He [Jesus] is always able to save those who come to God through Him.—Hebrews 7:25
Is it possible to know without any shadow of doubt that one is saved and ready to meet God? This question, says one writer, goes right to the roots of religious experience. Christianity says “yes.” Other religions are not sure. Without exception they will tell you that it savors of presumption to say one is certain that one is saved.
I know some Christians have difficulty here also. They contend that we can hope to be saved, or claim we are being saved, but that no one can state with any degree of assurance that they are saved. It is gross self-centeredness, they maintain, and a sign of self-absorption to claim here and now on this earth, “I am saved.” Yet John Wesley declared it. On May 24, 1738, he walked into a room…
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