What does Antinomian mean?

What does Antinomian mean?

Started: 9-21-2016

Finished: 10-2-2016



Apparently wordpress seems to think my ideas are ‘antinomian’. Which means of course that someone on their staff is part of the various ‘legalist’ sects in Christianity and thinks I’m incorrect with my views verses someone who is an actual antinomian.


So here are a collection of definitions from various websites that define the actual word.



Note: All quotes on this post are from various authors. I take no ownership of their property. I am simply borrowing those who are most helpful with this subject.



“British Dictionary definitions for an-ti-no-mi-an “


“antinomian /ˌæntɪˈnəʊmɪən/   ”



“adjective ”



“1. relating to the doctrine that by faith and the dispensation of grace a Christian is released from the obligation of adhering to any moral law”








“an•ti•no•mi•an•ism   (ăn′tĭ-nō′mē-ə-nĭz′əm)”


“n. 1. Christianity 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.”






“Antinomianism from theopedia”



“Antinomianism comes from the Greek meaning lawless. In Christian theology it is a pejorative term for the teaching that Christians are under no obligation to obey the laws of ethics or morality. Few, if any, would explicitly call themselves “antinomian,” hence, it is usually a charge leveled by one group against an opposing group.”


“Antinomianism may be viewed as the polar opposite of legalism, the notion that obedience to a code of religious law is necessary for salvation. In this sense, both antinomianism and legalism are considered errant extremes.”








“What is antinomianism?”



“Question: “What is antinomianism?””


” Answer: The word antinomianism comes from two Greek words, anti, meaning “against”; and nomos, meaning “law.” Antinomianism means “against the law.” Theologically, antinomianism is the belief that there are no moral laws God expects Christians to obey. Antinomianism takes a biblical teaching to an unbiblical conclusion. The biblical teaching is that Christians are not required to observe the Old Testament Law as a means of salvation. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, He fulfilled the Old Testament Law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15). The unbiblical conclusion is that there is no moral law God expects Christians to obey.”


” The apostle Paul dealt with the issue of antinomianism in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” The most frequent attack on the doctrine of salvation by grace alone is that it encourages sin. People may wonder, “If I am saved by grace and all my sins are forgiven, why not sin all I want?” That thinking is not the result of true conversion because true conversion yields a greater desire to obey, not a lesser one. God’s desire—and our desire when we are regenerated by His Spirit—is that we strive not to sin. Out of gratitude for His grace and forgiveness, we want to please Him. God has given us His infinitely gracious gift in salvation through Jesus (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Our response is to consecrate our lives to Him out of love, worship, and gratitude for what He has done for us (Romans 12:1-2). Antinomianism is unbiblical in that it misapplies the meaning of God’s gracious favor.”


” A second reason that antinomianism is unbiblical is that there is a moral law God expects us to obey. First John 5:3 tells us, “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.” What is this law God expects us to obey? It is the law of Christ – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40). No, we are not under the Old Testament Law. Yes, we are under the law of Christ. The law of Christ is not an extensive list of legal codes. It is a law of love. If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we will do nothing to displease Him. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will do nothing to harm them. Obeying the law of Christ is not a requirement to earn or maintain salvation. The law of Christ is what God expects of a Christian.”






And of course the following are what I covered in my post: ” The REAL DEFINITION OF ANTINOMIAN my response to Theonomist Donna Kupp”





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




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



“-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.”


“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 Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O101-Antinomianism.html”








“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”





As previously noted. Anti (Against), Nomian / nomianism (Law) is to be Against Laws. Either Human or Gods.


To be a true antinomian a person has to be against ALL MORAL & LEGAL LAWS in this world.


And whom is against any moral laws? Myself? or this world?


