The REAL DEFINITION OF ANTINOMIAN my response to Theonomist Donna Kupp

According to the following post by Donna Kupp.


“No one wants to be called an antinomian because antinomians are known as the bad guys of church history. Since only a few Christians know what an antinomian teaches, many will be shocked when they read the definition and discover  that they are one.”

“antinomian, (from Greek anti=against and nomos=law) “One who holds that, under the gospel dispensation, the moral law is of no use or obligation, faith alone being necessary to salvation.”  (Webster’s Collegiate)”


“The moral law is defined as:”


“   “The Decalogue [The ten commandments] and the moral maxims of the Mosaic law” (Webster’s 20th Century)”

“As you can see, the fact is that anyone who says that a Christian is under no obligation to obey the ten commandments for salvation is an antinomian teacher.”

“ Antinomianism is a spiritual cancer which has eaten away the heart of modern Christianity.  All that is left is a weak and sickly counterfeit dressed in fine clothing. Unrepentant sinners love this sin-filled fake which softly promises that

“faith alone is necessary to salvation”.  What a lie!”

“ Jesus said:”

“    “If you would enter life KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS”

(Matthew 19:17)”

“Only Satan, “the father of liars” would boldly contradict the very words of Christ and call it Christianity.  The simple truth is that Jesus never said: “If you would enter life, have faith.”  He said – keep the commandments!.”

“ Down through the pages of history, the leaders and teachers in the true church have fought this doctrine of Antinomianism which teaches that a Christian can continue to commit sin and still inherit eternal life.”

“ From the time of Adam and Eve, Satan’s plan has always been to trick men and women into disobeying the laws of God.  That is what makes him the enemy of God.  Think about it, if Satan were to teach people that they must keep the ten commandments in order to inherit eternal life he would be saying the same thing as Jesus.”

“ On the contrary, Satan’s “antinomian” teachers say that as far as salvation is concerned, Christians have no obligation to obey any of God’s ten commandments.  They insist that we are saved by grace –plus nothing.”

“This lie of Satan can take many subtle forms and is sometimes difficult to pin down.  But there is one question that will always expose the true source of someone’s doctrine.  If you are not exactly sure what a teacher believes about salvation, ask him this question:”

“    Can a Christian continue to deliberately break any of the ten commandments (including the sabbath) and still inherit eternal life?”

“Anyone who says “Yes” is teaching antinomianism, whether he knows it or not.  The truth is that Christians must cease from all willful sin in order to inherit eternal life.  The good news is that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can.”

“Donna Kupp”

“The Seven Deadly Deceptions Of Counterfeit Christianity”


Gee Pardon my skepticism of this Theonomy but Adam and Eve didn’t receive either the Ten Commandments or keeping the Sabbath.  And according to Matthew 19:16-22 Jesus was addressing a rich Jewish man not the entire Gentile Church. But of course the Donna Kupp Theonomists neglect to mention those small corrections.

Is Mrs. Kupp correct in her definition? Not really. Let’s see who else defines this word.



“the belief that Christians are freed from the moral law by the virtue of God’s grace. — antinomian, n., adj.”

“See also: Theology”



“the theological doctrine maintaining that Christians are freed from both moral and civil law by God’s gift of grace. — antinomian, antinomist, n.”

“See also: Law”

“-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.”


“(Thesaurus) Noun 1. antinomianism – the theological doctrine that by faith and God’s grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture) theological doctrine – the doctrine of a religious group”


“Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.”



“The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions | 1997 | JOHN BOWKER | 460 words | © The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions 1997, originally published by Oxford University Press 1997. (Hide copyright information) Copyright”

“Antinomianism (Gk., anti, ‘against’, + nomos, law) A tendency in all religions, for some among those who believe to regard themselves as so possessed of grace/salvation/enlightenment, etc., that existing laws are no longer applicable. It may also apply to an attitude which regards the keeping of rules and laws as an impediment on the way to freedom/release/salvation, etc., because it produces a legalistic understanding of actions and rewards.”

JOHN BOWKER. “Antinomianism.” The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. 1997. Retrieved October 13, 2010 from



“American Heritage Dictionary (2 definitions)–noun”

“1.Theology The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or moral, and that salvation is attained solely through faith and the gift of divine grace.”

“2.The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal.”

“Century Dictionary (1 definition)–noun”

“1.The tenets of the antinomians.”

“Wiktionary (2 definitions)–noun”

“1.(Christianity) a minority belief that the Law was completely abrogated by Jesus so that it has no meaning for the present day Christian believer; perceived by most Christians as heretical.”

“2.(Judaism) opposition to the Torah.”


“Antinomianism: literally, “against law.”  Usually, the word is used by those who defend Biblical law as having application as the normative principle for Christian and social behavior against those who claim to be “under grace and not under law.”  Practically, antinomianism cannot exist with total chaos and anarchy.  So, the dilemma is not really no law or total law, but which laws will be applied to what situation.  See the discussion, Law, Love, … Justice.”


And there you have it. Being Antinomian is in reality a anarchist more or less.

If both CIVIC AND MORAL LAW are rejected by ANYONE than they support such ideals.

I SUPPORT BOTH CIVIC AND MORAL LAWS. I just DONOT BELIEVE IN THE CLAIMS OF Theonomists online. This of course makes the Richard Rives and Donna Kupps online angry and yet I continually review their posts and articles and their ideas donot measure up to what Jesus and Paul taught.

To conclude this post:

Jesus required FAITH not Theonomy in the Gospels but of course Mrs. Kupp has already forgotten that.

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