Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism?
The short answer seems to be possibly yes immediately after death.
There seems to be a pious belief amongst some Catholics that immediately after death Our Lord gives sinners a final chance to repent of their sins.
Here I will let Padre St. Pio do the talking:
"I believe that not a great number of ...
This is what Jesus said:
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels
of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the
days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in
those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying
and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah ...
Human free will and God's sovereign rule of all things is incredibly hard to reconcile, but because it's mentioned in scripture it must just be accepted.
Consider this quote from Romans 6:20-22:
20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of
righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the
things you are now ...
So many crazy answers..
man doesn’t have free will..
God controls everything.. knows what we are gonna do before we do
3) can’t have prophecy with free will. It’s all designed.. and all ready done and set.
The scripture about cutting off ones hand? Not literal. It means remove what the sin is-it’s a Hebrew idiomatic (saying) which we today aren’t ...
To understand the fall, we need to put it in terms that we can relate to today.
God created the universe with a drive that is directed to growth and dominance. This force needed to be harnessed, and God made man His partner in doing this. The universe could have been created in a domesticated form, but God took the different route so that it could be a ...
Your first sentence is incorrect. Man only disobeyed God because a spiritual entity influenced him to do so - the 'god of this world'. Man still obeyed god - a spiritual god. But he disobeyed God, the Lord of all. It can be argued that man only ever obeys that which can be called 'god'. And that, therefore, man has no free will whatsoever.
the god of ...
I'll try to answer from a Catholic perspective, so, for example, I'll take for granted that we actually do have free will.
Now why is free will a good thing, even though it makes sin possible? The reason is that it also makes it possible for us to love God and to freely obey Him. The intention is not that we permanently remain undecided between sin and ...
Why did God make it a sin to eat an apple?
Almighty God could have chosen any means he wanted to in order to test our first parents, but he chose a simple fruit 🍎 in the Garden of Eden to accomplish this end.
It is not the fruit in itself that is sinful, but in the act of eating it that is sinful. For in disobeying God’s decree not to eat of the fruit of ...