When does one commit the mortal sin of putting oneself in a near occasion of mortal sin? This is a really bad example but:
Let’s say that drinking 250ml of alcohol is a mortal sin, and I decide to put myself in the near occasion of sin by drinking only 245ml of alcohol but never consenting to the idea of drinking 250ml as it is a mortal sin. Would this be considered a mortal sin? As in, I’m aware of the situation I’m putting myself into, but convincing myself that it is not mortal as long as I will always resist the temptation and not yield to the actual mortal sin itself. However, does one commit a mortal sin through putting his or herself into this near occasion of sin, even making a firm resolution not to commit the actual mortal sin itself? (Drinking 250ml of alcohol)
I understand that deliberately putting oneself into a near occasion of mortal sin is indeed mortally sinful. But what if through curiosity one decides to get into this near occasion of sin, but resolving firmly to not yield to the mortal sin itself. In this case, not drinking 250ml of alcohol
In addition, would putting oneself into a near occasion of mortal sin to test my resistance against it be considered a mortal sin as full consent of the will to commit the mortal sin is possibly absent?