Answer to a Jesuit. Chapter 7: Of Prayer For The Dead

These prayers have principal relation to the judgment of the great day, and do respect the escaping of the unquenchable fire of Gehenna, not the temporal flames of any imaginary purgatory, is plain, both by these kinds of prosopopoeias, which they attribute to the deceased: “Supplicate with tears unto Christ, who is to judge my poor soul, that he would deliver me from that fire which is unquenchable.”

By James Ussher

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