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what is the threat of antinomianism?

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  • #76
    Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
    Er, Seer, that literally cannot mean morally pure - he'd have no need to present his sacrifices which as an observant Jew he certainly did. It must mean he was diligent in his observance - which affirms that he did regard himself as having sinned at that time - because he's making atonement at the Temple.
    You are correct, it does not mean morally pure. But they had an avenue, as you said, to deal with sin. I don't think one can relegate Romans 7 to his past experiences.

    It doesn't mean he regarded following the law as salvic - he refutes that in Romans. The law showed his sin - it didn't cure it, not even when he was scrupulously observant.

    And he didn't keep the law as he had previously - he was preaching to Gentiles in their homes.
    OK, I think...
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

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    • #77
      Originally posted by mikewhitney View Post
      What is the threat of what you think of as Christian antinomianism?
      I've been thinking about this for awhile. I've come to a conclusion it's a negative because of the following:

      • No need for discipleship
      • The Christian life and the worldly life start to look the same. Christianity loses it's distinctiveness that may it attractive in the early centuries
      • No desire by the Christian to grow into the knowledge and likeness of Christ
      • The theology becomes Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
      • It changes the Christian witness to the blandness of The Shack or The Story.


      In short, I think it produces lazy Christians.
      "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

      "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
        No need for discipleship
        How do you define "discipleship"?

        I think I agree with your post with the caveat that I have read neither of the two books you mention so can't pass judgment on them one way or the other.
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #79
          Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
          How do you define "discipleship"?

          I think I agree with your post with the caveat that I have read neither of the two books you mention so can't pass judgment on them one way or the other.
          By discipleship I mean a process where one grows into the knowledge and stature of Jesus. Also, an increasing recognition that one is in the world but not of the world. Christian antinomianism just seems to lack any motive to do these. It just seems to be a coast along lifestyle.

          Regarding the books, you haven't missed much.
          "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

          "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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