The RCC uses this passage from 2 Machabees 12 to support their doctrine of purgatory and praying for the dead and offering money for the expiation of their sins
The slain men (Jews) were whorshiping idols
2 Machabees 12
40 And they found under the coats of the slain some of the donaries of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbiddeth to the Jews: so that all plainly saw, that for this cause they were slain.
First, Rome says that those who die in mortal sin go directly to hell.
Second, the soldiers prayed for died in mortal sin.
Third, Rome approves the action of Judas Machabee enough to base the doctrines of Purgatory, confession, and indulgences upon it.
Fourth, Rome declares that the dead can have sins forgiven and be saved by prayers, indulgences and money.
What is the logical conclusion here? Simple since Judas Machabee did the right thing (according to Rome), it must be possible for those who die in mortal sin to yet be saved! According to Rome, even those in Hell can go to heaven!
this seems very inconsistent to me