Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
A disciple of Christ is anyone that has committed their lives to Him and professes to be a learner of His ways. Those who are true disciples have this characteristic – they abide in His Word. This means they continue in the teachings of Christ. They are not saved by abiding in His Word, they abide in His Word because they are saved. The promise that is made to every true disciple is that they should know the truth and the truth shall make them free. Those who truly know the Lord Jesus are delivered from sin, they walk in the light, and are led by the Spirit of God.