Re: Can you be saved and not know it?
The thread title & the first post don't entirely coalesce - from the responses, I'm wondering if there's a little confusion as to what you're really asking here...
To the question which the title seems to imply, "Can someone have achieved salvation unknowingly?" my understanding would have this as a possibility only in incredibly limited circumstances (for example, I don't think we can speak with great certainty about those who die never having heard the gospel) if at all.
As for the question the first post seems to be posing, "Is it possible for someone who is saved to doubt they are saved?" I believe that to definitively be so, yes. Though we can't truly know who fits in the category in the first place, my own experiences and stories I have heard make it seem likely to me that members firmly embedded in His flock can have moments of weakness in which they doubt any number of things - whether He's looking out for them, whether they're truly saved, whether any of it is true at all... I don't see this as cause to assume they're not saved.
Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
You put the stars in the sky and you know them by name, You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same, You are amazing, God.
I do not 'hope' I am saved and I do not 'think' I am saved, I know it with an absolute conviction. I know that I am saved just as I know that I think and I know that I feel. I am purchased and sealed, His possession.