i would be curious to the testimony of each persons salvation the arminian testimony and Calvinistic testimony mine goes like this for many years i struggled with no assurance after some altar call responses and a talk with pastors about salvation. some advice was to drive a stake in the ground to coming more often to church for assurance but God never let me have rest. i struggled within myself to get peace of mind, but was worried also that i would have a false peace of mind. i went through the feelings of did i repent enough or did i have faith enough many many struggling moments of worry if i might have blasphemed the Holy Spirit. i sought more advice and also turned to the bible and was going to read even the troubling parts of the unpardonable sin, i prayed to God to help but thought it was wrong to ask God for faith thinking it was a dishonor and felt no hope. i then read some of john bunyons book regarding his salvation experience and saw similar types of struggle within him. finally i was given advice to not seek Jesus within my ownself but realize it was outside of me. now knowing that Christ is whom i rely on and knowing nothing else is safe but Him has given me the assurance that can only come from the Holy Spirit. now i do not fret because of a date to remember regarding some altar call or event but i rely on Christ. may i hear an arminian and other calvanist testimony?