Many posts have been made concerning ones standing before the Lord. Some boast in OSAS and others claim to be able to forfeit their relationship with the Lord. Those on both sides claim assurance of their standing before the Lord. The question to the list is, upon what basis does one place their assurance? How can one be sure that they are not deceived? For the Calvinist, how do I really know that I am truly 'one of the elect?'