[quote="mtsacricky, post:1, topic:327376"]
We all know Mortal Sin is the dead of the the soul.
I have a friend who died in a motorcycle accident instantly few years ago. He had a mortal sin of fornication and watching pornography, and he was consent it was sinful and in his own will proceeded to watch porn and have sex with his girlfriend but he never got the chance to confess. But he was a guy who had very strong faith in Jesus Christ and believe in him and accepted him as hes lord and savior. Before hes death, he wanted to go back to god and followed hes path and confess. In some ocassion I heard him say without me knowing I was there "Jesus I need you, I give you authority to enter my heart and control my life your way", but again he never got to confess hes sins to a priest and died instantly in mortal sin without having the chance to repent in hes last seconds.
The moment of death is a mystery. The church has said that at death, then judgement, but the
church has never said exactly when death occurs. Even after apparent death, noone knows because so many parts of the body are still living, it is not known when the soul leaves or what kind of conscienciousness the person still has for a while. So it seems that in some cases, a person could still have a chance to love God and repent. Each case might be different depending on the reason for death and of course God's will.
There was a mystic called Maria Simma who had the gift of communicating with the poor souls
in purgatory. She seems to have the ability to inquire about the condition of people who had
died. They also spoke to her of other matters as well. One of the things she was told was:
"The souls have told me that every person has the same opportunity at death to say 'yes' in
the last moment." Whether it was a quick or slow death, "they still all get the same two to
three minutes to say 'yes' to God. And only if they hold on to their 'no' all the way through
are they then lost and must suffer Hell eternally"
She then goes on, "This is another reason that we may never judge someone or guess about
where they ended up. We never see exactly what happens between the soul and God in
those moments, even though we can witness relative peace or the lack of it at the deathbed."
From Maria Simma, "Get Us Out Of Here", p.122