That's a very telling revelation, IMO--and possibly the mindset of faith alone theology. The Savior's testimony takes a different course:
Mark 12:30-31---King James Version
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
So--is the love of God necessary for eternal life to occur in one?
John 14:15---King James Version
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.