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Martin Luther for Antinomianism

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by mathinspiration, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. mathinspiration

    mathinspiration Member

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    Was he? Christ was accused of this? Was Luther like Rasputin?
     
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  2. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

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    No, none of that has an ounce of truth to it.
     
  3. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    No one who is right with God ever considers it.
    Obviously not Jesus, and not Martin Luther (regardless of his other mistakes at times).

    What is antinomianism?

    "What is antinomianism?
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    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."
     
  4. Albion

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    Many of the heroes of the faith throughout history have been complicated people, but the last thing that could be said of Martin Luther is that he was an antinomian! :doh:
     
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