Even the greatest legalists within Christianity are in a sense ‘antinomian’ because they ‘keep’ only the ‘ten commandments’ and yet ignore the ENTIRE Law of Moses of which contain 613 Commandments who are not written for Christians but Ancient Israel. And in doing so are actually breaking the whole of the LOM. (James 2:10-11)


And by claiming to ‘keep’ the Ten Commandments the ‘perfectionists, Theonomists, and legalists’ all side step the very teachings of Jesus, in whom they profess Faith but are in reality keeping a poor philosophy created by men and not even bothering to follow the Teachings Jesus spoke of in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.


I have lived in the USA my whole life (45 years to be exact). It is my own ‘little world’. Just within 30 or so years many changes have made me a alien within my own Country. The rise of ‘lgbt’ weirdness. The new subject of “Trans”. Trans-woman, Trans-man, Trans species, Transsexual, Trans-humanism and so forth. The supposed ‘secularization’ of American values, Anti-theist / atheist attacks, Islamic footholds within the USA & Canada and the declaration of war by the very same moslems who are protected as a ‘class’ by idiotic politicians who don’t care about islamic terrorism within American cities.


We have ‘epidemics’ of drug use and illegal drug sales making crime families billions of dollars while our Government and the Police systems are hampered by laws and politicians who want the crime and anarchistic madness to fulfill their political parties designs to bring big government and police state ideologies to all 50 US states so they can retain their liberal control over politics. All the while being unable to control the monster they created without having to actually kill the very criminals who are their satanic helpers instead of placing them within the failed prison systems that can’t fix.


Racism in America only existed within small perverted groups of people such as White, Black, Mexican and so forth until the rise of crime where hate groups like BLM (black lives matter) who claim police brutality when a black man or woman is killed is a gun fight and yet not mentioning that that individual had a criminal background and whose culture spawned it’s own hatred of police agencies and against government all the while begging for support by the very government and political party (democrat) that couldn’t solve the societal, personal, cultural problems that black people can solve themselves with hard work.




The liberal media made ‘lgbt’ to be a big deal and they help instill fear within a large population of people within the USA itself that if you don’t go along with the ideology of gay rights / gay marriage, trans-rights you as one person are a ‘bigot, intolerant’ and should be punished by losing your job and even potentially making your criticism of lgbt and their allies ‘hate speech’ illegal. Even worse is the use of big government to write and issue laws that protect the lgbt-ers that permeate businesses and public and private life.


All the while being bigoted and intolerant of anyone who doesn’t want to deal with such idiocy in the first place either in public or private life including their business or place of employment.



BY making ‘lgbt’ to be a cause they:



Forced new laws to be written supposedly to protect ‘lgbt’ rights within courtrooms and businesses. And AS A LEGAL WEAPON TO PUNISH ALL THOSE WHO DOUBT OR QUESTION THEIR ‘RIGHTS’, opinions etc.


Created ‘affirming’ religious groups that support ‘lgbt’ doctrines all the while ignoring the teachings of those who started those faiths in regards to specific morals and morality.


Absurdly demand to not prosecute fellow lgbt-ers who use hiv & aids as a biological weapon by infecting anyone who has unprotected sex with them.



Whom is truly ‘anti-nomian’?



Our world Governmental systems that criminals manipulate and control


Our anarchistic rejection against human authority of Police agencies, Governments etc…


Our rejection of Parental Authority


Our rejection of Religious Authority


Our rejection of Laws & Morality



To conclude this post.



Am I ‘anti-nomian’?

Is protestant Christianity ‘anti-nomian’?


No I am not. The Christian Faith I have been part of for over twenty years is Not.


Those who are truly anti-nomian are those who Reject…


Government authority


Parental Authority

Religious Authority



All of which bring law and order to our world.


Those who claim to be ‘legalists’ do they follow Jesus? Or do they follow human teachers?


And by following those teachers who tickle their ears do they follow the Laws of man and God? Or do they follow merely their philosophy that Jesus did not Command or Teach?


2 Timothy 4:3-4

Colossians 2:8

Titus 1:10-16

Titus 3:9-11

Romans 13:8-10

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