Does the Bible give an answer to the often asked question whether or not a person can have an evidence of salvation? Can a person know if his sins are forgiven or not, or must he wait until Judgment Day to find out? It would be most unfortunate and risky to leave this most important question unsettled until then.
Yes, one may know, and the Lord wants us to be sure that we are saved. His invitation is “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world (sinners, everyone), that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It is true that by nature all have sinned and come short of doing the will of God.