The thread below asks a question which has logical answers as to why we can not know for certain if someone is in hell. However, it seems that the same logic applied to us knowing for certain some people are in Heaven does not apply.
Here are some responses to that thread:
[quote=OP]So who has the right to say someone is going to hell or not?
The answer is, of course, only the almighty knows.
Nobody can say.
Nobody has the right to say this if you ask me.
Mat 7:1 KJV Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Only God knows who actually goes to Hell but we objectively know that anyone who dies in a state of unrepented mortal sin will go to Hell. We just don’t happen to know the state of anyone’s soul at the time of death.
I agree no one, but God, can say who is in hell. But we can point out that certain types of behavior is sinful.
nobody, and that is why The Catholic Church does not presume to say who is in hell.
Scripture clearly says that Jesus Christ will judge the living and the dead. The right is reserved to Him by the Father.
For the record, the Catholic church has never declared a single person to be in hell.
It seems to me that for Catholic apologists to respond effectively to why we can’t say for certain someone is in hell, we need to effectively explain why it is we can not say for certain someone is in hell. The responses given in the “hell” thread gave a logical answer (only God can make this determination) without answering the question effectively enough because we do know for certain that saints such as St. John the apostle, St. Augustine, and St. Theresa of Avila among others are in heaven.