[quote="RosslynV, post:1, topic:348261"]
If a catholic deliberately missed Sunday Mass, and say, this individual was hit by a car and died the next day, would this individual go to Hell?
Not trying to be confrontational here (after all I am a new member here). However, this begs the question regarding mortal sin. Would dieing with it on one's soul, condemn that soul to Hell? Would the fact that dieing accidentaly, somehow attenuate the wages of sin, or consequences? After all, perhaps the individual was sorry and wanted to go to Confession, but was thwarted from doing so because of accidental death.
Thanks in advance.
I don't think any of us are in a position to answer these questions, since it would depend on different factors. Only God can make that call, and sometimes, he's been known to be merciful. However, we have been told we are to always be prepared and vigilant with lighted lamps, so to speak, not be caught offguard. We have been forewarned that God will come for us like a thief in the night, to be on guard, ready always. .
It doesn't look good for the soul, but again, we also don't know what other factors were involved. Again, it depends also upon all the other sins, as well, just a bunch of things. We don't know how God determines this. Some say he's quite strict.
If a soul can even receive mercy, or have other souls praying for it, those might even be other factors God might be willing to consider. It depends on whether the soul wants to go to hell. Some are bent on it, and God sometimes just gives them what they want..
Further, we are to strive to enter the narrow door.