Tenn. He is also a retired licensed marriage and family therapist, retired diplomat of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a retired clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has been in the ministry since 1965.