(quote) Paul-866591 said: Just a simple question.
The Church teaches that even a single mortal sin, unconfessed and/or unrepented from, puts a a person in hell.
What is it about that simple statement that you do not understand?
That is the question to ask.
The 'judgement' people claim is happening in posts is only the truth of :The Church teaches that even a single mortal sin, unconfessed and/or unrepented from, puts a a person in hell.
being stated when someone tries to say that pre-marital sex or another sin is not sinful.
Of course God is merciful and forgiving, but only if a sinner is truly sorry, repents, and strives mightily never to sin again
, not just says, "Oh, God is merciful and will forgive all my sins" and continues on happily in the sinful ways.
I'm sure no one likes to have their pleasures taken from them or have them pointed out as sinful pleasures, but isn't knowing what is right and what is wrong our duty as adult Catholics?
Knowing I'm about to indulge in gluttony (one of the seven deadly sins - wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony) helps stop me from serving myself a third bowl of ice cream with all the toppings, even though it tastes soooooo good and I really want it and would enjoy every mouthful of it.
Understanding that pre-marital sex or masturbation, using porn, reading steamy books, watching r or x rated movies, etc are sin ought to help people fight against and avoid them.
Telling the truth is not judgmental -- it's love.
Telling people it's up to them to decide if it's sinful -- that is giving them a push down the wrong path.