There is a scenario in my head that I can’t seem to figure out:
Lets assume that a person who is in the state of mortal sin(sin doesn’t matter) dies in a car accident on their way to confession.
The person died in a state of mortal sin and from what I’ve gathered from the forums is that this means that they are not allowed into heaven(can someone tell me where this is orthodoxy?). Yet this person is repentant/sorry for their mortal sins as evident by the person trying to go to confession.
This is unsettling. Obviously, we can never truly know, but If some one could be please add some clarity that would be fantastic.
I have an alternate interpretation:
Perhaps dying in a state of mortal sin is not an automatic sentence to Hell; but instead, just means that ones soul is “damaged” and they cannot receive the Eucharist. It seems to me that this interpretation works better with my limited and still growing knowledge of Catholicism. But I’m not sure with how it works within Catholicism and not just my understanding of it.
Thank you fr your responses and please be nice. I’m just trying to learn. Also if you could leave your sources that would be fantastic.