1. Although temporary Believers, and other unregenerate men, may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes, and carnal presumptions, of being in the favour of God, and state of salvation, (a) which hope of theirs shall perish; yet such as truely believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavouring to walk in all good Conscience before him, may in this life be certainly assured (b) that they are in the state of Grace; and may rejoyce in the hope of the glory of God which hope shall never make them (c) ashamed.
a Job 8.13.14. Mat. 7.22 23.
b 1 Joh. 2.3. ch. 3.14 18,19.21.24. ch. 5.13.
c Rom. 5.2.5.
The Second London Baptist Confession of 1677/89