To be quite honest… I am a Baptist Convert, I came to Catholicism this Easter. And i aint looking back.
This Thread has some very Legalistic people in it. God, to be quite honest is not as Subjective as the legalistic people here in this thread make him out to be. I know this for a fact, Because God is the same today, Yesterday, and Forever, Hence our Prayer, Glory be. In the Old testment, There are constantly People, Heinously Breaking God’s law and yet, they are the fathers and Mothers of our faith and i can not wait to meet them in Heaven. Some examples are, Rahab, King David, Abraham, Joesophat, Samson, and Joshua.
The Legalistic people in this thread seem to think that if you slip up once he is going to hell, EVEN after a life of Devotion and Following to God’s Laws. That, my friends is contrary to what we see God Constantly doing. King David, Murder/Adulterer/liar/Coward, yet he was called a man after God’s Own heart. Not because of his Kingly power of his heritage, but because of One thing, his repentant heart. Even though He did all those evil things, He had a heart that said “DEAR GOD i am worthless in your eyes, I am an evil man and i have sinned against you, Forgive me, save me, i am desperate for you love.” I mean read the psalms, Most of those were written when David was in sin, but here is why i say some are legalistic, David had this heart, BEFORE he confessed, David was called a man after God’s Own heart, WHILE he was in sin, Not after. But then the moment of when he had the heart and when he didn’t, doesnt matter. He was a Man after God’s Own heart.
Abraham was a chronic Liar and committed Adultery with Hagar, yet the Old covenant was made with him.
Samson broke every one of his Nazerite Vows, but was a judge and did mighty things to bring back the israelites to God.
Rahab, a whore and a liar, yet she is counted int he line of Jesus.
Johosephat, Was a Glutton, yet he brought the law back in to the temple.
Joshua, laid the foundation in the promised land, but he Killed millions of men, women, and Children.
Your question, OP, is really a frivolous question. it is a matter of the heart. Are you repentant and remorseful, and desire to be back in with God’s grace and do everything in your power to do so? Then as Jesus says “what father would give his son a Stone when asked for a loaf of bread?”
Some one said “God does not play Gotcha! with our Souls.” That is so very true.