A person living under the influence of common grace (as we all do) and acting out of some form of self-love (as we all do) could easily take pleasure in the doctrines and experience of Christianity without actually knowing the Lord [Jesus] in a salvific sense. The truths of Christianity can appear beautiful on a surface level to the unconverted heart…however, unless this knowledge is personally applied in repentance of sin and wholehearted faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, it does not save us from sin and judgment.
— Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney, Jonathan Edwards: On True Christianity, p68.