I’ve tried looking at old threads, but I’m still not sure of the answer to my question. Hopefullly you all can help me out. So I grew up evangelical. I was validly baptized as a child. I was taught that you could never lose your salvation no matter what you did. And also, that all sins are equal in God’s eyes. As a youth and young adult, I committed some grave sins. I knew on some level that all sins were not equal, even though I had been taught otherwise, but I did not know or realize that a serious sin could lead to me falling from a state of grace. I would’ve probably made better decisions had I known that.
So now I am coming into the Catholic Church at Easter. for the purposes of preparing for my first reconciliation, I’m wondering, were those past sins mortal if I didn’t realize they would severe my relationship with God at the time? Does full knowledge mean you know it is a serious sin, or does full knowledge mean you know it is so serious that you will fall from grace and you choose to do it anyway?
I hope the question makes sense. Thanks!