Faith/Spirituality Forum: The State of Grace
The State of Grace QUESTION from Doug Muir on November 1, 2001 How can one have assurance of remaining in the state of grace? Would it be true to say that the state of mortal sin is not only a single act, but a state or disposition of willful deliberate rebellion against God?
Yours sincerely and God bless you! DOUG MUIR.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on February 8, 2002 Dear Mr. Muir:
The surest way to remain in a state of grace is to frequent the Sacraments often. Go to Mass and partake of our Lord in the Eucharist as often as you can, go to Confession at least once a month or as soon as possible after committing a grave sin, obey the Church teachings in all things, be a good practicing Catholic.
If one is not humble and refuses to frequent the Sacraments, and obey the Church teachings, then yes, one mortal sin will become another, until a person has a disposition toward remaining in a state of mortal sin. This is a dangerous place to be in.
But if you are sincere and desirous to confess your sins and live a good Catholic life with frequent confession and Eucharist, then you can have the assurance of the promise of God that He will bring all those in a state of grace into Heaven to be with Him.
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