Can you get out of hell?


#1

So my husband, who is not religious, asked me if, since people send themselves to hell by choosing to deny God, can you change your mind once you are in Hell and go to heaven or purgatory instead? I'm not sure what to tell him.


#2

[quote="Aleksa, post:1, topic:295210"]
So my husband, who is not religious, asked me if, since people send themselves to hell by choosing to deny God, can you change your mind once you are in Hell and go to heaven or purgatory instead? I'm not sure what to tell him.

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Once dead your mind is made up, there is no changing it. Our choices while alive and in the temporal world define the consequences of our eternal life after death, heaven, or hell.


#3

So, once you die, you no longer have the ability to change your mind? Or does it not matter if you change your mind or not since you are already in hell and God won't save you?


#4

This may help you. Its two pages as you'll at the bottom. Particular Judgement and the Final Judgement.

google.com/url?q=http://www.catholictreasury.info/books/everlasting_life/ev11.php&sa=U&ei=nrNrTtzkK47egQf96ozdBQ&ved=0CBgQFjAB&usg=AFQjCNEqZgzEjj08uBFLX_Ytv7bsfMqIgA


#5

Thanks, I'll read that.


#6

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