1 John 2:3-6 3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. I was listening to a message earlier this evening, from a preacher who is considered controversial by some, that touched on the subject of obedience to Christ as a mark of genuine salvation. I have talked with people who believe that Christians are free from all commandments. They equate commandments with the Law, and since we are no longer under the Law, ergo we are not bound to any commandments. I find this belief interesting in light of the Apostle John's words in 1 John 2. John says that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. John creates a condition (keep His commandments) to knowing Christ. John is not saying that we can keep Christ's commandments perfectly (c.f. 1 John 1:8-9). John is describing a general description of what a believer's life should be like. Is there anyone who disagrees with this? If so, why?