Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, nor cheats, no greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share of the kingdom of God. - 1 Corinthians 6:9
This sermon is long but worthy of a frequent listen :)
We do not have assurance, we do not have the Holy Spirit or Christ within us if we live confidently based on our one-time conversion or our years of faithfulness or a word-for-word prayer we recited. In order to be assured that we KNOW our Savior and are guaranteed a place in his eternal presence, we must honor his commandments through CONSISTENT OBEDIENCE.
Do not be fooled, brothers and sisters...if we keep his commandments, we know that we know him.
I am learning :)