Well that would be a declaration with implicit conditions for being readmitted.
Did the letter really say all y’all were going to hell? Wow!
Both my Mom and Dad said the letter said future children would go to hell, I have some papers from my Dad in a box I should look as see if that letter is there.
Needless to say he never went back and my Mom, said she would never consider Catholicism.
“readmission”, hum, my Dad took it as excommunication.