How to know if you will be in heaven?

1. If you sincerely STRUGGLE TO PLEASE GOD, by;

a) forgiving those who wrong you.
b) struggling to be free from sin, and not bringing and keeping sinful materials/companions with you.
c) struggling to pray well
d) struggling to help your fellows.
e) struggling never to deny Christ by shrinking in fear when you should stand for the truth.
f) being humble and not judging others when they act.



1. If you struggle to hide from God’s light, by:

a) refusing to SINCERELY repent and confess ALL sins.
b) receiving the Eucharist even when you have piled sinful materials and refusing to let go of sin.
c) refusing to forgive others
d) deliberately doing what is evil to those under you
e) rejecting the Lord’s call to repentance
f) doing every other thing that helps you convince yourself you belong to God: praying, going for mass, receiving Communion, and yet remaining strong in sin.

It is easy to measure. Where do you fall on? Change your ways, reject the devil and he will leave you alone. Invite Jesus into your heart by WORDS AND ACTIONS !
May the Lord forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

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  1. Well, I welcome and enjoy the company of sinful companions. One should not avoid hanging out with sinners just as the Lord did not shrink from associating with sinners. I find that many pious folks, even religious and clergy, have an OCD aversion to things as simple as using the F-word. Nasty language is indeed in poor taste. However, what will prevent someone from going directly to Heaven is avoiding sinful persons and not ministering to them.

    • Abel Francesco Gregory – There are a few acceptable reasons to miss Mass. One is if you are truly sick enough to not attend Mass, like fighting the flu. If on Friday you know you won’t make it to Mass that weekend call your parish office & see if they can have a Minister of the Sick bring you Communion. And for good measure anytime you miss Mass go to Reconciliation (it doesn’t hurt to make sure either way). In regards to the second part you mention going to Reconciliation later on but didn’t confess that sin, if you truly forgot or did not know to confess (unaware of) that sin, you have already been forgiven for that sin. Only when you withhold a sin or sins that you are aware of does your confession become void (meaning your sins were not absolved {spelling}) because you did not fully come completely into the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which means you would need to confess again, professing all sins, especially not missing any mortal sins.
      Hope this helps! God Bless 🙂

  2. I received the Eucharist without Confession, not knowing it is not right to (I’ll admit, I made a lot of mortal sins, none of which, I confessed [I just don’t have the timing to go to church when the Reconciliation Room is open]). I also try to convince myself I belong to Jesus, but still sin.
    I could still be saved, right? Last time I went to church I was late, and the Reconciliation Room closed. I don’t know if I made perfect contrition. Could I repent, but still not have state of grace? I really appreciate answers, knowing I could grow more spiritually… Thanks, and God Bless. 🙂

    • Make time with your parish priest to receive the sacrament of reconciliation asap. Remember your relationship with Christ is foremost, and the love you have for him is what drives you to be better. We all sin, I don’t believe that an account of how many times you missed mass is going to be the one thing that stops you from heaven. Our religion is one of the ways we grow, nurture, and increase our faith in practise. Your relationship with the trinity is at the heart and soul. The church is full of ways to deepen and develop your faith. Religion without a relationship is a path nowhere.
      Be blessed.

  3. Hi IVAN, mortal sin can deprive one of his salvation. From time to time most of us commit such sin.. but we need the special grace of God in order to be forgiven of such and we have to confess such sins in order for the grace to be ministered to us through the Priest since they have the grace to forgive sin through the power of Jesus (John 20:22-23 – When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” )
    – 1 John 5:16 If you see your brother or sister committing what is not a mortal sin, you will ask, and God will give life to such a one—to those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin that is mortal; I do not say that you should pray about that.
    – 1 John 5:17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not mortal.
    – Matthew 12:31
    Now here is what are most important:
    1) Acknowledging your Fault {This you have done}
    2) Make result oriented effort to respond to the grace of reconciliation(confession) {This you have not done effectively}
    Mortal sin is a case of spiritual life or death situation,so i will encourage you to put more effort in reaching out to a priest and
    always set your mind towards the solution and not the effort.
    If your goal is to make “effort” then there will be no solution but if your goal is to reach a “solution” to your problem then you will achieve.
    In my own words, i will say in this situation(mortal sin) in order to be assured of forgiveness you will still need the priest intervention
    in order to attain a perfect state of contrition.

  4. Abel, yes, but if you were sick then you did not sin. It’s not a sin to miss Mass due to illness, people get sick and God understands (so does His Church). Ivan, you can always repent. There is no sin in the world that is greater than God’s love! Take all that you posted to your priest, schedule a time to visit with him if you have to. If you find yourself in a state of mortal sin then go to Mass and just don’t receive communion. Fr. Jacque Phillipi wrote a book titled “searching for and maintaining peace” you should purchase that book. In the mean time, find a good spiritual director, just ask your priest about it. That will be of great benefit to you going forward.

  5. True Salvation doesn’t need of much “Do’s and Dont’s”
    True Salvation is the way how you honor God and lived your life for the charity of others rather simply praying overnight.

  6. Is it right to pray in the blessed sacrament with out confessing your sins to priest and after you can recieve holy communion pls I need advice

    • Obasi just:
      If you are free of mortal sin, then it is perfectly fine to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament, however, it is a good idea to go to Confession twice a year. Also, if you are free from mortal sin, then you can receive Holy Communion.
      If you do not know the difference between mortal and venial sin, then the Catechism of the Catholic Church and I can help you out with that. To paraphrase the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are two types of sins: mortal sin and venial sin. An individual who commits mortal sin completely severs himself or herself off from communion with God, while an individual who commits venial sin hurts, but does not destroy, his or her communion with God.
      For a sin to be mortal, all of the following specifications must be met: (1) the sin is of grave matter, (2) the sinner had full knowledge that he or she was committing the sin, and (3) the sinner completely consented to the commission of the sin (CCC 1854-1864).
      Mortal sin can only be forgiven through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Once forgiven through a sincere Reconciliation, the sinner is welcomed back into the Church; the sinner’s communion with God is restored.
      Venial sin, on the other hand, can be forgiven multiple ways, including through the honest reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the reception of Holy Communion (when an individual is free from mortal sin), and/or the sincere recitation of an Act of Contrition or an Our Father.
      God bless you. 🙂

  7. II go to Mass very Sunday and sometimes I go to daily mass for lent.One year I went to daily mass for a year.I did the first friday devotion to the Sacred Heart on two separate terms with both my sons individually.I am telling you this as an indication of my devotion to the Lord.However I have missed mass when on holiday in places where there was no mass and also at times I have forgotten about mass on a holy day because I was busy and it seemed like a typical weekday.Should I confess this??I never felt guilty about it as it was an accident.

  8. Always and interesting question here is this:
    For those who were not able to hear of Christ or the Church (for example Native Americans 1200 CE), how will they meet your requirements? You truly oversimplified something that is not so easily simplified.

    • The Church always taught that as long as those people lead morally good lives, they’d be provided for since they had no chance on earth to know about Christ and his Church

  9. i have done confessing my mortal sin and i did same confessions twice but the guilt still i could feel, though i used to convince my self that i was forgiven already when i recieved the absolution from the priest but why i could still feel not free from my conscience?the feeling of guilt still there even i practice to sin no more! i keep blaming my self why i was able to make those things and done it! if only possible repentance comes first i would possibly not commiting it. please help me with this…thank you so much!

  10. Thank you very much for such a concise article. As a fairly new Catholic, it confirms what I have learned and keeps me focused on what I need to be concentrate on improving in myself and prayers.

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