antinomianism

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an·ti·no·mi·an·ism

 (ăn′tĭ-nō′mē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Christianity 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.

antinomianism

the belief that Christians are freed from the moral law by the virtue of God’s grace. — antinomian, n., adj.
See also: Theology
the theological doctrine maintaining that Christians are freed from both moral and civil law by God’s gift of grace. — antinomian, antinomist, n.
See also: Law
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Noun1.antinomianism - the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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