I was reading Rev. Chris Gordon's blog and found this here: ~THE GORDIAN KNOT~: WILLIAM PERKINS Versus WESTMINSTER CONFESSION on ASSURANCE "Perkins is adamant that assurance belongs to the essence of true faith. Read the following statements by Perkins and then compare them with the WCF 18:3. Here is what Perkins writes: "True faith is both an infallible assurance, and a particular assurance of the remission of sins, and of life everlasting. And therefore by this faith, a man may be certainly and particularly assured of the remission of sins, and life everlasting." Can these two seemingly variant doctrines on assurance be reconciled?