John's Gospel is written so that the reader may believe that Jesus is the Son of God and may have life in that name"
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. - John 20:30-31
The purpose statement of John's 1st epistle is that the believer (that Jesus is the Son of God) may know that they have eternal life:
Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. - 1 John 5:10-13
I have read some material indicating that JW may be certain that they have been "anointed" but that this anointing amounts to the equivalent of an invitation. In order to make use of the invitation faithful living must be undertaken:
Does the Christian who receives this token have a guaranteed future in heaven? No. That person is sure of his invitation. But whether he finally receives his reward in heaven or not depends on his proving faithful to his calling. - Watchtower Study Edition Jan. 2016 (section 7)
The article goes on to explain that the "anointing" is, in fact, the gift of the holy spirit and that it is a deposit:
This special operation of holy spirit becomes like a down payment, a guarantee (or, a pledge) of what is to come. An anointed Christian gains an inner conviction because of this token that he or she has received. - Ephesians 1:13-14
It appears though that this inner conviction, gained by the reception of this down payment, is still not enough to be assured of a place in heaven. In other words, a Jehovah's Witness can know that they have been anointed by the holy spirit and still not know that they have secured a spot in heaven. Does this mean that an "anointed" can at least know that they have secured a place of eternal life on earth?
How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand the complimentary purpose statements of John's Gospel and his first letter regarding belief in the name of God's Son and knowing eternal life is possessed?
Can a Jehovah's Witness ever know that they have eternal life as John intended?