if it is not could you tell me then were people get the idea also of the rapture as that is also not in the bible but they believe in that to thankyou.
As Major said, purgatory is not in the Bible. I believe that the idea was taken from something in the Apocrypha, but I can't tell you where. What you will find in the Bible is the concept of a temporary "holding place" for the unrighteous dead (see the story of Lazarus and the rich man, Luke 16:19-31). This is not the "lake of fire", their ultimate destiny, but a place of torment where they are held until the time of the Great White Throne judgment. It is possible that someone developed this into the idea of purgatory, but the Biblical concept is quite different. Purgatory is supposedly a place where people are punished for any sins for which they have not received "absolution" (unnecessary, because Jesus has already taken ALL our punishment) and from which they will be released once they are "cleansed." The Biblical concept is of a place where the unrighteous dead are held until the day of judgment, at which time they will be thrown into the lake of fire (no "get out of jail" card.)if it is not could you tell me then were people get the idea also of the rapture as that is also not in the bible but they believe in that to thankyou.