Here is what I was told about the requirements for a sin to be a mortal sin as stated in my RCIA class.
“Deliberate and free choice of something known to be seriously wrong that destroys our friendship with God and seperates us from him”
The 3 conditions: 1) Must be something serious 2) Must be done with sufficient knowledge of its gravity and 3) must be done with sufficient freedom of the will.
Are these correct?
Here is my question. When I was very young I did something that I knew was very wrong I did it with freedom of will and it was in fact serious. However I didnt not fully understand its full consequences, because although I knew it was bad I did not ever think it could “destroy my relationship with God”. So would this have been a sin? Morally it was wrong but because I didnt fully understand its implications, did I commit a mortal sin? Did I have “sufficient knowledge”, even though I didnt know it could seperate me from God?
Thanks for any responses.