Perseverance Here are some questions for you reformed folks. How do you absolutely know for a certain fact you will persevere to the end of your life? It seems to me that the only way you could be absolutely sure you will persevere is to know for an absolute certainty you are elect. But the only absolutely certain way to know you are elect is if you persevere. Many reformed scholars freely admit that many who have professed to be elect have fallen away and failed to persevere. So, professing you are elect is no guarantee that you actually are. So, how do you know for certain you will persevere unless you know you are elect, and how do you know you are elect if you cannot be absolutely sure you will persevere?