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Definition of "antinomianism" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antinomianism" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps you are right that antinomianism is not the best word, but then what would you suggest is a better one?"
  • "Since its antinomianism is so restricted and its lust for blood is minimal, however, it is not an especially dangerous (or effective) one."
  • "As for antinomianism, that isn't my intention, more that I want to reduce the law any law away from being an absolute."