- The doctrine held by a group of Christians taught by Paul that Christ has freed us from slavery under the Law, indeed a freedom from any restraints at all. This travesty of his view is repudiated by Paul in Rom. 6; and Matt. 5:17–18 also asserts the principle that laws and customs have a continuing validity in regulating private and public existence.Antinomianism was not an intellectual justification of human frailty but a serious claim that the Christian life was a life of the spirit, not of the body; the Christian was above ancient Mosaic scruples. It has frequently reappeared in the Church and as frequently been repudiated (as by John Wesley in 1740) as heretical, even by those who have been most clear that the gospel is not compatible with a legalistic ethic.
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