You consider the teachings of Jesus Christ to be "man-made religion"<quoted text>
LOL. Ok Skom.To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord(2 Cor. 5:8). Its that simple: If youre a Christian and you arent in your body then you are with Jesus in heaven. There is no room for purgatory in St. Pauls view. Purgatory is just a Catholic fable a man made tradition. IF we are with the Lord, then how would we be "called from the sea or the grave??? It doesn't make any sense. Of course, manmade RELIGION never did.
Just follow your Lord and Savior Paul
But of course only the verses you want to and only the words in the verses you want to
Then tell everyone what a staunch believer you are and claim others aren't!
I don't think it gets more ironic than that