WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
"If you die right now (God forbid!), do you feel that: (1) You
will go directly to heaven? or (2) You will go to hell?"
to the Catholic respondents. Here are excerpts from their answers ...
I will go directly to heaven because I am saved. And yes, I am a typical
Catholic with typical Catholic beliefs. … And no, we don't believe in SALVATION
Will you go directly to heaven? No and here is why. I don't feel that I
would go straight to heaven because I'm sure that I have committed a few venial
sins since I attended Mass this past Sunday. Will you go to hell? No and here is
why. I have not committed any mortal sins, which do separate us from God.
You can't walk around saying ‘I've been saved! I've been saved!!’ Only the
most arrogant of humans would do this. We can hope for salvation and work
towards it by our faith and works through the grace of God - but only God can
save us. We can't announce we are saved and have it be so.
Because I am being transformed ‘daily’ by my Lord present and received in
the Most Holy Eucharist and because of His Promise in John Chapter 6 if I
receive Him and following St. Paul's admonition to ‘work out your salvation in
fear and trembling’ I will be with Him in heaven. It may well be that this ‘ole’
lady will have a period of purgation either here or in Purgatory before seeing
God ‘face to face’ and this only God knows.
If I were to die right now, per Catholic teaching, I would not go
to Hell. I am a baptized Christian. I love Christ and follow Him as best I can.
I am not in a state of mortal sin. But would I go to Heaven? Eventually
definitely. Perhaps immediately. That is up to God and He is completely just.
Right now If I would meet the Lord, I believe I would NOT go to hell
because I'm living in a state of grace, that is, I'm not living in Mortal sin …
If I would die right now, in this unfinished state, I would go wash up this dirt
still on me through a cleansing fire of God's Love. This delay is imposed by our
impurity a delay before God's embrace.
I am a ‘typical’ Catholic, so here are my answers. I would not be able to
enter heaven because i am not perfect and only perfection can enter heaven. So I
would be ‘with God’ in the state of cleansing (purgatory) until perfectly
cleansed. Hell? ... no, won't be in hell because I am in full communion with
If I were to die right now, I know I would not go to hell. Rather, I would
look forward to Heaven, either by way of purgatory, to purge me from any
remnants of imperfection left by my sins so I can see God face to face, or as a
direct shot to Heaven, if God deems me ready.
I am just a simple soul but I know that we are not supposed to judge
others or ourselves, surely? How can say that I will take God's place and judge
whether or not a person if they died now would go to heaven or hell even if it
God's mercy is infinite, so is His justice. When we are judged we will
fall on one side or another. Being one with Jesus, and transformed by Him is the
I will go to Heaven if I am without mortal sin and I have asked
forgiveness and I am contrite about ALL of my previous sins. If a spot of sin
remains on me at death that is not mortal, then I believe I will be cleansed of
my sins in Purgatory before going to Heaven. I will let my merciful God decide.
If I die in the stand of grace, I'd whether go to heaven or to purgatory.
For me, that's no problem at all. The problem would be to die not being in the
stand of grace, not being forgiven of mortal sin.
And before I can stand in the presence of Almighty God, (sins) cannot
exist. So, I either God will get rid of them while I’m still on earth or he will
take care of them on the Day, either way nothing imperfect can enter Heaven. How
this takes place, we will find out.
If I die right now, I just got done with confession and the Mass, so I
feel I have a good chance of reaching Heaven, but that is not my call to make,
since I am not the Judge, and neither are you.