I have a question. In Hebrews 11:1 the KJV reads; Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen The NIV reads; Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. The EVS reads; Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. And the NASB reads; Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. My focus is on the two Greek words "hypostasis" which is translated substance, confidence, and assurance. And the second Greek word "elegchos" translated evidence, assurance, and conviction. So my question is can someone be saved who is not sure if God is real? I ask this because I actually have a friend who is in this situation. He claims to be a Christian seeks to live as one, but does not attend a church, and claims to be saved and will talk about God and Jesus and living for the Lord and so on. He was raised in a very strong,legalistic Christian home, Although they are Pentecostal parents, however he is not totally sure that God is real. It seems that he has more of a hope He is real or I think He is real than assurance and that he is going with that hope. He does not battle against the reality but he is unsure about the reality. So Can this kind of a person really be a born again Christian? Can a person really repent to God Whom they are not sure (positive) is there. Can a person really come to faith (trust) Jesus who they are not sure (positive) is there? I have absolutely no question of God being real and Jesus coming and paying my price. . In fact I can say like Paul I know (not hope or think) in Whom I believe 2Tim 1:12. So can someone who cannot say I know in Whom I believe really be saved based on Hebrews 11:1?