I was told recently that I am a conservative concerning scriptures. I have to agree, I am.
The way I perceive things is there is a right way and a wrong way: no in-between. In other words, “You can't straddle a fence.” I believe the scriptures say just what they mean and is God speaking to us through his word.
I believe you are saved or you are not saved. There is no place for “I hope
I am, I believe or I think I am.” You will know.