The Catechism indoctrinates Catholics with the notion that there are varying degrees of sin:
First are venial sins:
Then there are mortal sins:
With the threat of "the eternal death of hell" hanging over your head, several important questions need answers, like:
Tragically, the Catechism does not provide answers to any of these questions.
What does the Bible Teach?
When we turn to God's Holy Word, we get a totally different picture:
Since we have all broken a command of God, the Bible declares that we are all sinners.
Because of sin we all deserve to die and suffer the punishment of hell:
God's Word makes no distinction as to the gravity of certain sins. It simply states that the wages of sin is death.
But God in His great grace and love, sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay the price for all sin once and for all:
True salvation is only available through Jesus Christ because only He could shed sinless blood to pay the penalty for all sin:
While God does expect His children to confess their sins to Him, once sins are confessed and forgiven, God makes a wonderful promise:
Jesus is Demoted again
Here again, honor is stolen from Jesus Christ. Because of the Lord's selfless act of love on the cross, He alone deserves credit for remitting the sins of all mankind.
Catholicism, though, demotes the Lord and robs Him of the honor and glory that He alone deserves, by declaring that lowly sinners can help pay for varying degrees of sins through their good works.
Again you must choose. Will you remain in bondage to Catholicism by believing that some sins are worse than others and that continual good works are needed to pay for these various degrees of sin?
Or will you trust God's Word, that Jesus died to pay the price for all sin, once and for all?