antinomianism


noun

  1. a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel.

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

noun

  1. a member of a Christian sect holding such a doctrine
n.

1640s, from antinomian + -ism.

n.

“one who maintains the moral law is not binding on Christians under the law of grace,” 1640s, from Medieval Latin Antinomi, name given to a sect of this sort that arose in Germany in 1535, from Greek anti- “opposite, against” (see anti-) + nomos “rule, law” (see numismatics).

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