I have written an article entitled "Assurance and faith, a package deal?" in which I assert that modern zealots confuse the two and lump them together. Imagine my disappointment when last month I heard this statement in a sermon--"The Bible says that if you're saved you'll know it." Chapter and verse? I initiated a dialogue with the author of that statement, culminating in my final summation: Better to make your way to heaven singing “am I a soldier of the cross?,” then to make your way to hell singing “blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” The reply I got was: "I would agree with your comment regarding the two hymns you mentioned. However, "Am I a Soldier of the Cross?" does not address salvation. It addresses service to the Lord." So, I pose the question to this forum: Is "Am I a Soldier of the Cross?" addressing salvation or service?