an·ti·no·mi·an·ism (nt-nm--nzm) n.
  1. 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.
  2. The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal.
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\An`ti*no"mi*an\, a.
 Of or pertaining to the Antinomians; opposed to the doctrine that the moral law is obligatory.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


\An`ti*no"mi*an\, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who maintains that, under the gospel dispensation, the moral law is of no use or obligation, but that faith alone is necessary to salvation. The sect of Antinomians originated with John Agricola, in Germany, about the year 1535. --Mosheim.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

"There is no alternative but that of theonomy and autonomy."

Cornelius Van Til

The issue . . . is between theonomy (God's Law) and autonomy (self law). Modern autonomous man is aided and abetted in his apostasy from God by the antinomianism of the church, which, by denying God's law, has, in theology, politics, education, industry, and all things else, surrendered the field to the law of the fallen and godless self, to autonomy.

R.J. Rushdoony

"'. . . that He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.'
For from Zion will go forth the Law
Even the Word of God from Jerusalem

Micah 4:2

See Autonomy

See In Defense of Legalism

Antinomianism - James Henley Thornwell

Antinomianism - Wikipedia

Antinomianism - BELIEVE Religious Information Source

Antinomianism is ANOTHER Gospel; Not Christianity!

Antinomianism/The Denial of Lordship Salvation, or "Easy Believism"

The Costs of Antinomianism

The claim that we are "justified by belief alone" without any reference to our allegiance to God's Law and growth into the stature of the Lord Jesus Christ has had staggering effects on human society in the last 200 years.

Antinomians are not likely to criticize immorality in others, and the greatest source of immorality since 1776 has been the State. People are quick to link "antinomian" and "anarchy," (Google Search: antinomian anarchy) but virtually nobody speaks of "antinomian totalitarianism." The antinomian mindset, however, leads more quickly to totalitarianism than to libertarianism. In a future essay, we will draw out the causal links between antinomianism and the criminal-state.

For now, consider a group of "anarchist" rioters. This state of violent chaos is not a picture of true anarchy (the absence of an archist), it is the state of poly-archy, or multi-archy, a group of  would-be archists. The "archist" opposes the Reign of God and seeks to reign in His place. Both "anarchists" so-called and antinomians oppose the True Archy, the Reign of God. False "anarchists" want to be archists in order to impose their new socialist order, and antinomians prefer anything to God's Government. Would-be archists (dictators) need lots of antinomians to succeed. In the 20th century, they have had an abundant supply.