In most religions of the world, adherents are instructed to strive to do good in order to earn the right to an after-life of peace and enjoyment. At the end of your life, you are judged on how good you have been and weighed on how bad you have been to determine how or where you spend eternity. The absoluteness of this may have brought about the teaching and belief in purgatory where people would have a chance to suffer for a while by paying for the bad things they did while they were on earth. This encouraged the giving of penance here on earth to reduce the time that will be spent in such a place.This point brings me to something that Jesus didn’t say. He never said that there would be a place of temporary punishment before going to heaven