Why might a living
person's soul be referred to as dead?
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Q. Why then do we
say a soul is dead while in a state of mortal sin?
A. We say a soul
is dead while in a state of mortal sin because in that state it is as helpless
as a dead body and can merit nothing for itself.
Note that this does
NOT necessarily mean the soul will go to
hell since the person may repent at any time before their death.
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