Can a person really know?

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  • Honesty

    Can one really know for sure that they are saved?

    The WTBTS teaches that one cannot know for sure unless they do all the things the Governing Body dictates.

    But... is it true?

    They also teach that Jesus cannot enter into a person's heart and literally save them from eternal condemnation.

    I disagree on both counts due to some of the passages I have examined in the bible:

    John 6:35 “I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.

    John 6:47 “ I assure you : Anyone who believes has eternal life.

    John 6:56 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I in him.

    John 14:19-21 Because I live, you will live too. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, you are in Me, and I am in you. The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

    John 17:23 I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so the world may know You have sent Me and have loved them as you have loved Me.

    Gal 2:19-20 I have been crucified with Christ; and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me

    2 Cor 1:21-22 Now the One who confirms us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God; He has also sealed us and given us the Spirit as a down payment in our hearts.

    Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “ Abba, Father!”

    Eph 3:17 and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith.

    2 Peter 1:19 You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

    Rev 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.”

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