Can a person believe the scriptures are true, that God is real, and acknowlege without any doubt that the gospel is true and yet all of this acknowlegment be abstract in regard to his own personal condition before God? In other words can a person believe all the essential truths and yet fail to have any personal assurance that he is the object of such redemptive love? We know this can be true concerning a person who is religious and does not believe the truths but is doctrinally deceived but can this be true of a person who is completely without doubts concerning all salvation truths and yet be without assurance that he is the object of God's redemptive love and forgiveness??? Can a person believe the gospel, believe the Bible is God's word, Believe the truths of salvation and yet be without personal assurance that such truths apply to him personally? What think Ye?