I was recently listening to a debate on salvation between a Catholic and a Protestant, and the question of assurance of salvation came up. The Protestant challenged the Catholic to respond to the following scenario: You have just died and stand before God. He asks you why you should be let into Heaven. The Protestant said he would simply respond that Christ completed his salvation and thus he would say that he should go to Heaven because of Christ. He said that since he was assured salvation by Christ’s sacrifice, this answer was all he needed. How would a Catholic explain why they should be let into Heaven?