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Applied Theology: The Amazing Grace of God (Part 3 Final)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Applied Theology: The amazing Grace of God

Antinomianism comes from the Greek meaning lawless. Being one of the most virulent forms of heterodoxies about Christianity, antinomianism holds that the moral law is of no use or obligation  under the gospel dispensation of grace, because salvation is by faith only. Therefore antinomianism stands in direct contradiction of the biblical doctrine of grace. It has been condemned as erroneous by some of the most notable Theologians in church history.

The Biblical view of Grace and Law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.” (Matthew 5:17)

“What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:1-2)

“For certain men have secretly slipped in among you – men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe – ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:4-5)

“I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. (John 15:1-2)

The importance of the moral Law

Other religions teach we will receive grace if we do good. Christianity teach God gives grace so that we can do good if we have grace. Let’s not forget grace is free but not cheap. God had to sacrifice his son. Let’s thrive to live for him.

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