While teaching a Bible class of about 25 70-90 year old retirees, one asked me this question. Without going into the theology of the three tenses of salvation, and without startng an argument, I would like to know how you would answer another person asking this questiion. Several suggestions for comments: 1. I can know for sure whether or not I have personally experienced salvation, but I cannot anwer for you. 2. You must claim the promises of God's Word. If you have been convicted of sin; have recognized that Jesus died for your sins; have asked Jesus to forgive your sins and save you; have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior -- therefore, you must believe that God has kept His promise and has saved you. 3. You don't have to FEEL saved in order to BE saved any more than you always have to feel married in order to remain married. 4. Having been saved, you should have an active conscience which is a reminder that God expects me to serve Him. Those without an active conscience have (a) either never been saved or (b)fallen out of fellowship with God and are sure to be disciplined. 5. Although FEELING is not part of salvation, PEACE accompanies it. You should be able to sleep peacefully knowine that you have fellowship with God (physical impairement not withstanding). 6. Your lilfestyle and desires should be diffeent from those around you who do not profess to hve been saved. You, not they, are a new creation with new desires toserve God. Any additions or clarifications?? I wrote this on the spur of the moment and want something to present to my class.