That's just emotional rhetoric. The Good News is that God defeated sin and death, ending the curse upon us and opening the door to salvation and unity with God. But that doesn't entail putting a gun to your head and marching you through the door. The offer is there, but God's not forcing you to take it.
The problem with "knowing you yourself are saved" is that it leads to pride and complacency.
Pentecostals make that argument all the time. Ironically the ones who believe in a works salvation actually do the least work
God promises eternal rewards for those who work for Christ. Going soulwinning is a commandment. Evangelicals do not go soulwinning but I’m not a evangelical, I’m a Baptist. It wouldn’t make sense to spread the Gospel if you didn’t know you were saved because, a non-believer can’t save others and you wouldn’t necessarily believe salvation is by faith alone(which it is). The mere thought of soulwinning wouldn’t compute because someone who believes in a works salvation wouldn’t even believe you could bring someone to Christ since it wouldn’t be a one time event to them but some vague ephemeral process over time.This demand for forensic certainty says much more about the mentality of modern rationalist westerners than it does God. I have noticed a vast difference in temperament between the Orthodox community of which I'm now a member, and the protestant ones I left.
In the latter, there's little urgency to strive for holiness because there's nothing at stake.
2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things areof God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
They were all social clubs, for the most part, and thought about spirituality was mostly limited to detached, rationalistic discussion of abstract theological points and positions that was pretty much the same thing as debating sports, or pickup truck brands, or other stuff where guys pick a "team" they "play" for. I'm a Calvinist, you're a Lutheran, let's "fight." Let's debate the sermon and what the pastor got right over the course of expositing two verses from Galatians for fifty-five minutes. At the end of the day it was all just mental gymnastics that didn't really affect your relationship with God.