[quote="trad_catholic33, post:1, topic:317223"]
I personally think it's a very important doctrine that needs to be preached. Far too many Catholics today believe that everyone goes to heaven now as long as you're a good person.
Jesus was quite clear on how it is that people will be judged, and He didn't mention anything about religion, simply read Matt. 25:31-46
But Jesus also warned that to those to whom much was given, much will be required. As it is, Catholics were given the full treasure of sanctifying grace through the Seven Sacraments, thus I would think that a Catholic might be held to a much higher standard than non-Catholics. Also, I don't believe most people go straight to heaven, but instead go through a painful purification in Purgatory. Jesus did not call on His followers to aim for Purgatory, but rather to aim for heaven, where nothing imperfect can enter. Thus Jesus warned about ending up in prison where one will remain until everything owed is paid back:
“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny." Matt. 5:25
As for eternal damnation,those who go to hell are those who chose to serve themselves through sin and selfishness. Here is a short video showing how Jesus said He will judge us. WATCH VIDEO