A misconception some teach, is all saved souls go directly to purgatory and damned souls go to hell. In the Bible Jesus went to visit Mary because Lazarus was sick. She met him mourning because he died. Jesus told her to have faith because Lazarus was only asleep not dead or in purgatory as some claim. If Lazarus was in purgatory wouldn't Jesus have to go to that place somewhere you call purgatory and get him? Not so the bible clearly states upon death our spirit is returned to God and our body returns to the dust from which we were created. It also states that we go to sleep until we either rise in Christ upon His glorious return or rise with the wicked after the 1000 years. No where does the word purgatory apear in the bible. If souls suffer in hell or purgatory as most believe. Then how just would it be for an atheist who lived in the eleventh century to suffer longer than let say Hitler or Charles Manson? Because according to most doctrines the damned suffer in hell from death till judgement. It doesn't add up or make much since. Especially after learning how just and richeous our Lord is through reading the Bible and personal experience. I hope no one puts their salvation in the hands of another mortal or religous sect. Read the Bible continuously and diligently searching for truth and you will be rewarded! God bless and good luck on your journey!