Recently a friend and I were discussing Biblical assurance of salvation or how one can be sure that he or she is truly born again. We went back and forth for awhile. Today I listened to a question and answer session where the preacher was asked this very question. I will not get into great detail on my view, but it seems as though when one is truly saved he should know it. I have heard a lot of talk about look back into your life, look at your fruits, how are you living now, and so forth. I agree that many of those things can have some merit. My issue is that assurance, if it is defined correctly should be something that carries no doubts at all. We shouldn't be unsure whether we know God or not. I am sure I know my mom very well and have a relationship with her and it should be the same with God in my mind. The issue is I find that many people when they are honest and questioned (whether theological or not) have no assurance. At best there assurance is based on how they have been faithful. I'll stop here and give some questions for discussion: 1. Define what Biblical assurance is with your own words? Is it certain with no doubts or does it carry some doubt with it? why or why not? 2. How would you answer the question: how do I know I am saved? or how can I gain assurance of salvation. At some point I will insert my two cents, but I want to here some explanations beforehand.