The Assurance Compass
In First John we see more assurances of salvation: love for fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, love for God the Father, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is Who makes us know what we know spiritually. John also points out that the children of God do not make it a practice to sin. Our salvation is not based upon how our hearts may feel. Our salvation is based upon the fact that we believe the Gospel.