John 3:16 is somewhat of a battle cry of some Evangelical Protestants in regard to the belief of once-saved, always-saved by basically professing a belief and acceptance of the Lord JesusChrist as savior. I do believe this is an important step and certainly not to be taken lightly. However, as Catholics we also believe beyond this: your actions throughout life have bearing on condemnation to hell if you die with unconfessed mortal sin or to a period of time in purgatory if one dies with venial sin on the soul. Are there some good scriptures to cite in the defense of the Catholic position that salvation is dependant on more than just those statements held in jJohn 3:16-21? Of course, it goes without saying that all scripture must be taken in light of its context, rather than an individual verse and should also be verifiable elswhere is the Gospels.
Thanks for any input.