Antinomianism, from the Greek words anti, meaning "against," and nomos, meaning "law," is a short-sighted ancient doctrine that states that Christians are, because of God's grace, somehow free from obeying God's Law. While it is entirely correct to say that salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned (e.g. Ephesians 2:8-9), it is also vital to understand that the gift of salvation will only be given to those who obey God's Law (e.g. James 2:24). Gifts aren't earned, but gifts are given for a reason.

Saved By Grace

Christians can only be saved by the grace of God, through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. There is nothing that we can ever possibly do to save ourselves. We don't have the power to do it, and no amount of "law keeping," or "righteous acts," or "Levitical rituals," or "works" can possibly make God owe it to us. We can't earn salvation.

But, does that mean that God's Commandments were "nailed to the cross," and that we are now somehow lawless? Are we free to worship false gods, or bow down to idols, or blaspheme God's name, or ignore His Sabbath Day, or abuse our parents, or commit murder, or run wild in adultery, stealing, lies and coveting? Of course not.

Grace To The Obedient

Our salvation is made possible by grace, but whether or not we will be saved depends upon our repentance and obedience to God. God isn't going to grant His gift of eternal life to those who do not obey Him. The unrepentant lawless are going to find themselves in the lake of fire with the wicked and lawless Satan.

Are God's Ten Commandments now abolished? What does the New Testament have to say about it? What does The Savior Himself have to say about it?

In The Savior's Own Words

Plain Language From Your Holy Bible

Satan Does Not Want You To Obey God

The Reward Of The Obedient

Fact Finder: Did James say that "as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also"?
James 2:26

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