Could anyone address what the Church teaches regarding the proposition that someone may might freely choose to do a serious sin without freely choosing the consequence of eternal damnation?
In other words, The sinner knows a sin is serious, and chooses to commit it, but does not think he will be damned because he presumes upon the mercy of God?
There are plenty of people in prison who chose to do a serious crime, but were not necessarily choosing the punishment. Is the same true in the economy of salvation? What are the official church teaching about this?