What is Antinomianism?

Dr. Alan DunnDr. Alan J. Dunn

Antinomianism is a view of the Christian life which minimizes and even disparages the Law of God. “Anti-” means “against” and “nomian” is from the Greek word ‘nomos” which means “law.” Antinomians are inclined to pit “grace” against “law,” to the neglect of law and an over-emphasis on grace.3 We rejoice to see a renewed proclamation of “The Doctrines of Grace” in our day. We rejoice to know that the gospel of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is being proclaimed. But in our new-found appreciation for God’s sovereign grace, we can be liable to antinomian imbalances.4

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