Sorry for my threads on sin, but I am really trying to figure out what is venial and mortal, and also there’s a situation that happened where I’m not sure if I actually sinned. I feel horrible about it.
I also want to ask though, if I am going through RCIA, and I am going to go through a conditional baptism since I can’t get my baptismal certificate, will that still wash away all sins when it is done, or will it not count since I was already baptized? If the latter, do I need to go to confession beforehand?
Let me explain this situation. Please don’t judge, as I already feel badly about it, and am in the process of trying to repent from the sins I’m aware of.
I take my tests on my laptop, since I’m blind. So, I was taking a quiz, and couldn’t remember a certain equation, for finding potential energy. I decided to check if I had an internet connection, though my conscience was screaming out against it.
I went through with it though, got connected, searched for the equation, and used it in my calculations. I effectively cheated.
My computer froze. The document was saved, so nothing was lost, but I had to restart. As I was restarting, I realized what I had done, and was very sorrowful and guilty about it. I felt horrible, but didn’t know how I could correct it.
Of course, a voice chimed in my head saying to remove all calculations using the equation. I knew I had to do it, so I did remove all of those calculations, as soon as the computer booted up again. I continued as though I hadn’t known it.
So, yes, I know is it a sin, but I have two questions:
*]Is this a mortal sin? I believe it is, but am not certain.
*]Have I still sinned, though I corrected it? I did still go through the action, but then corrected it before turning it in.
I would feel so horrible if I had to wait till next Easter (when I am conditionally baptized, and confirmed), knowing I had the stain of mortal sin on my soul. Am I allowed to go to confession yet? I don’t even know how to do that yet, though.
Thanks for any input on this issue.